Maintenance Planner

Mill Operations

Date Posted: December 16, 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 forest products company in
North America.
Our goals are straightforward – leadership
through profit, responsibility in communities, excellence in
people, and strength in products. Our Hinton Wood
Division is seeking individuals with strong
technical, leadership, planning, organization, and interpersonal
skills to fill the following position:


This position is responsible for planning and scheduling the
execution of maintenance work. It requires a high level of
technical knowledge and strong organizational and interpersonal

 Key responsibilities

  • Estimate work orders for material, workforce, tools, and
    equipment requirements.
  • Work with Procurement to acquire the Parts needed for
    preventative and corrective maintenance work orders.
  • Creates Preventive Maintenance and Corrective Repair job
  • Revise Preventative Maintenance and Corrective Repair job plans
    based on feedback during execution.
  • Lead the Planning and Scheduling Weekly meeting.
  • Manage the maintenance backlog by leading review meetings,
    reviewing new work orders to ensure enough information to proceed
    with planning, working with the Maintenance Superintendent to
    prioritize the backlog, and reporting Key Performance Indicators to
    drive process improvement.
  • Coordinating contract services for weekly routine work.
  • Coordinate scheduled jobs into weekly schedules according to
    workforce, materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Distribute the weekly schedule and work packages for all
    scheduled jobs to the maintenance supervisor.
  • Close out work orders from the previous weeks’ activities and
    create follow-up work orders.
  • Update Equipment, files, and Bills of materials as

Our ideal candidate would have:

  • A valid journeyman trade certificate or bachelor’s in applied
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in a Sawmill or heavy industrial
    setting is preferred.
  • Strong leadership, planning, budgeting, and problem-solving
  • Knowledge of computer software and applications, with a
    preference given to a candidate with Maximo and MS Project
  • Good organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and team-building
  • The desire to progress, 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 Wood Products offers a
stable, rewarding career. Hinton Wood Products also offers an
attractive relocation package.

Location Summary:

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 ATVs. Hinton features a full-service acute care
hospital, major retail and restaurant chains, community parks and
pools, and educational institutions for preschool through
post-secondary. To learn more, visit the Town of Hinton Web site:

Interested applicants should apply online by sending their
resume, cover letter, and transcripts/proof of qualifications in

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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Internal Applicants, click here: We thank all candidates for
their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will
be contacted. No phone enquiries, please.

Job Conditions

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

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