Process Engineer

Closing Date:

Feb 22, 2019

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Job Location:


Slave Lake





West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company that is listed on the TSX. Rated as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for six years, we are a growing company looking for talented people to be part of our team. West Fraser believes strongly in promoting from within. We are looking for individuals interested in a long-term career with us. Slave Lake Pulp, a division of West Fraser Mills is presently accepting applications for the position of:


Confidentiality, strong communication skills and commitment to their own and other’s health and safety are required for this position.


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and eligibility for registration with APEGA
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent skills in all forms of communication
  • The desire to progress, learn, grow, and succeed
  • Embody the West Fraser values of integrity, teamwork, frugality, innovation, competitiveness, and respect for fellow employees.

 Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Monitor the process and keep it on track
  • Define and evaluate process deficiences by working closely with other technical and with production personnel
  • Developing and implementing solutions to problems
  • Developing and undertaking trials and implementing process changes with the goals of increased quality and production and lowering costs
  • Liaise with Engineering to ensure the best capital projects are submitted for Corporate consideration
  • Working with research facilities, consultants, and mill lab personnel to develop test programs to investigate mill issues
  • Developing technical and financial analysis documents for capital projects
  • Acting as process expert on teams formed to investigate root cause analysis of significant mill issues.

Required attributes:

  • Technically able to learn the mill proactively 
  • Self-starter who takes action
  • Can work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to proactively follow up on requests
  • Able trouble-shooter and problem solver.

West Fraser believes strongly in promoting from within and we are looking for individuals who are interested in a full-time, long-term career. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company. We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an outstanding pension plan.

Slave Lake Pulp is a 240,000 tpy BCTMP mill located approximately 2.5 hours north of Edmonton, Alberta. Slave Lake Pulp is committed to continuous improvement, through operational, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation reliability. We have a collaborative, team culture.

Slave Lake is a town of approximately 7,000 residents and has all the amenities of a larger center yet maintains the lifestyle of a small community. For more on Slave Lake, please visit:

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