POSTING DATE: March 28, 2024

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

JOB NUMBER: 2024-28

HYBRID WORK: Not Eligible


LOCATION: Athabasca Area, Alberta


Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (Al-Pac) is seeking a Specialist, Safety and Occupational Hygiene to work out of our mill site near Athabasca, Alberta. The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and ensuring regulated compliance requirements through inspections, investigations, and communication on enforcement requirements. The candidate will oversee field monitoring, testing and measuring of areas and items identified in the occupational hygiene program (e.g. indoor air quality, sound testing, asbestos and mould sampling etc). The position also monitors mill operating areas and provides feedback to leaders on compliance with health and safety policies and programs.

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

  • Health, Safety and Security:
    • Follow the organization’s HSS policies, procedures, and mandatory instructions to identify and mitigate Health and Safety risks and risks to the wellbeing of oneself and others in the workplace.
    • Instruct the team in safe working methods, identify instances of risky behaviours within the team and take appropriate action including escalating serious issues as appropriate.
    • Monitor OHS hygiene requirements and ensure hygiene program is compliant.
    • Develop and maintain the hygiene monitoring and testing program.
    • Ensure monitoring and testing of equipment is maintained and logged.
    • Provide coaching and training on occupational hygiene to leaders and team members.
  • Regulatory and Compliance Management:
    • Maintain compliance and testing for gas and other hazards throughout the mill.
    • Monitor hygiene compliance, prepare reports and advise HSS leadership on non-compliance and more complex hygiene related problems.
  • Information and Business Advice:
    • Resolve queries from internal or external customers or suppliers by providing information on complex processes and the related policies, referring to others where necessary for interpretation of policy.
  • Internal Communications:
    • Communicate as needed on hygiene testing and procedures.
  • Assist in Investigations and Resolve Complaints:
    • Partner with the business to Investigate and resolves issues in an expedient, fair, and transparent manner.

Role Requirements

  • Post-secondary Degree in a related field (OHS, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Health). An equivalency of a related two-year Diploma plus five years of recent related experience will be considered.
  • 5-7 years working knowledge of Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code and Act, and related legislation.
  • Considered an asset:
    • CRSP certification is an asset.
    • Certification in Occupational Hygiene is an asset.
    • Forestry background or experience and would be an asset.
  • Experience in Health, Safety and Hygiene in the forestry/manufacturing sectors would be preferred.
  • Knowledge of OH&S and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Well-developed organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple assignments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Knowledge in ergonomics, identifying hazardous agents, risk evaluation, occupational disease prevention, implementing controls and understanding exposure limits.

What We Offer


  • A competitive annual salary including a company-paid pension at 7% and matching RRSP up to 3%.
  • Company-paid dental and extended health benefits, including a health care and taxable spending account and supplemental life insurance.
  • Compressed work schedule (Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
  • Hybrid Work Arrangement Program, depending on eligibility.
  • Four week’s annual vacation to start, increasing with years of service.
  • Relocation Assistance Program, depending on eligibility.
  • Team-based culture that encourages work-life balance.

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.