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Catalyst Paper

Chemainus, BC V0R 1K5
19 Oct 2017
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Catalyst Paper is a leading North American manufacturer of diverse specialty printing papers, newsprint and pulp. With mills in Western Canada, Wisconsin and Maine, Catalyst serves a global customer base that includes retailers, publishers and commercial printers. We are recognized for our industry-leading customer service and a focus on environmental sustainability demonstrated by partnerships and certifications that underscore our commitment. Catalyst offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, and the unique opportunity to advance your career in an innovative and dynamic business that values great ideas and rewards performance.

The Machinist is an integral member of the Maintenance department and is responsible for performing assigned tasks safely and efficiently by regularly using various machines & hand tools. Work requires practical skill and knowledge and journey-level experience. Hourly rate: $34.85.

As part of the maintenance team, you will:

Live up to the highest level of safety and environmental compliance. This means demonstrating the courage to care — which includes being fully accountable for one’s actions, watching out for fellow employees, and confronting unsafe actions or conditions that could lead to personal harm

Enjoy the environment and camaraderie of working in a team of journey trades people

Establish and implement preventative & operational maintenance activities

Read and interpret blueprints and perform precise machining operations based on project specifications

Make parts to exacting standards by verifying dimensions using precision measuring instruments; calibrate these measuring instruments to ensure accuracy, and; inspect and test completed products to ensure that they meet quality standards

Support manufacturing operations to locate and diagnose defects in paper/pulp production equipment

Perform incidental tasks as required to complete the larger task

Work with other trades in a flexible team environment to achieve greater efficiency and productivity.

Support our drive for enhanced performance and improved quality and efficiency



Hold an inter-provincial Red Seal in the occupation of Machinist

Demonstrated ability in troubleshooting

3 - 5 years of pulp or paper mill experience

Superior interpersonal, problem solving and coaching skills

Ability to work flexibly

Be a self-starter

Capable of working in a team environment

The successful candidate may be required to work shifts

Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide proof of credentials. 

Relocation assistance is provided for successful applicants moving to our communities.

If you would like to join us for a strong future together, and you meet the requirements above, please apply without delay. Please note only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

How to apply:

Go to, view available opportunities and create a profile to start your journey with Catalyst. 

To connect with us in person, please come and see us at the Victoria Black Press Extreme Education & Career Fair, Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Juan de Fuca Q Centre, 1767 Island Hwy, Victoria, 10 am - 4 pm 



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Right paper. Right now.

As western North America's largest producer of mechanical printing paper and a recognized leader in sustainable business practices, Catalyst Paper manufactures a broad range of high quality products ideally suited to our times.

Our customers span the globe and include retailers, publishers, commercial printers, and manufacturers who use our pulp. With five mills across North America and a distribution facility in strategic proximity on Canada’s Pacific coast, Catalyst has a combined annual production capacity of 2.1 million tonnes.

We have earned a reputation for environmental stewardship based on our commitment to certified fibre sourcing, manufacturing efficiency, and verified chain of custody.

Further, our leadership in greenhouse gas reductions enables us to offer manufactured carbon neutral specialty paper products on a selective basis to customers who value that distinction. These efforts are guided in part by our ongoing work with various environmental groups, including the World Wildlife Fund.

Combined with our cost-discipline and a pledge to provide quality products and excellent service, this comprehensive approach to sustainability enhances our competitive position.

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