Log Yard Equipment Operator (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  West Fraser Timber Co Ltd

  Blue Ridge, Alberta, Canada

West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company that is listed on the TSX. Rated one of Canada’s 10 Best Companies to Work for and as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for six years, we are a growing company looking for talented people to be part of our team. West Fraser believes strongly in promoting from within. We are looking for an individual interested in a long-term career with us. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company. We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive wage, excellent benefits and an outstanding pension plan. Our Blue Ridge Lumber division, in Blue Ridge, AB, has an opportunity for a highly skilled:

LOG YARD EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

Reporting directly to Department Supervisor, the successful candidate will be an integral part of the Lumber Yard or Log Yard. Higher consideration will be granted to those who have previous experience in the wood remanufacturing sector, in a sawmill, planer mill or with forest products. 

Duties include:

  • Responsible for taking down inventory; rebuilding inventory
  • Unloading log trucks
  • Loading log deck
  • Be able to operate a forklift in a timely and efficient manner
  • Load and unload full packages of lumber throughout the process

Position requirements include:

  • Must have an excellent safety record
  • Must have good interpersonal skills
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills
  • Must perform all job assignments in an effective and timely manner with minimal supervision
  • A minimum of six (6) months in a manufacturing or industrial environment preferred
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Forklift drivers certificate or heavy equipment loader certificate would be an asset
  • Ability to work rotating shift, holidays and weekends

Blue Ridge is a family-friendly community located northwest of Edmonton and offers excellent year round recreational activities. Our mill and forest operations form an integral part of the community, providing economic stability to employees and families that live in the Blue Ridge area. 

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


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