West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company. We are listed on the TSX and recognized for the sixth time, as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Employers for Recent Graduates. Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path?  We are a growing company looking for talented people to be part of our team. West Fraser’s Edson Forest Products division has an opportunity for a highly skilled:


Reporting directly to the Head Filer, the successful candidate will be an integral part of the Saw Filing Department. Higher consideration will be granted to those who have previous experience in a sawmill, planer mill or with forest products.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of workplace and saw filing safety
  • Achieving production targets
  • Inspecting, maintaining, and calibrating precision equipment
  • Adherence to filing shop quality control standards
  • Troubleshooting and examining saws for defects
  • Management of saw box water and lubrication

Position requirements include:

  • Ability to work in a team environment or independently with little supervision
  • Experience benching round saws and band saws (e.g. repairing, tensioning, leveling, tipping, sharpening)
  • Knowledge of functionality, maintenance, and alignment associated with a Canter, Band Rig, Trim Saw, Gang Saws, Edgers, and Chippers
  • Ability to service and supervise all aspects of saw maintenance
  • Understanding of preventative maintenance processes related to a saw shop and sawmill machinery
  • Technical understanding of the manufacturing and servicing of saws, guides, and chipping knifes
  • Schedule flexibility – as work will require day, evening, and weekend shifts
  • Preference will be given to a Valid Inter-Provincial or Provincial Journeyperson Saw Filer certification

West Fraser believes strongly in promoting from within and we are looking for an individual who is interested in a full-time, long-term career. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company. We offer an excellent compensation package including excellent benefits and an outstanding pension plan.

Edson is located 2 hours west of Edmonton and 2 hours east of Jasper National Park. Edson is a growing community of approximately 9,000 permanent residents and has a full range of recreational and cultural facilities. With a friendly “small town” atmosphere and some great recreational and cultural facilities, once you get a taste of living in Edson you’ll be hooked.

If this position sounds like the career for you, apply at www.westfraser.com/jobs and click on the green “apply now” at the top of the page.

For more information on West Fraser and our current opportunities, visit our website at www.westfraser.com/jobs.

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