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Engineer, Capital & Maintenance Systems

Posting ID:     20438
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time 
City:   Prince George, BC, Canada 
Location:   CAC - Canfor (BC14) 


Canfor’s strength comes from the diversity of our skilled and resilient workforce. As our company continues to grow and diversify, so do our career opportunities. Let us take this opportunity to tell you how you could be the best fit for Canfor.  


The Opportunity:

Canfor is currently seeking a motivated and experienced Mechanical Engineer to join our Wood Products Canada team to support and oversee engineering for capital projects, and maintenance systems across Wood Products Canada (WPC) operations. 


The Role:


The Engineer, Capital and Maintenance Systems is a key member of the Wood Products Canada Senior team. The key focus of this role will be on Safety, Innovation, Automation, Technology, Maintenance Systems and Capital Projects.


Key Responsibilities:


Reporting directly to the General Manager, Capital and Maintenance Systems the Engineer, Capital and Maintenance Systems areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensuring that safety is a top priority in all aspects of project planning and scoping
  • Provide engineering leadership and direction for all WPC operations
  • Work with department leaders and project engineers to provide accurate design concepts, drawings, cost estimates, economic justifications, appropriation requests, impact studies and recommend suppliers and contractors for proposed projects
  • Diagnosis and analysis for equipment failures
  • Facilitate pre-capital scoping and development for major projects
  • Capital Team performance:
    1. Ensuring best practices are adhered to for maintenance standards, training and cost control
    2. Ensure best practices are adhered to in the planning and scheduling process
    3. Improving internal processes and efficiencies as it pertains to capital execution
    4. Identify needs for new projects and initiate the process
    5. Maintain Component Standards guidelines for WPC to ensure reliability and equipment standardization
  • Act as a technical resource and liaison between key stakeholders for interactions between Canfor and 3rd parties related to engineering, maintenance, and capital projects
    1. Support urgent/emergency resource requirements as they arise


Required Skills:

The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, superior communication, and exceptional problem-solving skills, as well as:

  • A Degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a professional engineer registration or able to be registered with EGBC
  • Several years' broad-based experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Exceptional communication, written and organizational skills, as well as the ability to lead and work effectively in a team environment
  • Excellent business acumen with an eye for identifying innovative and value-added opportunities
  • Effectively multi-task and prioritize workload across multiple projects concurrently
  • Build and maintain relationships across many different functions and organization levels, and/or internal and external stakeholders


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.


At Canfor, diversity means understanding, recognizing and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion and diversity as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage. We strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process, where hiring decisions are based on the individual qualifications and experience of each applicant. 


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Prince George, BC

Known as BC’s Northern Capital, Prince George is city that offers big city comfort and convenience, but small town serenity and sensibilities. As the largest city in northern BC, Prince George is a hub of industry, offering numerous employment opportunities and is home to the University of Northern British Columbia. This region’s temperate climate creates a lush environment of emerald-green forests and ample opportunities for outdoor activity. For more information, visit http://canfor.com/our-company/our-communities/prince-george

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