Green Power Facility Chief Power Engineer

Sciences and Engineering

Date Posted: November 04, 2023

Job Location: Chetwynd

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 3598 W Fraser 89 P.O. Box 330, Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada V0C 1J0

Job Description

Passionate about our environment, West Fraser continuously
strives to optimize energy management, reducing energy consumption,
cost, and carbon footprint. Are you seeking an opportunity to
advance your career while contributing to an essential field?

Our Chetwynd, BC, division has an immediate opening for the
dynamic role of:

Green Power Facility Chief
Power Engineer

Key responsibilities include:


  • Staffing, scheduling, maintenance outage planning, operational
    reports, managing employee hiring, training and SOPs with a high
    emphasis on safety
  • Identifying energy savings opportunities and developing plans
    to realize these savings
  • Tracking and prioritizing energy-saving projects
  • Managing a Power Plant budget
  • Completing cost/benefit analysis for energy projects
  • Managing Root Cause Failure Analysis Teams (RCFA’s) as
  • Benchmarking and tracking energy usage
  • Conducting or arranging energy audits, surveys, and
  • Managing the collection of in-house and utility meter
  • Evaluating alternative energy scenarios based on sustainable
    sources such as biomass
  • Keeping current on new technologies for energy efficiency
  • Completing quarterly energy management reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Regulatory Compliance (TSCBC, Work Safe, Environmental, B.C
Hydro, AON Insurance compliance):

  • Document control of all safety-related documents
  • Work Safe Process Safety
  • Management of Change (MOC)
  • Safety Management Plan
  • Annual internal and External auditing
  • Ensure the facility is operated within the Boilers’ pressure
    Vessels and refrigeration regulation
  • Liaison for Electrical Operating permit and compliance
  • Oversight of emissions testing, scheduling, and maintenance of
    the ESP
  • Oversight of the on-site landfill, including permit
  • Wastewater/Water Management, including annual reporting to the
    Ministry of Environment
  • Fiber management, including monitoring, sampling, and recording
    of load slips, stockpiling and stockpile rotation, fiber contractor
    scheduling of trucks and dumping areas, fiber visits ensuring clean
    appropriate fiber as well as fiber meetings and

Maintenance (Mechanical & Electrical):

  • Vetting & Scheduling of contractors
  • Contractor management (in docs, safety paperwork,
  • Scheduling and planning of outages (Weschler)
  • Parts procurement and ordering are done before the planned
  • Reporting and document control of all maintenance activities
    through CMMS
  • Regulatory mechanical, electrical and fire protection
  • Developing and managing Ongoing ORC PM’s


  • Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of 3rd
    Class Power Engineering certification
  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Thermal Fluid Solutions Level 2 and Emergency Response
  • Internal West Fraser Supervisory training
  • Microsoft Word & Excel training
  • Dynastar and/or Maximo CMMS training
  • Familiarity with West Fraser Corporately Driven Pressure
    Equipment Integrity Management Program (PEIMP)
  • Be fluent in BC’s environmental permitting system, including
    emissions monitoring and landfill practices
  • Experience in Combined Heat and Power (CHP) analysis and heat
    exchanger network analysis would be assets
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an exceptional ability to
    delegate as required
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a
  • Excellent skills in all forms of communication
  • The desire to progress, learn, grow, and succeed

About West

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
 West Fraser Timber
has over 60 locations across Canada, the United States, and
West Fraser continues to invest in our
manufacturing facilities to ensure they are modern and competitive.
We have a sustainable forestry practice and continue to innovate
our processes and diversify our products, including investing in

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
reflect the diverse communities we are a part of. We will not
discriminate against any applicant for employment based on race,
gender, national origin, or any other protected legal

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Closing date: November

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

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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