Maintenance lead

Posting Start Date: Dec 11, 2023

Location: Pryor, OK, US

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!


Are you a reliability superstar looking for your next step in your career? 

Do you have a passion for continuous improvement and are looking for a leadership role where you will make an impact? 

Have you always wanted to work for a company that cares about both the employees and the environment?


If you answered YES then we want to hear from you! Our team in Pryor OK is looking to add a maintenance lead to their growing team! 


As the Maintenance Lead your mission is to be responsible for all outcomes associated with ensuring that the machine maximizes availability and enables the teams to success operationally.   You ensure communication between operations and maintenance and correct prioritization for maintenance activities and manages defects/failures. You also provide support to the Asset Owner and Process Lead.

Why join our team at Cascades


  • Excellent company-paid benefits
  • Weekly Pay
  • Working with a dedicated and passionate team of leaders
  • Strong Company Culture
  • Profit sharing and 401K Options
  • Working for a company with a strong focus on sustainability and greener initiatives
  • Huge Career Advancement Opportunities
  • PPE Allowance

Experiences and strengths


  • Experience leading and coaching teams
  • Knowledge / expertise in maintenance processes
  • Able to think critically 
  • Demonstrates good analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Demonstrates ability to overcome ambiguous and complex situations
  • Brings strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Experience and/or basic understanding of Lean Production System principles
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well and communicate with others

Individual responsibilities




  • Define standard processes and tools to handle defects (DH) and ensures that processes are executed properly to improve equipment reliability and performance
  • Define / execute on standards for Breakdown Elimination (BDE) minor issues execution (6W2H) and major issues execution (root-cause analysis) and problem solving 




  • Follow up with operators to ensure that any defects were handled properly
  • Support operators in identifying and solving problems that caused breakdowns
  • Determine planned maintenance needs and prioritize work orders / schedule the process for conducting planned maintenance
  • Share best practices with other Reliability Leads
  • Ensure constant communication with the maintenance department to establish area priorities
  • Continuously improve established maintenance processes including Defect Handling and Breakdown Elimination
  • Train and coach operators to handle different aspects of maintenance including DH and BDE and CID
  • Reduced negative impact of  machine reliability
  • Support CI Pillar and Reliability Management Pillar


Core competencies defined for this job

*Health and safety
Advisory role
Planning and organizing
Continuous improvement

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Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. It will fairly consider all those qualified for this position. The use of the masculine in our communication refers to both women and men.

About Cascades

Being part of Cascades means revealing the full potential of matter, people and ideas. We are a source of possibilities. Since 1964, we have been offering sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in terms of packaging, hygiene and recovery.
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