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West Fraser

GIS Technician

Posted 6 days ago

Job Description

West Fraser offers a range of exciting career opportunities for individuals seeking challenging and rewarding careers. Our Williams Lake Division in BC is currently recruiting for a GIS Technician.

As part of the South Cariboo Woods staff, you will maintain and develop an integrated Information System utilizing ArcGIS (Desktop and Web), ArcSDE, and an Oracle database. The position will also include analyzing strategic and operational planning projects.

You'll Do:
  • Maintenance & quality control of spatial data in Land and Resource Manager (LRM) for the Woods Department
  • Prepare & submit digital data to the government to provide standards
  • Work with Woods Staff on mapping and analytical projects
  • Support Woods staff with LRM and GIS tasks
  • Generate and provide LRM reports for all forestry applications
  • Work with other licensees and consultants to ensure data exchange standards are maintained

You have:
  • Graduation from an accredited post-secondary GIS program
  • Experience using ESRI’s ArcGIS, Geodatabase, ArcSDE, FME
  • Understanding of RDBMS principles (esp. Oracle) and SQL
  • Some programming skills, in Python or other language
  • A clear communicator with good interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytic and management skills
  • Familiarity with data management systems such as Land and Resource Manager (LRM) would be an asset
  • Forestry education or forest industry background would be an asset

Compensation Package:
  • The salary range for this position may vary depending on experience, education, and location. The yearly salary range is between $66,000 and $77,000.
  • Annual bonus opportunity
  • Outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, pension, life insurance, disability, accident insurance, vacation, and holidays.

Your Workplace Location:

Williams Lake is situated in the heart of the Cariboo region of British Columbia, approximately 545 km northeast of Vancouver. It is one of the largest cities in the Cariboo, offering a wealth of outdoor recreational activities, thanks to its beautiful lake and surrounding natural wildlife⁴. The city is also a hub for forestry, mining, and transportation. It boasts good educational institutions and a vibrant local economy. Known for the annual Williams Lake Stampede, it offers a unique blend of small-town charm and urban amenities. To learn more, visit the City of Williams Lake website at

About Us:

We make renewable, wood-based building products for the world, contributing to a more sustainable future. Today, West Fraser is one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable wood-based building products, with more than 60 facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. From responsibly sourced and sustainably managed forest resources, West Fraser produces lumber, engineered wood products (oriented strand board, laminated veneer lumber, medium-density fibreboard, plywood, and particleboard), pulp, newsprint, wood chips, other residuals, and renewable energy. West Fraser’s products are used in home construction, repair and remodelling, industrial applications, papers, tissue, and boxes.

What makes us stand out is our people-first approach. We value internal growth and continuous learning. Join us, and you'll enjoy competitive pay, great benefits, and an excellent pension plan, all in a supportive environment where your voice matters.


At West Fraser, we strongly believe promoting diversity and inclusion is essential to our success. Our commitment to creating inclusive workplaces is reflected in our core values, and we constantly strive to foster a culture that values and respects every individual’s unique background and perspective. By joining us, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a team dedicated to shaping a brighter future by embracing diversity and promoting inclusivity. Join our team at West Fraser and help us build a more diverse and inclusive community.


West Fraser is fully committed to sustainable forest management as defined in our environmental policy, which is reflected in every aspect of our work. We adopt new technologies and innovations to create exceptional building materials. Wood products are a natural, renewable, recyclable, and environmentally sustainable choice for consumers who prioritize sustainability.

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About West Fraser

West Fraser is a recognized top employer, named one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures (2014), Canada's 10 Best Companies to Work For (2014), Canada's Top 100 Employers (5 times!) and a Top Employer for Young People. We employ 8,600 employees in 47 mills across the Southern U.S. and Western Canada. Our investments in modern, competitive manufacturing facilities, product innovation and bioenergy are adding up to a bright future.


Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Oil and Energy Manufacturing

Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-05

Current Openings

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