Process Engineer

West Fraser - Quesnel, BC (30+ days ago)

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West Fraser is a leading diversified forest products company. Listed on the TSX, NYSE and rated as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for eight years, we are a growing company looking for talented people to be part of our team. West Fraser believes strongly in promoting from within. We are looking for an individual interested in a long-term career with us. Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path? Our Quesnel River Pulp division in BC, has an opportunity for the dynamic role of:

Process Engineer

Are you ready to join an industry that provides a real work/life balance, opportunities for the future, challenge and satisfaction in a green and sustainable industry? Here is your opportunity!

Quesnel River Pulp (QRP) is a 400,000 tpy Bleached Chemi-Thermo Mechanical Pulp (BCTMP) pulp mill. QRP 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!

Key responsibilities include:
Process monitoring of mill operations to assist operators with optimizing and troubleshooting activities.
Defining and evaluating process deficiencies (troubleshooting) by working closely with other technical and operating personnel.
Keeping track of the production issues and process efficiencies in areas of responsibility.
Developing and implementing solutions to problems.
Developing technical and financial analysis documents for executive approval on capital projects.
Acting as technical resource on large projects, including documenting findings and recommendations in a post completion audits.
Increasing the process cost savings through troubleshooting and implementing new feasible technologies.
Acting as process expert on teams formed to investigate root cause analysis of significant mill issues.
Working with research facilities, consultants and mill laboratory personnel to develop test programs to investigate mill issues.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering and eligibility for registration with APEGBC as an EIT or P.Eng. Applicants with demonstrated experience in process roles in pulp and paper or in the chemical industry will be considered.
Strong desire to learn in “the field” and through formal processes to develop expertise in the area.
Demonstrated leadership ability and a willingness to affect change.
Excellent interpersonal skills, such as persistence, diligence and a willingness to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Strong analytical skills coupled with a proactive and practical approach to completing work.
Strong decision making, organizational, time management skills.
A proactive, detailed oriented approach to work.
Demonstrated mechanical aptitude/inclination.
Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
Embody the West Fraser values of integrity, teamwork, frugality, innovation, competitiveness, and respect for fellow employees.

Required attributes:
Proactively willing to learn and ask questions.
Well-developed communication skills and a willingness to engage operators to find practical solutions.
Self-starter who takes initiative and works independently on most tasks and projects.
Diligent and persistent with respect to problem solving, completing projects, and meeting deadlines.
Takes on challenges and sees them as opportunities to learn and improve.

West Fraser 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 online by sending their resume, cover letter, and proof of qualifications in confidence. To apply, click on our job ad at and then click "apply now" in green at the top of the page.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone enquiries please.