It has been a really amazing experience working as a Quality Control Assistant at the Quesnel Sawmill. As an active person, I found this job suits me well. I am fortunate to work with experienced Quality Control personnel to gain valuable knowledge in lumber production, and to practice what I’ve learned about in school (Major in Wood Product Processing, minor in Commerce, UBC).

During my work term, I did quality control tests in both the sawmill and planer mill. These tests help ensure product quality and locate machine related issues. I also conducted studies on both lumber and kiln strip utilization to help identify opportunities for improvement.

Quesnel Sawmill is like a warm family to me because everyone makes me feel supported and trusted. When doing tests and projects, everyone is happy to answer my questions or teach me something new. I get to discuss my thoughts with my supervisor, get objective feedback, and work out results together. I have received so much knowledge from my supervisor during my work term and what I’ve learned will be extremely helpful in my future career in this industry.

I would definitely recommend a work term here to any student looking for a co-op placement in the forestry industry. Working at West Fraser will make you feel happy and accomplished.

- Lily Quality Control Assistant

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