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Reliability Co-Op

Posting ID:     17860
Position Type:    Co-op 
City:   Prince George, BC, Canada 
Location:   PG Pulp (BC19) 


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 position:


The incumbent should have completed a minimum of 3 years Mechanical Engineering and be a self-starter with strong time management and computer skills.  The student should also possess strong interpersonal skills along with a willingness to work with others. The successful incumbent must have completed at least one Coop work assignment.  Previous pulp mill or heavy industrial experience would be a definite asset.


The Co-op student will also perform the following duties:

  • Ensure on-going equipment reliability by performing a variety of inspections such as camera inspections, thermography, and vibration analysis.
  • Issue work orders regarding equipment repair and upgrades.
  • Work with Production/Maintenance teams on reliability problems.
  • Work in a team environment to determine root cause failure and corrective action.
  • Maintain department computer databases.
  • Work in all areas of the plant including Fibreline, steam and recovery and chip handling.
  • Specific projects could include:
  • Optimizing operator basic care inspection route (computer data maintenance and work with individuals to review inspection routes)
  • Coordination of lube task information for new assets
  • Work on rationalizing schedules for lube routes
  • This job has the potential of expanding into other areas of maintenance-reliability.



Required skills:


  • Minimum three years completed in a Mechanical Engineering Program.
  • Strong PC skills required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous Pulpmill experience or other industrial experience an asset.


It is our intention to provide the student with an opportunity to become familiar with the pulp and paper production process and to utilize the theoretical knowledge of engineering principles in a work situation. The student engineer will work independently and as a team member with the opportunity for input from a variety of resources including experienced Professional Engineers, mill operators and Maintenance personnel. The successful applicants will gain practical experience in various aspects of Mechanical Engineering. You will be given a project during your work term for which you will be expected to give a presentation to the management team outlining your project findings / recommendations.




  • Relocation assistance
  • Benefits package included

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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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

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