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Manager, Utilities (1st Class Power Engineer)

Catalyst Paper

Powell River, BC V8A 4R3
19 Oct 2017
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The Powell River Division has an immediate opening for a Manager, Utilities. Reporting to the Manager Utilities and Distribution, this role provides leadership, operational expertise and maintenance coordination for the Utilities department. The overall objective is to provide the support necessary to achieve the division’s manufacturing objectives.

The key accountabilities for this role are as follows:

Ensure work is compliant with the requirements of relevant regulators, as well as internal control procedures and policies;

Ensure all department procedures are current and adhered to;

Ensure operators have the knowledge, experience and current procedures required to operate the plant in a safe and efficient manner;

Provide timely communication of equipment maintenance requirements;

Maintain department technical training materials;

Ensure daily operating plans are communicated and executed;

Provide coaching and direction to department staff and crew;

Provide troubleshooting expertise;

Optimize manufacturing processes and recommend equipment and process improvements to achieve manufacturing objectives;

Participate in the daily, weekly and long term planning processes to ensure the department is maintained in a reliable manner and in compliance with all regulations.

The successful candidate must hold a 1st class Power Engineer certification registrable in British Columbia, be a self-starter with strong troubleshooting and technical abilities, who thrives in a fast paced environment. Operations experience in a manufacturing environment would be a definite asset.

Powell River offers a mix of urban and rural living in a naturally beautiful setting. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, natural forest and the ocean, it offers something for every outdoor recreation enthusiast. Powell River has a vibrant Arts and Culture community and hosts world class festivals and events. Whether you are hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail, taking in the International Kathaumixw Choral Festival, or exploring the historic Townsite, Powell River is a great place to live, work and play.

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.

At Catalyst, we challenge and reward you to stretch your ability, improve your personal and career prospects and get ahead. We strive for excellence in all areas of our business and are deeply committed to our corporate values, including the safety and the well-being of our employees. You can expect 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.

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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