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Maintenance Planner

Posting Start Date: Mar 6, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, 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!

Our mill in Trenton, Ontario, located on the Trent River, boasts a 90 year history.  Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Planner will provide technical planning and scheduling assistance to the maintenance team and facilitate continuous improvement in our processes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinates weekly and shutdown maintenance planning and scheduling of reactive and preventive work
  • In collaboration with end users, ensures availability of equipment and facilities for the execution of reactive and preventive maintenance work
  • Leads the work order process from initiation to close
  • Prepares parts lists, SOP's and work order kits for planned jobs


Business Objectives Alignment

Support manager in achieving sector objectives


Health and Safety

Comply with safe work standards in effect

Contribute to a safe and healthy work environment for all staff

Identify OHS requirements when planning work

Promote sound occupational health and safety management


Operational Excellence

Ensure the availability and performance of equipment by dealing with maintenance operations in priority order

Ensure the scheduling of work orders by planning, optimizing and evaluating the necessary resources

Follow work order management processes

Work with other sectors to coordinate and prioritize activities

Human Resources

Support the supervisor in work organization

Take the initiative to develop his or her skills

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Encourage and promote ethical conduct and uphold Cascades’ culture and values

Client Focused and Innovation

Apply the principles of excellence in line with our client-centric business vision

Participate in continuous improvement activities

Core competencies defined for this job

*Health and safety



Planning and organizing



Desired experience

  • Post-secondary education in the mechanical or electrical field with trade certificate preferred
  • 3-5 years of maintenance work experience, preferably as a maintenance planner and in the pulp and paper industry


Technical competencies

  • Solid understanding of maintenance and reliability processes and tools
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Available to work overtime as required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, SAP and CMMS

Additional information

To apply for this position or to view all other career opportunities at Cascades, visit

Cascades believes in 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 gender in our communications refers equally to both men and women.

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