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Mechanical Engineering (Co-op) Student

Full Time
2 days ago
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Prince George, BC, Canada
Northwood Pulp

You're an analytical problem solver who finds quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties. You are proactive over reactive and work to solve issues before problems arise. Organized, with sharpened interpersonal skills, you work well with "teams and machines", and excel in effective communications, both written and verbal.

As the Mechanical Engineering (Co-op) Student, you will have the unique opportunity to gain practical experience within our mills, and working alongside our team of professional engineers during this 8-month term. This role will enable you to directly apply your academic knowledge to real-world challenges within an industrial environment. Collaborating with multiple teams, including those focused on projects, maintenance, asset integrity and operations, will provide you with a well-rounded experience. This role will not only enhance your problem-solving skills but also allow you to understand the intricacies of industrial processes and equipment. Your contributions to various projects and tasks will contribute to your growth as an engineer while networking with experienced professionals can expand your career horizons. This Co-op experience is a valuable chance to learn, develop, and excel in your mechanical engineering journey.

The life of the Mechanical Engineering (Co-op) Student includes:
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators for maintenance and reliability processes
  • Assist the Reliability team by doing inspections to ensure the reliability of all equipment, determine failure root causes and find and recommend corrective actions
  • Develop work scopes for equipment and assets requiring repairs and upgrading/enhancing the preventative maintenance systems for pulp mill site assets.
  • Apply Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) methodology to optimize equipment maintenance plans
  • Assist in managing the asset inspection programs including digitalized field inspections, vibration analysis, and precision maintenance practices such as alignment and thermal growth analysis
  • Support the Reliability team with pressure piping inspections within the RBI (Risk-Based Inspection) program

For this role, you come equipped with:
  • Enrollment in a Mechanical Engineering (Co-op) program or related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

For bonus points, you have previous pulp mill or other industrial experience.

If you are a Co-op student and are eager to join our team at the pulp mill starting in January 2024, click that 'apply' button today!



Don't check off every single bullet point? Studies show that people are reluctant to apply for positions they aren't 100% qualified for. At Canfor, our focus is finding the right fit for our organization, not a criteria checklist. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds may not perfectly align.

At Canfor, diversity means understanding, recognizing, and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion and diversity as essential to our productivity, creativity, innovation, and competitive advantage. Therefore, we strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process where hiring decisions are based on each applicant's qualifications and experience.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. The specific type of employment screening conducted varies depending on the role and location. These screenings may involve behavioral assessments, references, physical testing, and criminal record checks.

Why Canfor?
Canfor is a global leader in the manufacturing of low-carbon forest products, including lumber, pulp, paper, wood pellets and green energy. We embrace innovation in our industry and provide high-quality products to global markets. With our dedicated employees, we demonstrate leading environmental practices and are committed to the communities that host our operations.

As we continue to diversify our business, we have exciting work and development opportunities to help you build a rewarding career.

Our people-focused approach prioritizes our employees' safety, well-being and growth because they are critical to the success of our company. We provide learning opportunities that support you in developing skills and competencies at each stage of your career at Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits to best support our employees and their families. Join us today and together, we can build a sustainable future.

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Prince George, BC
Prince George, BC's Northern Capital, offers big-city comfort and convenience with small-town serenity and sensibilities. As the largest city in northern BC, Prince George is a hub of industry, offering numerous employment opportunities and is home to the University of Northern British Columbia. In addition, this region's temperate climate creates a lush environment of emerald-green forests and ample opportunities for outdoor activity. For more information, visit or .

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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 valu...

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Forestry, Fishing, Mining, Oil and Energy
5001-10,000 employees