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Process Engineer Co-op

Full Time
4 days ago
Posting ID: 21535 Position Type: Process Engineer Co-op City: Prince George, BC Location: Northwood Pulp Mill
Canfor's strength comes from the diversity of our skilled and resilient workforce. As our company continues to grow and diversify, so do our career opportunities. Let us take this opportunity to tell you how you could be the best fit for Canfor.

The Opportunity:
Canfor is currently seeking a motivated and talent student to join our team as a Process Engineer Co-op at our pulp operations.

The Role:
In this role, the successful candidate will work on site at our pulpmill location primarily under the direction of a Process Engineer or Process Specialist. Responsibilities of this role will include:
  • Process testing crosschecks, these include: K#, consistency, residual, brightness, etc.
  • Process performance monitoring, this includes a series of sampling and testing of non-routine locations for the purpose of evaluating efficiency or performance issues. i.e. Tertiary chip screen reject testing, washer and wash press efficiency testing, brown stock soda profile testing, etc.
  • Calibration of new process testing equipment. Pulpeye - kappa, freeness, brightness calibration. Sampling the chip belts, sending out samples and coordinating with FP Innovations for calibration new chip analyzers.
  • Developing a K number to Kappa number relationship for our pulp.
  • Helping with various sample collection and analysis as required.
  • Helping with data collection and analysis as required.
Upcoming and ongoing projects that the co-op student will assist the area engineers with:
  • Continue to work with the Pulpeye calibration and optimization
  • Help with the statistical analysis / modeling work on the optical fiber properties being generated by the Pulpeye
  • Continued Kappa and K number work
  • Brownstock soda profile testing for optimization and advanced justification work
  • Ongoing testing crosschecks
  • Other help as needed
It is our intention to provide the student with an opportunity to become familiar with the Kraft pulp process and to utilize the theoretical knowledge of engineering principles in a work situation.

The student engineer will work independently and as a team member with the opportunity for input from a variety of resources including experienced Professional Engineers, mill operators and Maintenance personnel. The successful applicants will gain practical experience in various aspects of Chemical Engineering.

The Candidate:
  • Minimum two years completed in a Chemical Engineering or Chemistry Program.
  • Strong PC skills required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous Pulpmill experience or other industrial experience an asset.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.

The Incentive
  • Competitive salary
  • Relocation Assistance

Grow with us
At Canfor, we understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. We offer a number of training programs and development opportunities to support each of our employees in their pursuit of career advancement and growth. Whether you want to develop upon your skills or advance your career with Canfor, we offer a promote-from-within culture that will give you these opportunities.

Canfor Values
At Canfor, our values are at the core of everything we do. Safety comes first, and we are proud of our unwavering commitment to excellence, and customer satisfaction, which allows us to safely and efficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.
  • Safety comes first.
  • We succeed when our customers succeed.
  • We are resilient and resourceful. We always find a way forward.
  • We are a good neighbour in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.
  • We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.
At Canfor, diversity means understanding, recognizing and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion and diversity as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage. We strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process, where hiring decisions are based on the individual qualifications and experience of each applicant.

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Prince George, BC

Known as BC's Northern Capital, Prince George is city that offers big city comfort and convenience, but small town serenity and sensibilities. As the largest city in northern BC, Prince George is a hub of industry, offering numerous employment opportunities and is home to the University of Northern British Columbia. This region's temperate climate creates a lush environment of emerald-green forests and ample opportunities for outdoor activity. For more information, visit

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