Head Sawfiler

Skilled Trades

Date Posted: June 30, 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 a company that offers a
challenging work environment and a rewarding career path? West
Fraser’s Hinton Wood Products division is currently seeking a
highly motivated individual to fill the position of:


Reporting directly to the Maintenance Superintendent, the
successful candidate will be an integral part of the team, leading
the Saw Filing Department. Higher consideration will be granted to
those with previous experience in the wood remanufacturing sector,
in a sawmill, planer mill, or with forest products. 


  • Maintenance of workplace and saw filing safety
  • Achieving production targets
  • Inspecting, maintaining, and calibrating precision
  • Enforcement of filing shop quality control standards
  • Designing of saws
  • Calculating saw speeds and feeds
  • Maintaining spare parts inventory
  • Shift scheduling
  • Troubleshooting and examining saws for defects
  • Management of saw box water and lubrication

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • Ability to lead a team to work independently with little
  • Experience benching round saws and band saws (e.g. repairing,
    tensioning, leveling, tipping, sharpening)
  • Knowledge of functionality, maintenance, and alignment
    associated with a Canter, 6ft Band Rig, Trim Saw, Gang Saws,
    Edgers, and Chippers.
  • Ability to service and supervise all aspects of saw maintenance
    for stellite and carbide saws
  • Understanding of preventative maintenance processes related to
    saw shop and sawmill machinery
  • Technical understanding of the manufacturing and servicing of
    saws, guides, and chipping knifes
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite
  • Schedule flexibility – as work may require day, evening, and
    weekend shifts
  • Preference will be given to a Valid Inter-Provincial or
    Provincial Journeyperson Sawfiler Certification

Location Summary:

Our region is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with exciting
activities from skiing, snowmobiling, camping, hiking, fishing,
hunting, and ATV’s.  Hinton features a full-service acute care
hospital, major retail and restaurant chains, community parks and
pools, educational institutions for pre-school 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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Leadership through safety, profit,
responsibility in communities, excellence in people, and strength
in products.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only
those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls,

Job Conditions

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

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