Port Hawkesbury Paper is a forward-looking natural resources company committed to operating at the highest safety standard while caring for the environment and empowering our people to deliver top-quality products & customer service. We see integrity at the core of every relationship and a key principle as we strive for excellence in all we do in an ever-changing world. As a relatively small, non-hierarchical organization, we deliver big results with no red tape. We are a leader in Thermal Mechanical Pulp and Supercalendered paper production in North America. Port Hawkesbury Paper’s approach to business and environmental sustainability creates an economic cornerstone for eastern Nova Scotia.

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  • Electrician - Red Seal
  • Instrumentation Technician/Technologist
  • Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer
  • Electrical Technologist

 

Electrician – Red Seal

Port Hawkesbury Paper is currently seeking an individual to join our Maintenance team. This position reports to the Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor and is responsible for the preventative maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of production equipment and plant systems. 

Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshooting & replacing electrical equipment such as motors, transformers and VFDs
  • Troubleshooting & replacing components in PLC & DCS systems
  • Troubleshooting & installing field devices such as limit switches, transmitters
  • Repairing & replacing lighting throughout the plant
  • Testing for electrical isolation for operations and maintenance lockouts
  • Prioritizing and responding to calls from different operating departments
  • Willing to work shiftwork, overtime and after-hours call-ins as needed

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Electrical Red Seal (Industrial preferred)
  • A minimum of 8 years experience in an industrial manufacturing environment is recommended
  • Experience with troubleshooting and maintenance in an industrial setting
  • Experience with understanding existing programs and making changes in DCS & PLC
  • Ability to read and understand P&IDs, pneumatics, hydraulics and electrical schematics
  • Experience troubleshooting & installing 600VAC motor circuits and VFDs

Skills/Competency Requirements:

  • Ability to work safely as part of a team
  • Capable of performing in a highly technical and flexible work environment
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with troubleshooting complex controls using DCS/PLC systems
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving abilities for dealing with both electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Highly motivated, confident in decision-making ability and self-driven
  • Strong communication skills

Compensation:  Pay rate per Collective Agreement.  Port Hawkesbury Paper offers competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package and a challenging, rewarding work environment.

Our HR team is actively recruiting for this role. To be considered, please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to HR@porthawkesburypaper.com.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.  Selected candidates will proceed through an assessment and interview process.

 

Instrumentation Technician/Technologist

Port Hawkesbury Paper is currently seeking a skilled and motivated individual to join our Maintenance team. This position reports to the Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor and is responsible for the preventative maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of production equipment and plant systems. 

Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshooting & making changes in DCS & PLC systems
  • Changing out & overhauling control valves
  • Installation/change-out of positioners and actuators on valves
  • Changing & calibrating transmitters, hydraulic valves and setting up hydraulic pumps
  • Willing to work shiftwork, overtime and after-hours call-ins as needed

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Electrical Engineering Technology (Instrumentation and Controls) background and/or Red Seal Instrumentation
  • Strong skills in Hydraulics
  • A minimum of 5 years of recent experience in an industrial manufacturing environment is recommended
  • Experience with troubleshooting and maintenance in an industrial setting
  • Ability to read and understand P&IDs, pneumatics, hydraulics and electrical schematics

Skills/Competency Requirements:

  • Ability to work safely as part of a team
  • Capable of performing in a highly technical and flexible work environment
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with troubleshooting complex hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Experience using DCS/PLC systems
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Highly motivated, confident in decision-making ability and self-driven
  • Strong communication skills

Compensation:  Pay rate per Collective Agreement.  Port Hawkesbury Paper offers competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package, and a challenging, rewarding work environment.

Our HR team is actively recruiting for this role. To be considered, please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to HR@porthawkesburypaper.com.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.  Selected candidates will proceed through an assessment and interview process.

 

Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer

As an Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer at PHP, you will be responsible for providing electrical engineering support on major maintenance and capital projects as well as long-range electrical maintenance planning and management.  You would coordinate project implementation with operations and maintenance while interfacing with consulting engineers, vendors and contractors, electrical and instrumentation process support. You will also be responsible for technical support for the electrical and instrument maintenance departments in dealing with ongoing issues, and replacing/upgrading equipment. There will be periods of filling in for the E&I supervisor. Working closely with various groups, you will be an out-of-the-box thinker, constantly looking for continuous improvement opportunities while adhering to and promoting safe work practices.

Requirements:

The ideal candidates will have an Electrical Engineering degree (PEng preferred, consideration given to EIT candidates), with three or more years of progressive experience in a fast-paced manufacturing or related industrial environment.  Experience with industrial electrical distribution and process control systems while leading and performing in a highly technical and production-oriented workplace.  

Please contact us if you meet the qualifications above and have:

  • Proficiency with project estimating, scheduling, and project controls
  • Ambition, motivation, and determination – driven to exceed targets and expectations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage through teamwork and influence
  • Commitment to a safe work culture
  • Ability to adapt to tight deadlines and frequent changes in priorities
  • High energy
  • Solid decision-making skills
  • Leadership talent
  • Previous maintenance experience is considered an asset

Compensation: Port Hawkesbury Paper offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package and a challenging and rewarding work environment.

Our HR team is actively recruiting for this role. To be considered, please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to HR@porthawkesburypaper.com.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.  Selected candidates will proceed through an assessment and interview process.

 

Electrical Technologist

Port Hawkesbury Paper is currently seeking a skilled and motivated individual to join our Maintenance team. This position reports to the Electrical and Instrumentation Supervisor and is responsible for the preventative maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of production equipment and plant systems. 

Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshooting & replacing electrical equipment such as motors, transformers and VFDs
  • Troubleshooting & replacing components in PLC & DCS systems
  • Troubleshooting & installing field devices such as limit switches, transmitters
  • Repairing & replacing lighting throughout the plant
  • Testing for electrical isolation for operations and maintenance lockouts
  • Prioritizing and responding to calls from different operating departments
  • Willing to work shiftwork, overtime and after-hours call-ins as needed

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Electrical Engineering Technology (Instrumentation and Controls) background
  • Red Seal Electrical is considered an asset
  • A minimum of 8 years of recent experience in an industrial manufacturing environment is recommended
  • Experience with troubleshooting and maintenance in an industrial setting
  • Experience with understanding existing programs and making changes in DCS & PLC
  • Ability to read and understand P&IDs, pneumatics, hydraulics and electrical schematics
  • Experience troubleshooting & installing 600VAC motor circuits and VFDs

Skills/Competency Requirements:

  • Ability to work safely as part of a team
  • Capable of performing in a highly technical and flexible work environment
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with troubleshooting complex controls using DCS/PLC systems
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Strong problem-solving abilities for dealing with both electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Highly motivated, confident in decision-making ability and self-driven
  • Strong communication skills

Compensation:  Pay rate per Collective Agreement.  Port Hawkesbury Paper offers competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package, and a challenging, rewarding work environment.

Our HR team is actively recruiting for this role. To be considered, please apply by sending your resume and cover letter to HR@porthawkesburypaper.com.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.  Selected candidates will proceed through an assessment and interview process.

 

Trucking & Harvesting Contractors

Port Hawkesbury Paper is hiring trucking and harvesting contractors to work in our forest management area of Cape Breton and eastern mainland Nova Scotia. To enquire more about job opportunities with PHP, please email us at phpwoodlands@porthawkesburypaper.com.

  

At Port Hawkesbury Paper, diversity means understanding, recognizing, and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation, and competitive advantage. We strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process, where hiring decisions are based on the qualifications and experience of each applicant.

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