Material Handler

Mill Operations

Job Description

These workers handle, move, stack, load and unload materials by hand or with equipment like forklifts. In a sawmill, you might find yourself stacking lumber and getting it ready for shipping. Attaching labels and keeping track of materials could also be part of your day-to-day work.

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This job is right for you if...

  • You want to live an oversized life in one of Canada’s beautiful forest communities
  • A sense of community is important to you
  • You want to make a difference working in a green job
  • You are a team player
  • You are physically strong
  • You don’t want to stay in school
  • You want to work in hiking boots, not dress shoes

Communities

Check out these forest communities where Mill Operations jobs are available.

HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ALBERTA
FORT ST-JAMES, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Education And Training

Getting a high school diploma or an equivalent qualification is always a good idea. Material handlers learn on the job.

Mount Royal University
Brighton College
University of Saskatchewan

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NOTE

The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.

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