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Temporary Lab Technician

West Fraser

Quesnel, ,, BC V2J 5Z7
30 Dec 2017
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Temporary Lab Technician
(4-6 months)

West Fraser is a growing, diversified wood products company with 40 facilities and 8000 employees in western Canada and the southern United States. North America's largest lumber producer, West Fraser has been recognized as one of Canada's 10 Best Companies to Work For, and one of Canada's Top 100 Employers four times. Our investments in modern, competitive manufacturing facilities, product innovation and bioenergy are adding up to a bright future. Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path? West Fraser's, WestPine MDF division located in Quesnel, BC has an immediate opening for a highly motivated:

Temporary Lab Technician (4-6 months)

Reporting to the Technical Supervisor, the temporary Lab Technician will be responsible for quality assurance testing as part of the mill's quality control program. This position will be of interest to detail oriented individuals that have a desire to work in the composite panel industry as part of the Technical Department.

Responsibilities & Duties:
Collection and testing of MDF samples as part of the QA program
Analysis of test results in relation to specifications
Communication of testing results with technical department and mill personnel
Assist with daily technical tasks as required

Skill & Qualifications Required:
A degree or diploma in wood sciences, forestry, or chemistry is preferred but not mandatory
Knowledge of the wood composite industry would be considered a definite advantage
Excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
Strong organization and prioritization skills
Excellent verbal, communication and technical writing skills
Ability to work independently or in a team environment
A keen, unwavering focus on safety procedures and protocols

The successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to build relationships and foster open communication. This individual must be a results oriented type of individual who can collaborate with other personnel and departments. The person must have a strong grasp of process concepts and be a team player in a multi-shift production environment.

Quesnel is located in the central interior of BC and has a relatively dry climate with warm summers. Quesnel services a population of approximately 30,000 people and is ideally suited for outdoor adventurers who would enjoy world renowned fishing lakes and rivers plus many other  activities such as golfing, hiking, camping, and biking. Our mill and forest operations form an integral part of the community, providing economic stability to employees and families that live in the Quesnel areas.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to: Jim Scott, General Manager, at
or by fax : (250) 991-7115 by January 15, 2018.

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


Recently announced as one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, West Fraser is a growing company looking for talented people to be part of our team.  We have been named as one of Canada's 10 Best Companies to Work For, one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and B.C.'s Top Employers two years in a row. 

West Fraser was founded in 1955 when three brothers – Sam, Bill and Pete Ketcham - pooled their resources to buy a small planing mill in Quesnel, B.C. From that early entrepreneurial spark, West Fraser has grown to be the largest lumber producer in North America.

An integrated North American wood products company, West Fraser operates 40 mills across Western Canada and the southern United States. The Company’s main product is lumber (spruce/pine/fir (“SPF”) and southern yellow pine (“SYP”)). West Fraser also produces panels (plywood, MDF and LVL), pulp (NBSK and BCTMP), newsprint and wood chips.

Our operations located in western Canada manufacture all of the Company’s products except southern yellow pine lumber. The Company’s southern United States mills produce SYP lumber and wood chips.

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