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Certified Millwright

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Whitecourt, AB, Canada

Are you a skilled Certified Millwright with a knack for troubleshooting complex mechanical issues? Do you value safety and sustainability as top priorities? If so, we have an exciting opportunity that might just be your calling. We're seeking a Certified Millwright for our Whitecourt, AB sawmill, where you can utilize your Red Seal technical expertise, communication skills, and troubleshooting abilities to keep our modern sawmill operating at peak performance. Join our team and work alongside industry leaders in the forest products sector.

This role is a full-time position with various potential schedules. You must be open to working days and nights. Minimum of 40 hours per week. The wage is $49.03/hr.

As a Certified Millwright, your responsibilities will include:
  • Working 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.
  • Keeping our systems running smoothly by performing preventative, predictive, and reactive maintenance, which involves inspecting machinery and equipment to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions. You should be comfortable working under pressure.
  • Effective time management, assessing carefully when to assemble, move, replace, or dismantle machinery.
  • Applying your knowledge, skills, and experience to troubleshoot issues, enhance equipment reliability, and implement safe, reliable fixes to keep the mill running.
  • Having great attention to detail to identify and request relevant parts for timely repairs.
  • Accountability for assisting in creating a safe work environment for coworkers, customers, and site visitors.

For this role, we are looking for candidates who:
  • Hold a Red Seal Certification
  • Have the physical capability to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of urgency.
  • Have knowledge of the lumber or industrial manufacturing process (an asset).
  • Possess experience with welding procedures and equipment reliability (an asset).

What's in it for you:
Our people-focused approach prioritizes our employees' safety, well-being, and growth because they are critical to the success of our company. We offer competitive compensation, disability insurance, pension, extended medical insurance, and paid time off.

If you are a Millwright with a can-do attitude, superior troubleshooting skills, and a background in heavy industry and construction, we invite you to make a difference and build your career with Canfor at our Whitecourt Sawmill! Join us in our commitment to safety and sustainability.

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!

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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 2024-07-18

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