West Fraser is a leading North American forest products company. Twice recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and one of Canada’s 10 Best Companies to Work For, our goals are straightforward: leadership through profit, responsibility in communities, excellence in people and strength in products.

Our Hinton Pulp Division is seeking individuals with strong technical and interpersonal skills to fill the following positions:

Skilled Entry Opportunity: Pulp Mill Operators 

Successful applicants will be assigned to one of three departments based on organizational requirements and job vacancies: the Machine Room, Fibreline, or Power & Recovery. All three departments are critical to mill production and candidates will complete up to six weeks of comprehensive training in the kraft pulp process. Duties in these departments are similar and include departmental tours/testing rounds, working with console operators to troubleshoot in the field, actively participating in our safety culture, and basic housekeeping.

We offer:

  • A rewarding opportunity to utilize and grow your technical and mechanical skills
  • A long-term, stable career
  • Training and advancement opportunities
  • An attractive four on/four off shift schedule
  • Competitive wages, benefits package, and defined pension plan


Applicants must have a Grade 12 Diploma (or GED) from a recognized Canadian institution, have reached the age of legal majority in Alberta, and possess one of the following:

  • High school graduation including successful completion of two of the following three subjects: Chemistry 20, Math 20, or Physics 20, OR post-secondary education completion of equivalent courses
  • A 4th Class Power Engineer Certificate

As part of the recruitment process, applicants must submit proof of educational requirements (transcripts) along with their resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For applicants with international education, qualification assessments showing the Canadian equivalencies must be submitted at the time of application.

We cannot guarantee assignments in specific departments. Applicants with Power Engineer certification will not necessarily be posted to the Power & Recovery department.

Hinton Pulp is located in Hinton, Alberta, 20 minutes east of Jasper National Park, and 2½ hours west of Edmonton. Hinton, set amidst the stunning scenery of the Alberta Rockies, is a modern community of 10,000 offering terrific lifestyles for individuals and families. Our region is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with exciting activities from skiing, snowmobiling, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and ATV trails. Hinton features a full-service acute care hospital, major retail and restaurant chains, community parks and pools, and educational institutions for pre-school through to post-secondary.

Interested applicants should apply online by sending their resume, cover letter, and transcripts/proof of qualifications in confidence. To apply, click on our job ad at www.westfraser.com/jobs 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 inquiries, please.