Maintenance Supervisor

Closing Date:

Aug 31, 2017

Student Position:


Job Category:

Trades & Maintenance

Job Location:







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.  We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, excellent benefits, pension plan and relocation package. Hinton Wood Products, a division of West Fraser, is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of:


Maintenance Supervisor

Reporting directly to the Maintenance Superintendent in this full time role, the successful candidate will lead a weekend maintenance crew of Millwrights, Electricians, Welders and Contractors. Higher consideration will be granted to those who have previous experience in the wood remanufacturing sector; in a Sawmill, Planer Mill or with forest products. 


  • Certified Tradesperson, preference will be given to Red Seal Millwright 
  • Prefer 5-10 years of maintenance supervisory experience

Core strengths:

  • Strong leadership skills and communication skills
  • Commitment to safety
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Well-organized
  • Able to work in a group as a team player

Duties include:

  • Supervising Weekend Maintenance and Cleanup personnel
  • Maintenance of sawmill equipment (this includes but is not limited to De-Barkers, Canters, Board Edgers, Gang Edgers, Trimmer, Sorter, Stacker, Conveyors, Chippers, Blowers, Hydraulic Systems, Pneumatic Systems)
  • Safety of the crew (Lock-Out Procedures, Field Level Hazard & Risk Assessments (FLHRA), Safety Audits)
  • Training / mentoring apprentices
  • Troubleshooting and Equipment alignment
  • Creating and planning improvement projects
  • Cost Reduction
  • Maximizing product quality and recovery
  • Managing parts with our purchaser
  • Developing a predictive and preventative maintenance program
  • Scheduling and attendance
  • Inspecting completed work

West Fraser believes strongly in promoting from within and we are looking for individuals who are interested in a full-time, long-term career.  We offer a challenging stable work environment with career development opportunities. We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an outstanding pension plan. We are committed to environmental excellence, workplace safety and sustaining operating leadership through profitability and continued investments.

Hinton is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with exciting activities from skiing, snowmobiling, camping, hiking and fishing. Hinton features a full-service acute care hospital, major retail and restaurant chains, theatre, community parks and pools, and educational institutions for pre-school through post-secondary. To learn more, visit the Town of Hinton:

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We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.