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Process/Reliability Engineer

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Posting Start Date: Sep 2, 2018

Location: Eau Claire, WI, US

Company: Cascades


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in close to 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.



The Tissue Group, a division of Cascades, is the second-largest tissue producer in Canada and the fifth-largest in North America. The Division manufactures, converts and markets a huge selection of paper products, such as hand towels, bathroom tissue, facial tissue, napkins, paper towels, wipers and dispensers for the North American away-from-home and consumer products markets. The Group has more than 2,200 employees and operates seven manufacturing plants, nine conversion plants and four plants with both manufacturing and conversion facilities.

Your challenge!

As the Process/Reliability Engineer for the Eau Claire, WI mill you will have a diverse work load in support of the manufacturing needs of the entire plant. The successful candidate will partner with the Production Supervisors in their respective areas to determine the best method to ensure continuous operation of all the assets. This person will collaborate with the production employees, production supervisors, maintenance supervisors as well as the plant leadership team to provide guidance and demonstrate the capabilities of our most important assets to ensure synergy across the mill.

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Maintenance and Engineering Manager, you will have the following main functions:

  • Assure optimum equipment reliability and availability through the evaluation, development, and application of sound maintenance and production procedures
  • Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with both the Production Supervisors, Maintenance Supervisors and production employees
  • Work with maintenance and production employees to implement sound practices and preventative maintenance timing to improve reliability on an ongoing basis
  • Evaluate and recommend spare part inventory and purchases to ensure availability when needed


Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Mechanics

Experience and Skills

  • Three to five years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer supporting the maintenance functions of an organization
  • Strong understanding of how to optimize assets for continuous operations
  • Ability to get work done through others
  • Strong committment to supporting a safety conscious work environment
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends in support of the On-Call rotation to support the 24/7 operation schedule (currently a 6 week rotation)

Core competencies defined for this job

Advisory role

Continuous improvement


Planning and organizing



Business Objectives Alignment

Ensure that maintenance programs are in line with business objectives

Support his manager in achieving unit objectives

Operational Excellence

Check and optimize maintenance routines (EPP)

Ensure asset maintenance by creating and implementing tools and processes

Analyze equipment (RCA) and maintenance costs

Ensure the availability, quality and effectiveness of equipment through optimizing their maintainability (TRG)

Reduce and eliminate equipment breakdowns

Support the supervisor during the implementation of maintenance/reliability good practices

Target improvement opportunities

Human Resources

Facilitate change management and the transfer of knowledge

Take the initiative to develop his or her skills

Health & Safety

Comply with the safe work standards in effect

Foster the development of a healthy and safe work environment for all Cascades employees

Promote sound occupational health and safety management

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Encourage and promote ethical conduct and uphold Cascades’ culture and values

Client Focused and Innovation

Develop his network of experts

Apply the principles of excellence in line with our client-centric business vision

Participate in continuous improvement activities

Keep a watch on technical and technological maintenance best practices and share them within the organization

Suggest improvements to current processes

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Cascades is an equal opportunity employer.

Nearest Major Market: Eau Claire

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