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White River Forest Products LP Published: December 19, 2017
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White River Forest Products LP is a community based venture that owns and operates a Sawmill in White River Ontario. The company has recently invested over $28 million dollars in the mill and will invest an additional $8 million, making it a state of the art facility. The sawmill operation has a capacity of 170Mfbm per year of softwood lumber products.
White River Forest Products in White River, Ontario has an opening for a PLC/IT Technician.


The primary responsibilities is to provide ongoing maintenance and support of all PLC and automation devices as well as internal IT infrastructure mill-wide, while demonstrating a consistent sense of urgency and follow up to ensure timely and satisfactory execution.


·         Monitor and maintain PLC, telephone and server networks;

·         Perform required updates, repairs and upgrade as required;

·         Maintain up to date backups of programs devices and networks;

·         Work to achieve the best preventative techniques to eliminate equipment failures and continually monitor for and diagnose problems;

·         Perform regular maintenance on internal IT infrastructure including desktop support, user maintenance and hardware installation;

·         Provide in-house troubleshooting and commissioning service and technical support for new and existing equipment (MS Windows Desktop and Server Environment, MS SQL databases, layer 2 & 3 networks including DeviceNet);

·         Work with engineering and optimization team on PLC programming, machine modifications, and preventative maintenance;

·         Conduct problem solving activities while assisting engineers with root cause analysis;

·         Calibrate and maintain components and instruments according to manufacturers’ specifications, including but not limited to VFDs, servo and valve positioners, vision systems, and optimization scanner systems;

·         Maintain knowledge, skills and abilities and keep up to date with changing technologies;

·          Interpret and use appropriate CSA, ISA and API installation standards and practices.


JOB TYPE:         Full-time

REQUIREMENTS:    Degree or diploma in a related field, or a minimum of 3 years work experience;

Sawmill or industrial experience preferred;

Possesses strong PLC programming skills (industrial experience preferred);

Knowledge of vision systems including motion control;

Experience in setting up and supporting layer 2 & 3 networks including DeviceNet, MS Windows Desktop and Server Environment, and MS SQL database;

Familiar with setup and deployment of IP devices including phones, cameras and access control;

Proven analytical and problem solving skills;

Possesses Strong technical communication skills (written and verbal);

Holds the required certifications and/or demonstrate require knowledge;

Demonstrates a consistent sense of urgency and follow up to ensure timely and satisfactory execution;

Demonstrates desire and willingness to learn new technologies on an ongoing basis;

Demonstrates quick thinking and exceptional problem solving skills along with the ability to select effective solutions;

Detail oriented;

Able to work with limited supervision.

APPLYING:        Please send resumes to or contact Louise Perrier @ 1 807-822-1818 extension 241.
Closing date: January 31, 2017