Maintenance Supervisor - Operations


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 Specialty Products Group, a division of Cascades, is a leader in the industrial packaging, food packaging and recovery sectors. The Group has 38 business units across North America and Europe and employs more than 2,200 employees.

Your challenge!

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for supervision of plant maintenance personnel for their assigned shift. Responsibility includes supervision of assigned employees, assignment of work to plant maintenance personnel, coordinating proper maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs of plant equipment. Responsible for the storage room inventory, supplies, and the parts for all equipment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensures that all plant and facility equipment are maintained in a normal, safe and running condition.
  • Plan and coordinate work of maintenance employees.
  • Develop and manage the preventive and/or predictive maintenance program and take part in continuous improvement activities.
  • Participate in different work committees and follow up on activities (improvement projects, OH&S committee).
  • Management of work schedules, vacation and other holidays of the maintenance team.
  • Ensure the occupational health and safety laws are applied in everyday maintenance activities (confined spaces, lock-outs, internal rules, etc.).
  • Addresses safety issues and sanitation issues that require immediate attention.
  • On call every other week.
  • Always available for phone calls
  • Keep records of equipment and parts.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Supervises troubleshooting of all plant and facility equipment and advises mechanics on proper troubleshooting techniques.
  • Communicates company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Represent the company externally to media, government agencies, funding agencies, and the general public.

Other duties as assigned.

Business Objectives Alignment

Help draw up the maintenance budget to meet the unit s business objectives

Support his sector s objectives as a maintenance/reliability manager

Operational Excellence

Ensure and/or facilitate the sector s adherence to its annual maintenance budget

Follow best practices and ensure the efficiency and quality of the unit s maintenance/reliability operations

Ensure operational excellence and eliminate issues by making recommendations to his manager

Work with Production to coordinate and prioritize maintenance activities

Support his unit s operational strategy

Human Resources

Help employees reporting to him to develop their skills and make sure they receive the necessary training to carry out their responsibilities

Help maintain a positive work environment by walking the floor and fostering two-way communication

Manage and engage his staff based on Cascades values and business strategy

Health & Safety

Develop and maintain a healthy and safe work environment for all Cascades employees

Help implement the OSH action plan

Promote sound occupational health and safety management

Personally commit to and display strong leadership in health and safety

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Ensure compliance with laws, standards and regulations in effect for buildings and equipment

Encourage and promote ethical conduct and uphold Cascades culture and values

Client Focused and Innovation

Encourage staff to suggest ideas for improvement

Apply the principles of excellence in line with our client-centric business vision

Additional responsibilities

Core competencies defined for this job

Health and safety



Flexibility and ability to adapt


Team leadership


Desired experience

Technical competencies

  • Respects individuals, the organization, occupational health and safety, authority, the community and the team
  • Can work in teams
  • Autonomous
  • Ability to adapt
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Master and apply mechanical and electrical principles as well as production equipment and processes (general).
  • Master and apply maintenance and development methods for continuous improvement (Kaizen, SMED, etc.).
  • Know the level of expertise of subcontractors and their prices.
  • Know about equipment, parts of equipment, substitute products and new technology.
  • Master and apply management philosophy, collective agreement or mutual agreements (if applicable).
  • Master and apply laws related to occupational health and safety, methods for entering confined spaces, lock-outs, etc.
  • Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required. This is normally acquired through a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Advanced skills required in one or more of the following areas: HVAC, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic & pneumatic systems, plumbing, carpentry, piping systems, PLC programming, instrumentation, inverters, air compressors, welding, and forklifts.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics.
  • Manual dexterity required for operating machinery and computers.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds required.
  • Ability to design, build, and fabricate new ideas.

Additional information

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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