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Heavy Duty Mechanics

Hourly – Permanent

Port McNeill, BC, CA



Western Forest Products is currently seeking for fully qualified Heavy-Duty Mechanics to join our Timberlands operations located on beautiful Northern Vancouver Island, BC. We have vacancies available at the following locations:

Current Opportunities:

  • Holberg, BC
  • Port Alice, BC
  • Port McNeill, BC
  • Woss, BC

*Please provide reference contacts in your resume when you apply*

What We Offer:

  • United Steel Worker (USW) union wage rate of $48.01 plus trade premiums
  • Health & Dental Benefits provided through the union
  • Pension plan provided through the union
  • A safe work environment

Shifts: Shifts vary depending on site. Please inquire within to learn more.

This role is considered safety sensitive, all successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment drug test.


Education and Experience

  • Must be fully ticketed Red Seal HD Mechanic;
  • All applicants must have a valid BC driver’s license and be able to provide a driver’s abstract;
  • Preference may be given to the applicant holding a valid OFA Level 3 Certificate.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Preference will be given to those with experience in west coast logging equipment (Yarders, Log Loaders & Hydraulic Log Loaders);
  • Highly developed machine diagnostic and repair skills are a benefit;
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent safety record and strong work ethic.


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.

We provide a variety of on-the-job training and continuing education in many areas at Western to ensure you have the skills you need to succeed. Our promote-from-within culture recognizes high performance and we offer diverse career paths across the organization for those with the talent and will to advance.


Western Forest Products is a leading forest products company that sustainably manages forests and manufactures high-quality wood products. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia with operations in the coastal region of BC and Washington State, Western meets the needs of customers worldwide with a specialty wood products focus and diverse product offering.

Our commitment to health and safety, environmental stewardship and community engagement is core to how we do business at Western Forest Products.

Our approach to responsible business practices in all aspects of our business is multi-faceted. We adhere to and employ the most stringent environmental practices in the world. The steps we take to ensure the forests in which we operate are renewed and remain healthy and viable for future generations are mirrored in the care we take to make certain our communities continue to grow and prosper. This includes investing in communities where we operate and continuing to forge mutually beneficial relationships with First Nations in respect of their local and cultural interests.

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