Maintenance Supervisor

White River Forest Products - White River, ON (30+ days ago)

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To supervise, direct and plan the activities of the Mechanical and Preventative Maintenance personnel to ensure mill equipment is well maintained in a cost efficient manner and is available on a continuous basis without failure resulting in down time.


Direct (accountable for / authority over):

· Works with the senior planner and the maintenance staff to ensure all work performed conforms to current technical safety operational standards.

· Ensures all work performed by the trades people is done safely and effectively by providing the necessary direction and equipment (tools) to do the work.

· Assigns work to the trade’s employee and ensures the completion of work in the time allowed.

· Directs and supervises all contractors hired to perform work related to repairs and/or improvements to the mill equipment/structures.

· To provide effective leadership to his subordinates and encourage creativity and problem solving.

· Provides weekly reports to the Manager, Maintenance and Services:

- status of all work assigned to him

- safety/accidents/incidents

- lost production due to maintenance

- overtime/absenteeism/callouts

- extraordinary cost

- unscheduled work

· Maintain work order system to ensure all work performed is recorded and the information is stored for future reference.

· Maintains a close relationship with:

- Senior Planner

- Maintenance Engineer

- E/I Supervisor

- Operations Supervisors / Lead Hands

- Yard/Service Personnel


s Certified/Red Seal Millwright preferred

s Post-secondary education in a technical, mechanical or electrical related discipline

s Demonstrated supervisory experience in a production environment, preference will be given to those with sawmill experience

s Demonstrated ability to positively influence and lead teams

s Competency in Microsoft Office products specifically Word and Excel, knowledge of Time Clock system would be an asset

s Good analytical skills to evaluate, plan and schedule production maintenance to meet goals

s Able to trouble shoot and problem-solve

s Excellent communication skills both verbally and written

s Must be able to work flexible hours and thrive in a fast-paced work environment

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Dental Care
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • On-site Parking
  • Profit Sharing
  • RRSP Match
  • Vision Care


  • 12 Hour Shift
  • Day shift
  • Night Shift
  • Weekends


  • AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No