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Apprentice or Journeyman Millwright


The Position

This position reports to the Wood Processing Maintenance Team in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.  The Grande Prairie mill is a 1000+ tonne per day Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft pulp mill.  It currently operates with approximately 320 mill employees in a high performance, results oriented environment.


Key Functions


The Millwright Technician is responsible for providing the necessary repair and preventative maintenance on area equipment.


Key Accountabilities



  • Participate in the safety, health, and environmental activities in accordance with standards established by the Grande Prairie Mill.
    Maintain Equipment
  • Participate in a team environment while maintaining a high level of precision on variety of equipment in all areas of the mill.

    Perform Preventative Maintenance
  • Perform Preventative maintenance work, complete work orders and PM routes as required by area of responsibility.
  • Ability to develop a preventative maintenance mindset vs a reactionary

    Failure Elimination
  • Actively participate in the RCFA process for the mill.
  • Perform surveys of failure causes related to lubrication on equipment using technical knowledge and equipment history to identify solutions to eliminate problems;

    Work Systems Improvements
  • Contribute to the improvement and maintenance of technical standards, work instructions and procedures, identifying and implementing changes as necessary 

Core Competencies

  • Quality Orientation and Standards Compliance
  • Time Management – Planning and Organizing
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Decision Making and Judgment
  • Communication
  • Team Work
    Required qualifications include:
  • High school diploma, GED, or trade school
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, and on-call
  • Experience in industrial maintenance
  • Experience in reading engineering drawings
  • Experience in troubleshooting equipment issues with bearings, gearboxes, hydraulic systems, chains, sprockets, conveyors, etc.
  • Experience using a computer for record keeping and documentation
  • Willing and able to work in a hot, humid, cold and noisy environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively and constructively, as well as good verbal and written English skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Comprehension of complex work instructions and documentation as well as the ability to perform duties with little direction
  • Ability to travel internationally if required.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Represent both company policy and direction, as well as actively advocate for team needs and concerns
  • The ability to lead and direct team members in a professional manner

    Preferred qualifications include:
  • Journeyperson Millwright
  • 5 years’ experience as a fulltime millwright journeyperson technician



International Paper is an equal opportunity employer Our core values: Commitment, Ownership, Respect, Excellence.


Grande Prairie, AB, CA, T8V 6V4

Category:  Hourly Job
Date:  Oct 20, 2021

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