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Process Engineer Intern (12 months)

Posting ID:     13161
Position Type:   Temporary Salaried  
City:   Taylor, BC, Canada
Location:   Taylor Pulp (BC16) 

Who We Are:
Canfor is one of the world’s largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy.

As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us.

The Opportunity:

It is our intention to provide the student with an opportunity to become familiar with the Kraft pulp 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 Chemical Engineering.


The Position:

The successful candidate will work on site at the mill location primarily under the direction of a Process Engineer or Process Specialist.  Duties and responsibilities include:


  • Process testing crosschecks, these include: K#, consistency, residual, brightness, etc
  • Process performance monitoring, this includes a series of sampling and testing of non-routine locations for the purpose of evaluating efficiency or performance issues.  i.e. Tertiary chip screen reject testing, washer and wash press efficiency testing, brown stock soda profile testing, etc
  • Calibration of new process testing equipment.  Pulpeye – kappa, freeness, brightness calibration.  Sampling the chip belts, sending out samples.
  • Developing a K number to Kappa number relationship for pulp.
  • Helping with various sample collection and analysis as required.
  • Helping with data collection and analysis as required
  • A work term project will be developed and presented.

Upcoming and ongoing projects that the co-op student will assist the area engineers with:

  • Pulpeye calibration and optimization.
  • Statistical analysis / modeling work on the optical fiber properties being generated by the Pulpeye.
  • Brownstock soda profile testing for optimization and advanced justification work.




  • Minimum two years completed in a Chemical Engineering or Chemistry Program
  • Strong PC skills required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous Pulpmill experience or other industrial experience an asset
  • Able to work with minimal supervision


Salary & Benefits

  • Relocation assistance
  • Benefits package

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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