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Process Engineer

Catalyst Paper

Powell River, BC V8A 4R3
19 Oct 2017
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Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, the Process Engineer will:

Design and implement process optimization and cost saving strategies.

Conduct new chemical & paper trials, providing analysis of chemical effectiveness.

Coordinate activities of outside chemical vendors on the paper machines.

Address quality issues and customer complaints.

Manage and record paper machine breaks and develop break prevention strategies.

Monitor customer concerns for process content and evaluate vendor results.

Monitor and evaluate results of the Containerboard Program.

Engage in team building and project management practices.



Troubleshooting process opportunities.

Process optimization trials, analysis and recommendations.

Investigating and resolving customer complaints.

Machine break analysis, troubleshooting and recommendations.

Chemical and paper trials, analysis and recommendations.

Prepare monthly Quality and Production reports.

Prepare and ship samples for compliance testing. Analyze and react to outside lab compliance testing.

Remain current on new mechanical and chemical technologies for process improvement potential.

Perform calibration testing on mill instrumentation.

Assist with other duties as needed.



Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent, pulp and paper science preferred.


3-5 years of paper machine and technical experience required.

Grade development experience preferred.


Project management skills.

Excellent computer literacy, particularly Word and Excel, understanding of financial concepts (cost analysis, budgets), technical acumen, ability to express complex procedures in simple terms, understand chemical concepts, analytical thinker.

Good written and verbal communication skills.

Must work well with others.

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. 

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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