CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

JOB NUMBER: 2024-39

HYBRID WORK: Non-Eligible


LOCATION: Athabasca, Alberta

Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (Al-Pac) is seeking an Operating Technician, Fibreline to work out of our mill site near the Athabasca, Alberta area.
The successful candidate begins their career by completing Al-Pac specific training that involves physical, technical, and critical thinking to allow safe completion of the role. The Fibreline operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of chip screens / digester and brownstock/bleaching processes. These positions help optimize mill production, quality and operating costs.
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:
• Responsible for the safe and reliable operation of all Fibreline equipment, including pressure equipment and piping, as well as overseeing environmental compliance and quality/quantity of production.
• Continuously monitor the operation of complex processes through the panel and adjust variables to achieve the best possible outcome in terms of pulp quality and production goals.
• Starting up and shutting down the Fibreline processes as required.
• Daily equipment checks as well as performing daily, weekly and month checklists.

• Collect pulp, liquor and filtrate samples and analyze in the lab.
• Operating a Forklift to facilitate chemical tote placement and/or stage equipment as requested.
• Set up, receive and unload chemicals from truck delivery or CN rail cars.
• Write work permits and direct maintenance work to be performed.
• Lock out equipment for maintenance.
• General clean up duties and housekeeping.
• Assist in troubleshooting Fibreline process and equipment.
• Understand all safety requirements for each specific process area.
• Identify any maintenance requirements and put in malfunction reports as required.
Role Requirements:
• High school diploma or equivalent required.
• Considered an asset:
o Experience in a pulp mill environment.
o Pulp and Paper Technologist.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to be a critical thinker, analyzing situations and using logic to address issues.
• Excellent problem-solving skills and basic knowledge of root cause analysis.
• Mechanical aptitude beneficial for problem solving field issues
• 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.
• This is a shift work position rotating between day and night shifts.
• General physical activities include climbing, lifting, handling materials, unplugging chip conveyors, pulp lines or equipment, turning valves, using wash up hoses and small tools.
• Competency will be demonstrated in five field positions and then move to demonstrate competency in two panel roles that operate the Fibreline Process.
• Required to obtain a Pulp & Paper Technologist Certificate prior to training on the panel roles.
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.
• Four week’s annual vacation to start, increasing with years of service.
• Team-based culture that encourages work-life balance.