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Maintenance Supervisor - Electrical - Located in Trenton, Ontario

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 bank of the Trent River, boasts a 90 year history.  We are looking for a dynamic Maintenance Supervisor - Electrical to join our team.  Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, you will lead our Electrical and Instrumentation Team, upholding the company values and promoting Cascades' philosophy. 

Business Objectives Alignment

Help draw up the maintenance budget to meet the unit’s business objectives

Support his sector’s objectives as a maintenance/reliability manager

Operational Excellence

Ensure and/or facilitate the sector’s adherence to its annual maintenance budget

Follow best practices and ensure the efficiency and quality of the unit’s maintenance/reliability operations

Ensure operational excellence and eliminate issues by making recommendations to his manager

Work with Production to coordinate and prioritize maintenance activities

Support his unit’s operational strategy

Human Resources

Help employees reporting to him to develop their skills and make sure they receive the necessary training to carry out their responsibilities

Help maintain a positive work environment by walking the floor and fostering two-way communication

Manage and engage his staff based on Cascades’ values and business strategy

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

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Ensure compliance with laws, standards and regulations in effect for buildings and equipment

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

Client Focused and Innovation

Encourage staff to suggest ideas for improvement

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

Core competencies defined for this job

*Health and safety



Flexibility and ability to adapt


Team leadership

Desired experience

Post-secondary education in an electrical, electronics or instrumentation program with a licensed electrical trade certificate.

5 years of related work experience in manufacturing, preferably in the pulp and paper industry.

Proven experience with Allen Bradley PLCs, Siemens/Moore DCS, AC and DC drive systems and Autocad.


Technical competencies

Effective leadership, communication and organizational skills.

Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

Knowledgeable of the Occupational Health and Safety Act as well as other applicable legislation and regulations.

Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, SAP and maintenance management software.

Ability to work overtime and be on-call as necessary.

Must have or establish residence within 30 minutes of our mill.



Additional information

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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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