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Machine Operator

Posting Start Date: Aug 26, 2021

Location: Richmond, BC, CA

Company: Cascades







Cascades Containerboard Packaging, a division of Cascades Canada ULC, owns six containerboard mills and nineteen corrugated products plants in the United States and Canada. Cascades Containerboard Packaging is the largest containerboard producer in Canada and is also a major Canadian manufacturer of corrugated products.


Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the successful incumbent will have the following main responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a progressive team to achieve production KPIs – Set-up times, Feeds/hour, feeds/shift
  • Be available for a three-shift rotation including days, afternoons and graveyards
  • Be able to work 8 and 12 hour shifts.
  • Operate machinery in a safe and controlled manner including but not limited to industrial machinery, forklifts and conveyor systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely utilizing safe work guidelines and established safe work practices
  • Demonstrated ability to perform quality checks on finished product


The ideal candidate will possess:


  • A minimum education level of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a corrugated environment
  • Physically able to lift up to 50 lbs on a repetitive basis
  • Must be ready to work in rotating shift
  • Must be mechanically and mathematically inclined
  • Ability to read production specification sheets
  • Must be computer literate – previous work experience with CTI will be considered an asset
  • An energetic, enthusiastic and goal oriented approach
  • Demonstrate the fundamental values of Cascades Richmond (Respect, Teamwork, Communication, Autonomy, Adaptability, Initiative)


Wage Progression:


Starting rate - $22.46/hour

After 6 months - $25.67/hour

After 12 months - $28.88/hour

After 18 months - $30.49/ hour

After 24 months - $32.09/hour

Please note that wages vary based on the position worked in the plant.




  • The ability to progress through a large organization by working in multiple positions
  • MSP coverage
  • A benefit plan that offers heath benefits, dental benefits, STD & LTD benefits, life insurance, critical illness insurance, accident disability insurance, retiree benefits
  • An exceptional Defined Benefit (DB) pension plan
  • A Share Purchase Plan after one year of continuous service
  • Profit sharing that is unique to all other companies

Please note that we are a unionized environment. We thank all applicants in advance but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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