CAREERS

As a company built on the core principles of hard-work, integrity, and practicality, we recognize the importance of these values in our employees. That is why you’ll find that from the mill to management, we have an involved, passionate team dedicated to excellence.

 

What We Offer

We offer competitive wages and benefit packages, as well as long-term, stable employment in a safe and inclusive work environment. There are opportunities for growth in all areas of our company.

As the closest major sawmill to the coast, we are only a few hours and a scenic drive away from the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia’s largest city.

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Please download our PDF Employment Application Form.

Please submit your resumes to:

Aspen Planers Ltd.
PO Box 160
2399 Quilchena Avenue
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

Or by Fax: (250) 315-4237

Or by Email at jobs.aspen@apgroup.ca

Please review the following available positions. If your skills match the skills of a posted position, please send us your resume.

Opening Positions:
Posted:

Senior Forest Engineer – Full Time Employment Opportunity

The Place:

The woodlands division at Aspen Planers is currently accepting resumes for a Senior Forest Engineer.

The Job:

Aspen Planers Ltd. is seeking a dynamic, self starting, team-orientated individual to serve as a Senior Forest Engineer. This is a permanent, full-time position working under the supervision of the company’s Senior Forest Planner. You will work in concert with various other departments in our Merritt and Lillooet woodlands divisions such as Planning, Silviculture, and Harvesting serving as a senior layout, development, and appraisal engineer building standing timber inventory for the companies lumber and veneer milling facilities.

Qualifications:

– Post-secondary degree or diploma in Forestry
– Be an active member or be eligible for registration with the ABCFP.
– Must demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of BC Coastal or Interior forest industry
experience and must have layout, development and engineering experience in all
harvest systems including ground based, cable and helicopter.
– Capable of directing and managing contractors and company staff with layout and
engineering duties
– Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organization skills with the ability to
work independently and as part of a team in a changing environment.
– Experience with cruising and interior appraisal submissions

Salary will be commensurate with experience and education

Interested applicants please send cover letter and resume to:

Aspen Planers Ltd.
PO Box 160
2399 Quilchena Avenue
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

Or by Fax: (250) 315-4237

Or by Email at jobs.aspen@apgroup.ca

While all applications are appreciated, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Sawmill Production Supervisor

Aspen Planers – Merritt, BC

Aspen Planers Ltd. is a producer of dimension lumber with a present annual capacity of 350 mmfbm. Operations are located in Merritt, BC, in the beautiful Nicola Valley. Mild winters, sunny summers, numerous outdoor recreation opportunities and all amenities make this area an ideal location to live, work and play.
We are currently seeking a qualified, enthusiastic individual with a desire to work in a fast-paced team environment.

The successful candidate will have:

– A strong commitment to sound safety principles
– Strong management skills along with good organizational, planning and problem solving
– Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– Solid computer skills
– Five (5) or more years experience in the sawmill manufacturing business including previous supervisory experience
– A commitment to personal and corporate goals while being a self-starter and team builder within the plant
– Strong mechanical skills a definite asset

If you thrive within a challenging and dynamic setting, have a strong safety background and a desire to work in a team environment.

Interested applicants should submit their resumes to:

Aspen Planers Ltd.
PO Box 160
2399 Quilchena Avenue
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

Or by Fax: (250) 315-4237

Or by Email at jobs.aspen@apgroup.ca

We thank all applicants who express interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Certified Millwright

Aspen Planers – Merritt, BC

Aspen Planers Ltd. is located in Merritt BC and is a producer of SPF dimension lumber with a present annual capacity of 350mmfbm. Our commitment to the forest industry and our people continues. We are currently seeking a qualified individual to join our progressive team at our Merritt Sawmill operation.

The ideal applicant will have good troubleshooting and problem solving abilities, and will be responsible for the safe maintenance, repair and modification of all sawmill-related equipment. You will apply your skills to maximize uptime, quality and production.

You will hold an Inter-provincial ticket with a strong background in hydraulics. As well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience in a sawmill environment is a definite asset as well as a welding ticket. Shift work will be required.

Located at the crossroads of the Coquihalla, Merritt is a growing city boasting numerous amenities and outdoor recreational activities.

