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Industrial Electrician in Ladysmith at Western Forest Products Employee Network

Date Posted: 6/6/2018

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Job Description

Western Forest Products is looking for a Journeyman Industrial Electrician to join our Ladysmith Operation in Ladysmith B.C.

Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent through the Electrical Charge hand, the Certified electrician will perform a full range of journeyman level Electrician duties utilizing considerable initiative and judgment and in accordance with blueprints, diagrams, electrical and building codes, regulations and company policy.


  • Maintain, repair, upgrade and build a variety of electrical and pneumatic equipment
  • Develop and maintain a robust electrical preventative maintenance plan
  • Create technical reports, documentation, calculations and sketches
  • Demonstrate proficiency with PLC and HMI programming and troubleshooting
  • Develop, implement and document equipment and process improvement projects
  • Report work compliance with relevant codes, standards and procedures
  • Provide various electrical calculations
  • Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment
  • Provide expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of problems
  • Develop sustainable work relationships to ensure positive resolutions with all contacts
  • Maintain up-to-date electrical engineering knowledge and stay current with industry trends and best practices
  • Read and interpret electrical, mechanical and architectural drawings and electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts
  • Provide designs such items as cable tray layouts, electrical equipment arrangements, lighting layouts andLVsingle line diagrams
  • Cut, thread, bend, assemble and install conduits and other types of electrical conductor enclosures and fittings.


Job Requirements


  • Electrical Trades Qualification and Interprovincial Red Seal Certification
  • Experience with PLC programming and troubleshooting is critical
  • 5+ years directly related experience in a manufacturing environment – sawmill preferred
  • Ability to read electrical and control drawings
  • Must be well organized and have experience working on multiple projects at one time
  • Proficient with the use of the MS Office suite of software products
  • Focused commitment to safely maintain scheduling time
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Shift work will be required. 

You are a ticketed, highly motivated team player with excellent skills in relation to time management and prioritizing, creative and innovative thinking, mathematical and logical problem solving, accountability and dependability. You bring to the job an excellent safety record and a strong work ethic. 

The successful candidate will be team-orientated with an ability to deliver results that are aligned with the strategic objectives of the business.  He/she will have the ability to adopt and encourage innovative thinking that contributes to achieving practical solutions to complex problems.

This is an hourly union position. Details of the collective agreement can be viewed at:

This position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early for consideration.
Internal candidates please apply to this posting and notify recruitment of your interest.