Millar Western is looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals to work as part of a respected Woodlands team responsible for supplying fibre to our Whitecourt and Fox Creek mills while upholding progressive, sustainable forest management practices.
Each of the following positions starts May 2, 2022, and offers great development opportunities and career potential.
Silviculture Assistants – (2) 4-month term
To supervise and oversee quality control of tree planting operations; assist with conifer-release spray programs and planting-stock quality monitoring; conduct various Silviculture surveys and permanent sample plot measurements.
Helitack/Operations Assistants – (2) 4-month term
To perform forest protection duties as part of our Helitack firefighting unit; assist with harvest, planning and silviculture operations including block and road layout, mountain pine beetle surveys, log-haul checks, quality control, GPS data collection, reclamation, data entry and saw work.
Roads and Log Haul Assistant – (1) 4-month term
To assist with road maintenance activities, crossing and road inspection program and associated roles.
The ideal candidates
Candidates should be enrolled in or graduates of a post-secondary forest or forest technology program. Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills would be highly valued. A valid Alberta Class 5 license is required.
Why work for us?
Millar Western is a privately-owned, Alberta company active in the forest products business for more than a century. Operating high-tech lumber, pulp and specialty wood products facilities supplied by woodlands teams recognized for leadership in sustainable management, the company provides stable, full-time employment to more than 700 people at operations located in lively, friendly, communities.
• a competitive wage and benefits program
• a commitment to the highest safety standards
• a collaborative and respectful work environment that values the skills of our people and encourages advancement within our organization
• a chance to live where you work – no commuting or camps
These positions are based in the town of Whitecourt, Alberta, a vibrant community 170 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, offering excellent housing, education and recreation opportunities.