Maintenance Manager

Job No: PEC167
Location: Port Mellon

Located on the western side of spectacular coastal British Columbia, Howe Sound Pulp and Paper is one of the oldest operating mills in the province. Commissioned in 1909, Howe Sound Pulp and Paper plays a key role in the history of the Sunshine Coast. Generations of families who were first attracted to the area by mill jobs, stayed and have made the Coast their home. 


Howe Sound is one of 8 facilities owned by Paper Excellence, a diversified manufacturer of pulp and paper that produces over 3 million tonnes of printing, writing, packaging, and specialty papers annually with a workforce of more than 3,000 strong.

Under the direction of the General Manager, as a member of the Senior Management Team, the Maintenance Manager will deal with all major policy and operational issues, provide leadership to the mill’s overall business, and focus on the involvement of staff and production to produce superior results.  The Maintenance Manager will participate in the development of a corporate strategic plan that charts the future course of the operations in business.  The business plan will identify critical issues that must be addressed in order to realize the future vision and set short, medium and long-term objectives and strategies.



  • Responsible for the safety of all employees in the Maintenance Department and will ensure that all safety programs, WCB regulations, Company safety policies and programs are adhered to.
  • Will ensure that information on safety, budget/cost control, planning/scheduling, company policies and procedures and contract administration is communicated to Supervisors and Hourly employees.
  • Preparation and administration of the yearly maintenance budget and will ensure that the budget is adhered to in assigned areas.
  • Ensure that daily maintenance is planned, scheduled and executed, a preventive maintenance program is adhered to, adequate scheduling for area and maintenance shutdowns is carried out and long-range planning is established in order to preserve the mill assets.
  • Will ensure that all maintenance work performed complies with regulatory bodies and is consistent with HSPP standards.
  • Will ensure the BCSLA is applied in a fair, firm and consistent manner reflecting the interpretation of HSPP management.


  • A University degree in Engineering plus five (5) years related experience in mill engineering, planning or maintenance departments; or, High school graduation plus trades qualifications in any one or more of the trades being supervised, with seven (7) years’ experience as a tradesperson in the pulp industry.
  •  Five (5) years’ supervisory experience
  • Must possess a high degree of understanding of all trades in the department and understanding of mill operating maintenance procedures
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About Us

Paper Excellence, headquartered in British Columbia, is a diversified manufacturer of pulp, printing and writing, packaging, and specialty paper that operates 8 facilities in Canada producing over 3 million tonnes annually with a workforce of over 3,000 strong.