Planning Forester


Date Posted: November 10, 2023

Job Location: Hinton

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 99 West River Road, Hinton, Alberta, Canada T7V 1Y7

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading diversified forest products company,
listed on the TSX, NYSE and recognized for the eighth time, as one
of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. West Fraser believes strongly in
promoting from within. We are looking for an individual interested
in a long-term career with us. We offer a competitive salary and
excellent benefits. Are you interested in working for a company
that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding
career path? Our Hinton Wood Products Woodlands team has an
opportunity for a:

Planning Forester-12-month term

Reporting to the Planning Superintendent, the Planning Forester
will work with a team of professionals responsible for all timber
development activities.  Our Planning Foresters enjoy a
balanced mix of field and office work, with exposure to all aspects
of our diversified and integrated business.

Core Duties include:

  • Completing all necessary field work including cut block and
    road layout
  • Harvesting and road plan design
  • Government and First Nations liaison
  • Contract administration and supervision
  • Incorporating wildlife and other environmental values into
    harvest area designs
  • Consulting stakeholders

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Possesses a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) or
    Registered Professional Forester Tech (RPFT) designation for
    Alberta (or be eligible and willing to earn this designation).
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal
  • Willing to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Be highly motivated, with proven
    organizational skills. 
  • Experience in harvest area design and layout

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply today in
confidence by submitting your resume and cover letter to

For more information on West Fraser and other career
opportunities, visit our website at

We thank all candidates for their interest, only those
selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Conditions

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

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