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

3rd Class chief power engineer

Reporting to our Sawmill Superintendent, you will be responsible for safe and optimum operation of the Manning Konus Energy plant and ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle – power plant).

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership, direction and supervision to the Energy plant operating crew
  • Safety management including orientation, training, worker observations, identifying and correcting safety hazards, accident and near miss investigations, emergency protection systems and site audits
  • Ensuring optimum operation of the Energy and ORC plant
  • Operating cost control
  • Contractor management
  • Inventory control of hog fuel, consumables and waste products
  • Reliability management including monitoring oil analysis and vibration analysis reports, planning and scheduling maintenance, operator care rounds, lubrication and spare parts management

Preferred candidates will have:

  • Proven leadership skills and experience
  • A 3rd Class Power Engineering Certificate
  • Industrial experience preferably including Thermal oil and/or power generation
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving, troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Desire to progress, learn, grow and succeed

West Fraser offers a comprehensive relocation package to assist your move. West Fraser believes strongly in promoting from within and we are looking for individuals who are 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 a competitive wage, excellent benefits and an outstanding pension plan.

The Town of Manning is a family-friendly community located in Northwest Alberta. The area offers affordable housing, year-round recreational activities, and outdoor pursuits. Our mill and forest operations form an integral part of the community, providing economic stability to employees and families that live in Manning and the surrounding County of Northern Lights. See more at and

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