DATE: March 7, 2024

CLOSING DATE: March 17, 2024

JOB NUMBER: 2024-18

HYBRID WORK: Non-Eligible


LOCATION: Athabasca, Alberta



Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (Al-Pac) is seeking a Fibreline Operating Technician to work out of our mill site near Athabasca, Alberta. The successful candidates will be responsible for safely supporting the production of pulp in the Fibreline at our mill site.

Who are we?

Al-Pac is the largest single-line kraft pulp producer in North America. Our mill is located near the communities of Athabasca, Boyle & Lac La Biche. We are leaders in our industry, 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 exploring new and innovative ideas, while delivering premium products with a commitment to strong environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility – a commitment that is demonstrated by our long-standing Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification*.

Role Responsibilities:

Field Technician:

  • Perform daily checklists and purges on transmitters and vessels as well as, conduct any weekly or monthly checklists that are due.
  • Monitor and check all pumps, motors and systems.
  • Check systems for proper valve arrangement and check for any pipe, valve or flange leaks.
  • Lab testing and quality control of production.
  • Handle and conduct quality testing of Fibreline product.
  • Operate a forklift.
  • Maintain a clean and efficient workspace.
  • Actively support process optimization within the team.
  • Work closely to resolve operating issues in safety, environment and production.
  • Perform labour intensive tasks in hot and humid conditions.

Operate DCS Panel:

  • Responsible for the safe operation of pressure equipment and piping, as well as overseeing environmental compliance and quality/quantity of production.
  • Oversee and troubleshoot the entire Fibreline Operation including starting up and shutting down the Fiberline process when required.

Role Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous pulp mill experience would be a great asset, specifically the Fibreline area.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving history.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and basic knowledge of root cause analysis.
  • Desire to learn new areas and experience new challenges.
  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Self-motivated to be a continuous learner of procedures and processes with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
  • Complete NAIT Pulp and Paper course within three years.

What we offer:

  • A competitive annual salary including paid pension and matching RRSP program.
  • Four week’s annual vacation (increasing with service).
  • Company paid dental and extended health benefits from day 1.
  • A team-based culture that encourages work-life balance.
  • Relocation assistance is available.

Resumes can be forwarded in confidence to

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.