Certified Millwright (Maintenance & Trades)

Full Time

  Porcupine Wood Products

  Salmo, British Columbia, Canada

Porcupine Wood Products produces western red cedar products supplying premium products for the North American lumber markets. For more than 25 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber products to our valued customers. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into renewable energy. As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us.

The Opportunity:

Porcupine Wood Products is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Millwright with extensive forest product manufacturing experience for our operation located in Salmo, BC. This person will assist in maintaining and troubleshooting all mechanical/hydraulic equipment systems to ensure continued production within a sawmill environment. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual with a great attitude and strong communication skills; who is looking to work for a progressive wood products company built on sustainability and quality lumber products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of pumps, conveyors, compressors, air system components, mechanical systems, rollers & chains, bearings and hydraulics involved in the manufacturing process.
  • Undertake preventative maintenance program for equipment.
  • Operate hoisting and lifting devices to position machinery and parts during assembly, installation, set-up and repair of equipment and machinery.
  • Repair and assemble hydraulic equipment and cylinders.
  • Use knowledge and skills to recognize opportunities for improvements and savings.
  • Verify and document repairs made.
  • Work in a safe manner.

What You Offer:

  • A high degree of personal motivation and the drive to exceed expectations
  • Minimum five years of experience as a millwright
  • You’re a highly motivated journeyman who has demonstrated an abilty to apply trade skills and knowledge safely and effectively.
  • Mechanical aptitude, excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to work closely with other trades and employees.
  • Commitment to working safely and creating a safe workplace.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible schedule to work days, nights and/or weekends shifts if required.

Considered a strong asset:

  • Previous sawmill and planer mill experience
  • An industry experienced 3rd or 4th year registered apprentice
  • Applicants with previous welding experience will be considered

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be

considered for this position, please apply today! There has never been a better time to join the Porcupine team and become part of the modern forest industry. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees. Salmo, BC.

Salmo is the hub of the Kootenays, gateway to endless outdoor adventure and Beautiful BC at its finest. Located in the mountainous southeastern region of British Columbia, Salmo is a compact community that is ideal for having fun outdoors all year round and carries on the spirit of adventure and wilderness. Larger communities of Nelson, Castlegar and Trail are within easy driving distance of Salmo.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Millwright: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Millwright (Preferred)