Heavy Duty Mechanic

Skilled Trades

Date Posted: December 16, 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 Heavy-Duty Mechanic
will be a key player in a company-wide continuous improvement
effort through daily use of predictive and preventative maintenance
strategies. As a member of this high performing team, you will be
responsible for working safely within the pulp mill.

Specific duties include:

  • Execute maintenance inspections and repairs on heavy and
    auxiliary equipment, and run maintenance repairs including
    troubleshooting and inspecting equipment to detect faults and
  • Ensure preventative maintenance guidelines are adhered to;
    maintain complete and accurate records
  • Adjust equipment, repair and/or replace defective parts
  • Service attachments and working tools
  • Actively participate in the Hinton Pulp safety program
  • Occasional evening and weekend support required

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Heavy Duty Mechanic certification or Interprovincial
    certificate from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ previous heavy industry
  • Experience with various equipment including Case, Komatsu, John
    Deere and Linde.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and organization skills.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting skills.
  • Proficient with computers to retrieve data for equipment
  • Proven safety record and the utmost attention to maintain the
    safe operations of equipment.
  • Experience with welding.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Have the desire to learn, grow, and succeed.

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.

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 families.  Relocation assistance is available.

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, theatre, community
parks and pools, educational institutions for pre-school through
post-secondary.  To learn more, visit the Town of Hinton Web

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

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.

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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