Temporary Lab Tech (Tech 2)

Mill Operations

Date Posted: January 16, 2023

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, leadership, profitability,
challenge, and growth.

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


Reporting to the Lab Supervisor, this position will include the

Key responsibilities include:

  • Pulp quality testing
  • Chip testing
  • Water treatment relief duties as required
  • Participation in the mill’s safety program


  • Successful completion of a two (2) year diploma in a Technology
    Program with major emphasis on chemical and/or environmental
    analysis from a recognized Technical Institute; or
    Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science from a recognized
    University will also be considered.
  • Proven experience with environmental or chemical laboratory
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organization
  • Class 5 Driver’s License
  • A comprehensive knowledge of computerized systems
  • A proactive, detailed oriented approach to work
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Have the desire to learn, grow, and succeed
  • Embody the West Fraser values of Integrity, Humility, Teamwork,
    Frugality, Innovation, Competitiveness, and Respect

* The successful candidate will be required to complete, if
not already obtained, a minimum of a Water Treatment Level 1
certificate within 18 months of service within the

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. Hinton Pulp also offers an attractive relocation

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” 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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