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Maintenance Superintendent

Posting ID:     26606
Position Type:   Regular    
City:   Camden, SC, United States
Location:   Camden Plant  


The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Maintenance Superintendent is a key member of the Plant Management Team and as such, is responsible for providing overall leadership for the Maintenance Department, ensuring excellent safety performance combined with project planning and maintenance, as well as preventative maintenance programs.



  • Ensure the highest level of workplace safety
  • Provide direction, training, and support for all maintenance personnel and foster a highly effective working relationship with all employees
  • Assist in developing and achieving targets in safety, quality, cost, delivery, and employee engagement
  • Ensure the Canfor Operating System (COS) is being followed with an emphasis on abnormality response
  • Effectively liaise with Production departments to ensure the highest level of equipment availability
  • Assist with the development and management of the annual budget and cost control program
  • Ensure full compliance with environmental permits, applicable government regulations, and corporate policies
  • Provide development for supervisory personnel
  • Work with the senior management team to plan equipment and/or technological changes
  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective preventative maintenance programs



  • Minimum 10 years of experience in an industrial sawmilling maintenance environment including several years of supervisory experience
  • Proven ability in safety management, leadership, and development skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving solving and team-building skills
  • Solid knowledge of performance management and continuous improvement processes
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of optimization equipment and processes
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong organizational skills with the desire to accept the challenge of working in continually changing internal/external business conditions
  • An effective communicator, with strong verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Extensive experience with CMMS and the development and implementation of preventative maintenance programs
  • Millwright or electrician trade or equivalent combination of experience and education


Don't check off every single bullet point? At Canfor, we prioritize the right fit for our organization over a strict checklist of criteria. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds may not perfectly align.


At Canfor, we embrace diversity, valuing everyone’s unique qualities. We believe that inclusion and diversity are crucial for our productivity, creativity, innovation, and competitive edge. Our recruitment process is fair and equitable, based on qualifications and experience.


We appreciate all candidates' interest but will contact only those selected for interviews. Our hiring for various positions is ongoing and includes different screening processes such as behavioral assessments, references, criminal record checks, and drug testing, depending on the role and location.


Why Canfor? We're a global leader in low-carbon forest products like lumber, pulp, paper, wood pellets, and green energy. We prioritize innovation, environmental practices, and community support. In the U.S., we operate as Canfor Southern Pine, offering high-quality, sustainable Southern Yellow Pine.


Our people-focused approach prioritizes safety, well-being, and growth. We provide learning opportunities for skill development at every career stage, competitive compensation, and industry-leading benefits for employees and their families.

Join us today, and together, we can build a sustainable future.


Camden, South Carolina
Camden is one of South Carolina’s fastest-growing towns and is dedicated to an enhanced quality of life. Legendary for its equestrian history, this vibrant but affordable community features southern charm and a relaxing atmosphere, and its residents take great pride in its 250 years of heritage. For more information, visit 


Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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