September 27, 2023

Mill Operator - Part Time


River City Fibre LP is a Partnership between the Simpcw Resource Group and Arrow Group of Companies (Arrow). The Partnership represents a significant investment in which the Simpcw First Nation is strengthening its involvement in the commercial development of natural resources harvested within Simpcw Territory. A significant portion of the logs chipped at the River City Fibre facility are harvested on Simpcw's traditional territory within the Secwepemc Nation. Simpcw Resources Group is a regular supplier of pulp logs to the plant.

The Arrow Group is a leader in transportation, logistics, environmental and forest residual management. Arrow made significant capital investment recently including upgrading the plant with a large chipper and upgrading the electrical system, plant control systems, and the plant in-and-out-feed conveyors. Arrow also partnered with Kruger to build an enclosed electric conveyor system to move wood chips from the facility to Kruger's chip yard, located directly across the street. The conveyor eliminates 40 to 50 truckloads every day and is estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the operation by approximately 400 tonnes annually.

We are looking for an experienced Mill Operator to join our River City Fibre team in Kamloops, BC!

We Offer

  • Competitive pay
  • Full Benefits include dental, life insurance, pharmaceutical, vision care, chiropractor, massage, EAP, and more after passing a probationary period of 90 days.
  • Pension of $1.45/hour
  • Part Time position to start, will eventually lead into full time work
  • Shift: Part Time - This job may require shift work, initially will be Friday, Saturday, and Sundays. 8 hour days to start
  • Onsite certification
  • Safety gear allowance


Based in Kamloops, BC, the Mill Operator will be responsible for operating the mill and keeping an even flow of wood to the chipper while meeting production targets for River City Fibre.

As a Mill Operator, you will have a basic understanding of the PLC systems and have basic mechanical skills. Strong communication skills are essential in this role.

  • Operate the mill and the chipper.
  • Responsible for servicing the chipper.
  • Troubleshoot when experiencing equipment failures or breakdowns.
  • Communicate with team members and supervisors to coordinate tasks and ensure efficient workflow.
  • Meet production targets as set out by the company.
  • Follow all workplace safety policies, and compliance regulations, participate in identifying hazards.
  • Adhere to production schedules and deadlines.
  • Report any issues or incidents to the supervisor promptly.
  • Provide internal and external Customer Service excellence.
  • Assist with mill repairs and maintenance.

You Possess

  • Previous experience working in a sawmill environment and a fast paced environment is an asset.
  • Experience working in the logging or forestry industry.
  • The ability to multi-task.
  • Mechanical aptitude and ability to perform minor repairs or maintenance on equipment.
  • A good understanding of various log species and the ability to identify them.
  • Must be willing to work weekends.
  • Proficiency in meeting production targets on an hour-to-hour basis.
  • Strong understanding of safety procedures and ability to adhere to them.
  • Ability to work in various weather conditions and physically demanding environments.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and depth perception

Note: Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing may be required 

Application Deadline: Open until filled. 

Thank you for your interest, however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry as per  Canada’s Human Rights Act and legislation surrounding Employment Equity. 

Please submit cover letter and resume via email to with the Subject Line: Mill Operator