At Port Hawkesbury Paper, we are the leader in supercalendered paper in North America. Port Hawkesbury Paper’s approach to business and environmental sustainability creates an economic cornerstone and generates innovative careers for eastern Nova Scotia. Our mission is to continually exceed our customers' expectations through a commitment to responsive, personalized service along with reliable and competitive products in the printing and publication paper market. The people behind the paper make the difference. 

Open Positions:

Accounts Payable Clerk

Term (13 Months)

Port Hawkesbury Paper is currently seeking a skilled and motivated individual to join our Clerical team.  Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Accounts Payable Clerk must be a team player who can work independently and safely in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment.  

Responsibilities:

  • Efficient processing of all Accounts Payable transactions
  • Reconcile vendor statements, maintain vendor accounts and follow up with invoice discrepancies
  • Provide accruals regarding outstanding invoices and open services purchase orders at month end
  • Maintain historical records

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent experience in an accounting role
  • Prior experience in accounts payable is considered an asset
  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Excel and Outlook)

Skills/Competency Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Robust attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and multi-tasking abilities
  • Solid time management skills and ability to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular and consistent basis

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 no later than January 20, 2023 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.

 

Payroll Clerk

Term (14 - 20 Months)

Port Hawkesbury Paper is currently seeking a skilled and motivated individual to join our Clerical team. Reporting to the Payroll & Benefits Administrator, the Payroll Clerk must be a team player who can work independently and safely in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment.  

Responsibilities:

  • Entry and verification of payroll data for over 220 employees
  • Payroll reconciliations and reporting
  • Vacation and holiday entitlement calculations
  • Maintaining payroll files and confidential employee information
  • Answering employees’ payroll inquiries
  • Assisting with income tax report preparations
  • Preparing ROEs as required

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline
  • Prior experience in payroll administration for a unionized workforce
  • Payroll Certification is considered an asset
  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Excel and Word)
  • Familiarity with payroll software programs

Skills/Competency Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and multi-tasking abilities
  • Solid time management skills and ability to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular and consistent basis and ability to work on statutory holidays as required
  • In-depth understanding of payroll functions as they relate to collective agreement administration

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 no later than January 20, 2023 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 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 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.

  

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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