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Mechanical Planner

Posting ID:     14402
Position Type:   Supervisor
City:   Taylor, BC,CA
Location:   Taylor Pulp Mill

Who We Are:
Canfor is one of the world’s largest and most respected integrated forest products companies. For more than 75 years, we have been delivering top-quality lumber, pulp and paper products to our valued customers worldwide. With operations in Western Canada and the Southern United States, and sales offices around the world, you can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We are leaders in sustainable forest management and in converting wood residuals into green energy.

As we continue to grow our company and our markets, find out how you can grow your career with us.

The Opportunity:
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.

The Role:

  • 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, in this role, you will be 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 for planning 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 and scheduling 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

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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Taylor, BC

The picturesque community of Taylor is small but growing and near to BC’s Energetic City - Fort St. John, which is only 14 km away. The area’s surrounding landscape is speckled with calm lakes and untouched rivers, and is a dream to outdoor enthusiasts all year round. For more information, visit



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