We would tell anyone who’s interested in a job in forestry to pay attention to your job and pay attention to your coworkers. Come to work with a good attitude and try to learn one new thing, every day.

- Aderico and Deangelo Stacker and strap operators

I grew up in Leola, Arkansas, and I grew up hearing about the rough labour of the “Sawmill Life”. For my entire life after that, I avoided working at a sawmill. But I was wrong.

- Duwayne Kiln Lead

At our small division we gain experience in every aspect of forest management. There’s never a boring moment because there’s always some new to do. Plus, at West Fraser we always can collaborate with our colleagues across the company.

- Stuart Woodlands Supervisor

I always want to learn new things and my job allows me to do exactly that. Being a Registered Professional Forest Technologist (RPFT) is project-based, so I’m always working on something different depending on the time of year.

- Al Woodlands Supervisor

As a Woodlands Manager, there’s always something new to do. You need to be very creative to get things done, from simple issues to complex.

- Steve Woodlands Manager

My job allows me to spend a lot of time in the field, meet interesting people, and see results from my efforts. I can watch the forest I manage grow and progress through time.

- Keith Silviculture Supervisor

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

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