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Journeyperson/Red Seal Welder

Full Time
3 days ago
46.830 per hour
  • Join a company that prides itself on putting its people first
  • Competitive remuneration of $46.83/hr
  • A great opportunity for a dedicated Welder to work in a team-focused environment
About the Organization

Created in 2008 and privately held, Harmac Pacific Pulp operates a Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft pulp mill on the east coast of Vancouver Island near Nanaimo, BC. Nanaimo Forest Products (NFP) Ltd., the owner of the Harmac Pacific trademark, restarted the mill with a single production line on October 3, 2008. Since that time the mill has grown to two production lines and a capacity of 380,000 tonnes of world class pulp per year.

Key to Harmac’s success is the employee ownership model. Our employees are very active participants in the running of the business and have 2 members that they appoint to the company’s 6 seats on its Board of Directors. 

The future of Harmac Pacific Pulp is looking bright. Through extensive capital investments, the organization has made significant improvements to productivity and reliability. In addition, as of 2013, instillation has been complete of a 25 MW Green Energy turbo-generator which we currently use to sell power to BC Hydro. 

About Nanaimo, British Columbia

Nanaimo, located on the southeast coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, is one of the premier locations for a pulp mill in the world. Nanaimo is also a great place to live. As the transportation, services, and health care hub for the central and north island, Nanaimo services the surrounding areas of over 100,000 people. Recreational opportunities are endless with access to extensive community recreation facilities and unmatched outdoor activities such as boating, skiing, biking, and golfing. Nanaimo is located just 20 minutes by floatplane from Vancouver and 90 minutes by Ferry.

About the Opportunity

Harmac Pacific currently has an exciting opening for a full-time Welder to join our team. Candidates will be working shifts based on the rotating compressed work week schedule.

Our preferred candidate will be in good physical condition and able to work in all areas of the mill, while applying the full range of the welding trade functions to support breakdown maintenance including cutting, burning, heating, basic welding, and pipefitting. Candidates must be proficient with the Mill Stores System and Dynamics, with an Interprovincial Welding Trades Qualification.

You are willing to assist with troubleshooting process issues as they relate to equipment operation, and work overtime requirements for breakdowns, planned mill shutdowns, and the requirement as outlined in the Joint Labour agreement if relief is not available. 

We are looking for an individual who is interested in pursuing a career with our company and is open to contributing to the extent of their abilities. You must be able to participate as a member of a team of business partners who have a common interest in the success of the business. You are an independent self-starter, with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a sound base of knowledge and experience. You are highly organized and adaptable to changes in the work environment. 

Along with your qualifications, you will be a proven team player who is excited about contributing to the business as a whole. We value initiative and the willingness to work with others to move our business forward. 

About the Benefits

You will be part of the staff employee group. This position is salaried and offers competitive compensation of $46.83/hr as well as a wealth of benefits including Dental, EHB, AD&D, Group Life, and Long Term Disability coverage, and a retirement benefit. The company and union provide their own Short Term Disability Plan which also applies to Staff employees. 

Our employees are highly motivated, hard-working, and dedicated to their job - but that's not the only reason to come to work. It is also about having fun, learning new things, meeting with a great group of people, and being part of something you believe in. Our employees enjoy annual activities including a Curling Bonspiel, Golf Tournaments, Fishing Derby, Holiday Parties, and a mill housekeeping and pizza day. We also organize social events to celebrate milestones for the organization.

Best of all, you will be joining a company that prides itself on putting its people first. This is a job that will truly enrich your life both personally and professionally!

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