Environmental Technician


Date Posted: December 01, 2022

Job Location: Quesnel

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: PO 7500, 50 North Star Road, Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada V2J 3J6

Job Description

Reporting to the Environmental Coordinator, the successful
candidate will be involved in monitoring and testing the effluent
treatment system. They will also gain exposure to a variety of
other environmental requirements for our site.

Environment Technician


  • Being safety conscious as well as a leader in implementing a
    strong safety culture
  • Being flexible in day-to-day assignments within the department
    and supporting other technicians, as well as providing coverage
    when required
  • Willingness to learn and gain experience in the varying roles
    and responsibilities within the department
  • Regular (daily) rounds of the effluent treatment system making
    observations, taking effluent samples, and conducting in-situ water
    quality analysis
  • Assisting with stack testing including total reduced sulphur
    and particulate matter testing
  • Working as an individual and as part of a team
  • Prepare, manage, and submit Environmental Social Governance
    reports and data
  • Being involved and assisting with potable water management for
    water users at the plant
  • Assisting, preparing, and submitting routine submissions
    required by government
  • Being involved with the hazardous waste management at the
  • Developing skills to facilitate the management of consultants
    and contractors
  • Assist with review, interpretation, and management of
    environmental regulations and permits
  • Assist in department budget preparation and other day to day
    business functions
  • Assists in management of ISO 14001 environmental management
  • Assists in maintaining lab equipment (HPLC, A.A. and field
    meters) and prepare environmental data/info
  • Tour the inside and outside of mill areas by walking and using
    elevators, stairs when necessary, and driving a vehicle to inspect
    mill operations, effluent treatment facility, and other
    inside/outside areas
  • Prepare data and graphs for environmental surveys and
    management requests
  • Participates in CALA Quality Assurance and Control programs and
    tracks certification of outside labs
  • Will require occasional work outside of regular dayshift hours
    during shutdowns and when there are mill issues

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • Technical certificate or post-secondary science degree
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • High commitment to safety
  • Strong communication skills including technical or procedural
  • A valid driver’s license

The following would be considered a strong

  • Experienced with ISO 14001 EMS systems and working with
  • Mill and/or heavy industry experience
  • Organized, professional, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated leader who is seeking challenges and
  • Knowledge of kraft pulp mill process
  • Contractor and/or consultant management

Our highly competitive compensation package

  • Competitive base salary with annual bonus opportunity
  • Outstanding benefits package including medical, dental,
    pension, life insurance, disability, accident insurance, vacation,
    and holidays

Location Summary:

Cariboo offers a comprehensive relocation package to
assist your move to Quesnel. Located in central BC, Quesnel has a
population of approximately 25,000 and features all major
conveniences, including its own airport.  Quesnel offers
affordable housing, modern recreational and educational facilities,
regular community events, as well as unlimited recreational
activities for the outdoor enthusiast. It doesn’t take long to feel
part of Quesnel’s welcoming community. 

About Cariboo Pulp and West Fraser:

Cariboo Pulp is a West Fraser and Mercer International joint
venture located in Quesnel, BC. Cariboo is a forerunning producer
of NBSK pulp as well as clean, green energy. Forward thinking
ownership, capital investment and movement towards bio-product
opportunities has contributed to Cariboo’s longevity and very
bright future. Cariboo offers the opportunity for development and
advancement, as well as the opportunity to make a positive
difference in a renewable industry! 

West Fraser is a leading forest products company. We are listed
on the TSX, NYSE, and recognized for the eighth time, as one of
Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Our goals are straightforward –
leadership through safety, profit, responsibility in communities,
excellence in people and strength in products.

West Fraser Timber has over 60 locations across Canada, the
United States, and Europe. We believe strongly in promoting from
within and pride ourselves on providing a challenging environment
with continuous development. The successful candidate should be
interested in future growth opportunities within the company. West
Fraser offers an excellent compensation package including a
competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an outstanding pension

West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more
vibrant workforce, safer operations, and a stronger company
overall. We strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that
are reflective of the diverse communities we are a part of. We will
not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis
of race, gender, national origin or any other protected legal

Apply now at and discover
more about our current opportunities!

Discover more about West Fraser’s current initiatives,
opportunities, and more, by visiting us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Leadership through safety, profit, responsibility in
communities, excellence in people and strength in

Job Conditions

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

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