Mill Operations

Date Posted: July 11, 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

West Fraser Quesnel River Pulp Division is
seeking individuals with strong technical, leadership, planning,
organization, and interpersonal skills to fill the following


Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, the primary
responsibility of the Maintenance Planner is to optimize the use of
the Maintenance workforce through estimation, planning, scheduling,
and coordination of preventative and corrective maintenance work.
Success in this role requires great organizational skills,
alignment with company values, a collaborative leadership style,
and a personal commitment to safety.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited

  • Lead shutdown and routine work order planning and scheduling
    functions as required to maintain reliable equipment operation
  • Coordinating contract services for weekly routine and shutdown
  • Develop and update detailed weekly & shutdown
  • Estimate work orders and projects for material, workforce,
    tools, and equipment requirements staying in partnership with
    Engineering, Electrical & Instrumentation
  • Facilitate the Planning and Scheduling work team’s weekly
    planning meetings
  • Coordinate scheduled jobs into weekly schedules according to
    workforce, materials, tools, equipment, and work packages for all
    scheduled jobs to the maintenance supervisor.
  • Maintain a daily focus on the safety of self and others. Ensure
    that all safety training is accurate and up to date. Attend and
    participate in area safety team meetings.
  • Use Maximo maintenance management tool to create job plans,
    preventive maintenance plans, bill of materials, and document work
    history while following the work execution management code of
    practice. (WEM)
  • Applying and expanding new technology and industry learning
    toward the work of equipment and process reliability
  • Lead and supervise a group of mechanics to maintain all
    equipment in the absence of the current supervisor (when
  • Improve/maintain Preventative Maintenance and Corrective Repair
    job plans based on feedback provided by the tradespersons
  • Manage the maintenance backlog by leading review meetings,
    reviewing new work orders to ensure there is enough information to
    proceed with planning, working with the Operations Maintenance
    Coordinator to prioritize the backlog
  • Work with Stores / Purchasing to maintain inventory/inventory
    levels & rebuild equipment
  • Assist in developing Key Performance Indicators to drive
    process improvement

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • A valid Red Seal trade certificate or bachelor’s in applied
  • Five years of experience in either a pulp mill or heavy
    industrial setting is preferred
  • Strong leadership, planning, budgeting, and problem-solving
  • Knowledge of computer software and applications, with a
    preference given to a candidate with Maximo, MS Excel, and
  • Good organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and team-building
  • The candidate must be able to interact effectively with all
    levels of personnel, both hourly and management.
  • The desire to progress, learn, grow, and succeed
  • Embody the West Fraser values of integrity, humility, teamwork,
    frugality, innovation, competitiveness, and respect

Our highly competitive compensation package

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

Location Summary:

QRP offers a comprehensive relocation package to assist
your move to Quesnel. Located in central BC, Quesnel has a
population of approximately 25,000 and features all major
conveniences, including its airport. Quesnel offers affordable
housing, modern recreational and educational facilities, regular
community events, and endless recreational activities for the
outdoor enthusiast. It doesn’t take long to feel part of Quesnel’s
welcoming community.

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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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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