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Electrical Engineer

Posting Start Date: Apr 16, 2019

Location: Niagara Falls, 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 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.



The Containerboard Packaging Group, a division of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada, and is also a top converter of corrugated products in the country. The Group manufactures a wide range of products made from recycled fibres for its North American customers in the food, beverage and consumer products sectors, among many others. The Division, which employs close to 3,400 people, owns six containerboard mills and nineteen corrugated products plants in Canada and the United States.

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the successful candidate will have the following main responsibilities:

  • Champion of safe work practices
  • Oversight and PM coordination of mill-wide power distribution systems
  • Design and engineer electrical installations and equipment modifications
  • Develop and manage the electrical portion of capital projects
  • Provide technical guidance when needed to the Maintenance Department

Business Objectives Alignment

Help roll out an operational strategy in line with his unit’s business strategy

Operational Excellence

Assist with commissioning new equipment

Assist with tests carried out by the unit and support investment projects

Ensure technical support and develop relationships with business partners

Maximize synergy and foster collaboration among Cascades’ groups, units and business units

Help implement standardized manufacturing practices (One Certification) and implement equipment management best practices

Help the unit achieve its operational objectives (e.g., quality, OSH, productivity, profitability, maintenance)

Recommend and/or implement solutions to improve his unit’s manufacturing efficiency

Share best practices

Support and promote processes and tools that drive a continuous improvement culture in his unit

Human Resources

Develop and provide training

Take the initiative to develop his or her skills

Health & Safety

Comply with safe work standards in effect

Help develop and maintain a healthy and safe work environment for all Cascades employees

Help set OSH priorities for his unit in line with corporate objectives and follow up on them

Promote sound occupational health and safety management

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Conduct himself ethically and uphold Cascades’ culture and values

Make sure projects comply with the standards, regulations and procedures in effect

Ensure the sustainable and responsible development of the unit

Client Focused and Innovation

Develop his business network

Help deliver on his unit’s technical innovation objectives

Keep a watch on new technologies and share them within the organization

Follow practices that are in line with our client-centric business vision

Core competencies defined for this job


Continuous improvement

On-the-job learning

Planning and organizing


Desired experience

  • Champion of safe work practices
  • Holds 4 year BSEE Degree
  • Good working knowledge of 12KV – 480V power distribution systems
  • Project management experience
  • Must be self-motivated, well organized, and detail oriented
  • Must have strong verbal and writing skills
  • Team player

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 men and women.

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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