The Plant Protection Technician is accountable for: (1) the operation and maintenance of the Fire Protection Systems and security of the Plant Site, including the use of equipment (e.g. fire truck, hoses, pumps, dry valves) as required to prevent loss due to fire; (2) identifying and prioritizing all possible loss prevention activities (including environmental issues); (3) monitoring the operation of the burner to ensure proper function, and (4) that employee safety, company assets and the environment are adequately protected.  The Plant Protection Technician will ensure that Fire Protection Systems are operational and that the emergency response systems are activated when required.


  • This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and good computer skills.
  • Ability to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders
  • A sound understanding of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety legislation and Alberta Fire Code is important.
  • The successful candidate must have the physical ability to work 12-hour shifts on a 4 on/4 off swing shift.

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 until filled at

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