Steam & Recovery Superintendent

Canadian Kraft Paper offers a work environment that promotes diversity, embraces change, and encourages continuous growth and development for every team member. We offer a workplace where everyone plays an essential role in our success and where individual efforts are acknowledged. If you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment, we want you to be a part of our Team!

We encourage innovation, growth and change in an open environment, and we believe in and practice sustainable forest management.


Reporting to the Steam and Recovery Manager, the Steam and Recovery Superintendent will support the overall operation and maintenance of the power and steam plant’s recovery equipment to assure reliable utilities delivery to meet the needs of all internal and external customers.

Recommends and assist in implementation of capital improvements to improve reliability and/or improve cost of delivering utilities to customers.

Supports the development of staff and line organization to assure short and long term goals/objectives are met.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support and manage daily operation of steam plant recovery equipment to deliver chemicals, steam and electricity to internal customers with emphasis on safety, reliability and cost.
  • Coordinate activities in chemical recovery/recaust area to achieve lowest cost soda make-up.
  • Develop/implement short and long term strategies; reduce cost – improve reliability.
  • Administer labour agreement within department with bargaining unit employees.
  • Initiate and implement capital projects.
  • Monitor operating efficiencies/costs/production goals.
  • Develop knowledge level of staff and hourly employees to support goals.
  • Coach employees to understand and comply with the mill Environmental and Quality Systems.  Ensure the mill operates within the limits of all environmental operating permits.
  • Ensure safe and efficient operation of evaporators, recovery boiler, lime kiln, and recaust processes. This individual should have working knowledge in hog fueled boiler, turbine generator, bark system, and /water treatment plant.
  • Direct and lead environmental processes and programs in this area, ensuring procedures and protocols are followed consistently.
  • Support/manage area and major shutdown planning and execution.
  • Support and manage area operational budget to meet financial goals of the department.
  • Communicate business strategy, goals, and initiatives to team members.
  • Manage crews in order to maximize production, efficiency and environmental compliance.
  • Provide support and training materials for supervisors and operators so that they have the knowledge, experience and current procedures required to operate plant in safe and efficient manner
  • Optimize manufacturing processes and equipment to drive process improvements to achieve manufacturing objectives.
  • Ensure daily operating plans are communicated and executed.


  • The ideal candidate should possess a 1St Class Power Engineer Certificate; however, consideration will be given to 2nd Class Power Engineers who are working towards a 1st Class certification.
  • Candidates with other related qualifications will be considered if they possess equivalent training and experience in Power and Steam and Recovery Operations and management experience.
  • Must possess strong operational background with demonstrated technical skills.
  • Understanding, interpretation and implementation of contractual agreements.
  • Good leadership ability, with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Supervisory experience including responsibility for the operations and maintenance of utilities equipment including fossil fuel boilers, recovery boilers, evaporates, turbine generator, water treatment and demineralizer systems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with peers, supervisors, and subordinates on a wide range of issues.
  • Must be able to balance priorities to meet short and long term objectives with constrained resources from maintenance, plant engineering, or process engineering.
  • Proficient at managing outages, shut downs, and start-ups of power and recovery equipment.
  • Proficient at managing, scheduling, and training multi-functional teams in a union environment.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities to meet short and long-term objectives.

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Closing Date

November 27, 2020

To Apply

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being a part of our team, please submit your resume to