From an early entrepreneurial spark, West Fraser has grown to more than 7,000 employees at 38 operations throughout western Canada and the southern United States. West Fraser was recently named one of Canada and BC’s top 100 employers for 2013 and 2014.
The Woodland’s Team at our Blue Ridge Lumber division has an immediate opening for a highly motivated, professional to fill the role of:
Starting your career as an Assistant Forester provides you opportunity for exposure in all aspects of a Woodland’s Team. The Assistant Forester will have opportunity to gain skills through assigned roles and responsibilities within the planning, harvest operations, and silviculture departments.
The Assistant Forester is an entry level position that places an emphasis on gaining a wide range of practical experience in many forestry skills. You will enjoy a balanced mix of field and office work, while being home every night. There will be future opportunities for advancement as new skills are acquired, and as opportunities become available throughout the many Woodland groups of West Fraser.
The successful candidate is required to be a graduate from a recognized forestry school, and be eligible to enroll as a Forester-In-Training with the College of Alberta Professional Foresters. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in an industrial forest setting. The successful candidate must have a passion for the outdoors, and be eager to learn new skills.
At West Fraser, we believe in giving our employees a challenge they can rise to. At West Fraser, we are looking for individuals who are interested in a full-time, long-term career. We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an outstanding pension plan.
Blue Ridge is located near the growing, family-friendly community of Whitecourt, located in central Alberta, and a short one and half hour drive from Edmonton. Our mill and forest operations form an integral part of the community, providing economic stability to employees and families that live in the Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and Blue Ridge areas.
If this position sounds like the career for you, apply today in confidence, by emailing your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com by March 31, 2014
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.