Planer Mechanic / Planer Technician (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 Certified Planer Mechanic / Planer Technician with experience processing Western Red Cedar 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 planermill 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:

  • Maintain the highest standards with respect to safety at all times.
  • Maintenance of all planermill equipment.
  • Undertake preventative maintenance program for equipment.
  • Planer setup
  • Sharpen side head knives and balance flat knives.
  • Self-motivated and capable of working without direct supervision
  • Use knowledge and skills to recognize opportunities for improvements and savings.
  • Verify and document repairs made.

What You Offer:

  • A high degree of personal motivation and the drive to exceed expectations
  • Ability to work in a team environment or independently with little supervision.
  • Knowledge of functionality and maintenance associated with a Planer, trim saws, stackers, breakdowns, sorter, and trim lines.
  • Understanding of preventative maintenance processes related to a Planermill.
  • Schedule flexibility – as work may require day, evening, and weekend shifts.
  • Previous experience performing preventative maintenance in a Sawmill/Planermill.

Considered a strong asset:

  • Previous sawmill and planer mill experience
  • Planer Technician training
  • A welding certificate

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


  • Planer Mechanic: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Salmo, BC (Preferred)