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Turnaround Specialist

Posting ID:     18645
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.


Specialist, Turnaround - Pulp


The Opportunity:
Canfor Pulp Ltd. (CPL) is currently looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join our team as a Turnaround Specialist.

The Role:
The Turnaround (TA) Specialist is responsible for the overall coordination of the annual maintenance outages at all CPL Pulp Mills (Prince George Pulp and Paper Mill, Intercontinental Pulp Mill, Northwood Pulp Mill, and Taylor Pulp Mill).


Key Responsibilities:

The Turnaround Specialist will support area teams in working through the CPL TA planning, scheduling and optimization process; including but not limited to:

  • Trigger Preventative Maintenance (PM) events and assist area teams through the scope challenge process,
  • Work with operational leadership to develop operational schedules and supporting inventory documentation,
  • Work with area teams to develop integrated, detailed maintenance schedules during the TA Planning Scheduling & Optimization process,
  • Take lead on TA infrastructure development and implementation,
  • Coordinate daily TA update meetings and provide observations to TA Team Leader,
  • Conduct post TA reviews and share lessons learned,
  • Coach area teams on the use of bench marks to capture details of repeat work scopes,
  • Work with TA Team Leader on the TA process strategic plan and implementation of the plan,
  • Administer MS Project server functions.


The Candidate:

  • The ideal candidate will have a strong planning, schedule optimization and construction management background in heavy industry maintenance.
  • Project management skills including experience with Microsoft Project or other scheduling software along with advanced usage of CMMS systems is also expected.
  • The candidate would also possess strong interpersonal and team skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in the pulp and paper industry and a good understanding of the dynamics of major annual turnarounds will be considered assets.
  • Strong general computer proficiency in a network environment is required. Skill with using MS Office, Excel, Access, and SQL queries will be considered assets.


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

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