The Mechanical Lead Hand is charged with supporting the execution of maintenance work through the scheduling, coordinating, and directing of maintenance work orders. Coordinates the availability of facilities and equipment to be worked on; to ensure orderly and efficient work execution this role will require that parts, materials, special tools, and equipment, as well as personnel and skills, are available. This role also ensures proper documentation of work performed is provided in accordance with the standard practices used.


  • The initiative, ability to work and give direction with minimal monitoring
  • sound judgment and decision-making capabilities are essential
  • general knowledge in repairs, installation, modification, and maintenance of mechanical equipment, hydraulic, chain – belt conveyor, gearboxes, pumps, Cardan drive system, bearings and other mechanical components, electric motor and more
  • Interprovincial Journeyman Millwright
  • general knowledge of line voltage and low voltage electrical systems, piping, conveyor system, and mechanical equipment/HVAC systems, fire/security systems and maintenance trades
  • Successful recent work experience in a field related to this position
  • Valid Alberta Driver’s License
  • Excellent computer skills

About Tolko:

With state-of-the-art operations across western Canada, Tolko is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of forest products for customers around the world.  For over 60 years, our family-owned company has been recognized by our customers and business partners for being reliable, flexible, efficient and offering quality products. With the third generation of family leadership, we’re continuing that legacy today in our divisions throughout western Canada and joint ventures in the Southern United States.

At Tolko, our values, vision, and mission aren’t just what we believe. They’re how we work, live and serve our customers every day. Fundamental to our success is a committed workforce that thrives on change, building relationships, and a drive toward excellence.

We are committed to the well-being of future generations through responsible operational and environmental performance. This commitment applies to all aspects of our business. We hold third-party certification on the forestlands that we sustainably manage in BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.  And, through our community investment strategy, we strive to play an active and constructive role in the communities where we live and work.  Whether we’re providing jobs, volunteering or giving through donations, we work to make our communities stronger and more vibrant through active participation.

When you join Tolko, you’re saying yes to a company that has been built on integrity, respect, and provides employees with the inclusive environment, support and opportunity they need to build great lives. We’re more than an industry leader.  We’re the place where you succeed as our most valuable resource!

We Offer:

  • An unyielding commitment to your personal safety
  • Competitive pay and exceptional benefits
  • The opportunity to work with the best and brightest in the industry
  • Diverse opportunities
  • An open, innovative culture
  • A positive, dynamic work environment
  • Technical and leadership training to ensure you work successfully and safely

The chance to live (and play) where you work


If this position sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to hear from you!  Applications will be accepted at

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