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Machine Operator

Posting Start Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Richmond, BC, CA

Company: Cascades

Job Description

We are looking to fill a Machine Operator position at our Richmond location. This is a rotating position so you need to be available for all shifts. If you have experience as a machine operator we are looking for you. If you or someone you know would be interested in this position don't hesitate and apply today. 


Why Work For Cascades

  • 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



  • extended health benefits, dental benefits, life insurance, and accidental death & dismemberment insurance. Premiums are covered 100% by the company.
  • Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability benefits premiums covered 70% employer and 30% employee.
  • Pension Plan. The contribution levels are 10% employer contribution and 8% employee contribution with bridging benefits at the age of 60.
  • Lead hand and First Aid Premiums available
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program is available.
  • 2 - 7 weeks of vacation, pending years of service.
  • Supplemental vacation after 5 years of continuous service.
  • 13 paid plant holidays (all statutory holidays including Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, and one floating holiday).
  • Opportunity for overtime.
  • A Share Purchase Plan after one year of continuous service
  • Profit sharing that is unique to all other companies after one year of service


Job Responsibilities 

  • Work as part of a progressive team to achieve production KPIs 
  • Be available for a three-shift rotation including days, afternoons, graveyards and weekends
  • Be available for both 8 and 12-hour shifts
  • Operate machinery in a safe and controlled manner 
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely utilizing safe work guidelines and established safe work practices
  • Demonstrated ability to perform quality checks on the finished product



  • A minimum education level of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in a manufacturing environment working on production machinery
  • Physically able to lift up to 50 lbs on a repetitive basis
  • 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 (Naturally Respectful, Strong Together, Speak Truthfully, Fierce Determination)
  • Comfortable working in a unionized environment.



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.

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