Certified Electrician

Skilled Trades

Date Posted: December 10, 2022

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 ninth time as one of
Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we continue to grow. Our goals are
straightforward – excellence in people, responsibility in
communities in which we live, challenge, and growth.

Our Hinton Pulp division is seeking individuals
with strong technical, planning, organization and interpersonal
skills to fill the following position: 


Reporting to the Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor, the
Electrician 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

Key responsibilities:

  • Performing electrical repairs and maintenance in accordance
    with electrical code specifications, including but not limited to
    assembling, installing, repairing and maintaining electrical
    equipment and components
  • Testing, troubleshooting and isolating faults in electrical and
    electronic systems and replacing faulty components as required
  • Maintaining a safe work environment
  • Ensuring consistent operations of all electrical equipment
  • Verification and documentation of repairs

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A valid Alberta Electrician Certification and/or
    Interprovincial Red Seal Certification required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a live plant
  • Mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic knowledge and aptitude
  • Experience in an industrial environment with VFDs, PLCs, MCCs,
  • Experience with high voltage (600-23,000 volts)
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication
  • Demonstrated problem solving, troubleshooting and analytical
  • The desire to progress, learn, grow and succeed

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, community parks and
pools, educational institutions for pre-school through
post-secondary.  To learn more, visit the Town of Hinton Web

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

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” 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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