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Catalyst Paper

Chemainus, BC V0R 1K5
19 Oct 2017
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Make a bold move for the career you have always wanted. Where your skills are valued, your goals are supported, and a balanced lifestyle comes naturally.

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 Crofton Division is now accepting applications for Mechanical Maintenance Supervisors in the Kraft and Paper departments.

As Supervisor, Maintenance Mechanical, you will report to the Manager, Mechanical Maintenance. Reporting to you will be a mechanical trades crew. In accordance with our operating philosophy, you will live up to the highest level of safety and environmental compliance, and will provide resources, direction and coaching to lead your crew in the execution of all work activities.

Your day-to-day:

Administer the company safety program to ensure a safe work environment

Promote safety by various means (safety contacts, safety tours, incident investigations and follow-up, MSDS and JSA review, equipment condition, etc.) and lead by example

Ensure adherence to all environmental control procedures and relevant codes and standards

Application of technical principles and problem solving techniques to evaluate and resolve mechanical conditions to maximize manufacturing efficiencies

Supervise, direct and coordinate the efforts of an experienced trades crew to repair and maintain mechanical equipment to keep both the plant and shops operations running at maximum efficiency with minimum interruption

Use technical knowledge and maintenance history of mechanical equipment through a CMMS to develop and implement preventive maintenance programs

Perform administrative activities such as scheduling employees and approving pay, completing maintenance reports, conducting safety conversations, and compiling other reporting as necessary by the manufacturing and maintenance facility

Actively participate in recruitment screening and selection of prospective new hires

Establish performance goals and objectives with Manager, Mechanical Maintenance


Your work environment

Normal, fast-paced office environment for a high impact team

Effectively manage work flow and direct personal at shop floor level and respond quickly to mill breakdowns



Holds a mechanical trade certificate, a technical diploma, and/or a degree in engineering.

Has 3-5 years of heavy industry manufacturing and maintenance experience (with related knowledge of machine shop and/or rebuild/repair of equipment)


Job Skills and Knowledge:

Sound knowledge of mechanical maintenance practices and required skills

Strong oral and written communication skills

Good interpersonal and leadership skills

Good problem solving skills

Ability and desire to work in a shop floor environment

Good computer skills

An enthusiastic approach and ability to learn quickly and assume responsibility

As a manager/supervisor of the company, qualified candidates for this role also must demonstrate the ability to manage change, communicate effectively, and lead high-performance teams.


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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