Mercer Peace River Pulp Ltd. is an integral part of the Canadian forest products industry, providing the North-West, Alberta region with approximately 300 jobs while managing a sustainable forest. A career at Mercer Peace River offers an opportunity for growth, meaningful work and a collaborative learning environment. Throughout your career, you will be supported by a team of highly skilled professionals and provided the self-motivating environment needed to make your goals achievable.

Mercer Peace River has an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to fill the full time, temporary position of Electrical and Instrumentation Apprentice. In this role, the E&I Apprentice will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of electrical and instrumentation equipment.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain equipment integrity and perform safe and efficient maintenance of all electrical, instrumentation and control systems in accordance with established procedures.
  • Responsible for the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of equipment.
  • Support department targets on production, safety and maintenance.
  • Manage and work with the Honeywell system.
  • Execution and communication of daily electrical/instrumentation maintenance activities.
  • Respond quickly and effectively as requested to problems/breakdowns.
  • Gather data in support of equipment condition monitoring.
  • Help plan and estimate, efficient and cost-effective execution of jobs while minimizing the impact on operations and incurred costs.
  • Actively participate in post-event failure analysis and root cause discussions, and contribute to developing solutions.
  • Ensure that preventative maintenance guidelines are adhered to and maintain complete and accurate records associated with the technical and preventative aspects of this position.
  • Review and apply continuous improvement to safe work practices, procedures, and standards.
  • Operational shift work as required with scheduled and short notice overtime—paid at double the rate.
  • Additional duties as required

Qualifications and Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong technical, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment specifications, engineering drawings, blueprints, charts, and tables as required.
  • Mechanical aptitude with strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Proven safety-conscious individual with the ability to work in a physically demanding environment.
  • Pulp mill and industrial maintenance experience preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Honeywell systems and a computerized maintenance management system, specifically Avantis is considered an asset.

Job Conditions:

  • Overtime may be required.
  • Shift work may be required.
  • Minimum experience: 0 to 1 year
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Driver’s license

Apply Online.