Testimonials

I enjoy working in the natural resource sector and have always been passionate about sustainable forest management.

- Melissa Planning Coordinator

Every day brings a new challenge, and it is exciting! I get to witness (first hand) the evolution of sustainable forestry and all the great people who make it happen. Everyone here is passionate about what they do and are proud to be foresters.

- Laura Senior Biologist

I love that I can contribute to the long-term health and viability of our forests while integrating the interests of the local community and creating good jobs. While, at the same time, producing a valuable, useful product. I take pride in the work we do here and love telling anyone who will listen about West Fraser and the amazing opportunities we have.

- Kit Planning Forester

Over the past year and a half that I have been working for Sundre Forest Products, I have received an incredible amount of career development support. The internal West Fraser courses provide networking opportunities, while also contributing to my supervisory knowledge and understanding of the company’s values. Also, colleagues have played an active role in my development through mentorship and taking time to pass on their knowledge. I am hoping to reciprocate through a long forestry career with West Fraser.

- Devon Planning Supervisor

I learned the business from the ground up, literally. 33 years ago, I started as a consulting forester doing field work 5 days a week. Moving through various positions in land management and eventually into timber marketing, investment management, and now in wood procurement. I can’t emphasize enough the need to learn about the entire business from planting the seedling to seeing the 2x4 lumber on the shelf at the store.

- Tim Regional Procurement Manager

My job allows me to work outside and interact with many people on a regular basis. It is a challenging job, but it is fun and rewarding

- Ted Procurement Manager

I have really enjoyed being a part of the Newberry, South Carolina team, especially during West Fraser’s recent modernization, and expansion, of the Newberry Mill. It’s exciting to see our team work together daily to achieve common goals for success.

- Steve Procurement Manager

As a Procurement Manager, I get to see and be involved in the complete process of a tree becoming lumber. Being responsible for the logs coming into the mill requires overcoming daily challenges. The job is different every day.

- Michael Procurement Manager

West Fraser has a good group of dedicated people that all work together to help meet our goals. A career in forestry covers a wide range of outdoor jobs, and there is likely a job that will fit your interests. They range from working directly with mills buying and harvesting timber to industry and government timber management and silviculture jobs.

- Doug Woodyard & Procurement Supervisor

Being a forester has many rewarding experiences: from guest speaking at elementary schools on the benefits of the forest products industry, to developing management plans for local landowners. Working with professional logging crews on tracts that we purchase and making sure we adhere to all best management practices is enjoyable work. Being able to watch the tree harvested, transported to our mill and be processed into lumber is amazing.

- Craig Regional Procurement Manager

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

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