Maintenance Superintendent

We are one of the major producers in the Eastern Canadian timber industry. Operations include the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of lumber and wood-based value-added products, and the management of forest resources. We currently own seven sawmills (5 in Ontario, 2 in Quebec), a remanufacturing facility (Quebec) and a partnership operation in an engineered I joist plant (Ontario) for a total of 800 employees.

The Company will grow and outperform its competitors by investing in strong assets, including healthy forests, advanced technology and talented people.

We are therefore looking for a Maintenance Superintendent for our Ear Falls sawmill in Ontario. 


Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, you will be responsible for leading the maintenance team of millwrights, electricians and saw filers. You will be responsible for the overall maintenance of the plant equipment, systems, scheduling, health and safety and working with the production team to ensure the uptime of the mill and to better support operational goals.

Job Description:


Maintain, develop or upgrade the methodology of maintenance systems to maximize fast and reliable response to equipment problems. (In compliance with health and safety rules)


Ability to identify root cause of problems and effectively initiate immediate corrective action to prevent reoccurrence.


Coordinate, implement and manage the plant maintenance program based on best maintenance practices.


Develop and manage the budget for the maintenance department and ensure effective cost control


Responsible to Plan and Schedule preventive/predictive maintenance.


Manage inventory needs proactively. (Spare parts, maintenance supplies, various equipment)


Establish and implement a computerized maintenance management system for tracking work orders, inventory of spare parts and track maintenance history on equipment.


Analyze and prepare various reports to support maintenance initiatives.


Support implementation of processes, systems and best maintenance practices to solve recurrent maintenance-related problems.


Maintenance System coordination and implementation of processes for best maintenance practices


Provide leadership, training and support to all maintenance personnel


Maintain and Implement operating and training manuals for the maintenance department.


Supervise and coordinate training plans for maintenance personnel.


Ensure that maintenance crew has the skills set and tools to ensure maintenance program can be accomplished in a safe, timely, and cost-effective manner.


Assist with hiring of maintenance personnel.


Conduct employee performance reviews based evaluation.


Initiate and implement projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.


Track, analyze and improve key maintenance parameters such as: PM compliance, maintenance cost, and schedule compliance.


Maintain and support safety, health, and environmental policies and procedures respect.





Good organizational and communication skills;


Excellent interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and team building skills


Demonstrate excellent leadership.


Proven Health and Safety accountabilities and are knowledgeable of occupational health and safety.


Advanced computer skills


Team player, Result-Oriented within tight deadlines.


Strong knowledge and experience in performance management and continuous improvement





Hold a Millwright Inter-provincial Red Seal license, Collegial Degree or Bachelor related to Electrical or Mechanical Fields with at least a minimum of 7-10 years as Maintenance Supervisor/Superintendant role ; ideally in a sawmill or manufacturing plant.


Upgrade maintenance process of the work systems and maintenance contracts management.


Ensure prioritization of accurate and reliable resource depending on the type of problem occurring.


Experience in managing a team of Maintenance Supervisor and Technicians.


Must be fluent in both written and spoken English; French is an asset.


Knowledgeable in the areas of electrical, mechanical, fabrication/welding and PLC programming.


Experience with maintenance systems or other computerized maintenance management systems. (Asset)




We offer attractive salaries, a range of benefits and a pension plan with matching contribution from the employer.

Please note that only selected candidates will be selected for an interview. We are an employer that respects equal opportunities in employment.

If you are interested in applying for the position and play a key role in our success, please submit your resume today!

The masculine gender is only for abbreviation.



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Job Category

Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing

Post Date

May 17, 2015 (Long time ago)