International Paper Wood Processing Maintenance Leader in Canada

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There is an opening at the Grande Prairie GCF facility for a Maintenance Leader. This posting is within the maintenance department specifically responsible for the maintenance of Woodyard, Woodroom and Industrial Landfill.

The successful candidate will report to the Maintenance Business Unit Manager.

This is a full time salary position. The schedule includes Monday to Friday day shift as well as the requirement to be available for after-hours consultation/reporting to the mill and weekend coverage to support a manufacturing facility operating 24 hours per day.


  • Ensure that safety requirements are known and champion the creation of a culture that supports employees and contractors being able to conduct their activities safely

  • Learn and become a technical resource for the unit operations and equipment within the Woodyard, Woodroom and Industrial Landfill area

  • Lead the creation and execution of engagement activities for the employees that are assigned to area

  • Consistently apply policies for scheduling and pay

  • Ensure that safety and environment practices as well as operating and maintenance procedures are up-to-date, followed and improved

  • Perform leadership functions in the Manufacturing Work System processes

  • Identify and support the development as well as implementation of opportunities to improve: safety; cost and reliability in order to meet the Corporation’s expectations of year-over-year improvements

  • Partner with the Operating and Maintenance Department Leaders to engage a team capable of delivering the expected area performance

  • Develop a network of resources within IP that can be called upon to troubleshoot, resolve and improve area performance.


The successful candidate will have a:

  • Post-secondary degree in Engineering, Wood Products, Forestry or significant experience operating/maintaining/leading unit operations of similar complexity

  • Journeyman in Millwright trade or Mechanical trade

  • Track record of motivating others and working across boundaries to achieve challenging goals

  • Drive to lead, troubleshoot, solve problems and optimize performance.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a leadership role


  • Planning and Coordinating Maintenance Outages

  • Priority Setting

  • Conflict Management

  • Building Effective Teams

  • Problem Solving

  • Meeting Budgets

  • Proficiency using computer software (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, SAP)

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.

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