Certified Millwright

Skilled Trades

Date Posted: November 24, 2023

Job Location: Hinton

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 760 Switzer Drive, Hinton, Alberta, Canada T7V 1V7

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading forest products company in
North America
. Recognized for the eleventh time as one of
Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we continue to grow. Our goals are
straightforward – excellence in people, responsibility in
communities in which we live, challenge, and growth.

Our Hinton Pulp Division is seeking an
individual with strong technical, organization and interpersonal
skills to fill the following position: 


Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Millwright will be
a key player in a company-wide continuous improvement effort
through daily use of troubleshooting and predictive, preventative
maintenance strategies. As a member of this high performing team
you will be responsible for working safely with all machinery
within the pulp mill.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Troubleshooting, analyzing, diagnosing, and performing
    maintenance work on machinery.
  • Proactive participation in our Reliability program for
    Preventative Maintenance, Condition Based Monitoring and Continuous
  • Document and Record information in relation to maintenance and
    reliability of assets within our CMMS.
    • Enter information logs, Service Requests and Failure Reporting
      data within the CMMS.
  • Reading blueprints, diagrams, and schematic drawings to
    diagnose problems and assemble equipment.
  • Utilizing knowledge and skills to recognize opportunities for
    improvements and savings.
  • Maintenance of pumps, conveyors, compressors, mechanical
    systems, rollers and chains, bearings and hydraulics.


  • A valid Alberta Millwright Certification and/or Interprovincial
    Red Seal Certification required.
  • Experience working in an industrial environment.
  • Commitment to working safely and creating a safe
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Proficient computer skills will be an asset.
  • Flexibility to work day, evening and weekend shifts as
  • Have the desire to learn, grow, and succeed.
  • Embody the West Fraser traits of integrity, humility, teamwork,
    frugality, innovation, competitiveness, and respect.

Our employees drive our success. We believe in providing
opportunities for growth and advancement and are looking for
someone who wants to build their career in our company. In addition
to competitive wages and benefits, Hinton Pulp offers a stable,
rewarding career. Hinton Pulp also offers an attractive relocation

We are located in Hinton, Alberta, 20 minutes east of Jasper
National Park, and 2½ hours west of Edmonton. Hinton, set amidst
the stunning scenery of the Alberta Rockies, is a modern community
of 10,000 offering terrific lifestyles for individuals and

Our region is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with exciting
activities from skiing, snowmobiling, camping, hiking, fishing,
hunting, and ATV’s.  Hinton features a full-service acute care
hospital, major retail and restaurant chains, community parks and
pools, educational institutions for pre-school through
post-secondary.  To learn more, visit the Town of Hinton Web

Interested applicants should apply online by sending their
resume, cover letter, and transcripts/proof of qualifications in
confidence. To apply, click on our job ad at and then click “apply now”
at the top of the page.

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

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

Job Conditions

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

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