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Mechanical Team Leader – Grande Prairie, AB

Jul 8, 2019

Excellent people make excellent business

Norbord is the leading global manufacturer of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) with 16 production facilities located in Canada, USA and Europe.  Our success comes from hiring skilled and talented team members in all areas of our business.  We are dedicated to developing and retaining a strong and committed workforce that ensures we remain at the forefront of manufacturing excellence.  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 & Reliability Manager, the Mechanical Team Leader is a critical front-line leadership role.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership, technical direction and coordination of the Mechanical Team maintenance practices to support employee safety, mill production and sustainability of asset & process reliability.  This is achieved through the administration of safe, efficient and cost effective maintenance (preventive, predictive and unscheduled) of all equipment on the site.

Primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working with Team Members to reinforce and support safety being the core value for everyone at Norbord – including contractors and visitors
  • Ensure that every safety hazard or concern is effectively addressed, and action plans established
  • Coach & develop employees to achieve cost effective results in accordance with safety procedures
  • Confirm Alberta occupational health & safety and Company safety policies & standards are understood by all team members and complied with
  • Ensure lock-out procedures are clearly understood and followed by all employees
  • As a Team Leader demonstrate appropriate leadership competencies to build relationships based upon trust, caring and integrity and assist development of team members through effective performance management
  • Ensure the Mechanical Team performs at the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) target level and immediately address any variances between actual performance and target
  • Communicate and collaborate with all departments on planned changes
  • Document all permanent changes, including cost information and new processes or procedures
  • Prepare and submit proposals for upgrading equipment and programming
  • Supervise the installation of approved improvement projects
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of installed improvement projects
  • Ensure all team members are aware of the importance of using correct procedures when dealing with hazardous materials and spills and ensuring the reporting of spills is carried out in a prompt and responsible manner
  • Facilitate, develop and implement continuous improvement of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by educating, training, monitoring, and proactively coaching team members
  • Collaborating with operational personnel is an important component of this position

Qualifications required:

  • Mechanical Engineer or Certified Engineering Technologist or Certified Journeyman
  • 5+ years of Manufacturing Maintenance experience in a safety sensitive, capital intensive environment
  • Experience in wood products manufacturing would be considered an asset
  • 3+ years of leadership experience with demonstrated success of leading a team of tradespeople through coaching and career development

Key Competencies for this position:

  • Safety leadership skills
  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team Leadership skills including coaching, delegation & performance management
  • Strong work ethic and sound judgment
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with problem solving skills
  • Receptive to feedback and desire to learn
  • Ability to embrace and facilitate change
  • Solid computer acumen (minimum Office Suite)

About Grande Prairie:

  • With a population of over 69 000, Grande Prairie is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities
  • Located less than 5 hours north 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
  • State of the art recreational facilities, variety of outdoor activities, museums, incredible library and 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

Fax:      780 831 2519

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