Process Engineer

Sciences and Engineering

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 in which we live, challenge, and growth.

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


This is a unique opportunity for a new or experienced
Chemical/Process/Manufacturing Engineer to grow their career
providing process engineering and control services. The primary
responsibility of the Process Engineer at Hinton Pulp is to provide
technical expertise to the Mill. Process Engineers offer a unique
perspective that combines their business, financial, science, first
principles, and chemical process knowledge to improve the Mill’s
bottom line. The Process Engineer adds value to the Mill by
identifying, developing, and implementing cost-saving and
revenue-generating initiatives and projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop area KPIs
  • Downtime tracking and production loss reporting
  • Determine and document process operating best practices
  • Troubleshoot process and process control issues
  • Advise Operations staff on process/process control
    opportunities and operating parameters
  • Maintain and develop process control functional
  • Capital project development
  • Maintenance turn-around duties
  • Mentor and train junior process engineers, process operators,
    and others who will benefit
  • Identify and actively pursue opportunities for personal and
    professional development


  • A related Engineering degree from an accredited
  • Previous experience in pulp and paper or other manufacturing
    industries would be considered a strong asset
  • Be able to communicate effectively in oral and written form
    with all levels of the organization
  • Problem solving and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a
  • Possess a desire to progress, learn and succeed
  • Embody the West Fraser traits of integrity, respect, humility,
    hard work, and frugality

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, theatre, 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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