Environmental Technician

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Job Detail

  • Career Level Certification
  • Experience 3-5 Years
  • Posting ID ENVIR006360
  • No. of Openings 1
  • Department Operations & Environment

Job Description


Are you a natural leader looking for an exciting career opportunity? Are you ready to take ownership and grow an already dynamic global business?

Cariboo Pulp is a West Fraser and Mercer International joint venture located in Quesnel, BC. We have an immediate opening in the Technical Department for the role of:

Environmental Technician

Key responsibilities include:

  • Prepare, manage, and submit Joint Venture owner Environmental Social Governance reports and data
  • Management of the regulatory aspects of the Environmental Emergency (E2) program at the mill including attending training and managing the regulatory submissions and plan
  • Management of Environmental Effects Monitoring regulatory submissions
  • Assist with potable water management and prepare and submit Annual Potable water reporting
  • Hazardous waste tracking and oversight
  • Assistance with effluent treatment system maintenance and management
  • Overseeing consultants and contractor safety management
  • Serving as Safety Captain and being a safety leader
  • Assist with review and interpretation of environmental regulations and reporting requirements
  • Assists in coordination with government officials on routine and non-routine items (ie STI Audit)
  • Assist in department budget preparation
  • Assists in management of ISO 14001 environmental management system and associated audit programs
  • Conducts and assists with total reduced sulphur and particulate tests on the various stacks and assists with industrial hygiene testing
  • Evaluates and researches new environmental monitoring equipment and assists with new equipment purchase; provides technical advice when evaluating and validating inhouse testing results
  • Update Project Information pages, assists in maintaining lab equipment, and prepare environmental data/info
  • Tour the inside and outside of mill areas by walking and using elevators, stairs when necessary, and driving a vehicle to inspect mill operations, effluent treatment facility, and other inside/outside areas
  • Provide staff coverage as required during absences
  • Maintenance planning of air testing equipment to coincide with required testing in the lab (eg: calibrate GC/HPLC/field equipment)
  • Update work instructions and provide guidance to operations
  • Prepare data and graphs for environmental surveys, management requests, reliability meetings, etc
  • Occasional work outside of dayshift hours during shutdowns or when issues arise


  • Technical certificate or post-secondary science degree
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • High commitment to safety
  • Strong communication skills including technical or procedural writing
  • A valid driver’s license

The following would be considered a strong asset:

  • Proficient and advanced use with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Experienced with ISO 14001 EMS systems and working with regulators
  • Mill and/or heavy industry experience
  • Organized, professional, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated leader who is seeking challenges and advancement
  • Training in effluent system biology and function
  • Knowledge of kraft pulp mill process
  • Able to work off hours and weekends and ability to conduct physically demanding work

Cariboo Pulp & Paper is a forerunning producer of NBSK pulp as well as clean “green” energy. Forward thinking ownership, capital investment and movement towards bio-product opportunities has contributed to Cariboo’s longevity and very bright future. Cariboo offers competitive salaries, top-end pension plan, flexible benefits, opportunity for development and advancement, as well as the opportunity to make a positive difference in a renewable industry!

Cariboo offers a comprehensive relocation package to assist your move to Quesnel. Located in central BC, Quesnel has a population of approximately 25,000 and features all major conveniences, including its own airport.  Quesnel offers affordable housing, modern recreational and educational facilities, regular community events, as well as unlimited recreational activities for the outdoor enthusiast. It doesn’t take long to feel part of Quesnel’s welcoming community.

A family business at heart since 1955, West Fraser values excellence in performance and people, challenge and satisfaction, and profitability and growth. We practice leadership in our field and responsibility in our communities. For more information on West Fraser and our current opportunities, visit our website at: www.westfraser.com/jobs

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please reference “mytrades.ca” when applying for this position.

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