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Maintenance Technician

Posting Start Date: Nov 21, 2020

Location: Schenectady, 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 Description

Great opportunity for experienced maintenance technicians at our manufacturing facility in Schenectady, NY. The open position consists of servicing manufacturing equipment including Corrugator, Printer/Slotter, Diecutter, Stitchers, and Laminator. Additional duties include maintaining boilers, air compressors, conveyor systems and electric lift trucks. This position is for a full-time (40 hours per week) position on our second shift of 3:00pm to 11:00pm. Must also be able to work 12 hour shifts, weekends and holidays, when needed. Maintenance Technician pay rates are based on experience and knowledge.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Ability to work safely and successfully in a team environment;
  • Perform general plant maintenance while working safely and conduct pre-job risk assessment;
  • Prompt response required for machine breakdowns;
  • Follow preventative maintenance schedule and work order schedule;
  • Follow company policies, procedures, and work instructions;
  • Other job duties as assigned by management.

Minimum three years experience in manufacturing environment with preference given to Corrugated/Packaging industry experience;

  • Strong understanding of Health & Safety Rules and Regulations;
  • Experience with different areas of maintenance in a manufacturing environment, including welding, hydraulics, steam, pneumatics, machine assembly, lubrication and troubleshooting machinery;
  • Knowledge of PLC computer programming, robotics, and related electronics is strongly preferred;
  • Initiative, positive attitude, and strong work ethic;
  • Candidate must have their own tools;
  • When applicable, weekend work and overtime are mandatory;
  • Must be able to pass a maintenance exam.

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: Albany

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