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Chief Power Engineer – Grande Prairie, AB

Jan 14, 2020

Excellent people make excellent business

Norbord is the leading global manufacturer of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) with 17 production facilities located in Canada, USA and Europe.  Our success comes from hiring skilled and talented team members in all areas of our business.  At Norbord we are committed to teamwork and safety without compromise.  We are currently seeking an exceptional individual for the following position:


Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Chief Power Engineer will be responsible for the safe coordination of the operations and maintenance of the energy, drying, EFB systems, fire protection systems and potable water systems.  The successful candidate will lead the energy team of skilled operators.  The core belief is that safety is paramount above all else and we are truly Stronger Together.  The Chief Power Engineer is a key member of our leadership team.


  • Active participation towards providing and promoting a safe working environment
  • Ensuring the daily operations and maintenance of the Energy Systems is in compliance with ABSA – including specifics relating to all “pressure equipment”
  • Ensuring the operation meets all required government regulations and is compliant on all environmental issues
  • Ensuring manuals and operating procedures are established and kept up to date
  • Ensuring the ash material delivered to waste site is in compliance with the environmental permit
  • Liaison for the dryer and energy EFBs
  • Coordinating, implementing and maintaining environmental permit with respect to EFB
  • Facilitation to ensure monitoring on a day to day basis of the fire protection systems & equipment
  • Coordinating regular training and skill upgrading for energy crews
  • Monitoring of heating and grate cooling systems
  • Monitoring the air supply released from all stacks
  • Responsible for loss control prevention management
  • Monitoring potable water (pump houses, wells and storage)
  • Supporting Maintenance Manager in defining operation and maintenance projects for the energy dryer area
  • Promoting and leading continuous innovation and process improvement initiatives
  • Responding to changing priorities and operating conditions within the business


  • Ideal candidate will possess a 3rd Class Power Engineering Certificate
  • Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience within a heavy manufacturing industry
  • A commitment to safe work practices
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and team-based environment
  • Must have track record of consistently demonstrating leadership skills as well as positive influence and accomplishments

Key Competencies for this position:

  • Safety leadership skills
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills with a creative approach to new ideas
  • Solid work ethic and sound judgment
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Flexibility and ability to embrace change

About Grande Prairie:

  • With a population of about 70 000, Grande Prairie is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities
  • Located less than 5 hours north west of Edmonton in the “Peace Country Region”; Grande Prairie is the “hub” for northern Alberta & north eastern BC; with infrastructure to support a population base of over 300 000
  • Grande Prairie has modern educational facilities from newly opened Elementary and High schools to university accredited courses at the Grande Prairie Regional College.
  • State of the art recreational facilities, variety of outdoor activities, museums, incredible library and a vast assortment of most major retailers – Grande Prairie has everything you need….and more

Please submit your letter of application and resume, in confidence to:

Chris Wiseman – Human Resources Manager


We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.