Electrical Supervisor

Mill Operations

Date Posted: March 24, 2023

Job Location: Hinton

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 99 West River Road, Hinton, Alberta, Canada T7V 1Y7

Job Description

Are you interested in working for West Fraser, a company
offering a challenging work environment and a rewarding career
path? Hinton Wood Products division has an opportunity for a highly


As a management team member, you will report directly to the
Maintenance Superintendent. Your responsibilities include
supervising a high-performing electrical crew to provide safe and
efficient services to the division.


  • Ensure a safe work environment for the Maintenance department
    by enforcing safe work practices, supporting company policies,
    investigating incidents, and ensuring proper training and adherence
    to electrical best practices
  • Work collaboratively with Production, Technical, and Purchasing
    departments to effectively maintain mill equipment
  • Manage, schedule, and supervise a crew, including work orders,
    priorities, shutdowns, breakdowns
  • Manage major maintenance projects
  • Work with reliability & maintenance planer to coordinate
    preventative and predictive maintenance programs
  • Initiate electrical expense and capital budgets and oversee all
    maintenance costs

Our ideal candidate would

  • A journey trade certificate
  • A strong electrical background knowledge and familiarity with
    manufacturing equipment
  • Experience in decision-making with proven troubleshooting
  • 5-8 years of experience is preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Innovative supervisory & mentorship skills
  • Experience promoting a team culture with well-established
    organizational skills
  • Experience in maintenance and a demonstrated passion for
    electrical systems
  • Experience in an industrial environment with PLCs, VFDs, MCCs,
    and HMIs
  • Ability to think outside the box with strong problem-solving
  • Proficient with MS Office, CMMS systems
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience and
    qualifications in the forest industry

Our highly competitive compensation package

  • Competitive base salary with annual bonus
  • Outstanding benefits package including medical, dental,
    pension, life insurance, disability, accident insurance, vacation,
    and holidays 


Hinton is a family-friendly community located 20 minutes east of
Jasper National Park and 2.5 hours west of Edmonton. Our region is
an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with exciting activities from
skiing, snowmobiling, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and
ATVs.  Hinton features a full-service acute care hospital,
major retail and restaurant chains, theatre, community parks and
pools, and educational institutions for preschool through
post-secondary.  To learn more, visit the Town of Hinton Web

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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