Process Engineering Co-op Student


Date Posted: January 16, 2023

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

West Fraser is a leading forest products company in
North America.
Recognized for the seventh time as one of
Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Employers for
Recent Graduates, we continue to grow. Our goals
are straightforward – excellence in people, responsibility in
communities, leadership, profitability, challenge, and growth.

We have an exciting 4 or 8-month co-op employment opportunity at
the Cariboo Pulp & Paper mill for a chemical engineering
student starting in May 2023.


Reporting to the Process Engineering Superintendent, this will
be an excellent opportunity to work in an industrial setting and
learn about the Kraft pulp making process.

Key responsibilities may include:

  • Review P&ID’s with a process engineer
  • Perform optimization trials and write reports
  • Perform cost optimization calculations
  • Provide process engineering assistance to an area team
  • Create models and perform simulations to optimize a unit
  • Work with a project team to develop capital projects
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary chemical engineering
    program with good grades
  • Interested in learning about the Kraft pulp making process
  • Be able to communicate effectively in oral and written form
    with all levels of the organization
  • Problem solving and project management skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Have the desire to learn, grow, and succeed
  • Embody the West Fraser traits of integrity, humility, teamwork,
    frugality, innovation, competitiveness, and respect

You will gain skills including:

  • Health and safety awareness
  • Knowledge of mill operations
  • Usage of business systems
  • Organization and prioritization
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving

Cariboo Pulp has just over 300 employees. Cariboo Pulp is a
joint venture between its managing partner, West Fraser Mills, and
Mercer International. In addition to producing nearly 1000 tonnes
per day of pulp, Cariboo Pulp is an electrical exporter.

Located in central B.C., 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.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only
those short-listed will be contacted.

Job Conditions

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

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