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.
After a year of working on production I started training for Quality Control (QC), and shortly after transferred to High Prairie to be the QC supervisor in the sawmill.
The best part about my current job is getting to work with a wide variety of machinery in the sawmill and learn how it all works. There’s a lot of investment in the mill coming up, so I’m looking forward to seeing all of the new technology that will be coming in the future.
I like working in High Prairie. The people in the sawmill are all very close knit and there are three lakes all within a 30-minute drive of the mill, so I can go fishing after work.
If you’re thinking about coming to work for West Fraser, expect to find a company that’s committed to you. Here, hard work and dedication pay off if you stick with it.