Turnaround Coordinator

Sciences and Engineering

Date Posted: August 18, 2023

Job Location: Quesnel

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: PO 7500, 50 North Star Road, Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada V2J 3J6

Job Description


The successful candidate will be someone who can take us to the
next level through improved cost control measures driven by
risk-based thinking, and coordinate our Turnarounds as a full time
position in accordance with West Fraser’s Turnaround Code of

The Turnaround coordinator will not only help coordinate our
Turnarounds but also help define the overall strategy and ensure
that all work is consistent with that strategy, including
discussions with stakeholders at West Fraser corporate and other
West Fraser operations. They will also act as a coach and
mentor to the various groups within the mill as they develop the
plans for the Turnaround.  The coordinator will ensure that
best practices are used across the operation and will develop best
practices as necessary.

This position directly reports to the Maintenance &
Reliability Manager and they will also receive guidance and support
from the Corporate Turnaround & RBI Manager.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing a Turnaround Charter with the mill’s Operating
  • Leading the development of a critical path schedule
  • Leading evaluation of Turnaround scope and ensuring that
    Turnaround defined scope is appropriate
  • Leading schedule risk discussions
  • Providing support to the area teams developing schedules and
    work plans
  • Providing leadership in the development of the detailed
    planning process
  • Working closely with the Safety Coordinator and Contractor
    Coordinator to ensure that all safety documentation is properly
    prepared and disseminated
  • Leading the discussions on the Turnaround budget with all
    affected parties and having that budget set in the mill’s annual
    budget plan
  • Working with the cost coordinator to ensure that all relevant
    work is captured
  • Working with the cost coordinator to monitor cost trajectories
    and lead changes when necessary
  • Working with the mill’s management team to resolve issues in
    the Turnaround process as necessary
  • Leading all scope change approval processes
  • Leading weekly group meetings before the Turnaround
  • Leading daily wrap up meetings during the Turnaround (and
    attending many more)
  • Leading Post Completion Critique and ensuring that all relevant
    information is incorporated into future Turnarounds
  • Supporting the Turnaround execution at Hinton Pulp

You need to have:

  • A minimum of five years progressive industrial experience in a
    pulp mill or related process industry
  • Strong and proven leadership, planning, and budgeting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Well established organizational and project management

We would like you to have:

  • Previous experience in Turnaround management
  • A strong working knowledge of MS Project
  • A strong working knowledge of MS Excel
  • A background in risk analysis
  • Familiarity with Maximo
  • An understanding of the interdependence of the various
    operational departments as it relates to starting up and shutting
  • Experience in contractor management

Location Summary:

Cariboo 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 own airport.  Quesnel offers
affordable housing, modern recreational and educational facilities,
regular community events, as well as unlimited recreational
activities for the outdoor enthusiast. It doesn’t take long to feel
part of Quesnel’s welcoming community. 

About West Fraser:

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 products.

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

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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Leadership through safety, profit, responsibility in
communities, excellence in people and strength in

Job Conditions

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

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