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Mechanical Planner / Supervisor

Posting ID:      17823
Position Type:    Regular/Full-Time    
City:    Prince George, BC, Canada 
Location:   PG Pulp (BC19) 


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.

Mechanical Supervisor / Planner - PG Pulp & Paper


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Supervisor/Planner with our Maintenance team. As the Mechanical Supervisor/Planner you will apply your knowledge of pulp mill processes/equipment and mechanical trades while supervising multi-trade crews engaged in maintenance and project work.


If you are interested and qualified, here are some of the main components of the job:

  • At Canfor, Safety comes first. Safety must mean a lot to you and you must create a high level of awareness in the pulp mill environment. This includes compliance with all occupational health, industrial and safety policies.
  • Working with your area Maintenance Supervisor, you are responsible for planning and scheduling optimization of operational equipment to ensure most uptime for mill equipment.


Here are the abilities you possess and role expectations:

  • You promote a safe work environment and ensure safety work orders are met by team members
  • You will work within the Natural work team to review work requests daily, and within this team, execute planned work, as well as organize any emergency repairs
  • You have exceptional skills to prepare, plan, and schedule maintenance on operational equipment including scheduling of personnel
  • You are responsible as part of a team to plan and execute major maintenance outages
  • You have the ability to research required equipment for maintenance repair, working closely with the mill buyer
  • You have knowledge of maintenance management systems and use them to assist in coordination of work orders
  • You will support Canfor Pulp’s business goals and KPIs
  • You will identify and recommend preventative measures to be implemented that is cost-effective within the pulp mill
  • You continually meet deadlines with quality and timely results
  • You will work closely with Planners from different departments allowing you to share best practices and techniques as well as have opportunities for peer coaching
  • You are the liaison and point of contact for outside contractors


Required Skills:

  • Post-secondary education in a technical field or a trade qualification, preferably in mechanical trades
  • 3 – 5 years of maintenance planning, or supervising experience, preferably in a pulp mill environment
  • Pulp mill process and equipment knowledge along with experience with maintenance management systems, specifically Synergen
  • Superior organizational and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and computers – Microsoft Project is an asset
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

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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