Interested applicants should submit their resumes to:

Aspen Planers Ltd.
PO Box 160
2399 Quilchena Avenue
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

Or by Fax: (250) 315-4237

Or by Email at jobs.aspen@apgroup.ca

We thank all applicants who express interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Forestry Technician – Full Time Employment Opportunity

The Place: The Lillooet BC Woodlands Division of Aspen Planers is currently accepting
resumes for a Forestry Technician to begin immediately.

The Position: Aspen Planers Ltd. is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, team-orientated
individual to serve as a Forestry Technician. This is a permanent, full-time position
working under the supervision of the company’s Senior Forest Technician. You will
work in concert with various other departments in our Merritt and Lillooet Woodlands
Divisions such as Planning, Silviculture, and Harvesting, serving as a layout,
development, and planning technician to build standing timber inventory for the
companies lumber and veneer milling facilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ideally would have a post-secondary degree or diploma in forestry
  • Be an active member or working towards being eligible for registration with the ABCFP
  • Experience with timber recce, field data collection, mapping, and reporting
  • Working knowledge of road and cut block design, with forestry experience in all harvest systems including ground based, cable, and helicopter.
  • Experience with timber cruising and GPS traversing and mapping
  • General knowledge and understanding of current forest legislation
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organization skills, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team in a changing environment.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and education. Entry level candidates are
encouraged to apply. Training is available.

Interested applicants please send cover letter and resume to the following address:

Attention: Trevor Ball, R.P.F

Aspen Planers Ltd.
Woodlands Division
P.O. Box 160
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8
Or by email: trevorball@apgroup.ca

While all applications are appreciated, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Planning Forester – Full Time Employment Opportunity

The Place: The Woodlands Division of Aspen Planers Ltd in Merritt BC is currently accepting resumes for a Planning Forester to begin immediately.

The Position: Aspen Planers Ltd. is seeking a dynamic, self-starting, team-orientated individual to serve
as a Planning Forester. This is a permanent, full-time position working under the direction and
supervision of the company’s Planning Manager – Woodlands. While this position requires significant
office time, flexible field time is also a requirement as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Take the lead in maintaining Aspens environmental certification programs
  • Lead the implementation and maintenance of Aspens Forest Stewardship Plan
  • Take the lead on producing and reviewing company site and harvest plans to a high professional standard
  • Ensure that all planning documents and associated records and documentation are accurately and thoroughly prepared and submitted
  • Lead stakeholder and First Nations referrals/information sharing summaries to ensure effective, thorough, and efficient approvals are obtained
  • Attend Timber Supply Area (TSA) meetings, including active participation in specific committees.
  • Take the lead on managing and implementing current forest policy and legislation in operations
    managed by Aspen Planers

Qualifications:

  • ABCFP Registered Forest Technologist or Registered Professional Forester designation
  • 3 – 5 years of work experience as a Forestry Planner with the responsibilities identified
  • Strong Knowledge of BC Forestry Legislation, policy and procedures
    Capable of directing and managing staff and contractors in planning related duties
  • Strong understanding, knowledge, and implementation of efficient and cost-effective operations in business
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organization skills, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team in a changing environment.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and education. Interested applicants please send cover
letter and resume to the following address:

Attention: Trevor Ball, R.P.F
Planning Manager

Aspen Planers Ltd.
Woodlands Division
P.O. Box 160
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8
Or by email: trevorball@apgroup.ca
While all applications are appreciated, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The AP Group of Companies is a wood products business involved in logging and primary and secondary forest products manufacturing operations in the Southern Interior and the coast of British Columbia.  There are three divisions in the AP Group:  Interior Lumber Division, Coast Lumber Division and the Plywood Division.

Reporting to our corporate office, the Mechanical Draftsperson will be responsible for developing mechanical designs from concept through to detailed drawings for all site projects.

The successful candidate will be proficient in industrial and structural design.  With a minimum of five (5) years experience in engineering, design and drafting using 2D Autocad.  The Draftsperson will be familiar with design parameters relating to mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic components and equipment.

The candidate will have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.   Strong computer skills are required.  Travel to mill sites required.

The AP Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Please submit your resume to VP, Human Resources by September 30, 2018.

AP Group
12745 – 116th Avenue
Surrey, BC V3V 7H9
Fax:  (604) 580-3646

Or email resumes to: jobs@apgroup.ca