Job Posting


Employer Name: 
Vaagen Brothers

Position is for our Midway, British Columbia location. Midway is located on the BC/Washington Border in the beautiful Kootenay Boundary region. It offers wonderful recreational opportunities year-round. We are surrounded by trails for every mode of transportation (Hike, Bike, Walk, Ski or ATV), two ski hills and golf courses. There is also a wide variety of waterways that are frequented by fishermen, swimmers and boaters alike. A great place to work and play.

Job Purpose

To provide safe maintenance, repair, installation and modification of all sawmill related equipment.


  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair industrial machinery and mechanical equipment
  • Ability to read blueprints and schematic drawings to determine work procedures
  • Ability to visualize a layout by looking at plans
  • Operating hoisting and lifting device to position machinery and parts during repairs
  • Ability to follow the Company and Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
Specific Skills Required: 
  • Minimum 3rd year apprentice Maintenance Mechanic/Industrial Millwright
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of computerized machinery
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Sawmill experience 
  • Red Seal Certification an asset
  • Ability and willingness to work a rotating shift, weekends and overtime
Hourly wage will be based on experience; full benefits and RRSP package


Posting Will Expire: 
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Company Information: 
Bert and Bud Vaagen founded Vaagen Brothers lumber in the early 1950's. Today, the company continues as a closely held corporation owned by members of the Vaagen family. This continuity of management, vision, and leadership has helped guide the company for more than half a century - Creating a culture of innovation, integrity, and cooperation that's fueled Vaagen's advancement, evolution and growth over the years. Today, in addition to operating a flagship facility in Colville, Washington, Vaagen Brothers Lumber operates a sawmill in Usk, Washington and Vaagen Fibre Canada in Midway, BC, Canada. Vaagen is expanding their forward-thinking practice of optimal resource management. At each Vaagen operation, quality lumber begins with quality trees. High-quality small trees yield good small logs, starting at 4 and a half inches on the small end and 14 inches on the large end. Species range from Douglas Fir, Larch, Pine, and Hem Fir.
How to Apply
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