Forestry Summer Student Positions - 100 Mile House

Closing Date:

Oct 10, 2014

Student Position:

Yes

Job Category:

Forestry

Job Location:

City/Town:

100 Mile House

Province/State:

BC

Country:

Canada

FORESTRY SUMMER & TERM STUDENT POSITIONS

West Fraser hires approximately 50 forestry summer students each year to work at one of our 11 woodlands divisions across BC and Alberta. Under the supervision of forest professionals, the selected candidate will get hands-on experience in a 4-12 month work term. There is endless potential for long term advancement within the company, including full-time job opportunities post graduation.

BC locations: Fraser Lake, Quesnel, 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Smithers, or Chetwynd
Alberta locations: Sundre, Slave Lake, Hinton, High Prairie, or Whitecourt/Blue Ridge

SILVICULTURE: Primary duties may include the supervision of tree planting contractors to ensure compliance with quality, environmental and safety standards, regeneration and free growing surveys, stand tending assessments and layout and other silviculture related duties.

OPERATIONS: Duties may include the supervision of  harvesting and road building contractors to ensure quality, environmental and safety standards are being met, site assessments and inspections and other duties related to operations. 

PLANNING: Main duties may include road and cutblock development, site level plans and ecosystem data collection, assessments including stream and riparian assessments and other planning related duties..

Qualification and experience requirements:

  • Must have a valid drivers license, strong work ethic, and love working outdoors!
  • Enrolled in a Forestry related post-secondary degree or diploma program such as Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences and/or Conservation
  • Prior forestry, agricultural and/or industrial experience is considered an asset
  • Must be available to commence work in May 2015

To apply, please submit your current resume, cover letter, and the  contact information for at least two references via  email to: forestrystudents@westfraser.com by October 10th, 2014.

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.