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Certified Heavy Duty Mechanic

Posting ID:     17735
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time 
City:   Houston, BC, Canada
Location:   Houston (BC03) 

 

Who We Are:

 

At Canfor, we know wood-based products can build a better world, whether it’s a component in your smartphone or skyscrapers built from wood. We founded our entire company on that idea. Because, we know that wood-based products are sustainable and the opportunities to innovative have only just begun.

 

We know when managed responsibly, the forest is everlasting and Canfor is committed to using virtually 100% of every tree for lumber, pulp, paper, and renewable energy—so nothing goes to waste.

 

You can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We’re especially excited by the innovative ways some of our customers are using our products. We know that the work we all do at Canfor today will shape what the world looks like tomorrow. Whether that means building a house or a skyscraper, using paper instead of plastic or learning something new from a colleague down the hall or around the globe. We know not everyone thinks about their impact on the world but at Canfor, we do.

The Opportunity:
We are currently seeking a motivated and experienced Certified Heavy Duty Mechanic to work at our Houston Sawmill.

The Role:
As part of the Canfor team you will apply your knowledge and skills at our highly technical and innovative mill facilities. You will also:

  • Ensure safety standards are met by following Canfor safe work and lockout procedures
  • Develop strong working relationships with your peers and team
  • Maintain and repair mobile equipment such as;
    • Taylor, Kalmar & Hyster forklifts
    • Wagner log loader
    • 966 H loader
    • 988 loader
    • Champion 740 grader
    • Must have the ability to operate mobile equipment for test purposes


The Candidate:
You are an excellent trouble-shooter who has well-developed technical skills along with a Heavy Duty Mechanic Interprovincial certificate, a strong background in safe work practices and a desire to work in a team environment where shift work may be required.

  • Certified Journeyman
  • Experience with hydraulics and welding
  • Superior troubleshooting skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Solid background in heavy industry and construction
  • Knowledge of Cat, Kalmar and Taylor equipment would be an asset, as well as knowledge of the lumber manufacturing process


When applying for this role, please attach a photo or scanned copy of your Red Seal or Interprovincial TQ.


The Incentive
Canfor offers a comprehensive, flexible benefits package that allows you to customize your benefits to meet your individual needs, and includes health and dental coverage as well as life, accident and disability insurance.  In addition to this, we offer pension and other benefits.

Grow with us
At Canfor, we understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. We offer a number of training programs and development opportunities to support each of our employees in their pursuit of career advancement and growth. Whether you want to develop upon your skills or advance your career with Canfor, we offer a promote-from-within culture that will give you these opportunities.



Canfor Values
At Canfor, our values are at the core of everything we do. Safety comes first, and we are proud of our unwavering commitment to excellence, and customer satisfaction, which allows us to safely and efficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.

  • Safety comes first.
  • We succeed when our customers succeed.
  • We are resilient and resourceful. We always find a way forward.
  • We are a good neighbour in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.
  • We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.


Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.


In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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Houston, BC

Houston residents enjoy a relaxed pace of life and omnipresent access to the area’s truly great outdoors. The surrounding area is renowned for its many ultra-clean lakes and rivers, which offer world-class fishing and watersports. Houston in known as “The Steelhead Capital of Canada’ and its thriving eco-tourism industry complements the area’s economic mainstays of forestry and mining. For more information, visit http://canfor.com/our-company/our-communities/houston-bc


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