Database Administrator

Closing Date:

Dec 20, 2019

Student Position:


Job Category:

IT Professionals







West Fraser, north America’s largest lumber producer is a growing, diversified wood products company with locations in western Canada and the southern United States. Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers six times, our IT team continues to grow. With multiple locations, we are larger than many startups! We are implementing new technology and the successful candidate should be a self-motivated achiever who gains satisfaction from providing excellent support services and thrives in a team-based environment. Our Information Technology group in Quesnel, BC has an opportunity for a:

Database Administrator


  • Installing, configuring and upgrading the databases
  • Modifying the database structure, as needed
  • Backing up and restoring databases
  • Liaising with database vendors for technical support
  • Monitoring and Tuning the databases
  • Maintaining appropriate memory and disk space to ensure system performance
  • Troubleshooting live database issues
  • Maintaining the indexes
  • Maintaining established statistics
  • Checking database integrity
  • Assessing database integrity issues
  • Patching Database Server for security flaws
  • Conducting established security check protocol
  • Considering and granting security access requests
  • Reviewing availability groups and assessing for high availability
  • Ensuring adherence to our disaster recovery plan
  • Liaising with application support and developers on demand
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and support release deployment activities
  • Follow Change Management processes to implement database configuration changes
  • Trouble shoot and resolve database connectivity issues

Position Requirements:

  • University degree in Computer Science or related information technology degree/diploma
  • 2-5 years experience with Oracle or Microsoft database platforms
  • Driven and able to learn new technologies in short timeframes
  • Moderate knowledge of PL/SQL or T-SQL Languages
  • Basic Unix shell scripting skills, windows batch scripting and PowerShell
  • Critical thinker and have adept problem-solving skills
  • Basic knowledge of Oracle and Microsoft data migration and ETL tools
  • Some experience with Monitoring & Diagnostic tools
  • Some knowledge working with Windows and Unix servers
  • Some knowledge of storage systems as it applies to hosting databases

West Fraser is currently looking for individuals who are interested in a full time, long-term career in a modern mill environment. We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an outstanding pension plan. Safety is one of West Fraser’s core values and our employees can expect a challenging, stable work environment with 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 today in confidence, by submitting your resume and cover letter at

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