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Manager - Reliability and Assets

Posting ID:     18751
Position Type:    Regular/Full-Time 
City:   Prince George, BC, Canada 
Location:   Intercontinental Pulp (BC17) 


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.


The Manager - Reliability and Assets is responsible for improving our facility’s manufacturing performance and facility/building maintenance. You will bring your knowledge of industry best practices and ability to utilize root cause analysis to help standardize preventative maintenance programs and further increase equipment reliability. We expect a best-in-class leader with exceptional depth of experience to take full advantage of this opportunity.


In this management role you will not only lead, but guide, coach, mentor and support our Reliability, Asset and Turnaround (TA) groups.  You will collaborate with Stakeholders and leadership groups throughout the operation as you help to develop, refine and maintain a Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) process in the pursuit of improved equipment reliability, reduced unscheduled maintenance and reduced machine downtime.



Key responsibilities:


  • Create and maintain a reliability improvement plan.
  • Determine required reliability training and field applications for:  
    • Maintenance (mechanical, E&I) Personnel
    • Operations Personnel
    • Reliability team members
    • Salary Personnel
  • Create, determine, audit and improve reliability standards
  • Develop reliability goals and set KPI’s
  • Utilize CMMS to track maintenance activities within operations
  • Compile, audit & report monthly mill improvement results
  • Develop standards for machinery suppliers, rebuilders and contractors
  • Define required reliability improvement needs, create budget
  • Review industry and other large manufacture processes for best in class practices
  • Sponsor the TA planning process
  • Build systems that link stores purchases, rebuilds and equipment storage to improve reliability
  • Develop staff
  • Promote and generally support the development, maintenance and adherence to Canfor’s Safety Policy



Skills, Experience, Knowledge and Required Competencies:


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a maintenance leadership role within a heavy industrial manufacturing environment.
  • Solid understanding and application of preventative maintenance, planning and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to successfully support the implementation of new systems, equipment and optimization.
  • Advanced knowledge and working familiarity with CMMS systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and consult at all levels of the organization and to collaborate with managers, staff and hourly employees in order to achieve excellent preventative maintenance standards.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong leadership ability and sound judgment skills.
  • Exceptional ability to communicate - written and verbal.

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 http://canfor.com/our-company/our-communities/prince-george

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