Maintenance Lead L2 (Richmond, BC, CA)

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Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs 11,000 employees, who work in more than 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products  that customers have come to rely on.


The Containerboard Packaging Group, a division of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada, and is also a top converter of corrugated products in the country. The Group manufactures a wide range of products made from recycled fibres for its North American customers in the food, beverage and consumer products sectors, among many others. The Division, which employs close to 3,400 people, owns six containerboard mills and nineteen corrugated products plants in Canada and the United States.

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Maintenance Lead’s mission is to be responsible for all outcomes associated with the maintenance of their area. They ensure communication between operations and maintenance and correct prioritization for maintenance activities and manages defects/failures.  They also provide support to the Asset Owner and Process Lead.

Individual responsibilities

The successful candidate will have the following main responsibilities: 

  • Define standard processes and tools to handle defects (DH) and ensure that processes are executed properly to improve equipment reliability and performance

  • Follow up with operators to ensure that any defects are handled properly

  • Define / execute on standards for Breakdown Elimination (BDE) and present breakdown status weekly at an LCT meeting

  • Monitor repair paths

  • Support operators in identifying and solving problems that caused breakdowns

  • Determine planned maintenance needs and prioritize / schedule the process for conducting planned maintenance

  • Share best practices with other Maintenance Leads

  • Ensure constant communication with the maintenance department to establish area priorities

  • Continuously improve established maintenance processes including Defect Handling and Breakdown Elimination

  • Train and coach operators to handle different aspects of maintenance including DH and BDE

  • ​​Performance – Reduce negative impact of maintenance needs and machine reliability

  • Health & Safety  –  maintain a safe & secure work environment for all Cascades employees​

  • Continuous Improvement -- foster a culture of continuous improvement and standardization 

  • Winning culture – Adherence to Cascades' overarching values and ethics and servant leadership


Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Operations Management

Qualifications and strengths

The Maintenance Lead will have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in paper converting or corrugate converting will be considered an asset
  • Experience and understanding of Lean Production System principles
  • Previous Supervisory experience will be considered an asset
  • Participation in the implementation of a new program and experience with change management
  • Have a good understanding of recognized process management and continuous improvement methods and problem-solving tools
  • Experience leading and coaching teams
  • Knowledge / expertise in maintenance processes
  • Demonstrates good analytical, problem-solving skills and ability to drive insights
  • Demonstrates ability to overcome ambiguous and complex situations
  • Brings strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well and communicate with others
  • Ability to make good decisions with an innovative approach
  • Ability to acquire applicable converting/technical/machine knowledge
  • Ability to train and transfer knowledge effectively
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Experience with SAP an asset

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing

Advisory role

*Health and safety



Continuous improvement

Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.

Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both men and women.

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