Mechanical Engineering Co-op – Quesnel, BC

Sciences and Engineering

Date Posted: March 10, 2023

Job Location: Quesnel

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 1000 Finning Road, Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada V2J 6A1

Job Description

Are you interested in working for West Fraser, a company
offering a challenging work environment and a rewarding career
path?  Our Quesnel River Pulp division has a 4-8 month co-op
employment opportunity for an Engineering Student starting in May

Mechanical Engineering Co-op
– Quesnel, BC

The successful candidate will report to the Engineering
Superintendent and have the opportunity to participate in
engineering systems management, front-end project engineering,
reliability-focused projects, and project development at Quesnel
River Pulp (QRP).


Working within the engineering group to perform the following
areas of focus may include:

  • Revising and updating shop and parts drawings as required
  • Field auditing and updating electrical and instrumentation loop
    drawings under the direction of the E/I Supervisor
  • Field audit our Monorail and Lifting Device Program and update
    the equipment files
  • Piping Audit of our Seal Water system
  • Engineering Systems Management (drawings, standards,
  • Optimizing our Electronic File System
  • Working on our PV&T program to migrate our list of vessels
    into the CCMS
  • Working on reliability projects and initiatives
  • Work with engineering team to develop concepts for capital
    projects through our PDP process
  • Other projects as assigned

Support Engineering Activities:

  • Assist the project engineers with project and shutdown
  • Follow up on action items and participate in project planning
    and implementation
  • Update design specifications
  • Work through engineering work order backlog

Additional Activities:

  • Implement projects as instructed under supervision
  • Manage small projects and supervise contractors as
  • Propose new projects

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • Core Values
    • Aligned with West Fraser’s core values of Safety, Respect,
      Integrity, Competitiveness, Frugality, Humility, Teamwork, and
      Having Fun at work
  • Communication Skills
    • Ability to translate and communicate technical specifications,
      concepts or objectives to a variety of audiences
    • Strong written communication skills are required for preparing
      reports and proposals
  • Technical Expertise and Experience
    • Experience working in industrial or production facilities,
      familiarity with industrial site safety
    • Ability to learn and understand the thermomechanical pulp
      production process
  • Education and Training
    • Currently enrolled in a recognized post-secondary 3rd or 4th
      year Engineering Program at a BC University
    • AutoCAD and Solid Works drawing software
    • Microsoft Office suite with high-level proficiency
    • Previous co-op and/or work experience is an asset
    • Previous construction management is considered an asset
    • A mechanical aptitude
    • Available for either 4 or 8 months, starting in May 2020

Location Summary:

Located in central BC, 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

About West

West Fraser is a leading forest products company. We are
listed on the TSX, NYSE 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

West Fraser Timber has over 60 locations across Canada,
the United States, and Europe.

West Fraser continues to invest in our manufacturing
facilities to ensure they are modern and competitive. We have a
sustainable forestry practice and continue to innovate our
processes and diversify our products, including investing in

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

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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