Millwright-High Prairie

Skilled Trades

Date Posted: July 25, 2023

Job Location: High Prairie

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 1 Railroad, P O Box 1320, High Prairie, Alberta, Canada T0G 1E0

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading forest products company. Listed on the
TSX, NYSE and recognized for the tenth time as one of Canada’s Top
100 Employers, we are a growing company looking for talented people
to be part of our team. Our goals are straightforward – leadership
through profit, responsibility in communities, excellence in people
and strength in products. Our High Prairie Forest Products Division
has an opportunity for a Millwright and RELOCATION assistance


As a member of the maintenance team, you will perform daily
troubleshooting, predictive and preventative maintenance
strategies. As a member of this high performing team you will be
responsible for:

  • Maintaining a safe work environment
  • Ensuring consistent operations of equipment
  • Maintenance of pumps, conveyors, compressors, mechanical
    systems, rollers & chains, bearings and hydraulics involved in
    the manufacturing process
  • Undertake preventative maintenance program for equipment
  • Read blueprints, diagrams, and schematic drawings to repair
  • Operate hoisting and lifting devices to position machinery and
    parts during the assembly, installation, set-up and repair of
    equipment and machinery
  • Inspect and examine machinery and equipment and repair as
  • Repair and assemble hydraulic equipment and cylinders
  • Verify and document completed repairs
  • Use knowledge and skills to recognize opportunities for
    improvements and savings

Our ideal candidate must possess:

  • A valid Inter-Provincial or Provincial Journeyperson Millwright
    Certification or Provincial Journeyperson Welding
  • Ability to read blue prints, plans and schematics
  • Mechanical aptitude; excellent problem-solving skills
  • Commitment to working safely and creating a safe work
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Trouble shooting in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible schedule to work day, evening, weekend and graveyard
  • Strong working knowledge of sawmill & planer maintenance
    will be an asset

Our highly competitive compensation package

  • Competitive hourly rate 
  • Outstanding benefits package including medical, dental,
    pension, life insurance, disability, accident insurance, vacation,
    and holidays

About High Prairie

The Town of High Prairie and the Municipal District of Big Lakes
are proud to join together to provide the residents of High Prairie
and surrounding communities with a spectacular indoor aquatic’s
facility and The Gordon Buchanan Recreation Center to meet the
growing demand for recreation and leisure opportunities in our

High Prairie is within 20 minutes of first-class sandy beaches.
Also within close proximity to High Prairie are two Provincial
Parks, Hilliard’s Bay and Winagami Lake. Hilliard’s Bay boasts
world class open water fishing and a 190-site campground. Winagami
Lake is a bird watcher’s paradise with over 200 observed bird
species. Nearby Kimiwan Lake in McLennan, Alberta is known as the
Bird Capital of Canada as it is the confluence of three major bird
migration paths, the Mississippi, Pacific and Central.

About West Fraser

West Fraser believes strongly in promoting from within and we
are looking for an individual who is interested in a full-time,
long-term career. The successful candidate should be interested in
future growth opportunities within the company.  We offer 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

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply at
Careers | West Fraser and click on the green
“apply now” at the top of the page.

Job Conditions

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

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