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Hourly – Permanent

Chemainus, Ladysmith & Nanaimo, BC


Are you a certified trades person looking to join a “best in class” maintenance team? Western Forest Products is hiring for multiple Journeyperson Millwrights to join our sawmill operations located on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC.

Current Opportunities:

  • Ladysmith Sawmill Operations, Ladysmith
  • Saltair Sawmill Operations, Ladysmith
  • Chemainus Sawmill Division, Chemainus
  • Chemainus Value Added Division, Chemainus
  • Duke Point Sawmill, Nanaimo

*$3000 Signing Bonus & Relocation Assistance Available*

What We Offer:

  • Unionized positions with starting wages ranging between $44.72- $48.08/hour depending on the site, per the respective collective agreements.
  • Hourly premiums of $0.60/hour on shifts that are outside the recognized day shift.
  • Benefits and pension are provided through the union.
  • Safe work environment.

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

These positions are considered safety sensitive, all successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment drug test.


  • Repairing or replacing mechanical components & machinery
  • Rigging and slinging
  • Troubleshooting mechanical machinery
  • Welding repairs
  • Hot work and lock out protocols
  • Knowledge of hydraulic systems
  • Performing other preventative maintenance processes that pertain to optimum mechanical performance of our facility


  • Candidates must be Red Seal Certified
  • Excellent safety record and strong work ethic
  • Highly motivated team player with excellent time management skills
  • Creative and innovating thinking, logical problem solving, and a desire to participate in an organization committed to continuous improvement
  • Accountable and dependable


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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