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Maintenance Manager

Posting Start Date: Oct 2, 2021

Location: Ashland, VA, US

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!

The Bear Island Mill is the newest addition to the Cascades Containerboard Packaging lineup. This state of the art facility will offer one of the lighest high end, 100% recycled linerboard and medium products on the market. The mill is currently under construction and start up is scheduled for December 2022. During the construction phases of the project the Maintenance Manager will participate in the project efforts and perform work related to the project. 

Reporting to the Plant Manager, and serving as an expert in maintenance and reliability, the Maintenance Manager ‘s mission is to contribute to the achievement of his or her unit's operational strategy by coordinating maintenance activities in collaboration with production. In addition, you ensure that your group's OHS objectives are met by developing and implementing the reliability program and effectively managing equipment availability. You also build a mobilized and competent team and support their initiatives to improve maintenance practices. Finally, you ensure rigorous follow-up of maintenance processes to optimize your unit's operational efficiency and performance.

Individual responsibilities


Develop and implement your business unit’s reliability program

Reach your business unit’s equipment availability targets

Develop and adhere to your business unit’s maintenance budgets

Achieve the maintenance group’s OHS performance targets

Implement operational maintenance excellence processes and monitor them rigorously

Ensure optimal execution of operations through the attainment of occupational health and safety targets

Engage and develop all your employees

Establish priorities for maintenance activities and coordinate them in collaboration with production

Experiences and strengths

Leadership and expertise in promoting buy-in to proposed solutions and rallying your team around objectives

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Rigour and agility to handle projects based on their scope, budget and timelines

Ability to help team members develop and achieve their goals

Ability to carry out a number of projects simultaneously while respecting deadlines

Ability to support and advise business partners on occupational health and safety issues

Agility needed to work with various technological tools

Knowledge of SAP software or other ERP (an asset)

5+ years experience in a maintenance management role a plus

Papermill experience a plus

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
*Health and safety
Team leadership
Continuous improvement

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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.

About Cascades
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Since 1964, we have been providing sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in packaging, hygiene and recovery.

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