at Western Forest Products

Date Posted 2017-09-02

Job Description

Western Forest Products is currently recruiting for a Maintenance Superintendent for our Alberni Pacific Division, located in Port Alberni, B.C.  Reporting to the Sawmill Manager, this challenging and rewarding opportunity will be responsible for the safe and efficient execution of the Maintenance Department and its personnel.

You are a highly motivated individual who recognizes the value of a team-oriented approach in the performance of this challenging position. You bring to the job an exceptional safety record and a willingness to work with Western Forest Products in reaching its safety, environmental and production objectives.

Work, Live and Play

Individual and environmental responsibility in the communities where we work, live and play is critical to ensuring that we continue to build and maintain strong partnerships with our neighbours. For a closer look at the beautiful locations that our employees call home, please visit:


The Company:

Western's key strength is its dynamic people. With more than 2,000 talented and motivated employees, the company has industry-leading knowledge of the fibre base, skills in product manufacturing and dedication to customer service as well as a commitment to safety, community and environmental values.

Western's valued employees are dedicated to their professions, co-workers, communities, company and customers. Their inspiring and unique skill sets and commitment to achieving excellence are reflected in Western's products, processes and culture of continuous improvement and innovation.

We are a margin focused timberlands manager and wood producer committed to building a profitable and globally competitive forest products business. On the Coast of British Columbia, we source high quality fibre from five distinct coastal BC tree species, each having its own unique properties, providing for the demands of our global customer base.  Our access to quality fibre, means our wide range of products are consistently available to discerning buyers world-wide.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate should have an Interprovincial TQ in one of the mechanical trades, and preference will be given to those with a strong working knowledge of sawmills and their processes.

Minimum 5 years’ experience in a unionized environment

Applicable knowledge of occupational health & safety regulations and an exceptional personal safety record history

  • Ability to motivate team members to improve uptime, and foster a safety culture

  • Build and maintain a total maintenance system that includes but is not limited to managing WOs, PMs & document equipment history performance

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to develop complex schedules and estimate engineering/design work-hours for all tasks

  • Mediation, negotiation and contractor management skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Sound judgment and a demonstrated ability to exercise necessary cost control measures

Job Snapshot

About Us

Get ready to grow your career with a company that invests in your success – welcome to Western Forest Products! An industry-leading organization providing high-quality wood products and sustainable forest management, we proudly serve customers throughout more than 25 countries worldwide. Headquartered in British Columbia, we have the largest investment in Coastal manufacturing with seven sawmills and two remanufacturing facilities and a reputation for high quality products.

With a corporate climate that is rich in innovation, leadership, and tremendous professional potential, Western Forest Products is pleased to present a variety of impactful, rewarding career paths with a proven track record for success. We are committed to giving back to those who give so much at work every day. Perks of our employment package include robust training, excellent starting pay, comprehensive benefits, and continuous career support.

Our current employment openings include positions for:

  • Engineers
  • Accountants
  • Equipment Operators
  • HR & Payroll Staff
  • Forest Professionals
  • Millwrights
  • IT Application Developers

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