Posted on March 22, 2012 - GC1196

Company: Western Forest Products Inc.
Position: GIS Analyst
Location: Campbell River
Contact Name: Human Resources

Job Description

WFP is currently seeking a GIS Analyst to join our Mainland Coast Operation (MCO), located approximately 15 minutes north of Campbell River. This position may also be required to support GIS duties and responsibilities for the Port Alberni Forest Operation, located in Port Alberni, BC.

The GIS Analyst is responsible for planning, organizing, executing and evaluating all aspects of timber harvesting, restoration, silviculture and reforestation on the crown and private lands in which it operates.  WFP practices sustainable forestry management that is environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable.  GIS analysis provides critical support for Timberlands information needs and decision making.

 The Geomatics Analyst supports operational and corporate planning initiatives by managing and analyzing spatial information to provide high-quality maps and reports. At operations, this position works with Information Systems to implement technical solutions for meeting operational needs

Job Qualifications

The incumbent must possess advanced skills in geomatics (including editing, mapping, geo-processing, querying and reporting), proficiency with ArcGIS, Genus, Toad, Crystal Reports, GPS, World Construction Set, Geo Express, Feature Manipulation Engine, Microstation, and database languages (SQL & Python) and demonstrate excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational and project management skills. Communication skills and a demonstrated focus on customer service are essential. A general awareness of the forestry industry and eligibility for professional designation are preferred.

 Specific accountabilities may include:

  • Geospatial data capture, import & conversion
  • Produce & maintain operation Maps and planning initiatives
  • Forestry Systems data editing, queries, mapping and analysis

Other Information


Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence:

Western Forest Products Inc.
435 Trunk Road
3rd Floor

Duncan, BC
V9L 2P9

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