Certified Electrician

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 diversified forest products company.
Rated as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for ten years, we are a
growing company looking for talented people to be part of our team.
Our High Prairie Forest Products division in Alberta has an
opportunity for an Electrician and RELOCATION assistance


Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, you would be a key
player in the company-wide continuous improvement effort through
daily use of troubleshooting, predictive, and preventive
maintenance strategies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Ensure consistent operations of all electrical equipment at the
    sawmill complex
  • Verify and document repairs, via computer-based software
  • Monitor product quality and provide feedback
  • Ability to read Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
    programming, for AB PLC5, Control Logix 5000
  • Preventative maintenance with small construction projects
  • Troubleshooting various pieces of equipment, with other

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Several years of experience as an electrician
  • Candidates must possess a Red Seal Certificate
  • A valid Journeyperson Certification is required
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving, troubleshooting and analytical
  • An understanding of Process Controls and Instrumentation,
    including but not limited to electric over pneumatic, or
  • Weekend and/or shift work would be required

Considered a strong asset:

  • Previous experience working in a sawmill or an industrial

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 Timber has over 60 locations across Canada, the
United States and Europe. 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

For more information on West Fraser and our current
opportunities, visit our website at: Careers | West Fraser

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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