Dec 24, 2020

Maintenance Reliability Team Leader

  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Grande Prairie, AB, Canada
Full time Engineering General Labor Manufacturing Skilled Labor

Job Description

*Relocation Assistance Avaliable* 

At Weyerhaeuser we sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We are serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards innovation. We are looking for people who can contribute, grow, think, and create. Our associates are the real reason we have been in business for over 100 years. Their skill and ingenuity have made Weyerhaeuser one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of wood products in the world. 

Weyerhaeuser in Grande Prairie, Alberta is seeking to add a Maintenance Reliability Team Leader to its lumber manufacturing team. The successful candidate will have proven abilities or exceptional aptitude in safety leadership, reliability/maintenance practices and technical capabilities with experience working in an industrial setting. Competent in all areas of maintaining strong working relationships, maintenance processes, and administration, the successful candidate will have the ability to grow and develop as a leader within the company. The Reliability Leader is responsible for driving reliability improvements throughout the operation. This position reports directly to the Maintenance Superintendent.

Grande Prairie is located in Northwestern Alberta, in the heart of the Peace Region. It is the largest city North of Edmonton, Alberta's capital city. It is a thriving young city full of continuous growth and opportunity. The population of Grande Prairie is 69,088 according to the 2018 census and acts as a regional hub serving 281,000 people across northern Alberta, Northern British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories. This population includes representation from more than 80 different cultural and ethnic groups. In the community, there is endless possibility for residents to get involved and connected. For sport and recreation fans, there is a wide variety of parks and trails to explore all across the City, as well as several state-of-the-art recreational facilities such as the Eastlink Centre. A huge arts and culture community is also present in Grande Prairie, with venues such as the Montrose Cultural Centre, the Centre for Creative Arts, and the Grande Prairie Live Theatre.

Key Functions:

  • Safely delivering operational excellence in a dynamic manufacturing environment
  • Role model all safety standards/processes and on-the-job behavior by living our core values, people principles, fostering a positive and inclusive work environment
  • Directly manage the predictive/reliability improvements, innovations, and activities.
  • Develop and deliver reliability training for maintenance and operations
  • Facilitate problem solving and team meetings
  • Assist in ongoing implementation of Weyerhaeuser Standard Manufacturing Processes (SMPs) across the site
  • Lead the Root Cause Analysis Process and support the preventative maintenance program to address previous or anticipated failure modes
  • Partner with operations and maintenance to record failures with Event Response Forms, video, and alarm system logs
  • Provide monthly metrics and status reports to Senior Management
  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation
  • Share responsibility for attaining a world class reliability culture
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with operations and maintenance personnel, corporate resources, peers, and senior leadership to continuously improve mill operations to improve reliability
  • Practice responsible financial management in the execution of maintenance reliability functions
  • Continuously improve our preventative and predictive maintenance program following maintenance best practices, improving safety job plans and utilizing SAP
  • Remain current and up to date on changing technical, reliability and maintenance management improvements in the industry
  • MAs necessary, own or contribute to other mill functions, such as Health and Safety Committee activities or environmental initiatives.
  • Support and/or lead capital projects.
  • Use data and observation to identify constraints and work with the reliability teams to improve performance
  • Track, trend, and report on key performance indicators and help drive improvement
  • Utilize computerized maintenance management system (SAP) to ensure reliability processes are thoroughly tracked
  • Willingness to support a 24/7 operating environment, which may include weekend and holiday support as conditions require


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Professional reliability certification, such as CMRP, CRL, iBL etc.
  • Mechanical Engineer Bachelor’s Degree or Maintenance experience and/or related post-secondary education combined
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain positive relationships and promote healthy teamwork
  • Excellent planning, problem solving, communication and organizational skills
  • Experience working with SAP or other CMMS systems, along with strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Demonstrated experience in effective root cause analysis
  • Good working knowledge of electrical, mechanical and PLC programming and/or troubleshooting
  • Ability to develop and lead training activities
  • Safety training/education is considered to be an asset
  • Proven application and development of safe practices in a manufacturing environment
  • Initiative to get things done with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to drive and achieve results
  • Collaborative and inclusive leadership style
  • Experience as a maintenance leader in a manufacturing facility

About Weyerhaeuser
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.
We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.

About Wood Products:

We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for nearly 120 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.

Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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