Certified Electrician

Skilled Trades

Date Posted: January 16, 2023

Job Location: Quesnel

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 1250 Brownmiller Road, Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada V2J 6P5

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading diversified forest products company,
listed on the TSX and NYSE. Recognized for the eighth time as
one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we are a growing company looking
for talented people to be part of our team. Our Quesnel Sawmill
division has an opportunity for a:


Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, the preferred candidate
is an Industrial Electrician with a good understanding of process
systems, PLC Controls, HMI Programming, and motor control systems.
Attention to safety and efficiency is a must. Good interpersonal
and communication skills are also required to work in our team

Specific duties include:

  • Ensuring the operation of electrical systems and equipment by
    completing preventive maintenance requirements and troubleshooting
    problems on all manufacturing equipment programmable controllers,
    transformers, and machinery wiring; following electrical codes,
    manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other
  • Repairing and replacing as necessary, electrical systems and
    equipment by diagnosing malfunctioning apparatus, such as
    transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures; determining faulty
    wiring, inspecting and testing malfunctioning machinery
  • Controlling downtime by continual improvement on all sawmill
    manufacturing equipment.
  • Preparing electrical maintenance reports by collecting,
    analyzing and summarizing information and trends. Making
    recommendations as necessary for improvements
  • Maintaining a safe and clean working environment by complying
    with health and safety practices and use of personal protective
  • Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related
  • Maintaining documentation as required by Electrical Safety
  • Performing systematic quality checks on all work performed

Our ideal candidate possesses:

  • A valid Inter-Provincial or Provincial Journeyperson electrical
  • Ability to read blue prints, plans and schematics
  • Electrical aptitude and excellent problem solving skills
  • Commitment to working safely and creating a safe work
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Flexible schedule to work day, evening, graveyard and weekend
  • Leadership qualities

Considered a strong asset:

  • Previous experience working in a sawmill, planer mill or with
    forest products
  • A Red Seal Certificate
  • A thorough understanding of Allen Bradley Servo Drives, VFD
    Drives, HMI programming Controllogix PLCs and hydraulics

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, excellent benefits and an
outstanding pension plan.

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. 

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

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply at
click “apply now” in green 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

Job Conditions

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

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