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Weyerhaeuser Maintenance Superintendent in Grande Prairie, Alberta

Our Grande Prairie lumber mill is currently recruiting for a Maintenance Superintendent. This is the top maintenance position at the mill and a full-time, salaried exempt position that reports directly to the Unit Manager. The Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for all maintenance salaried supervisors, associates, and functions, including safety, reliability, maximizing machine productivity and uptime, as well as the condition and upkeep of the facility. This role will be responsible for driving improvements and implementing changes to ensure maintenance processes are optimized to the highest level and solutions to issues are identified, cost effective, and implemented.

Weyerhaeuser's 19 North American lumber mills are supported by reliability-focused leadership from the Unit Manager through to the CEO - all of whom are committed to the mutual benefit of people development. As the Grande Prairie Maintenance Manager, you can expect support from, and exposure to, all levels of the organization.

The ideal candidate will exemplify Weyerhaeuser's core values of safety, integrity, citizenship, sustainability, and inclusion while demonstrating an ability to achieve continuously-improving results through caring leadership and people development. Additionally, the successful candidate must be a strong leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment with a passion for leveraging predictive technology to achieve a precision maintenance state.

Relocation assistance is available for this opening.

Key Behaviors

  • Role model for all safety standards/processes and on-the-job behavior by living our core principles, creating a positive and inclusive work environment
  • Develop associates' skill and manage performance with the highest priority placed on safe behaviors and decisions
  • Create a positive work environment and ensure open communication within and across teams
  • Partner with other departments to drive value back to the business and its stakeholders
  • Manage the daily activities of the maintenance team to meet business commitments
  • Develop and implement maintenance strategies and improvement initiatives
  • Continuously improve site costs through efficient management of the planners and schedulers
  • Lead and support site capital project efforts and problem-solving activities
  • Lead and support all mechanical, electrical process control, and lubrication efforts for the site
  • Understand and support compliance with all applicable environmental, federal, state, and local laws & regulation

Key Functions

  • Responsible for the performance of maintenance team employees and the related leadership positions/leads
  • Development and management of all maintenance activities, with safety of associates being the highest priority
  • Leading preventive & predictive maintenance/process reliability, managing improvement of key performance indicators, continuous improvement of maintenance functions, and department budget cost effectiveness
  • Develop, implement and maintain maintenance team schedules and detailed maintenance planning schedules that drive continuous improvement and support all elements of plant mechanical/electrical functions
  • Assures purchasing functions follow established policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for the mill’s maintenance S&E, contractor and labor budgets
  • Responsible for cost control and benchmarking, planning, scheduling and other high-level managerial tasks
  • Proficient in company leadership competencies and with focus on mastering constantly push to improve and build the right strategy
  • Leads team meetings & trainings, identifies safety, environmental, quality & production issues, coordinates activities with the production team to maximize productivity, minimize cost and reduce waste
  • Takes measures to proactively address all concerns


  • High School Diploma/GED is required
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in a maintenance management level role in an industrial or manufacturing environment with a demonstrated ability in safely delivering operational excellence
  • Demonstrated experience in safely leading manufacturing processes, predictive and preventative maintenance, productivity, and/or cost process improvements
  • Experience working with SAP or other CMMS systems, along with strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, lead, and coach a team
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal, and listening) skills
  • Ability and willingness to effectively facilitate and encourage change management
  • Strong independent problem-solving and organization skills
  • Willingness to travel occasionally to other units to review opportunities to exchange technology, innovations and best practices
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of working in an industrial environment, such as climbing stairs and working in extreme heat and cold
  • Willingness to support a 24/7 operating environment, which may include weekend and holiday support as conditions require
  • Candidates must attach a resume to their application for further consideration

*Preferred Qualifications *

  • BS/BA Degree in an industry-related field: Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial Engineering, business, forestry or related technical field preferred or Certified Journeyman Ticket (Millwright or HD Mechanic)
  • Knowledge and experience in lumber manufacturing
  • Experience with programmable logics control (PLC) and electrical/electronics

About Wood Products:
We've been delivering quality building products and solutions to our customers for more than 100 years. From builders and dealers to specifiers and homeowners, we offer exceptional product performance and unparalleled support.
For more than a century, we’ve been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable wood products.

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.

/Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core valuesand we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team.///

Job: *Operations, Manufacturing, & Construction

Title: Maintenance Superintendent

Location: CAN-AB-Grande Prairie

Requisition ID: 01018318