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Reliability Engineer

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 Maintenance Supervisor Project & Reliability, the Reliability Engineer’s mission is to participate in the realization of his or her unit's business strategy by analyzing equipment failures and proposing effective solutions to remedy them. You thus analyze the equipment interventions’ history and enrich the documentation to facilitate future interventions. You also develop training programs aimed at transferring knowledge of best practices in the field to your business partners. Finally, you keep abreast of new technologies in preventive and predictive maintenance (PPM) in order to continually improve equipment reliability and contribute to achieving your department and other business units’ operational efficiency objectives.

Individual responsibilities


Identify the causes of failures so that they can be remedied

Share best practices in preventive maintenance with our business partners to facilitate maintenance work


Prepare training programs intended for our business partners

Transfer your knowledge to our business partners

Monitor our business partners’ application of methods and technologies

Verify documentation on work performed on equipment

Expand documentation to improve future work

Analyze equipment failures

Propose solutions to improve equipment reliability

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
Advisory role
Continuous improvement

Experiences and strengths

A desire to generously share knowledge for the benefit of partners and colleagues

Strong ability to positively influence partners and colleagues and guide them towards best practices

An in-depth understanding of PPM concepts

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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