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West Fraser

Maintenance Planner

Posted 2 days ago

Job Description

West Fraser offers a range of exciting career opportunities for individuals seeking challenging and rewarding careers. Our Quesnel Plywood division in Quesnel, British Columbia, is recruiting for a Maintenance Planner.

You'll Do:
  • Five-plus years of experience in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems
  • Broad maintenance experience in a plywood or industrial environment
  • Prior proven experience as a supervisor and leader
  • Demonstrative safety leadership with knowledge of safety procedures
  • Experienced in the use of preventative maintenance systems to reduce unscheduled downtime.
  • Experienced in troubleshooting methods to meet uptime, production volume, and quality targets.
  • Can effectively use training resources to maximize technical skills.
  • Very good team-building and motivational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of accounting and financial metrics for a mill operation
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office

You have:
  • A valid trade certificate or bachelor’s degree in applied science or engineering.
  • Preferred 3 to 5 years of experience in a plywood or heavy industrial setting.
  • Strong leadership, planning, budgeting, and problem-solving skills. Consistently shows a strong commitment to safety, actively promoting its importance.
  • Knowledge of computer software and applications, with preference given to candidates with Maximo and Microsoft Suite experience.
  • Great organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills.
  • A desire to progress, learn, grow, and succeed.
  • Embody the West Fraser values of integrity, humility, teamwork, frugality, innovation, competitiveness, and respect.

Compensation Package:
  • The salary range for this position may vary depending on experience, education, and location. The yearly salary range is between $92,300 and $106,200.
  • Annual bonus opportunity
  • Outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, pension, life insurance, disability, accident insurance, vacation, and holidays.

Your Workplace Location:

Quesnel is a family-friendly community of 25,000 in central British Columbia. It offers affordable housing, modern recreational and educational facilities, regular community events, and unlimited recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts. It doesn’t take long to feel part of Quesnel’s welcoming community.

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 fiberboard, plywood, and particleboard), pulp, newsprint, wood chips, other residuals, and renewable energy. West Fraser’s products are used in home construction, repair and remodeling, 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 2024-09-16

Current Openings

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