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Electrical and Instrumentation Planner/Supervisor

January 17 2020
Industries Papers and Wood
Categories Trades, Technicians, Construction, Engineering, Electrical, Instrumentation, Controls, Supervision, Surveillance
Quesnel, BC

Are you a natural leader looking for an exciting career opportunity? Are you ready to take ownership and grow an already dynamic global business?

Cariboo Pulp is a joint venture between West Fraser and Mercer International. Located in Quesnel, BC, we have an immediate opening for the role of:


Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, this position is responsible for planning, scheduling and supervising the execution of electrical and instrumentation (E&I) maintenance work. It requires a high level of technical knowledge and a basic understanding of the kraft pulping process.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning for a maintenance crew safely and effectively.
  • Creating detailed job plans.
  • Managing shift coverage and vacation allocation.
  • Entering timesheets.
  • Supervisor relief coverage.
  • Planning several weeks in advance for run and shutdown maintenance for 10-15 tradesmen and multiple operating areas.
  • Managing the E&I maintenance backlog.
  • Managing maintenance costs.
  • Creating and implementing preventative maintenance programs.
  • Ensure compliance with electrical codes and adherence to safety regulations.
  • Produce and maintain the weekly schedule with operations groups and execution team.
  • Manage the spare motor database.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Electrician trade certification or Instrument Mechanic trade certification with proven knowledge of electrical trade in a maintenance planning position.
  • 5 to 7 years’ experience in either a pulp mill or heavy industrial setting is preferred.
  • Experience in an operational facility is required.
  • Strong leadership, planning, budgeting, and problem-solving skills are essential.
  • Sound knowledge of computer software and applications is preferred.
  • Possess excellent organization, proactive mindset, time management, and communication skills.

Cariboo Pulp & Paper is a forerunning producer of NBSK pulp as well as clean “green” energy. Forward thinking ownership, capital investment and movement towards bio-product opportunities has contributed to Cariboo’s longevity and very bright future. Cariboo offers competitive salaries, top-end pension plan, flexible benefits, opportunity for development, advancement, and most importantly, the opportunity to make a positive difference in a renewable industry!

Cariboo offers a comprehensive relocation package to assist your move to Quesnel. Located in central BC, Quesnel has a population of approximately 25,000 and features all major conveniences, including its own airport. Quesnel offers affordable housing, modern recreational and educational facilities, regular community events, as well as unlimited recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast. It doesn’t take long to feel part of Quesnel’s welcoming community.

Interested applicants should apply by sending their resume and proof of qualifications in confidence.

A family business at heart since 1955, West Fraser values excellence in performance and people, challenge and satisfaction, and profitability and growth. We practice leadership in our field and responsibility in our communities. For more information on West Fraser and our current opportunities, visit our website at:

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Apply now!