Certified Electrician

Closing Date:

Sep 08, 2017

Student Position:

No

Job Category:

Trades & Maintenance

Job Location:

City/Town:

Quesnel

Province/State:

BC

Country:

Canada

West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company and listed on the TSX. Recognized for the fourth time as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's Best Employers for Recent Graduates for 2017, we are a growing company looking for talented people to be part of our team. Our Quesnel Sawmill division is currently seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of:

CERTIFIED ELECTRICIAN

Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, the preferred candidate is an Industrial Electrician with a good understanding of process systems, PLC Controls, HMI Programming, and motor control systems.  Attention to safety and efficiency is a must.  Good interpersonal and communication skills are also required to work in our team environment.

Specific duties include:

  • Ensuring the operation of electrical systems and equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements and troubleshooting problems on all manufacturing equipment  programmable controllers, transformers,  and machinery wiring; following electrical codes, manuals, schematic diagrams, blueprints, and other specifications
  • Repairing and replacing as necessary, electrical systems and equipment by diagnosing malfunctioning apparatus, such as transformers, motors, and lighting fixtures; determining faulty wiring, inspecting and testing malfunctioning machinery
  • Controlling downtime by continual improvement on all sawmill manufacturing equipment.
  • Preparing electrical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends. Making recommendations as necessary for improvements
  • Maintaining a safe and clean working environment by complying with health and safety practices and use of personal protective equipment
  • Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results
  • Maintaining documentation as required by Electrical Safety Authority
  • Performing systematic quality checks on all work performed

Our ideal candidate possesses:

  • A valid Inter-Provincial or Provincial Journeyperson electrical certification
  • Ability to read blue prints, plans and schematics
  • Electrical aptitude and excellent problem solving skills
  • Commitment to working safely and creating a safe work place
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Flexible schedule in order to work day, evening, graveyard and weekend shifts
  • Leadership qualities

Considered a strong asset:

  • Previous experience working in a sawmill, planer mill or with forest products
  • A Red Seal Certificate
  • A thorough understanding of Allen Bradley Servo Drives, VFD Drives, HMI programming Controllogix PLCs and hydraulics systems

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, our Quesnel Sawmill offers a stable, rewarding career in a safe work environment with excellent career development opportunities.

Quesnel has a population of approximately 25,000 and features all major conveniences, including its own airport. Quesnel offers affordable housing, modern recreational and educational facilities, regular community events, as well as unlimited recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast. It doesn’t take long to feel part of Quesnel’s welcoming community. 

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply at www.westfraser.com/jobs

For more information on West Fraser and our current opportunities, visit our website at: www.westfraser.com/jobs

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.