Silviculture, Operations, and Planning Work at West Fraser

westfraserAre you ready to discover opportunity with one of North America’s most successful forest
companies? Every year, West Fraser hires approximately 50 summer students
throughout our Canadian operations in BC and Alberta. Our forestry students get handson
experience and training in the forest industry in one of three main areas: silviculture,
operations, and planning.

Forestry summer terms can be 4 months, 8 months or up to 1 year depending on your
institution’s program schedule and how far along you are in your school program.
Summer student opportunities are available in the 10 locations below.

BC Locations:
Fraser Lake, Quesnel, 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Smithers/Houston, or Chetwynd

Alberta Locations:
Sundre. Slave Lake, Hinton or Whitecourt

SILVICULTURE
Planting supervision, regen/free growing surveys, insects probes, stand tending
assessments and other related silviculture duties.

OPERATIONS
Organize and assist with harvesting and road construction programs and
inspections as well as other related operational duties.

PLANNING
Implement operational planning of harvesting/road construction programs related
to various forest tenures as well as other related planning duties.

Qualifications/Experience:
 Enrolled in a Forestry Degree Program or a Forestry Technical Diploma Program at
an accredited post-secondary institution.
 Prior forestry, agricultural or industrial experience considered and asset.
 Must be available to commence work in May 2013.
 Must have a valid Drivers License.
 Basic outdoor skills.
 Strong work ethic.

Submit your resume via e-mail with “Forestry Student” in the subject line. Please also
indicate if you have a location preference and/or area of interest (silviculture, operations
or planning). Applications should be sent to forestrystudents@westfraser.com by
October 16, 2013