Jan 02, 2023

Maintenance Planner

  • Resolute Forest Products
  • Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
No Vaccination Mandate Installation-Maint-Repair Manufacturing

Job Description

Focused on both environmental stewardship and financial success, Resolute Forest Products offers promising and fulfilling job opportunities, where motivated individuals have every chance to accelerate their careers. If you are passionate and ready to make a difference, Resolute is the company that will assure you of success.

Our Thunder Bay location in Ontario, Canada is currently seeking talent to fill the position of Maintenance Planner, Thunder Bay Sawmill. This job is permanent, full-time.


Maintenance Planner, Thunder Bay Sawmill

Resolute Forest Products is seeking candidates for the position of Sawmill Maintenance Planner for our flagship 300 million board foot Sawmill at Thunder Bay, Ontario. This role is responsible for the maintenance planning performance of a state of art three line stud mill.


As the Maintenance Planner you will join a team of staff, operators and maintenance specialists whom report to the Maintenance General Supervisor. You will assist with the responsibility to provide supervision to maintenance personnel and external maintenance contractors to work in a safe and productive manner to maximize quality and production while minimizing production, maintenance costs and unscheduled downtime.


Your Challenges:

  • Ensure application of highest Safety standards for all maintenance planning operations
  • Plan and coordinate maintenance activities, schedule manpower, organize shutdowns and other major tasks
  • Maintain liaison between the operations and maintenance departments
  • Your initial role will be key to build and utilize the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for use by operation to process  work orders and purchase requisitions, reviewing backlog, weekly schedules, PM's, and updating the equipment database
  • Visit the job site and analyze job in the field
  • Verify the availability of parts, materials and special tools required for execution
  • Estimate the cost of labor and materials for each work order
  • Research information for new work and utilize feedback and history to improve job plans
  • Work closely with Supervisors, operators, and skilled trade groups
  • Arrange materials and services through purchasing personnel and vendors
  • Facilitate weekly and daily planning meetings
  • Provide on-call coverage and availability, supervisor relief as necessary


Your team:

  • Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, you will be part of a results-oriented team whose members are encouraged to exceed expectations.


Your profile:

  • Mechanical Engineer Degree / Technologist
  • Practical experience of the manufacturing sector, an asset.


Your assets and skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team, to communicate with all levels of the organization and to adapt quickly to change
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Advanced computer skills i.e. Autocad, MS Word and Excel
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Office, MS Project and CMMS and solid computer skills
  • Strong attention to detail combined with the ability to see the big picture;
  • Knowledge of sawmill and planer mill equipment


Only selected candidates will be contacted.


We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today!


In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our company.


Our Thunder Bay Sawmill is located at 156 Darrel Avenue,  Thunder Bay, ON. The community of Thunder Bay is located in Northwest Ontario. For more information about the region, please visit http://www.thunderbay.ca/)


Resolute Forest Products is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. 


Forest products are essential, as are each and every one of our employees and contractors. We take the necessary steps to protect the health and well-being of our employees and to safeguard the integrity of all Resolute facilities.


We are all in this together. We are one community. We are #RESOLUTEPROUD

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