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Chief Operating Engineer

Posting Start Date: Dec 27, 2020

Location: Trenton, ON, CA

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!

Our mill in Trenton, Ontario, which is located on the bank of the scenic Trent River, boasts a 93 year history. 

If you are an effective leader who builds on relationships to strengthen operational competencies, we are looking for you to join our team.   

Job Responsibilities
  • Reporting directly to the Production Manager, the Chief Operating Engineer will oversee and ensure the safe and efficient operation of the steam plant and other related power plant services equipment in compliance with internal procedures and all applicable legislation, regulations, codes and standards.
  • This role is responsible for managing the corporate risk management program at the plant level. 
  • Oversee operations team - TSSA requirements, monitoring systems and ensure operating engineers are following guidelines
Desired experience
  • Grade 12 diploma with post-secondary education preferred
  • 1st Class Operating Engineer Certification
  • 3-5 years of related work experience, preferably in a unionized manufacturing environment
Technical competencies
  • Effective leadership, communication and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting and decision-making skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the Technical Standards and Safety Act, Operating Engineers Regulation and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, CMMS and SAP
  • Experience with DCS preferred
  • Ability to work overtime and be on-call as necessary
  • Must have or establish residence within 30 minutes of our mill
Health & Safety
Develop and maintain a healthy and safe work environment for all Cascades employees
Help implement the OSH action plan
Promote sound occupational health and safety management
Personally commit to and display strong leadership in health and safety
Core competencies defined for this job
*Health and safety
Team leadership



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. 

Join 12,000 women and men working in a network of more that 90 business units located in North America and Europe.

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