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Maintenance Lead

Posting Start Date: Nov 3, 2021

Location: Ashland, VA, US

Company: Cascades

About Cascades


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Maintenance Lead’s mission is to be responsable for all outcomes associated with the maintenance of his/her area. You ensure communication between operations and maintenance and correct prioritization for maintenance activities and manages defects/failures. You also provide support to the Asset Owner and Process Lead.

Individual responsibilities

  • Define standard processes and tools to handle defects (DH) and ensures that processes are executed properly to improve equipment reliability and performance
  • Monitor repair paths
  • Define / execute on standards for Breakdown Elimination (BDE) and presents breakdown status weekly at an LCT meeting
  • Follow up with operators to ensure that any defects were handled properly
  • Support operators in identifying and solving problems that caused breakdowns
  • Determine maintenance process, prioritize and schedule planned maintenance needs
  • Share best practices with other Maintenance Leads
  • Collaborate within maintenance department to establish streamlined processes
  • Train and coach operators to handle different aspects of maintenance including DH and BDE
  • Reduced negative impact of maintenance needs and machine reliability


Experiences and strengths

  • Experience leading and coaching teams
  • Knowledge / expertise in maintenance processes
  • Demonstrates good analytical, problem-solving skills and ability to drive insights
  • Demonstrates ability to overcome ambiguous and complex situations
  • Brings strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Experience and understanding of Lean Production System principles
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to work well and communicate with others

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
Advisory role
*Health and safety
Continuous improvement

Additional Information


Why work at Cascades

  • Excellent company-paid benefits
  • Working with a dedicated and passionate team of leaders
  • Strong Company Culture
  • Profit sharing and 401K Options
  • Working for a company with a strong focus on sustainability and greener initiatives
  • Huge Career Advancement Opportunities


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Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner. Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both women and men.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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