Journeyman Instrumentation Mechanic

Skilled Trades

Date Posted: January 08, 2021

Job Location: Hinton

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 760 Switzer Drive, Hinton, Alberta, Canada T7V 1V7

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading forest products company in
North America.
Recognized for the seventh time as one of
Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we continue to grow.
Our goals are straightforward – excellence in people,
responsibility in communities, leadership, profitability,
challenge, and growth.

Our Hinton Pulp Division is seeking an
individual with strong leadership, organization and interpersonal
skills to fill the following position: 


Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Instrumentation
Tech will be a key player in a company-wide continuous improvement
effort through daily use of predictive and preventative maintenance
strategies. As a member of this high performing team, you will be
responsible for working safely within the pulp mill.

Responsibilities include:

  • Actively contribute to creating a safe work environment
  • Perform preventative maintenance on control system components,
    instrumentation, and valves.
  • Investigate and analyze process variations and anomalies and
    communicate with operations to develop a solution.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, calibrate and install a wide variety
    instrumentation, control, and analyzers.
  • Install new instrumentation and electrical equipment throughout
    the facility
  • Participate in on-call rotation and shift coverage to support
    plant operations.


  • A valid Journeyman Instrumentation or Interprovincial
    certification is required with five years of experience in an
    operating industrial environment
  • Mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic knowledge and aptitude
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication
  • Demonstrated problem solving, troubleshooting and analytical
  • Proficiency in DeltaV DCS, PLC, and SCADA systems is
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as
    succeed independently using available resources.
  • A desire to progress, learn, grow, and succeed
  • Embody the West Fraser core values of safety, integrity,
    humility, teamwork, frugality, competitiveness, respect and

Our employees drive our success.  We believe in providing
opportunities for growth and advancement and are looking for
someone who wants to build their career in our company. In addition
to competitive wages and benefits, Hinton Pulp offers a stable,
rewarding career.

We are located in Hinton, Alberta, 20 minutes east of Jasper
National Park, and 2½ hours west of Edmonton.   Hinton,
set amidst the stunning scenery of the Alberta Rockies, is a modern
community of 10,000 offering terrific lifestyles for individuals
and families.

Our region is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with exciting
activities from skiing, snowmobiling, camping, hiking, fishing,
hunting, and ATV’s.  Hinton features a full-service acute care
hospital, major retail and restaurant chains, theatre, community
parks and pools, educational institutions for pre-school through
post-secondary.  To learn more, visit the Town of Hinton Web

Interested applicants should apply online by sending their
resume, cover letter, and transcripts/proof of qualifications in
confidence. To apply, click on our job ad at and then click “apply now” in green at the
top of the page.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those
selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone enquiries

Job Conditions

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

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