Certified Electrician

Skilled Trades

Date Posted: December 01, 2022

Job Location: Smithers

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 2375 Tatlow Rd P.O. Box 3130, Smithers, British Columbia, Canada V0J 2N0

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest
products company. 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, we are a growing
company looking for talented people to be part of our team. Our
Pacific Inland Resources division based in Smithers, BC has an
opportunity for the position of:


Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, the preferred candidate
is an Industrial Electrician with a good understanding of process
systems, PLC Controls, HMI Programming, and motor control
systems.  Attention to safety and efficiency is a must. 
Good interpersonal and communication skills are also essential to
working in our team environment.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the operation of electrical systems and equipment by
    completing preventive maintenance requirements and troubleshooting
    problems on all manufacturing equipment programmable controllers,
    transformers, and machinery wiring; following electrical codes,
    manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other
  • Repairing and replacing as necessary, electrical systems and
    equipment by diagnosing malfunctioning apparatus, such as
    transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures; determining faulty
    wiring, inspecting and testing malfunctioning machinery
  • Controlling downtime by continual improvement on all sawmill
    manufacturing equipment
  • Preparing electrical maintenance reports by collecting,
    analyzing and summarizing information and trends
  • Making recommendations as necessary for improvements
  • Maintaining a safe and clean working environment by complying
    with health and safety practices and use of personal protective
  • Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related
  • Maintaining documentation as required by Electrical Safety
  • Performing systematic quality checks on all work performed

 Our ideal candidate

  • A valid Inter-Provincial or Provincial Journeyperson electrical
  • Ability to read blue prints, plans and schematics
  • Electrical aptitude and excellent problem solving skills
  • Commitment to working safely and creating a safe work
  • Leadership qualities
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Flexible schedule in order to work day, evening, graveyard and
    weekend shifts

Considered a strong asset:

  • Previous experience working in a sawmill, planer mill or with
    forest products
  • A Red Seal Certificate
  • A thorough understanding of Allen Bradley Servo Drives, VFD
    Drives, HMI programming Controllogix PLCs and hydraulics

 At West Fraser, we believe in giving our
employees a challenge they can rise to. We are looking for
individuals who are interested in career advancement and
progression through various aspects of our business. We offer an
excellent compensation package including a competitive salary,
excellent benefits and an outstanding pension plan. 

Smithers is a welcoming, small Northern BC town with stunning
vistas in all directions. An abundance of summer activities
including fishing, boating, camping and hiking attracts both locals
and visiting outdoor enthusiasts. The downtown has an alpine feel
which adds to the town’s attraction and charm.

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply at click
“apply now” in green 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. No phone calls

Job Conditions

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

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