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Machinist / Mechanic

Posting Start Date: Dec 5, 2018

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.

Job Responsibilities

Experience: 3-5 years maintenance experience

  • Safety  focused mindset
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Ability to work overtime when needed
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule to meet the requirements of a 24/7/365 manufacturing environment
  • Mental ability to excel in your craft to match existing staff
  • Proficient operation on basic precision manual machine tools: Vertical Milling Machine, Engine Lathe, Hydraulic Press, Key Broach, etc. and ability to cut key seats
  • Utilize precision measuring tools
  • Has ability to work to tight machine tolerences
  • Disassemble, repair and reassemble industrial components. Fabricate from blueprints, existing parts or sketches - replacement parts and components.
  • Ability to install and replace various styles and types of bearings, bushings, slides, etc. to proper clearances and tolerances
  • MIG, TIG, ARC welding experience a plus. Acetylene / Oxygen torch experience necessary
  • Heavy rigging techniques and experience required
  • Experience with centrifugal pump repair/rebuilds, rotary union repair/rebuilds, precision alignments a plus
  • Experience in Heavy Industrial environment a plus
  • Ability to work in an autonomous environment as well as a team environment when needed


What we look for:

Safety: Must show a commitment to an interdependent safety-first attitude

Positive Attitude: Consistently display positive behavior that supports the organization’s goals and objectives.

Mechanical skill: Preferred Journeyman skill level and understanding of mechanical principles

Team Work: Ability to work independently and in a team empowerment culture.

Adaptability: Ability to adjust to the demands of the job, and be depended on to complete assigned tasks. 

Communication: Ability to communicate well with others and able to lead team meetings.

Other: Applicants must pass background check, physical/drug screen. 

Hours: Must be available for overtime, rotation shifts, “on call”, holidays and weekends

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

Job Segment: Mechanic, Maintenance Mechanic, Hydraulics, Welding, Operations, Manufacturing, Engineering

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