wood products processing
Joining the Co-op program helped me achieve a greater knowledge of the primary industry by getting a job in the maintenance department at Western Forest Product’s Port Alberni Sawmill (APD).
My final co-op term has brought me to New Brunswick to do some process improvement for JD Irving. I’ve only been with them for a month at time of writing but even in that short time I’ve already learned a lot.
Griff Building Supplies For my first co-op work term, I worked at Griff Building Supplies as a sales assistant and project assistant for the Wholesale and Export Department. Griff is not just a lumber trading company. According to our Export Manager, he indicated Griff acts as a solution provider. They provide the correct products based […]
Software Integration & Process Engineering, Sunrise Kitchens Ltd For my first co-op term, I worked at Sunrise Kitchens where I applied wood-related knowledge in advanced cabinet manufacturing. Throughout the work term, I took part in data integration between ERP/ CRM, Web-Cab, and Microvellum, assisting the supervisor building a new bridge to connect engineering software with […]
On my first work term, I worked as an assistant for a team of experts in charge of developing a new method of wood kilning in our factory. The primary type of wood species grown and manufactured in Vietnam is Acacia.
M and J Woodcrafts My first work term was at M and J Woodcrafts. As a co-op student here, I was given the opportunity to help out on the shop floor and in the office. One of the projects that I worked on was building a picnic table for the company. I managed the blueprints […]
Loewen Windows, Steinbach, MB My first and second work term was at Loewen Windows, in Steinbach, Manitoba. I worked as a wood processing engineer to help the wood supply team harmonize the raw material usages and the flow of the plant. It was a great learning experience, and I got to know what it felt […]
Lauten Woodworking Ltd. I spent my summer with Lauten Woodworking Ltd. during my first co-op work term. Lauten Woodworking is a high-end architectural millwork company located in North Vancouver. It has specialized in custom commercial and residential millwork for many years. Just as I expected, my position as project management and office assistant was fun […]
For my summer work placement, I worked as a Quality Control student for Tolko Industries in the Athabasca Division. I was mainly responsible for participating in the OSB mill Quality Management System by conducting quality assurance and quality control activities throughout the mill.
BSc Wood Products Processing – M&J Woodcrafts On my second co-op term, I worked for M&J Woodcrafts as a Software Technician. I was tasked to automate a maintenance program that could continuously track any action that has been done on every running machine in a workshop. This way, the company could easily query the software […]