Mechanical Maintenance Manager

Posted March 18 2019

Deadline June 01 2019

Mechanical Maintenance Manager

Chaleur Sawmills, based in Belledune NB, is the result of a dream and the work of four local entrepreneurs, who along with a group of dedicated employees, built the company from its inception in 1994. Completely automated, the sawmill produces 172 million board feet per year, with raw material from both private wood lots and crown land.  The lumber is marketed throughout North America, with the majority destined for the US Eastern Seaboard, by rail, and distributed by truck to the New England States and Canada.  Chaleur Sawmills employs close to 200 people on the site. The Sawmill is seeking a Mechanical Maintenance Manager to join their team.

Role Overview:
The Mechanical Maintenance Manager will report to the Maintenance Superintendent and be responsible for managing design needs and mechanical improvement for the mill operation.  This position relies on leadership capabilities as a well as a state of mind for continuous mechanical improvement to support and promote excellence in accordance with the vision, mission and values of the company while upholding a culture of safety.  This position works closely with the millwright,  machinist, welding and electrical teams to follow up on relevant scopes of work.   Key tasks also include management of the annual maintenance shutdown, attending maintenance coordination meetings, management of outside contractors, resolving mechanical problems, modifying equipment as needed for production, preparing manufacturing drawings and quality control.

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
Mechanical Engineering Degree or Diploma or equivalent.
5 to 7 years’ of either Sawmill or Planer experience is preferred.
Drafting ability with Auto Cad experience.
Strong leadership, planning, budgeting and problem solving skills.
Knowledge of computer software and applications.
Good organizational and project management skills.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and team building skills.
The desire to progress, learn, grow and succeed.
Ability to work flexible hours.

To express interest in this opportunity, you are invited to forward your resume and detailed cover letter to by June 1st, 2019.

Please indicate “Mechanical Maintenance Manager” in the subject line

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