Heavy Duty Mechanic/Automotive Technician

Skilled Trades

Date Posted: December 16, 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

West Fraser is a leading diversified forest products company,
listed on the TSX, NYSE, and rated as one of Canada’s Top 100
Employers for eleven years. Are you interested in working for a
company that offers both a challenging work environment and a
rewarding career path? Our Pacific Inland Resources Division, in
Smithers, BC, has an opportunity for a fully certified:

Heavy Duty
Mechanic/Automotive Technician

This position offers a challenging, diverse and exciting
opportunity to become part of our team.  Job duties will fall
within our Mobile Shop department. This position requires an
individual who will perform a variety of tasks related to the safe
and efficient application of the technical skills and knowledge of
a Heavy Duty Mechanic. Duties involve the repair and maintenance of
industrial equipment such as: Log loaders, Wheel Loaders, Forklifts
and other mobile equipment used in the manufacture of lumber.
Continually ensuring the quality and standards of service to safety
and production are maintained.

Our ideal candidate must possess:

  • A valid Inter-Provincial or Provincial Journeyperson mechanic
    certification (3rd year apprentices or Automotive
    Technicians will also be considered)
  • Ability to read manuals and schematics
  • Knowledge of Hydraulics
  • Commitment to working safely and creating a safe workplace
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Flexible schedule to work day, evening and weekend shifts

Considered a strong asset:

  • Experience working in a fleet shop
  • Cummins and Cat engine experience
  • Strong Electrical background

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 both locals
and visiting outdoor enthusiasts. The downtown has an alpine feel
which adds to the town’s attraction and charm.

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 this position sounds like the career for you, submit your
application at
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

Job Conditions

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

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