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Engineering - A Family Affair

For the Smith family, engineering runs in their blood. After graduating with his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie University), Jason Smith joined the Irving Pulp & Paper team where he has worked for over 20 years in a variety of engineering roles. Currently, he is the Manager of Technical Operations and has been working on the mill modernization project. This summer, his son, Camron, joined the team at Irving Pulp & Paper as a Process Engineering Student.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Camron is entering his fourth year of his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick. 

“As a child, I wanted to be a carpenter. I always loved to work on various projects with my dad,” says Camron. 

When asked how they like working at the same mill, Jason said “I told everyone to treat Camron the same as all the other students, except to work him harder.” 

Camron is proud of his father and has always looked up to him.  

“I have always admired his open mind, compassion, and sense of understanding,” says Camron. “He is a very reserved person but has a great sense of humour and always knows how to put a smile on my face.” 

The father-son duo spend Father’s Day together on the golf course with a barbeque supper to celebrate. 

From all of us at the Pulp & Paper Division, Happy Father’s Day!