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.

Immediate Hiring is happening at the mill now!!!

Job Responsibilities

During contruction/After Start up:

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the E&I Technician responsibilities are the following:

• Demonstrate mature levels of E&I technical capabilities resulting in excellence in safety, quality assurance and maximizing asset performance
• Facilitate and assist in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of premature failures, offering solutions and implementing corrective actions preventing reoccurrence
• Utilize work processes and CMMS to document findings and initiate corrective actions
• Assist in the further development of the predictive and preventive programs
• Demonstrate troubleshooting skills that allow our equipment to operate as designed in accordance with OEM specifications
• Participate in reliability focused design changes that reduce waste and improves asset/equipment performance
• Proactively seek education opportunities in self-development both technically and professionally
• Ensuring proper operation of, and troubleshooting of, electrical & instrumentation system components including transmitters, actuators, controllers, motor and drive systems, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), distributed control systems (DCS) for process control, etc.
• Mentoring and sharing knowledge with other technicians
• Apply all applicable codes, regulations, reliability strategies & corporate standards

Experience and strengths

• Experience with Microsoft Office Software and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
• Associate or Technical degree or higher in an applicable field of study AND at least two (2) years of electrical and instrument control experience preferably in a manufacturing environment or a minimum of four (4) years of electrical and instrument control experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
• Experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment
• Experience with Rockwell, ABB, Valmet equipment (considered as an asset)
• Experience with smart instrumentation (Fisher, Rosemount)

Must be available to work 12 hour rotating shifts, weekends and holidays, overtime and call-ins

Why work at Cascades

  • Excellent company-paid benefits
  • Working with a dedicated and passionate team of leaders
  • Strong Company Culture
  • Profit sharing and 401K Options
  • Working for a company with a strong focus on sustainability and greener initiatives
  • Huge Career Advancement Opportunities

Nearest Major Market: Richmond
Job Segment: Technician, Electrical, Maintenance, Instrumentation, QA, Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality

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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