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Maintenance Technician

Posting Start Date: Nov 6, 2022

Location: Mechanicville, NY, US

Company: Cascades


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 10,000 employees, who work in almost 80 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.

Job Description

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager (Supervised daily by Mechanical Lead), the candidate will need to have the following responsibilities/abilities:

  • Must be able to make emergency Weld Repairs using either Stick or TIG as required either in the weld shop or out in the plant.
  • Must be able to be available if called in off regular shift hours to perform emergency weld repairs.  The welding will mostly be done with TIG/Stick on stainless steel.
  • You will be responsible for being proactive regarding mechanical repairs and/or follow-up.
  • Piping experience is required.
  • Once sufficiently trained, you will be put on-call on a four (4) week rotation along with the mechanical maintenance team.  The on-call duty is mandatory.
  • You will need to make Safe Work Habits a way of life and follow OSHA as well as mill protocols.
  • Lastly, you will need to have the mindset that time really is money and if the machine is down then the priority is restoring production in the Safest and Fastest way possible.


  • Ability to be in on-call rotation
  • Must be knowledgeable with:

    • Hydraulics V.
    • Process Pumps.
    • Bearings (Taper Fit as well as Straight).
    • Normal Millwright Tasks.
    • Proper Rigging Techniques.
    • Mechanical Seals.
  • Flexible and ability to adapt to changing needs of the operation
  • Strong focus on quality, safety, and efficiency
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills
  • High School Diploma or GED


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.



Nearest Major Market: Albany

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