Common Careers At Al-Pac
Working at Alberta-Pacific requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a commitment to teamwork, a willingness to learn and of course lots of enthusiasm! We are one of the world's leading pulp producers, but we wouldn't be successful without our top quality people!
Our company offers more than 50 different types of occupations. Most positions require a high school diploma or equivalent and most also require a post-secondary education. Interested in learning more about some of the career choices available at Alberta-Pacific? Click on the job titles below for information on some of the most common careers with our company, including a snapshot of day-to-day responsibilities, education and skills requirements.
Accountants have a wide array of responsibilities, including month-end and year-end financial reporting, working with internal and external auditors, budgeting, forecasting and long-term planning and ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Education requirements: Depending on the position, a recognized accounting designation may be required.
Accounting technicians may perform daily and month-end accounts payable and receiveable duties as well as communication with vendors and customers and accounts reconciliations and report preparation.
Education requirements: Business Administration certificate, diploma or equivalent.
Administrative Assistants provide important support to teams across the organization. This includes administrative support, compiling data and reports, obtaining information from internal and external contacts, and coordinating schedules for team members in their area.
Education requirements: Post secondary degree or diploma, advanced computer skills.
An integral part of the pulp operations team, B-Pressure welders fabricate and repair process piping, assist with maintenance troubleshooting and planning, make recommendations for new innovative solutions to help improve efficiencies, and work with other pulp teams on maintenance and planning initiatives.
Education requirements: Alberta Journeyman Welding ticket and an Alberta "B" Pressure Welding ticket, Alberta or Interprovincial journeyman in the Pipefitter trade and a Stainless Steel TIG ticket required.
As part of a team of environmental professionals, biologists at Al-Pac work on research initiatives to develop science-based best practices to be implemented into forest operations. Biologists monitor effects of forestry on wildlife and ecosystems and work closely with the Woodlands Operations team to apply ecosystem management. Biologists may be specialized in areas such as conservation biology, wildlife biology, silviculture or aquatic biology.
Education requirements: PhD or Masters degree in Biological Sciences.
Ensuring Al-Pac has quality suppliers and contractors is a critical job. Buyers responsibilities include making recommendations on awarding contracts, negotiating with suppliers, leading warranty claims for equipment issues and ensuring compliance with the Purchasing Management Association of Canada Code of Ethics.
Education requirements: Minimum Level III PMAC accreditation.
Alberta-Pacific has a highly trained team of medical professionals consisting of registered Emergency Medical Technicians that help keep team members safe and healthy. Al-Pac EMTs respond to emergencies in the mill, support teams across the company in applying our health and safety management system and assist with security. Al-Pac also provides emergency response support to some of its nearby neighbours and EMTs are a vital part of this response team.
Education requirements: Registered EMT-A status; NFPA Firefighter 1001 qualification.
Alberta-Pacific is one of the most technologically advanced mills in the world. The company utilizes an array of highly specialized software systems in addition to more frequently used office systems. IT analysts play a critical role in ensuring these systems operate smoothly. They provide maintenance and troubleshooting expertise and proactively identify opportunities to enhance systems and improve efficiencies.
Education requirements: Graduation from a post secondary institution in a computing field, Microsoft Certified Specialist designation is an asset.
Lab technicians are key in helping Al-Pac continue to achieve world-class environmental and quality performance. They analyze chemical and physical pulp properties such as strength and brightness to ensure a consistent, quality product that customers desire. Lab technicians also conduct tests to monitor environmental performance including effluent and air emissions, to demonstrate regulatory compliance.
Education requirements: Chemistry degree, Chemical Engineering Technologist or Chemical Technologist diploma, or two years post secondary in a science related field (depending on position).
Operating technician positions are available in various teams throughout the operation and encompass a wide array of responsibilities. Operating technicians are typically responsible for overseeing or operating equipment in their areas, troubleshooting and working with teams to develop innovative solutions that can improve efficiencies.
Education requirements: Minimum grade 12 or equivalent with the expectation of completing position-specific training as required.
Power engineers are part of a team that is responsible for providing a reliable and cost effective supply of steam, electricity and water used in the manufacturing of pulp. Responsibilities include operating a state-of-the-art recovery boiler and power boiler that supply two turbo generators with steam to generate enough electricity to supply the mill as well as additional power that is "exported". Power Engineers also operate the water and effluent plant where water is treated before being used in the mill and where effluent goes through an extensive treatment process to ensure it meets or exceeds government requirements before returning to the river.
Education requirements: Fourth, Third, Second or First, class Power Engineering Ticket (dependant on position).
Electrical and Instrumentation Trades Technicians work with operations teams to repair and calibrate the mill's electrical and instrumentation equipment. This includes troubleshooting, assisting in maintenance planning and execution and identifying opportunities that will help improve maintenance and production.
Education requirements: Alberta or Interprovincial Electrical and Instrumentation ticket.
As part of an innovative Maintenance team, Millwrights help ensure the mill is in optimal operating condition by assisting with troubleshooting and maintenance concerns, helping to plan and executing mill maintenance initiatives, identifying opportunities to enhance maintenance, production and reduce downtime.
Education requirements: Alberta millwright ticket or Interprovincial Red Seal.
Woodlands operations coordinators are responsible for harvest planning, scheduling and budgeting, coordinating log haul and road construction and working with harvest contractors to implement ecosystem management on the FMA area. Coordinators are also instrumental in interacting with local communities to provide them with information and answer questions about harvest operations.
Education requirements: Applicants require a B.Sc. in Forestry or graduation from a recognized forestry technical school.