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Maintenance Lead

Posting Start Date: Nov 28, 2022

Location: St. Helens, OR, US

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!


Reporting to the Production Manager, the Maintenance Lead’s mission is to be responsible for all outcomes associated with the maintenance of your assigned area. You will be responsible for one paper machine and associated equipment. 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 work 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

Individual responsibilities




  • Define standard processes and tools to handle defects and ensure that processes are executed properly to improve equipment reliability and performance
  • Execute on standards for Breakdown Elimination and present on breakdown status weekly to leadership team members 




  • 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 / schedule as required
  • Ensure constant communication with the maintenance department to establish area priorities
  • Continuously improve established maintenance processes including Defect Handling and Breakdown Elimination
  • Reduce negative impact of maintenance needs and machine reliability

Experiences and strengths


  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to stay focused is key
  • Experience leading and coaching teams
  • Knowledge / expertise in maintenance processes
  • Demonstrates good analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Demonstrates ability to overcome ambiguous and complex situations
  • Brings strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Experience and understanding of Lean Production System principles
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well and communicate with others

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
Advisory role
*Health and safety
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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