West Fraser – Assistant Forester


From an early entrepreneurial spark, West Fraser has grown to more than 7,500 employees at 40 operations throughout western Canada and the southern United States. West Fraser was recently named one of Canada’s 10 Best Companies to Work For along with Canada Top 100 Employers for two years running in both 2013 & 2014. Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path?

Are you in your last year of your Forestry Program and looking for a full time job once you’re done school? Our Woodland Divisions are looking to grow and add new talent. We currently have full-time opportunities for forestry grads in Fraser Lake, BC, Chetwynd, BC, Blue Ridge, AB, Sundre, AB, Hinton, AB and Slave Lake, AB for the role of:

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Job description:

Starting your career as an Assistant Forester provides you opportunity for exposure in all aspects of a Woodland’s Team. The Assistant Forester will have opportunity to gain skills through assigned roles and responsibilities within the planning, harvest operations, and silviculture departments.

The Assistant Forester is an entry level position that places an emphasis on gaining a wide range of practical experience in many forestry skills. You will enjoy a balanced mix of field and office work, while being home every night. There will be future opportunities for advancement as new skills are acquired, and as opportunities become available throughout the many Woodland groups of West Fraser.

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The successful candidate is required graduate or 4th year student from a recognized forestry school, and be eligible to become a Registered Professional with the Association of BC and/or AB Forest Professionals. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in an industrial forest setting. The successful candidate must have a passion for the outdoors, and be eager to learn new skills. Able to start work in December or May 2015.

At West Fraser, we believe in giving our employees a challenge they can rise to. We are looking for individuals who are interested in a full-time, long-term career. We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an outstanding pension plan.

West Fraser is one of the leading integrated forest products companies in North America, with annual sales of $3 billion dollars. West Fraser is diversified with lumber, plywood, laminated veneer lumber, MDF, pulp and newsprint operations across Canada and the US. We believe that people are our most valuable asset and pride ourselves on providing a challenging environment with continuous development.

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply today in confidence, by emailing your resume and cover letter to forestryjobs@westfraser.com by October 10, 2014.
Or, online through our website at www.westfraser.com/jobs

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

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