Maintenance Engineer

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May 18, 2018

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Listed on the TSX, West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company. Recognized for the fifth time as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's Best Employers for Recent Graduates, we continue to grow. West Fraser offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path. Cariboo Pulp is a West Fraser and Daishowa-Marubeni International (DMI) joint venture located in Quesnel, BC. We have an opening for the role of:


Are you ready to join an industry that provides a real work/life balance and opportunities for the future in a green and sustainable industry? We’re looking to build our high-performing team with passionate people seeking interesting work in a dynamic environment!

Cariboo Pulp & Paper is a forerunning producer of NBSK pulp as well as clean “green” energy. Forward thinking ownership, capital investment and movement towards bio-product opportunities has contributed to Cariboo’s longevity and very bright future. Cariboo offers competitive salaries, top-end pension plan, flexible benefits, opportunity for development, advancement, and most importantly, the opportunity to make a positive difference in a renewable industry.

This position reports to the Engineering Superintendent and is a technical adviser to the Area Maintenance Superintendent. As an area engineer, this role will recommend procedures, methods, materials and specifications to reduce costs and increase productivity of mill operations. The position also acts as vendor and consultant liaison on problems arising from the maintenance effort and works towards the resolution and correction of recurring maintenance problems. This role is additionally responsible for area reliability and major maintenance and capital initiatives.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Detailed engineering and project management of major and minor maintenance and capital projects
  • Major maintenance shutdown planning, execution, and contractor coordination
  • Design and optimize equipment to maximize reliability and performance
  • Oversee the pressure vessel, piping and tank integrity program for associated equipment
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient installation of equipment and major repairs to existing equipment, including boilers and auxiliary equipment


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and eligibility for registration with APEGBC as a EIT or PEng
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent skills in all forms of communication
  • The motivation to advance into progressive leadership roles
  • The desire to learn and succeed
  • Able to travel to the United States
  • Pulp mill or heavy industry experience is an asset

Cariboo offers a comprehensive relocation package to assist your move to Quesnel. Located in central BC, 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. 

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