Ashland, Virginia

Your challenge!

The Bear Island Mill is the newest addition to the Cascades Containerboard Packaging lineup. This state-of-the-art facility will offer one of the lightest high end, 100% recycled linerboard and medium products on the market.The mill is actually under construction and start-up is scheduled in December 2022. Prior to start up you will work closely with our paper machine drives and VFD suppliers and work with the team on assigned projects.

We're looking for candidates who are interested in taking their automation skills to the next level. The ideal candidate's experience in maintenance processes and preventative maintenance will help to ensure the continuous implementation ofworld class maintenance practices.

We are hiring NOW for this position and the successful candidate can expect to start immediately.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the production line's troubleshooting in paper machine drive system and VFD.
  • Perform as the key contact for production line availability and keeps updated on the appropriate SAP system statuses and production reports.
  • Observes the machine on the field. In the event of a malfunction or abnormality in the machine, the engineer will perform corrective actions or creates notifications/work orders for shut down planning.
  • Meets regularly with operators to collect comments or observations and works closely in cooperation with the production coordinators to ensure production and machine availability.
  • Performs configuration changes in cooperation with production and reports what has been done.
  • Responsible for his or her area's needed spare parts purchase requests.

Experience and Education

  • Minimum of a 2-year degree in Electrical Engineering, Automation or related field, or commensurateexperience in an industrial automation environment
  • Experience with ABB drives and Rockwell VFD
  • Experience in pulp and paper
  • Rigour and agility to handle projects based on their scope, budget and timelines
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to set priorities
  • Keen sense of collaboration to communicate effectively with stakeholders from various levels of the organization
  • Leadership and expertise in promoting buy-in to proposed solutions
  • Ability to translate challenges into concrete solutions
  • Ability to support and advise business partners in analyzing their needs and finding solutions
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement concepts and the ability to integrate them into your management
  • Agility needed to work with various technological tools
  • Knowledge of SAP software or other ERP (an asset)

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing

Advisory role




Continuous improvement

Additional Information

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Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.

About Cascades
To be part of Cascades is to reveal the full potential of materials, people and ideas. We are source of possibilities.
Since 1964, we have been providing sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in packaging, hygiene and recovery.

Join 12,000 women and men working in a network of more than 90 operating units located in North America and Europe.

Nearest Major Market: Richmond
Job Segment: Project Engineer, Electrical, Engineer, Construction, ERP, Engineering, Technology

Ashland, Virginia


Founded in 1964, Cascades offers sustainable, innovative and value-added packaging, hygiene and recovery solutions. The company employs 11,700 women and men across a network of 85 production units located in North America and Europe. Driven by its participative management, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous research and development efforts, Cascades continues to provide innovative products that customers have come to rely on, while contributing to the well-being of people, communities and the entire planet.

A Career That Lives Up to Your Ambitions

Cascades offers a customized development plan to help you fulfil your professional ambitions. This plan defines your career goals in relation to the company’s objectives and monitors them on a regular basis.

By giving priority to internal promotions, we offer the opportunity for rapid advancement in more than 14 specialized fields.

Our Mission: To improve the well-being of people, communities, and the planet by providing sustainable and innovative solutions that create value.

Our Vision: To be a key contributor to our customers’ success by leading the way for sustainable packaging, hygiene, and recovery solutions.



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