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Maintenance Superintendent

Posting ID:   26957
Position Type:   Regular    
City:     DeRidder, LA, United States
Location:   DeRidder  


Are you a visionary in the realm of industrial leadership? Are you driven by accountability, reliability, and a passion for unleashing the full potential of your team? If so, our Maintenance Superintendent position at our DeRidder, LA Sawmill could be the perfect fit for you.


As a Maintenance Superintendent, you'll be a pivotal member of our Plant Management Team, spearheading efforts to ensure operational excellence and equipment reliability. Your role will encompass overseeing our Maintenance Department, where you'll champion workplace safety, drive project planning and maintenance initiatives, and implement preventative maintenance programs to uphold our commitment to excellence.


Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:


  • Ensuring the highest level of workplace safety, prioritizing the well-being of our team members above all else.
  • Providing direction, training, and unwavering support to our maintenance personnel, fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to achieve targets in safety, quality, cost, delivery, and employee engagement.
  • Implementing and optimizing the Canfor Operating System (COS), with a focus on proactive abnormality response.
  • Facilitating seamless communication and coordination with Production departments to maximize equipment availability and efficiency.
  • Contributing to the development and management of annual budgets and cost control programs to drive sustainable growth.
  • Ensuring full compliance with environmental permits, government regulations, and corporate policies.
  • Providing mentorship and professional development opportunities for supervisory personnel.
  • Working alongside senior management to strategize equipment and technological enhancements.
  • Developing, implementing, and refining effective preventative maintenance programs to optimize equipment performance and longevity.


For this role, you’ll come equipped with:


  • A minimum of 10 years of hands-on experience in industrial sawmilling maintenance, including significant supervisory experience.
  • Trade certification as a Millwright or Electrician, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Proven expertise in safety management, leadership, and team development.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and a talent for fostering cohesive, high-performing teams.
  • A deep understanding of optimization equipment, processes, and business acumen.
  • Extensive experience with Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and preventative maintenance program development.
  • Ideally, experience in vibration analysis and predictive maintenance, with a focus on failure analysis and lubrication.
  • Experience with thermography would also be considered an asset.


If you're a dynamic leader with exceptional interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, ready to lead change initiatives and make a lasting impact, don't hesitate to click that "apply" button today!


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 to still apply.


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.


DeRidder, Louisiana

Brimming with history, culture and natural beauty, the city of DeRidder is Louisiana’s hidden gem. DeRidder has plenty to discover, including local cuisine, museums, golf courses and two state parks. An affordable and convenient place to settle down, the city is excellent for young professionals and families. For more information, visit


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