Mike's Career Story

I started as a lumber grader, working in the planer before I began my millwright apprenticeship at the Quesnel sawmill. I did my entire apprenticeship with West Fraser. Last year I was promoted to Weekend Maintenance Supervisor – a job that I really enjoy.

What I like the most about working here are the people that I get to work with every day. I have an incredible team of experienced and skilled millwrights that make even challenging days at the mill fun. I also supervise our 20 person weekend cleanup crew of people who are really excellent and who have as much as 30 years’ experience, which is really amazing for me.

In addition to the people see every day, I feel really fortunate to work on top-of-the-line equipment. I like to work for a mill that I think is ahead of the industry in safety, dust control, efficient production, great people and great equipment. I’m competitive. Working in this kind of high-performance production environment keeps me on my toes.

Why did I choose this career? I chose it because it offered me an opportunity to work in a great job and maintain an active lifestyle that allows me to spend time with my family. I work with a great crew and I am home every night to see my wife and kids. I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

- Mike Weekend Maintenance Supervisor

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