After graduating from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, I interviewed with West Fraser at the Opelika, AL mill. After seeing the operations and all the incredible equipment involved with making lumber, I was immediately sold on joining the company.

- Ryan Reliability Engineer

I began my career with West Fraser in August 2017 as an Environmental Health and Safety Supervisor. I am an Army Combat Medic and find West Fraser is a proud supporter of the Armed Services. They take every action to ensure your family is taken care of in your absence if you’re called to duty.

- Daniel Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Supervisor

Amy Bleach plant

Don’t hesitate to take a chance on a career in forestry; there are countless different career paths available.

- Amy Bleach Plant Production Laborer

Christina Instrumentation Technician

What I like about forestry is that you don’t have to be limited to traditional roles since every role is integral to making the industry successful

- Christina Instrumentation Technician/E & I Lead Hand

Janine operations supervisor

I love the problem-solving aspect of the job, it ensures there is never a dull moment and it makes the job very rewarding.

- Janine Operations Supervisor

crystal relief supervisor

I like being part of the process of making something that people will use and appreciate

- Crystal Shift Relief Supervisor

Jasmine energy plant

Forestry is a very good industry to work in, people treat you very fairly and there are so many learning opportunities and challenges along the way

- Jasmine Energy Plant /3rd Class Power Engineer

Janelle planning forester

My job at West Fraser lets me weigh and balance biology, ecology, socio-economics, and much more. If you enjoy diversity in your day, being outside and the idea of contributing to the management of one of BC’s greatest resources, forestry is a great career choice

- Janelle Planning Forester

Carmen M SLP chem prep

What I like about the forestry industry is that it offers many diverse fields of employment depending on your interests and strengths

- Carmen Utility/Chem Prep Operator

Shari Silviculture Supervisor

One of my goals is to be able to produce a future stand that will be a better forest then what was there previously.

- Shari Silviculture Supervisor

Rashelle Silviculture Supervisor

It is very important to me to have a career where I am making an impact

- Rashelle Silviculture Supervisor

Carmen Production (operator)

I like the extensive opportunities for learning, growth and advancement in the field.

- Carmen Production (operator)

Amanda Operations Supervisor

I am able to get outside and explore the nature around me, while I help create sustainable healthy forests for the generations to come.

- Amanda Operations Supervisor

Jessica - women in safety

I love the work. Sawdust smells like home to me. I like working in the forest industry because it is a great career that allows for workers to support a family and to be a part of the culture of B.C.

- Jessica Shift Coordinator/Alternate Safety Resource

Jeff de Jong, Divisional Controller at work

I started my accounting career in public practice in 2008 and received my Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in 2014. I joined West Fraser shortly after as a Divisional Accountant at Sundre Forest Products. I was there just under two years, before being promoted to my current position as Divisional Controller at Blue Ridge Lumber.

- Jeff Divisional Controller

Gillian Stauffer picking berries at work

I entered forestry because I wanted a career path that was challenging and rewarding. After completing my first year at the University of Alberta, I received an offer to work for West Fraser as a Silviculture Assistant in Blue Ridge. I had an excellent summer filled with hard work and tons of fun, and I first experienced those challenges which I sought.

- Gillian Quality Control Student

Tristan working in the backcountry

I started working for West Fraser right after I graduated from high school. Following that, I completed a diploma in Natural Resources and Environmental Technology at the College of New Caledonia, and am now entering my final year of the Forest Ecology and Management degree program at UNBC.

- Tristan Silviculture Summer Student

Kody at work

In 2012, I graduated from high school and began a two-year diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology. I spent the next three summers as a summer student at Blue Ridge Lumber and, after graduating, I struggled to find a job in my field so I asked to stay on full-time as an operator at Blue Ridge.

- Kody Quality Control Supervisor

Kyle at work in the forest

At 7 years old I decided that I wanted to become a professional forester, just like my father. In particular, I wanted to supervise logging operations; I’ve always been fascinated by the machines, processes and technology used in harvesting.

- Kyle Operations Coordinator

I am a Mechanical Engineering student and I did my engineering co-op at Cariboo Pulp & Paper.

- Logan Engineering co-op student at Cariboo Pulp & Paper