DATE: June 15, 2022
JOB NUMBER: 2022-24
LOCATION: Mill site (Athabasca, Alberta)

Who Are We?

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (Al-Pac) is the largest single-line kraft pulp producer in North America. We strive to be leaders in what we do, from our quality products, mill operations and responsible forest management practices, to the way we grow and develop our team members, and work with local communities. We are continuously investigating new and innovative ideas, while delivering premium products with a commitment to strong environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility – a commitment demonstrated by our long-standing Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification*.

We understand work is just one part of your life, and we strive to ensure our team members have a healthy work-life balance. We offer a compressed work week schedule, a hybrid work-arrangement program, as well as a generous time-off policy starting with four weeks of vacation allowance.

Al-Pac is seeking a Field Forester in Athabasca, Alberta.

The successful candidate is responsible for the delivery of quality logs to the mill site, coordinating logging, hauling, road construction and maintenance, reclamation activities and associated contract management.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Operations Management – Managing a large operations area, delivering quality logs to the mill site with a focus on operational efficiency.
  • Project Planning and Risk & Issue Management – Coordinating logging, hauling, road construction, road maintenance, reclamation activities and associated contract management. Assisting in managing capital road construction and road maintenance upgrades.
  • Inspections – Providing technical support to perform quality inspections for harvesting production, road and drainage structures, log quality and reclamation in accordance with regulatory requirements and organizational standards.
  • Indigenous Community & Stakeholder Engagement – Liaising with Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development (AFRED) to obtain plan approvals and meet legislative requirements. Engage with Indigenous communities and local stakeholders regarding economic opportunities in forest harvest operations.
  • Budgeting – Delivering cost expectations while supporting safety, quality, production, community and environmental objectives. Preparing and presenting budget variance and quarterly reports.

Role Requirements:

  • University degree or technical diploma in Forestry with 5+ years of work experience
  • Active Registered Professional Forester (RPF), or eligible for Alberta certification
  • Comprehensive job-related experience to fully competent level
  • Proven track record of supervisory experience in forestry operations including logging, hauling and road construction
  • Class 5 driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract
  • Experience in planning, GIS mapping and road engineering
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal legislation and regulations related to forest harvest operations, including dispositions, the Alberta Water Act, Canada Water Act, etc.

Working Conditions:

  • Frequent travel on variable road conditions
  • Overnight stays may be required at fully-serviced camps or hotels

What We Offer:

  • This is a permanent position
  • You will work out of our mill site near Athabasca, Alberta
  • Your working schedule is Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (this the position may require some work outside of these hours)
  • A competitive annual salary, including paid pension and matching RRSP program, four-weeks annual vacation, company paid dental and extended health benefits, and many additional team member incentives
  • A team-based culture that encourages work-life balance
  • A hybrid work arrangement
  • We will provide a company vehicle or compensation for use of your personal vehicle for work purposes
  • Relocation assistance is available

Please note our current opportunities are open to applicants for a limited time, resumes can be forwarded in confidence to
Government issued proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 is requested upon acceptance of an offer of employment. Please note that for Alberta residents, only the government issued QR code is accepted as proof of vaccination.

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Legal Statement

Al-Pac is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We wish to express our thanks to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.