Application Analyst
Western Forest Products
Campbell River, BC

With the overarching objective of Defining a Higher Standard, and reporting to the IT Business Partner, the Application Analyst, Timber Supply will develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and vendors to ensure applications used in the management of our forests are maintained to a high degree of accuracy and efficiency. The Application Analyst will participate in the design, installation and maintenance of applications, hardware and related components to ensure effective and efficient use of these systems.


IT Services

Develop system specifications, detailed designs and test plans;
Assist in the installation and maintenance of various enterprise level software systems;
Analyze, document and improve business processes;
Development and application of corporate data standards;
Create training plans, provide support and training to end users of our systems;
Maintain an up to date knowledge of the systems, tools and development methodologies; and
Assessing and evaluating new opportunities for software and hardware to improve our business


Education and Experience

Post-secondary degree / diploma with a primary focus in forestry, IT and/or business management or equivalent experience
Experience working with forest management software (Resources, TFM or LRM), LIMS, Forest Ops and the full ESRI suite of GIS software
Experience with field data collection software and hardware including tablets, GPS units, ruggedized handhelds and mobile printers
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Access, Power-point and Outlook
Understanding of databases, database design and usage (Microsoft SQL Server & Oracle)
Programming skills utilizing Python and SQL would be an asset
Understanding of networking and infrastructure components would be an asset

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

Willingness to learn new business processes and software
Attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Ability to manage multiple projects and to prioritize workload.
Flexibility to meet changing work needs and demands
Proven research, analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent customer service skills
This position will require some travel, including limited field work