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Maintenance Manager

Posting Start Date: Jan 16, 2022

Location: Barnwell, SC, 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 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.

Experience in the pulp and paper industry is a MUST!

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


Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
•    5+ years of relevant experience as a Maintenance Manager in an industrial production environment such as pulp and paper, water treatment or similar.
•    Experience developing and optimizing maintenance programs and schedules.
•    Project Management experience is desired.
•    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
•    Agility needed to work with various technological tools
•    Knowledge of SAP software or other ERP (an asset)
Paper and Pulp industry experience is a MUST!

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
*Health and safety
Team leadership
Continuous improvement

Nearest Major Market: Augusta
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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