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  • Career Level Red Seal
  • Experience 5-7 Years
  • Posting ID 1596
  • No. of Openings 1
  • Department Maintenance
  • Rate $45.32/Hourly

Job Description


We are seeking a Pipefitter/Steamfitter with industrial experience to join our Alberni Pacific Division Sawmill Operations in Port Alberni, BC

This is an hourly United Steel Worker (USW) union position with a wage rate of $45.32 and comprehensive benefits and pension. This position requires the ability to work various shifts based on business requirements including days, afternoons and weekends.

These positions are considered safety sensitive, all successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment drug test.


As an integral part of the Sawmill Maintenance team, the designated Pipefitter/Steamfitter is responsible for but not limited to;

  • Maintenance of sawmill site fire protection systems,
  • Maintenance of thermal oil and steam lumber drying kilns,
  • Repair/replacement of equipment piping components, and
  • Water and plumbing systems.
  • Assist with other maintenance duties as required.


  • Certified Pipefitter/Steamfitter or a minimum of five years experience working as a Pipefitter/Steamfitter, in a heavy industry, where you attained the knowledge and skills to perform the work at a level commensurate with your certified peers. Preference will be given to those who are Red Seal Certified.
  • Experience working with maintenance of fire protection systems considered an asset
  • Excellent safety record and strong work ethic
  • Creative and innovating thinking, logical problem solving, and a desire to participate in an organization committed to continuous improvement
  • Accountable and dependable


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At Western Forest Products, we believe our most significant asset is our people. Investing in our people brings value and success to our business, ensuring a safe, engaged, productive and continuously improving workplace.  We offer challenging opportunities working alongside the best in the industry to meet your career and professional development goals while providing competitive total rewards and recognition. From our timberlands to mills to our corporate and regional offices, we offer rewarding opportunities in every facet of our business.


Western Forest Products is a leading forest products company that manufactures high-quality wood products and sustainably manages forests. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with operations in the coastal region of B.C. and Washington State, Western meets the needs of customers worldwide with a specialty wood products focus and diverse product offering. Our large investment in manufacturing and progressive approach to safe and sustainable forestry practices ensures the health and prosperity of our business, forests and communities for generations to come.

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