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Vibration Analyst

Posting Start Date: Mar 16, 2023

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 lightest high ends, 100% recycled linerboard and medium products on the market. The mill is under construction and start-up is scheduled in beginning 2023.

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Project Leader will be part of the reliability maintenance team to perform the following tasks:

Individual responsibilities

Contribute to the achievement of operational objectives by being one of the key players specialize in predictive maintenance

  • Minimize the number of unexpected breakdowns
  • Maximize asset uptime and improve asset reliability
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Maximize production hours
  • Improve safety
  • Manage Reliability Centric(vibration) Capital Projects that achieve Mill operational and maintenance objectives

Ensure the maintenance of the assets by performing or directing the gathering of the vibration measurements of the bearings of the various machines of the mill, as well as the analysis and interpretation of these measurements.

  • Develop and perform the predictive maintenance process flow
  • Determine equipment and failure mode to be monitored
  • Establish frequency
  • Monitor condition
  • Issue report & recommendations
  • Create work order & liaise with the maintenance team
  • Participate in roots cause analysis with the rest of the reliability team as a specialist in predictive maintenance

Perform other types of predictive inspections (thermography, ultrasound, oil analysis, etc.)

Experiences and strengths

A certification in industrial maintenance technology, mechanical engineering, industrial mechanics, predictive or preventive reliability maintenance or a combination of relative experience

Experience in vibration analysis, thermography, ultrasound (an asset).

Knowledge of industrial maintenance and lubrication.

Autonomy, rigor, and accountability.

Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to demonstrate impact and influence in an advisory role.

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
Advisory role
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. 


About Cascades
To be part of Cascades is to reveal the full potential of materials, people and ideas. We are source of possibilities since 1964. Cascades have been providing sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in packaging, hygiene and recovery. Join 10,000 women and men working in a network in almost 80 operating units located in North America. 

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