Jobs

Certified Sawfiler

Skilled Trades

Date Posted: July 22, 2020

Job Location: Hinton

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

Website: www.westfraser.com

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

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest
products company. We are listed on the TSX and recognized for the
seventh time, as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of
Canada’s Best Employers for Recent Graduates. Are you interested in
working for a company that offers both a challenging work
environment and a rewarding career path?  We are a growing
Company looking for talented people to be part of our team. West
Fraser’s Hinton Wood Products division has an opportunity for
a highly skilled:

CERTIFIED SAWFILER

Reporting directly to the Head Filer, the successful candidate
will be an integral part of the Saw Filing Department. Higher
consideration will be granted to those who have previous experience
in a sawmill, planer mill or with forest products. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of work place and saw filing safety
  • Achieving production targets
  • Inspecting, maintaining, and calibrating precision
    equipment
  • Adherence to filing shop quality control standards
  • Troubleshooting and examining saws for defects
  • Management of saw box water and lubrication

Position requirements include:

  • Ability to work in a team environment or independently with
    little supervision
  • Experience benching round saws and band saws (e.g. repairing,
    tensioning, leveling, tipping, sharpening)
  • Knowledge of functionality, maintenance, and alignment
    associated with a Canter, Band Rig, Trim Saw, Gang Saws, Edgers,
    and Chippers
  • Ability to service and supervise all aspects of saw
    maintenance
  • Understanding of preventative maintenance processes related to
    saw shop and sawmill machinery
  • Technical understanding of the manufacturing and servicing of
    saws, guides, and chipping knifes
  • Schedule flexibility – as work will require day, evening, and
    weekend shifts
  • Preference will be given to a Valid Inter-Provincial or
    Provincial Journeyperson Saw Filer certification

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: www.town.hinton.ab.ca.

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply at
www.westfraser.com/jobs 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: www.westfraser.com/jobs

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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