Plant Engineer

MAIBEC is a dynamic Québec based company first recognized for its leadership in the wood processing industry. With 800 employees across Canada and the United States, it has established itself as a North American benchmark in integrated building cladding systems. As with its products, MAIBEC relies on the quality of its jobs to build a solid reputation in its community. Recognized as an employer of choice in the regions where it is established, MAIBEC offers a stimulating environment that ensures the professional and personal development of its people. Find out for yourself as we are currently looking for a Plant Engineer for our Maibec CanExel siding plant in East River, Nova Scotia which is conveniently located between the beautiful communities of Hubbards and Chester.

The Plant Engineer will be responsible for the continued improvement/development of reliability programs and processes that have direct impact on key areas, such as safety, efficiency, effectiveness, customer satisfaction, innovation, and quality. Lead Root Cause Failure Analysis and corrective actions for complex and/or repetitive failures. Develop and administer proactive maintenance program and equipment maintenance strategy based on site and business goals.


Location: East River, Nova Scotia
Published: 22/07/2022
Job Type: Full time
Expiration: 20/08/2022
Hours: 40 hours / week
Benefits: Casual Dress, Company Pension, Dental Care, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Extended Health Care, Life Insurance, On-site parking, Paid time off, Vision Care
Base salary: $N/A/year
Requirements: 2-4 years of related experience
Bonus: N/A


  • Support and implementation of the Root Cause analysis program
  • Analyze equipment histories to identify and address specific repetitive failures
  • Drive lean initiatives across the processes
  • Further development and administration of the downtime tracking program to ensure consistency of tracking throughout the mill
  • Regularly review downtime reports and equipment histories to identify solutions for reoccurring maintenance problems
  • Oversight of the Plant Condition Monitoring/PM Program
  • Coordination with Maintenance Planner/Scheduler/Area Leaders ensuring correct Condition Monitoring/PM activities are scheduled and performed when due
  • Responsible for the Plant Lubrication Program/including administration of oil analysis program
  • Apply value analysis to make maintenance decisions, i.e., repair/replace and repair/redesign
  • Specify and develop standard repair techniques for major repetitive tasks, such as component replacements
  • Works with Maintenance Planner/Scheduler/Area Leaders, as necessary, to develop job scopes for major unique jobs
  • Develop the standardization processes, which influence new construction and equipment purchases including materials, equipment, and spare parts
  • Identify potential cost reductions through extended parts life, reduced labor cost, and other part-related improvement techniques
  • Participates in the review phase of design of capital additions and changes in plant layout to ensure full maintainability of equipment, utilities, and facilities
  • Participates in approval of all new installations and technologies, including those done by contractors, to ensure their maintainability and reliability as influenced by life cycle costing


  • Practical knowledge of manufacturing process
  • Knowledge of Maintenance and Reliability systems and process improvement process
  • Knowledge of safety, health and environmental rules, laws, requirements and applicable Maibec programs
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of correct application of systems and processes that ensures continuous improvement (safety, maintenance, quality, and manufacturing)
  • A creative approach to new ideas
  • Knowledge of engineering and design principles
  • Demonstrated oral, written communication, and problem solving, effective organizational, motivational and project management skills
  • Effective leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to use computer and supporting software
  • Basic budgeting and financial analysis skills


  • Ability to effectively manage time and resources
  • Ability to effectively implement change
  • Ability to develop effective partnerships within and outside of the business
  • Ability to motivate, coach and lead others through daily job assignments, team meetings, etc.
  • Ability to effectively manage conflict

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