Assistant Forester, Silviculture


Date Posted: January 16, 2023

Job Location: Fraser Lake

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: Yellowhead Hwy 16 P.O. Box 100, Fraser Lake, British Columbia, Canada V0J 1S0

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest
products company listed on the TSX and rated as one of Canada’s Top
100 Employers ten years in a row. We are a growing company looking
for talented people to be part of our team. West Fraser believes
strongly in promoting from within. We are looking for an individual
interested in a long-term career with us. We offer an excellent
compensation package, including a competitive salary, excellent
benefits, an outstanding pension plan, and a relocation

Are you interested in working for a company that offers a
challenging work environment and a rewarding career path? The
Woodlands Team at our Fraser Lake division has an opportunity for a
highly motivated professional to fill the role of:

Assistant Forester,

Starting your career as an Assistant Forester allows you to be
exposed to all aspects of a Woodland’s Team. You will have the
opportunity to gain skills through assigned roles and
responsibilities within the silviculture, planning and operations
departments, emphasizing gaining a wide range of practical
experience in forestry. As a Silviculture Forester within our
division, you will work with the team on all aspects of
silviculture; including creating site prescriptions, supervising
stand tending site preparation and planting programs, as well as
assisting in budget preparations and reporting.  

Reporting to the Silviculture Superintendent, you will enjoy a
balanced mix of both field and office work. You will be working
with a team that promotes personal and skills development, in a fun
and competitive environment.  There will be future
opportunities for advancement as new skills are acquired, and
opportunities become available throughout the many Woodland groups
of West

Responsibilities include a full range of forest
silviculture activities:

The silviculture department at Fraser Lake Sawmills takes pride
in promoting excellent forest stewardship practices and encourages
the advancement of our field with innovative practices.  Your
primary responsibilities will be focused on, but certainly not
limited to the following:     

  • Supervision of summer student and term student positions
  • Preparing site prescriptions for reforestation, stand tending,
    and site preparation
  • Data management in LRM and RESULTS reporting
  • Silviculture surveys and monitoring
  • Supervision of consultants and activities
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets
  • Safety and environmental performance

Our ideal candidate would have the

  • Be a graduate from a recognized forestry school and be an RPF,
    RFT, or be eligible to enroll as a Forester-In-Training or Trainee
    Forest Technologist with the Association of BC Forest
  • Knowledge of BC forest legislation
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and electronic communication

Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience
in an industrial forest setting. The successful candidate should
have a passion for the outdoors and be eager to learn new

Fraser Lake is a growing close-knit community with excellent
year-round recreational activities and medical facilities. Our
mills and forest operations are an integral part of the communities
in which we operate, providing economic stability to employees and
families that live in and around the area. For more information,

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.

If this position sounds like a career for you, submit your
application, including a cover letter and resume, to
and click on the green “apply now” at the top of the page.

For more information on West Fraser and our current
opportunities, visit our website at: 

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only
those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Conditions

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

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