Operations Forester


Date Posted: January 16, 2023

Job Location: Slave Lake

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: Mitsue Industrial Park PO Box 517, Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada T0G 2A0

Job Description

West Fraser’s Woodlands Team at our North Central Woodlands
division has an opportunity for a highly motivated professional for
the following position based in Slave Lake, Alberta:


Summary of Position:

Reporting to the Operations Superintendent, you will work
individually and with a team of professionals responsible for all
aspects of forest operations. As an Operations Forester, you will
coordinate contractor logging, hauling, road construction, and
other related operations to ensure that production, quality, and
environmental and legal requirements are met safely and
cost-effectively. The work will involve contract management,
liaison with government officials, negotiations, and coordinating
operations with other departments.

Our ideal candidate would have the

  • Operational background in logging and hauling
  • Self-motivated team-oriented
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in a group setting
  • Commitment to safety and responsible forest stewardship
  • Preference will be given to those registered as an RPF or RFT
    with the ABCFP or be eligible for registration

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 

About Slave Lake:

The town of Slave Lake is located in Northern Alberta, 255km
northwest of Edmonton, and is located on the southeast shore of
Lesser Slave Lake.   Slave Lake is a young and diverse
community with a strong forestry focus. For more information, visit

About West Fraser:

West Fraser is a leading forest products company. We are listed
on the TSX, Nand YSE and recognized for the tenth 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, benefits, and an outstanding pension plan.

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

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Job Conditions

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

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