Power and Recovery Superintendent

Job No: PEC60
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.



  • Responsible for the safe operation of the Power & Recovery department in accordance with the Power Engineers Act and Regulations for the Act and applicable provincial regulations.
  • Ensure personnel adhere to safety protocol and practices
  • Ensures all pressure vessel repairs, alterations, installations, and operations are in compliance with the Department of Labour and Tech Safety BC Regulations.
  • Responsible and accountable under the Power Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessels Technical Safety Act to ensure the operation and maintenance of all equipment covered by the Act, conforms to the Act.
  • Plans, coordinates and leads maintenance shutdown activities in the Power & Recovery Department, to ensure the shutdown is well planned and executed and start-up is safe and on schedule.
  • Ensures operators have the knowledge, experience and current procedures required to operate the plant in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Optimize manufacturing processes and recommend equipment and process improvements to achieve manufacturing objectives.
  • Ensure that operations comply with environmental regulations
  • Participate in the daily, weekly and long term planning processes to ensure the department is maintained in a reliable manner and in compliance with all regulations.



  • 2nd Class Steam Engineer Certification, 1st Class is an asset.
  • 5 Years Industry Experience 
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable legislated regulations
  • Solid technical skills combined with excellent project management and strategic skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Experience in a Unionized environment is an asset
  • Demonstrated high standards of integrity combined with a track record of excellence in performance


Relocation assistance will be provided in addition to a competitive salary and benefits package

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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.