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Maintenance Planner - Garage & Material Handling

Posting ID:     17929
Position Type:    Regular/Full-Time 
City:   Prince George, BC, Canada 
Location:   Northwood Pulp (BC18) 


Who We Are:


At Canfor, we know wood-based products can build a better world, whether it’s a component in your smartphone or skyscrapers built from wood. We founded our entire company on that idea. Because, we know that wood-based products are sustainable and the opportunities to innovative have only just begun.


We know when managed responsibly, the forest is everlasting and Canfor is committed to using virtually 100% of every tree for lumber, pulp, paper, and renewable energy—so nothing goes to waste.


You can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We’re especially excited by the innovative ways some of our customers are using our products. We know that the work we all do at Canfor today will shape what the world looks like tomorrow. Whether that means building a house or a skyscraper, using paper instead of plastic or learning something new from a colleague down the hall or around the globe. We know not everyone thinks about their impact on the world but at Canfor, we do.


Maintenance Planner - Garage & Material Handling


The Opportunity:
Canfor is currently seeking a motivated and experienced individual to join our Northwood Pulpmill team as a Maintenance Planner - Garage & Material Handling

The Role:
As a Garage & Material Handling Maintenance Planner, you will apply your knowledge of pulp mill processes/equipment and mechanical trades to plan, schedule, co-ordinate and monitor all aspects of regular maintenance activities. Also, with safety as a first priority, you will supervise multi-trade crews engaged in project and regular maintenance work on a daily basis.


Key Responsibilities:

  • You have knowledge of maintenance management systems and use them to assist in coordination of work orders
  • Develop and Maintain BOM's as well as PM programs for Mobile Equipment and Material Handling crews
  • Plan work by determining work types, schedule, and priority. Insure work scope, parts, tools, instructions and other arrangements are made to complete planned work and approve work to be completed
  • Work with the General Supervisor to develop:
    • Weekly PM schedule / Fleet replacement plans / Equipment overhaul schedules and create, update and archive equipment files.
  • Identify and recommend preventative measures to be implemented that is cost-effective within the pulp mill
  • Facilitate and promote a safe and positive working environment for all employees under your direction
  • Ensure that the established safety and cost performance objectives are met or exceeded on a consistent basis
  • Provide leadership, guidance and promote open communication for all employees under your direction


The Candidate:

  • Supervisory and/or planner experience in a heavy duty or automotive environment.
    • Heavy Duty or Automotive Technician Certification
  • Strong planning and organizational skills as well as the flexibility to handle constantly changing work priorities are essential as is computer proficiency.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • 3 – 5 years of maintenance planning and scheduling experience, preferably in a pulp mill (or similar) environment
  • Computer literate:
    • MS Office, MS Project, Oracle (Synergen)
  • Excellent communication skills

The Incentive
Canfor offers a comprehensive, flexible benefits package that allows you to customize your benefits to meet your individual needs, and includes health and dental coverage as well as life, accident and disability insurance.  In addition to this, we offer pension and other benefits.

Grow with us
At Canfor, we understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. We offer a number of training programs and development opportunities to support each of our employees in their pursuit of career advancement and growth. Whether you want to develop upon your skills or advance your career with Canfor, we offer a promote-from-within culture that will give you these opportunities.

Canfor Values

At Canfor, our values are at the core of everything we do. Safety comes first, and we are proud of our unwavering commitment to excellence, and customer satisfaction, which allows us to safely and efficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.

  • Safety comes first.
  • We succeed when our customers succeed.
  • We are resilient and resourceful. We always find a way forward.
  • We are a good neighbour in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.
  • We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.



Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our Company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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Prince George, BC

Known as BC’s Northern Capital, Prince George is city that offers big city comfort and convenience, but small town serenity and sensibilities. As the largest city in northern BC, Prince George is a hub of industry, offering numerous employment opportunities and is home to the University of Northern British Columbia. This region’s temperate climate creates a lush environment of emerald-green forests and ample opportunities for outdoor activity. For more information, visit

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