Job Status: Filled

Certified Benchman (Maintenance & Trades)

Full Time

  West Fraser Timber Co Ltd

  70 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada

Job Details



West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company and listed on the TSX. Recognized for the fifth time as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's Best Employers for Recent Graduates, we are a growing company looking for talented people to be part of our team. We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, excellent benefits, pension plan and relocation package. Our Chasm Division has an opportunity for a:


The Benchman will be a key player in a company-wide continuous improvement effort through daily use of troubleshooting and preventative maintenance strategies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of sawfiling equipment
  • Undertaking preventative maintenance program for equipment and machinery
  • Use knowledge and skills to recognize opportunities for improvements and savings
  • Maintenance of work place and saw filing safety
  • Achieving production targets
  • Inspecting, maintaining, and calibrating precision equipment
  • Adherence to filing shop quality control standards
  • Troubleshooting and examining saws for defects
  • Management of saw box water and lubrication

 Our ideal Benchman candidate possesses:

  • A valid Inter-Provincial or Provincial Journeyperson Benchman or Sawfiler certification
  • Mechanical aptitude; excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to work closely with other trades and employees
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible schedule in order to work days, nights and/or weekend shifts
  • Knowledge of functionality, maintenance, and alignment associated with a Canter, 6ft Band Rig, Trim Saw, Gang Saws, Edgers, and Chippers.
  • Ability to service and supervise all aspects of saw maintenance for stellite and carbide saws
  • Technical understanding of the manufacturing and servicing of saws, guides, and chipping knifes

 Considered a strong asset:

  • Previous experience working in a sawmill
  • Demonstrated leadership skills

West Fraser is currently looking for individuals who are interested in a full time long-term career. Our employees can expect a challenging, stable, safe work environment with career development opportunities. We are committed to environmental excellence, workplace safety and sustaining operating leadership through profitability and continued investments.

Located 15 minutes south of Chasm Sawmills, Clinton is a growing, family-friendly community located in the South Cariboo. Situated approximately 1.5 hours northwest of Kamloops B.C. both Clinton and surrounding area offer excellent year round recreational activities with abundant fishing opportunities and a ranching lifestyle.