Red Seal Welder

Skilled Trades

Date Posted: June 11, 2019

Job Location: Hinton

Job Type: Full Time

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 99 West River Road, Hinton, Alberta, Canada T7V 1Y7

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading North American forest products company.
Our goals are straightforward – leadership through profit,
responsibility in communities, excellence in people and strength in
products. Listed on the TSX, West Fraser is a leading
diversified North American forest products company. Recognized for
the sixth time as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of
Canada’s Best Employers for Recent Graduates, we continue to grow.
Our Hinton Wood Products Division has an opportunity for a:

 Red Seal Welder

As a member of the maintenance team this individual will perform
daily troubleshooting, predictive and preventative maintenance
strategies. As a member of this high performing team you will be
responsible for:

  • Maintaining a safe work environment
  • Ensuring consistent operations of equipment
  • Maintenance of pumps, conveyors, compressors, mechanical
    systems, rollers & chains, bearings and hydraulics involved in
    the manufacturing process
  • Undertake preventative maintenance program for equipment
  • Read blueprints, diagrams, and schematic drawings to repair
  • Operate hoisting and lifting devices to position machinery and
    parts during the assembly, installation, set-up and repair of
    equipment and machinery
  • Inspect and examine machinery and equipment and repair as
  • Repair and assemble hydraulic equipment and cylinders
  • Verify and document completed repairs
  • Use knowledge and skills to recognize opportunities for
    improvements and savings

Our ideal candidate must possess:

  • A valid Inter-Provincial or Provincial Journeyperson Welding
  • Ability to read blue prints, plans and schematics
  • Mechanical aptitude; excellent problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to working safely and creating a safe work
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Trouble shooting in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible schedule to work day, evening, weekend and graveyard
  • Strong working knowledge of plywood maintenance will be an

West Fraser believes strongly in promoting from within and we
are looking for an individual who is interested in a full-time,
long-term career. The successful candidate should be interested in
future growth opportunities within the company.  We offer an
excellent compensation package including excellent benefits and an
outstanding pension plan.

This position is based out of Hinton, Alberta, 20 minutes east
of Jasper National Park and 2.5 hours west of Edmonton, Alberta.
Set amidst the stunning scenery of the Alberta Rockies, the
Hinton/Edson Woodlands team supports sawmills in Hinton and Edson
as well as a pulp mill in Hinton. The Hinton operation has been
proudly practicing sustainable forest management for over 60 years
on its local forest tenure. Hinton is a community of 10,000
offering terrific lifestyles for individuals and families. To learn
more, visit the Town of Hinton website:

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply at and click on the
green “apply now” at the top of the page.

For more information on West Fraser and our current
opportunities, visit our website at:

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only
those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 0 to 1 year
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Language: English

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