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Certified Millwright

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Fox Creek, AB, Canada
Fox Creek

You are a Maintenance/Certified Millwright who knows the ins and outs of keeping a mill's machinery up and running. You have a natural ability to diagnose and resolve complex mechanical issues and you're looking to expand your knowledge with an amazing company where safety and sustainability are the most important priorities. If this speaks to you, this opportunity, at our Fox Creek sawmill in Fox Creek, AB might just be your calling.

This is your opportunity to use your Red Seal technical chops, communication, and troubleshooting skills to keep our modern sawmill running at peak performance. You will be working alongside the best and brightest in the business with an innovative leader in the forest products industry. In this role, you will be responsible for the maintenance, repair, installation & modification of all sawmill related equipment to safely maximize, uptime, quality and productivity as well as setting the planer, changing planer knives and saws, grinding flat and side head knives, and other duties as designed. This role is a fulltime schedule with a minimum of 40 hours per week.

This role is based out of our Fox Creek, AB manufacturing facility. We offer competitive relocation packages for successful candidates and their families to relocate to the area.

The life of the Maintenance/Certified Millwright includes:
  • You will work with a high-performance team dedicated to maintaining all mill machinery including pumps, conveyors, compressors, mechanical systems, rollers and chains, bearings and pneumatic systems involved in the manufacturing process
  • You will keep our systems running smoothly by performing preventative and predictive maintenance. This includes inspecting machinery and equipment to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions
  • You manage your time effectively by assessing carefully and can distinguish when to assemble, move, replace, or dismantle machinery.
  • You will apply your knowledge, skills, and experience to troubleshoot issues, boost equipment reliability and implement safe, reliable fixes to keep the mill running
  • You have great attention to detail to identify and request relevant parts to complete repairs in a timely manner
  • You are accountable for assisting in a safe work environment for coworkers, customers and visitors on site

For this role, you'll come equipped with:
  • Red Seal Certification considered an asset but not required
  • Physical capability to lift objects weighing up to 50lbs
  • High degree of urgency
  • Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with coworkers
  • Knowledge of the lumber or industrial manufacturing process is an asset as well as experience with welding procedures and equipment reliability

Don't check off every single bullet point? At Canfor, we prioritize the right fit for our organization over a strict checklist of criteria. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds may not perfectly align.

Our people-focused approach prioritizes safety, embraces diversity, valuing everyone's unique qualities. We believe that inclusion and diversity are crucial for our productivity, creativity, innovation, and competitive edge. Our recruitment process is fair and equitable, based on qualifications and experience.

We appreciate all candidates' interest but will contact only those selected for interviews. Our hiring for various positions is ongoing and includes different screening processes such as behavioral assessments, references, and criminal record checks, depending on the role and location.

Moving from outside of Alberta? You may be eligible for a $5,000 bonus from the government of Alberta!

Alberta Is Calling


Job Segment: Facilities, Welding, Operations, Manufacturing

About Canfor

Canfor is one of the world’s largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy.


Construction Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Oil and Energy

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-14

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