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Process Lead L2

Posting Start Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: Richmond, BC, CA

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 Production Manager , the Process Lead’s mission is to be responsible for all outcomes related to the techniques, processes, and systems in an area and supports the Asset Owner and Maintenance Lead, owning processes for Centerlines (CL) and Rapid Changeovers (RCO).

Individual responsibilities

The successful candidate will have the following main responsibilities: 

  • Define standard processes for managing centerlines (CL) and ensure that processes are executed properly.

  • Create and execute on standard processes for rapid changeovers (RCO).

  • Prepare and organize grade changes.

  • Work with production planners to optimize production schedule.

  • Calibrate centerline.

  • Develop modification request forms (DAMMES).

  • Collect and analyze data on quality and production variances; create action plan to mitigate variance.

  • Share best practices with other Process Leads.

  • Communicate any procedural issues with suppliers.

  • Support large / small scale projects / modifications in area including machine parts design.

  • Continuously improve standards and processes related to CL and RCO.

  • Utilize centerline to troubleshoot and ensure correct base condition.

  • Train and coach operators on best practices for CL and RCO.

  • Performance – Improve processes for CL and RCO.

  • Ensure a safe & secure work environment for all Cascades employees​

  • Work with team to embed a culture of continuous improvement and standardization.

  • Adhere to Cascades' overarching values and ethics and servant leadership.

Experiences and strengths

The Process Lead will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Operations Management, Engineering, or relevant field.

  • Experience in paper converting or corrugate converting will be considered an asset.

  • Experience and understanding of Lean Production System principles.  A Lean Certification will be considered an asset.

  • Previous Supervisory experience will be considered an asset.

  • Participation in the implementation of a new program and experience with change management.

  • Experience leading and coaching teams

  • Knowledge / expertise in maintenance processes

  • Demonstrates good analytical, problem-solving skills and ability to drive insights

  • Demonstrates ability to overcome ambiguous and complex situations

  • Brings strong organizational and prioritization skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well and communicate with others

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite

  • Experience with SAP an asset.

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
Advisory role
*Health and safety
Continuous improvement

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.


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