Date Posted: November 03, 2023

Job Location: Smithers

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 2375 Tatlow Rd P.O. Box 3130, Smithers, British Columbia, Canada V0J 2N0

Job Description

Are you interested in working for a company that offers a
challenging work environment and a rewarding career path? The
Woodlands Team at our Pacific Inland Resources division located in
Smithers has an opportunity for an:


Starting as an Assistant Forester offers diverse
experience within the Woodlands Team, focusing on silviculture,
planning, and operations. You’ll work under a Woods Superintendent,
engaging in field and office tasks and have opportunities for
advancement as you acquire new skills.


  • Silviculture: post-harvest assessments, planting
  • Planning: timber reconnaissance, block, and road layout, site
    plans, watercourse assessments, preparation, and submission of
    cutting and permit applications
  • Operations: logging and road building supervision, log quality
    checks, environmental compliance assessments, Road Inspections,
    deactivation prescription and monitoring, waste assessment,
    conduct, and managing drone imagery.
  • Supervision of consultants and contractors
  • Safety and environmental performance

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • The successful candidate is required to be a graduate of a
    recognized forestry program
  • Possess a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) or Registered
    Technologist (RFT) designation for BC (or be eligible and willing
    to earn this designation)
  • Knowledge of BC forest legislation
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and electronic communication

Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience
in an industrial forest setting. The successful candidate should
have a passion for the outdoors and be eager to learn new

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:

Smithers is a welcoming, small Northern BC town with stunning
vistas in all directions. An abundance of summer activities,
including fishing, boating, camping, and hiking, attracts locals
and visiting outdoor enthusiasts. The downtown has an alpine feel
which adds to the town’s attraction and charm.

About West Fraser:?

West Fraser is a leading forest products company. We are listed
on the TSX, NYSE and recognized for the eighth 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 and 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

Apply now at and discover
more about our current opportunities!?

Discover more about West Fraser’s current initiatives,
opportunities, and more, by visiting us on LinkedIn and

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

Closing date: Friday 17th, 5:00

Job Conditions

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

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