Mechanical Engineering Co-op

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Mar 20, 2020

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West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company. We are listed on the TSX and recognized for the seventh time, as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's Best Employers for Recent Graduates. Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path?? Our Quesnel River Pulp division has a 4-8 month co-op employment opportunity for an Engineering Student starting in May 2020.

Mechanical Engineering Co-op – Quesnel, BC

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Engineering Superintendent and will have the opportunity to participate in engineering systems management, front end project engineering, reliability focused projects and project development at Quesnel River Pulp (QRP).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working within the engineering group to perform the following areas of focus may include:
  • Revising and updating shop and parts drawings as required
  • Field auditing and updating electrical and instrumentation loop drawings under the direction of the E/I Supervisor
  • Field audit our Monorail and Lifting Device Program and update the equipment files
  • Piping Audit of our Seal Water system
  • Engineering Systems Management (drawings, standards, specifications)
  • Optimizing our Electronic File System
  • Working on our PV&T program to migrate our list of vessels into the CCMS
  • Working on reliability projects and initiatives
  • Work with engineering team to develop concepts for capital projects through our PDP process
  • Other projects as assigned

Support Engineering Activities:

  • Assist the project engineers with project and shutdown support
  • Follow up on action items and participate in project planning and implementation
  • Update design specifications
  • Work through engineering work order backlog

Additional Activities:

  • Implement projects as instructed under supervision
  • Manage small projects and supervise contractors as required
  • Propose new projects

An ideal candidate will possess:

Core Values

  • Aligned with West Fraser’s core values of Safety, Respect, Integrity, Competitiveness, Frugality, Humility, Teamwork, and Having Fun at work

Communication Skills

  • Ability to translate and communicate technical specifications, concepts or objectives to a variety of audiences
  • Strong written communication skills are required for preparing reports and proposals

Technical Expertise and Experience

  • Experience working in industrial or production facilities, familiarity with industrial site safety
  • Ability to learn and understand the thermomechanical pulp production process

Education and Training

  • Currently enrolled in a recognized post-secondary 3rd or 4th year Engineering Program at a BC University
  • AutoCAD and Solid Works drawing software
  • Microsoft Office suite with high-level proficiency
  • Previous co-op and/or work experience is an asset
  • Previous construction management is considered an asset
  • A mechanical aptitude
  • Available for either 4 or 8 months, starting in May 2020

Located in central BC, Quesnel has a population of approximately 25,000 and features all major conveniences, including its own airport. Quesnel offers affordable housing, modern recreational and educational facilities, regular community events, as well as unlimited recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast. It doesn’t take long to feel part of Quesnel’s welcoming community.?

If this position sounds like the career for you, submit your resume, cover letter and transcripts by March 20th, 2020 at

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