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Project Engineer

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Job Description

  • Join a company that prides itself on putting its people first
  • Competitive remuneration of $80k-$120k/yr (1 year term) and benefits
  • A great opportunity for a dedicated Project Engineer to work in a team-focused environment
About the Organization

Created in 2008 and privately held, Harmac Pacific Pulp operates a Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft pulp mill on the east coast of Vancouver Island near Nanaimo, BC. Nanaimo Forest Products (NFP) Ltd., the owner of the Harmac Pacific trademark, restarted the mill with a single production line on October 3, 2008. Since that time the mill has grown to two production lines and a capacity of 380,000 tonnes of world-class pulp per year.

Key to Harmac’s success is the employee ownership model. Our employees are very active participants in the running of the business and have 2 members that they appoint to the company’s 6 seats on its Board of Directors. 

The future of Harmac Pacific Pulp is looking bright. Through extensive capital investments, the organization has made significant improvements to productivity and reliability. In addition, as of 2013, the installation has been complete of a 25 MW Green Energy turbo-generator which we currently use to sell power to BC Hydro. 

About Nanaimo, British Columbia

Nanaimo, located on the southeast coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, is one of the premier locations for a pulp mill in the world. Nanaimo is also a great place to live. As the transportation, services, and health care hub for the central and north island, Nanaimo services the surrounding areas of over 100,000 people. Recreational opportunities are endless with access to extensive community recreation facilities and unmatched outdoor activities such as boating, skiing, biking, and golfing. Nanaimo is located just 20 minutes by floatplane from Vancouver and 90 minutes by ferry. For more information, please visit

About the Opportunity

Harmac Pacific currently has an exciting opening for a full-time Project Engineer to join our team in Nanaimo, BC. 

Under the direction of the Engineering Superintendent, you will play a critical role in ensuring the reliability of the mechanical equipment required for pulp production. In addition, your expertise will be essential in executing capital projects that focus on pulp mill reliability, reducing our carbon footprint, and improving the efficiency of pulp production. A Kraft pulp mill contains various interrelated processes, each presenting unique challenges - we view this position as a development opportunity for an engineer interested in taking on more responsible management positions in our organization. 

More About You

To qualify for this role, you should have a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related field and are currently registered or eligible to obtain registration with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC).

The following skills and experience are required:

  • Demonstrated expertise in troubleshooting mechanical issues and implementing effective, technically sound solutions
  • Project management skills, including multitasking and prioritization abilities
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Unwavering commitment to health & safety protocols and environmental compliance
  • Previous experience in pulp and paper or other manufacturing industries would be considered a strong asset

The successful candidate must be able to participate as a member of a team of business partners who have a common interest in the success of the business. You are an independent self-starter, with strong interpersonal and communication skills. You are highly organized and adaptable to changes in the work environment. 

Along with your qualifications, you will be a proven team player who is excited about contributing to the business as a whole. We value initiative and the willingness to work with others to move our business forward. 

About the Benefits

You will be part of the staff employee group. This position is a full-time salaried position and offers competitive compensation of $80k-120k/yr, negotiable dependent on skills and experience, as well as a wealth of benefits including Dental, EHB, AD&D, Group Life, and Long-Term Disability coverage, and a retirement benefit. The company and union provide their own Short-Term Disability Plan which also applies to Staff employees. 

Our employees are highly motivated, hard-working, and dedicated to their job - but that's not the only reason to come to work. It is also about having fun, learning new things, meeting with a great group of people, and being part of something you believe in. Our employees enjoy annual activities including a Curling Bonspiel, Golf Tournaments, Fishing Derby, Holiday Parties, and a mill housekeeping and pizza day. We also organize social events to celebrate milestones for the organization.

Best of all, you will be joining a company that prides itself on putting its people first. This is a job that will truly enrich your life both personally and professionally!

About Scout Talent

Who is Scout Talent? Despite what you might be thinking, Scout Talent is not a traditional recruitment agency. Born out of a great idea and an understanding of what employers really want, we provide customized, intelligent recruitment marketing, employer branding and candidate management services to clients throughout Canada and around the World. Our key strength lies in our ability to create unique candidate attraction strategies that enable clients to tap into the best talent pools. We're proud to say that 90% of our clients are repeat business which is testament to the value of our service. At ST, we're revolutionizing the recruitment industry. Our purpose: Connecting people to grow companies, careers and communities.


Staffing, Recruiting, HR Outsourcing

Company Size

11-50 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-18

Current Openings

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