Industrial Electrician Lead (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 Electrician with extensive PLC experience for our operation located in Salmo, BC. The successful candidate will lead the electrical team in maintaining and troubleshooting industrial equipment including PLC controlled systems to ensure continued production within a sawmill environment. This is an excellent opportunity for an organized 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. The successful candidate will work amongst a high-performing, dynamic team and have a strong commitment to employee and management relations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • PLC Integration and Programming
  • Enhancing and/or upgrading existing systems
  • Implementing new systems
  • Improving existing systems and/or performance
  • Assisting the maintenance department with troubleshooting of controls systems
  • Working with and teaching skills to other personnel

Required Skills:

  • A high degree of personal motivation and the drive to exceed expectations
  • Minimum five years of experience as an Electrician
  • Knowledge / experience with BC Electrical Code 2015
  • Knowledge of WorkSafeBC regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to use PC to troubleshoot PLC-operated equipment
  • Knowledge of how electrical/PLC circuitry interacts with hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Familiar with Allen Bradley PLCs and Rockwell software PLCs
  • Knowledge of VFD’s and ability to troubleshoot them
  • Axis tuning using QB’s, RMC’s, and AB Motion
  • Basic Understanding of Scanning and Optimization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous supervision experience in a sawmill and planer mill operation
  • Interprovincial Red Seal
  • Class B Field Services Representative Certificate

*Hiring for this position is ongoing and will continue until filled. 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


  • Industrial Electrician: 5 years (Required)


  • Red Seal Industrial Electrician (442A) (Required)