Maintenance Superintendent

Mill Operations

Date Posted: July 06, 2023

Job Location: Smithers

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 2375 Tatlow Rd P.O. Box 3130, Smithers, British Columbia, Canada V0J 2N0

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest
products company, Our Pacific Inland Resources team, located in
Smithers, BC is currently seeking a highly motivated individual for
the position of:


Reporting to the Sawmill Superintendent, this position is an
advanced level position and part of the Pacific Inland Resources
leadership team. In addition, you will also be responsible for high
level supervision of the saw filing, electrical, oiler, cleanup and
millwrighting crews. This position requires a strong background in
maintenance and proven strong supervisory, leadership and safety

Responsibilities include:

  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Provide leadership for the Maintenance department by being a
    role model in all areas including safety, working relationships,
    quality and training
  • Utilize established performance management system to develop
    direct reports in the best interest of West Fraser (costs,
    overtime, absenteeism, employee performance)
  • Improve uptime by identifying and managing downtime.
  • Provide maintenance supervisors & planners with the tools
    and manpower to keep their area’s equipment reliable
  • Develop, implement, monitor and report on systems for:
    personnel development, system design, cost control and equipment

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Mechanical tradesman with 10 years of maintenance
  • Must possess knowledge of maintenance management system
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organized and accountable
  • Financial planning & budgeting experience

Location Summary:

Smithers is a welcoming, small Northern BC town with stunning
vistas in all directions. An abundance of outdoor activities
including skiing, mountain biking, fishing, boating, camping and
hiking attracts both locals and visiting outdoor enthusiasts. The
downtown has an alpine feel which adds to the town’s attraction and

About West Fraser:

West Fraser is a leading forest products company. We are listed
on the TSX, NYSE, and recognized for the eighth 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 products.  West Fraser
Timber has over 60 locations across Canada, the United States, and

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.

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

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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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