New job at West Fraser (via |

Maintenance Supervisor

December 2 2019
Industries Papers and Wood
Categories Trades, Technicians, Construction, Engineering, Aerospace, Aviation, Airport, Maintenance, Service, Quality, Test, Inspection
Williams Lake, BC

West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company, listed on the TSX and rated as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for six years, we are a growing company looking for talented people to be part of our team. Our Williams Lake Plywood division has an opportunity for an exceptional:


West Fraser believes strongly in promoting from within. We are looking for an individual interested in a long-term career with us. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company. We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, excellent benefits, an outstanding pension plan and relocation package.

As a member of our management team, the Maintenance Supervisor will be reporting directly to the Maintenance Superintendent. The successful candidate will be required to supervise a high performing maintenance crew for the purposes of providing safe and efficient services to the division.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A journeyman trade certificate, technical diploma or degree in engineering
  • A strong maintenance background knowledge and familiarity with manufacturing equipment
  • Experience in decision making with proven trouble shooting skills
  • 5-8 years of experience is preferred


  • Ensure a safe work environment for the Maintenance department by enforcing safe work practices, supporting company policies, investigating incidents and ensuring proper training and adherence to mechanical best practices
  • Work collaboratively with Production, Technical and Purchasing departments to effectively maintain mill equipment
  • Manage, schedule and supervise a crew, including work orders, priorities, shutdowns, breakdowns
  • Manage major maintenance projects
  • Work with reliability engineer(s) to coordinate preventative and predictive maintenance programs
  • Initiate mechanical expense and capital budgets and oversee all maintenance costs

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Innovative supervisory & mentorship skills
  • Experience promoting a team culture with well-established organizational skills
  • Experience in maintenance and a demonstrated passion for mechanical systems
  • Ability to think outside the box with strong problem solving skills
  • Proficient with MS Office, Dynastar
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience and qualifications in the forest industry

Williams Lake has a population of approximately 11,000 residents. The city is a hub for forestry, mining and transportation and offers residents an abundance of outdoor adventures including skiing, hiking and mountain biking. Check out for more information about the community.

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply in confidence today, by submitting your resume and cover letter to

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. No phone calls please.

Apply now!