Porter Engineering is a leader in producing state-of-the-art optimization and process control systems for the forest industry. Since 1971, we have been using the latest in computer hardware and software technology and our knowledge of forest industry applications to produce control systems that are in demand around the world. We have been growing to meet the increasing demand for our products.

Our “Real Shape for Real Trees” software program is installed in sawmills throughout Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. Our systems feature Industrial PC based real time optimization, and Windows based user interfaces with 3D graphics. Logs are measured by laser based scanners, and the computers generate solutions in less than a second, looking at thousands of combinations of boards and cants to yield the highest value products. The resulting solutions are sent to a PLC based control system that uses hydraulic setworks to position the saws.

Our customers expect us to provide systems that are the most technically advanced available. They also expect the systems to start up quickly, and that we provide top notch service and support. Porter Engineering has a commitment to quality. We produce systems that work!

A key factor in the success of Porter Engineering has been our philosophy of hiring excellent people, and treating them well so that they choose to remain with us for the long term. We have a team of over 30 people, many of whom are electrical engineering  or computer science graduates. We offer challenging and stimulating work and an excellent salary and benefit package.

To Apply via Mail:

Human Resources Department
Porter Engineering Ltd.
6520 Fraserwood Place
Richmond, BC Canada
V6W 1J3


(604) 273-6635