Log Yard Equipment Operator

Mill Operations

Date Posted: September 07, 2023

Job Location: Blue Ridge

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: PO Box 87, Blue Ridge, Alberta, Canada T0E 0B0

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest
products company that is listed on the TSX. Rated one of
Canada’s 10 Best Companies to Work for and 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. West
Fraser believes strongly in promoting from within. We are looking
for an individual interested in a long-term career with us. The
successful candidate should be interested in future growth
opportunities within the company. We offer an excellent
compensation package including a competitive wage, excellent
benefits and an outstanding pension plan. Our Blue Ridge Lumber
division, in Blue Ridge, AB, has an opportunity for a highly


Reporting directly to Department Supervisor, the successful
candidate will be an integral part of the Lumber Yard or Log Yard.
Higher consideration will be granted to those who have previous
experience in the wood remanufacturing sector, in a sawmill, planer
mill or with forest products. 

Duties include:

  • Responsible for taking down inventory; rebuilding
  • Unloading log trucks
  • Loading log deck
  • Be able to operate a wheel loader in a timely and efficient
  • Load trucks with button top and unload logs to feed
  • operate portal crane to offload trucks and feed the mill

Position requirements include:

  • Must have an excellent safety record
  • Must have good interpersonal skills
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills
  • Must perform all job assignments in an effective and timely
    manner with minimal supervision
  • A minimum of six (6) months in a manufacturing or industrial
    environment preferred
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Forklift drivers certificate or heavy equipment loader
    certificate would be an asset
  • Ability to work rotating shift, holidays and weekends

Blue Ridge is a family-friendly community located northwest of
Edmonton and offers excellent year round recreational activities.
Our mill and forest operations form an integral part of the
community, providing economic stability to employees and families
that live in the Blue Ridge area. To learn more visit:

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 you are interested in the opportunity to participate in an
environment where innovation and a personal commitment to safety,
quality and the environment count, respond at and click “apply now”, in green
at the top of the page.

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

 We thank all candidates for their interest; however,
only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone
calls please

Job Conditions

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

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