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Computer Science Co-op

Posting ID:     17866
Position Type:   Co-op  
City:   Taylor, BC, Canada
Location:   Taylor Pulp (BC16) 


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 Role:
The position offers a wide range of technical and personal development opportunities in a Maintenance environment. You will be a full member of a team, reporting to the Instrumentation & Controls Specialist but responsible for managing your own work.

The intention is to provide the student with an opportunity to become familiar with the pulp and paper industry and to utilize theoretical knowledge of engineering principles in a work situation.

The successful candidate will work at our Taylor Pulp Mill and will focus on assisting with HMI programming optimization and internal webpage development. In this role, you will focus on development and maintenance in the Microsoft environment using:

  • Oracle database
  • Crystal reports (ask Don)
  • SQL tools
  • Aspen trends
  • Proficiency C#, Visual Basic
  • Microsoft desktop and Web page tools

You will also be expected to:

  • Have direct contact with employees: specifying requirements, designing and programming system changes and enhancements
  • Perform quality assurance tasks
  • Be accountable for customer satisfaction
  • Participate in departmental issues



The Candidate:

  • Minimum enrolment in second year of a Computer Science program.
  • Knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL, Visual Basic (VB & VB.NET), C# (C# & C#. NET), Active Server Pages (ASP & ASP. NET), IIS, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, Java Script, XML/XSLT, relational databases (Oracle) and database tools
  • Excellent communication skills, strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

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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Taylor, BC

The picturesque community of Taylor is small but growing and near to BC’s Energetic City - Fort St. John, which is only 14 km away. The area’s surrounding landscape is speckled with calm lakes and untouched rivers, and is a dream to outdoor enthusiasts all year round. For more information, visit

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