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Electro-Instrumentist Technician

Posting Start Date: Nov 19, 2022

Location: Wagram, NC, US

Company: Cascades


Founded in 1964, Cascades offers sustainable, innovative and value-added packaging, hygiene and recovery solutions. The company employs 10,000 women and men across a network of almost 80 facilities in North America and Europe. Driven by its participative management, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous research and development efforts, Cascades continues to provide innovative products that customers have come to rely on, while contributing to the well-being of people, communities and the entire planet. Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CAS.


Backed by more than 50 years of experience in industrial operations within Cascades, Cascades CS+ offers a unique array of project management and engineering services to the various Cascades units, as well as to other businesses. Its wide range of expertise allows it to offer advisory services for optimizing products and processes, managing and delivering projects, supporting energy efficiency, and refurbishing used equipment. 

Your Challenge!

The E&I Technician position will report to the Maintenance Supervisor and will require an exceptional safety mindset among technical skills. We are looking for candidates with 1-2 years of Electro & Instrumentation experience in the Manufacturing Industry and must be available to work 12 hour rotating shifts, weekends and holidays, overtime, and call-ins 


Blueprint/schematic reading, access and read electrical, pneumatic and mechanical drawings. 
Experience with Siemens PCS-7 or equivalent, S-7, S-120 drives, Simotion Controller, TIA Portal, & WinCC Flex
Experience with Rockwell Control Logix, Compact Logix, Studio 5000, RSLogix 5000, FactoryTalk View, Powerflex Drives, & Kinetix 6500 Servo Drives.
Experience with Profibus communication protocol
Be familiar with AC and DC Electronic/Programmable Motor Drive System
 Have a strong troubleshooting background on both AC and DC controls
Have expertise in troubleshooting magnetic and electronic motor controls, timers counters, sequencers, and Allen-Bradley Programmable Controllers
Know how to dismantle and rebuild valves
Be familiar with flow, temperature, pressure, and level control loops
Be able to install, calibrate and troubleshoot transmitters, controllers, and valves
Frequent overtime maybe required

Job Responsibilities

•    Perform a variety of duties as assigned to maintain the linerboard machine and the mill’s 24-7 operation. 
•    Perform scheduled and planned maintenance repairs of equipment, as well as emergency/unscheduled repairs of mill equipment during unplanned shutdowns 
•    Properly maintain high speed automation equipment, tooling and associated machinery to designed standards. 
•    Understand the basics required to troubleshoot and repair electrical distribution systems and support equipment. 
•    Must be able to work with PLCs and HMIs . Perform basic PLC programming skills for troubleshooting equipment and associated processes. 
•    Monitor measurement systems, SPC or other performance indicators and proactively respond to negative trends. 
•    Knowledge of instrumentation specifically pressure transmitters, level indicators, RTDs, valve positioners, etc. 
•    Understand how to troubleshoot and repair Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs). 
•    Use basic hand tools: multi-meters, thermal imaging cameras, meggers, and other electrical test equipment. 
•    Troubleshoot pneumatic/hydraulic circuits and analyze documentation Capable of product evaluation, process or equipment troubleshooting. 
•    Facilitate repairs or adjustments to improve the performance of the line and comply with quality standards. 
•    Capable of repairing electrical, electro-mechanical, pneumatic & hydraulic devices. Perform preventative maintenance on machines and equipment throughout the mill. 
•    Detect faulty or failing equipment and report any unusual situations to proper supervision. Safely use all hand and power tools. After onsite training and certification, safely use aerial lift equipment, fall protection, etc. 
•    Comply with all mill safety responsibilities and maintain clean and orderly work areas. Contribute to enhancing an interdependent safety culture. 
•    Strong communication skills, and a team-player attitude.


•    AAS Degree in a technical discipline such as Mechatronics, Electronics, Robotics, Computer or Mechanical Engineering Technology; 
•    OR A minimum of 5  years technical maintenance experience in a heavy industrial or manufacturing environment.
•    Good interpersonal skills.
•    Excellent communication skills.
•    Behavioral Competencies required include Rigor, Teamwork, and Continuous improvement, ability to adapt, On the Job learning
•    High level of personal motivation and drive for organizational success.

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.



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