Student Project Coordinator

Location: Fort St. John, BC
Closing Date: May 21, 2014


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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Student Project Coordinator will work with the Project Management team of the Fort St. John Sawmill which supports Project Managers and Project Engineers in providing leadership, guidance, governance and strategy in ensuring consistent application of Canfor’s standards and procedures by working closely with the project team and other stakeholders.

This position will support the third and final phase of the Fort St. John log yard stabilization project. The objective of this capital expenditure is to refurbish and stabilize the “B” yard, the sample yard, and the associated perimeter access roads and drainage at the Fort St. John sawmill division. The completion of this project will provide Fort St. John with adequate stabilized area to effectively sort, inventory and recover the increased log volumes required to support a three shift operation in the sawmill.

Depending on the successful candidates’ skills and interests, the ability to tailor and grow the responsibilities of the position may be available.

Location - Fort St. John, BC:

Nestled in the beautiful Peace Region, picturesque lakes & rivers and pastoral farm land, Fort St John, BC is the outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Fort St John is “The Energetic City”, which reflects not only our large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, but also the vitality of our residents who are keen to live and work in a community that gives back so much.

This local hospitality is complemented by the natural beauty of Fort St. John and the surrounding Peace River Valley, which offers endless opportunity for scenic drives, bird watching, wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking and camping. In Fort St. John, the night sky is like no other. With stunning views of the aurora borealis, also known as Northern Lights, occurring nearly every night of the year, you’ll never run out of excuses to step outside to see the night sky. 

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Support the Fort St John Team in management of contractors and vendors, as required
  • Work with the site based team to ensure accurate and timely information flow
  • Cost flow analysis
  • Updating of reoccurring reports
  • Process change notices on an ongoing basis
  • Management, analysis and reporting of program data
  • Process mapping and documentation
  • Acting as proxy in selected meetings
  • Interface with other project managers, project engineers, supervisors and associated function (such as regulatory, EHS, Safety Codes) as required
  • Apply engineering principles to assist other engineers
  • Prepare reports, meeting minutes, action logs, studies, and/or graphical representation in support of the job function
  • Ensure alignment and compliance to Canfor standards and specifications

Eligibility / Education Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled or have graduated within the last year from a post-secondary degree or diploma in Project Management, Mechanical or Civil Engineering or related field.
  • Has completed at least 1 year in that specific study and/or approx 3 years into their overall Program
  • Work experience in a wood products, project environment or industrial type operation would be an asset
  • Must have access to a vehicle or transportation to the mill site.
  • Students are not required to be enrolled in a formal co-op program
  • Please attach the most recent copies of your post-secondary institution transcript to your application 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Must work well under pressure, manage competing priorities and deliver on deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical
  • Independent, self-starter able to initiate and recommend solutions and improvements to the processes
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Well-developed people and team building skills
  • Efficient computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, and Power Point)
  • Proven communication, administration and organizational skills
  • Capable of handling several tasks concurrently in different environments
  • Work accuracy and attention to detail is fundamental
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with minimal supervision

Salary & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary - $19-24/hour depending on year of study and experience.
  • Benefits package includes core medical coverage and boot allowance. Accommodation, moving and travel allowances will be available.
  • If applicable, Co-op fees covered and paid for by Canfor

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.

Interested applicants should submit their resume by Wednesday, May 21st, 2014, to the following:

Canfor, Human Resources
Fax: (250) 962-3240

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