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Reliability Engineer - Pulp

Posting ID:     19507
Position Type:    Regular/Full-Time 
City:   Prince George, BC, Canada 
Location:   Northwood Pulp (BC18) 

Canfor’s strength comes from the diversity of our skilled and resilient workforce. As our company continues to grow and diversify, so do our career opportunities. Let us take this opportunity to tell you how you could be the best fit for Canfor.  

Engineer/Specialist, Reliability – Pulp


The Opportunity:
Canfor is currently seeking a motivated and experienced individual to join our team as a Reliability Engineer/Specialist.

The Role:
Reporting to the Reliability Team Leader, this position is for a technically strong engineer with effective communication and leadership skills, high energy and motivated. The role includes establishing effective maintenance strategies and standards for continuous improvement of equipment reliability.

Specifically the incumbent will:

  • Assist in the management of condition monitoring systems (Vibration Analysis, Thermography, etc.)
  • Lead the Defect Elimination process for root cause analysis and corrective actions
  • Continually improve the preventive maintenance program using RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance)
  • Support Area Teams in achieving production/cost goals through reliability leadership
  • Work closely with lubrication mechanics and the lubrication improvement program
  • Support NDE examination of equipment
  • Support risk based inspection of fixed assets
  • Provide technical support for Operational and Maintenance Teams
  • Generate statistical reviews of equipment maintenance history and production loss

This Reliability leadership role requires working closely with all production team members and provide technical support. This position provides the incumbent exposure to many key aspects of our business and operational departments across four mills, as well as challenging reliability opportunities.


The Candidate:

  • Applicants should possess a solid background in reliability roles with a passion for working with people on broad improvement initiatives.
  • Your background would be either a Mechanical Engineer or you are a member of, or eligible to register with, APEGBC at least as an Engineer in Training (EIT).
  • You should also have demonstrable expertise in the continuous improvement of equipment and strong computer proficiency.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with pulp and paper mill or heavy industry maintenance.
  • Previous supervisory experience would also be an asset.
  • Working knowledge of equipment maintenance best practices.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to effectively retrieve and analyze data.


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.


At Canfor, diversity means understanding, recognizing and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion and diversity as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage. We strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process, where hiring decisions are based on the individual qualifications and experience of each applicant. 


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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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