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GreenFirst Forest Products

Assistant Operator (Power Engineer 4th class)

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POSTED: 2 weeks ago
GreenFirst Forest Products
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Closing Date:
March 29, 2023
Job Description:
The activity of GreenFirst Forest Products is rooted in the forest! For us, well-managed forests really make sense for our business, our communities, and the environment. We have a deep connection to Canada's forest lands and sustainability. If this commitment to the environment and Canada's forests resonates with you, come join our team.

Position: Assistant Operator (Power Engineer 4th class)
Location: Kapuskasing, ON

GreenFirst is looking for a 4th class Power Engineer to help support the boiler house and assist the Shift Engineer with the day-to-day
operation of the plant's steam, wood waste and effluent treatment systems.

- Live up to GreenFirst's values, principles, and guidelines.
- Bring an open and cooperative attitude to your job, contributing to our positive work environment.
- Comply with all health, safety, and environmental standards, as well as applicable regulations and laws

- Performs testing on all boilers and condensate systems
- Assists with the operation of gas boilers # 4 & # 5
- Adjusts chemical feed rates to maintain residuals
- Visually checks equipment (fans, stokers, grates, dampers, valves, and controllers) on all levels of Steam Plant
- Blows down water columns and gauge glasses
- Monitors softeners for hardness and regenerates softeners when necessary
- Mixes and maintains caustic tank and feed rates
- Assists during plug-ups on wood waste system
- Assists Biomass Operator on loader at times
- Changes charts and performs data entry in computer
- Records any operational problems in the Assistant Operators log book
- Changes various filters around the plant (precip, degasifier, MCC room
- Assists in lockouts
- Assists with the chemical unloading including aqueous ammonia, lime, and phosphoric acid for WWTP
- Checks and starts up air compressors when required
- Performs duties as assigned by the Shift Engineer (assist in other mill areas)
- Takes steps needed to be taken in case of loss of a critical piece of equipment to ensure boilers stay operating
- Cleans up Rossing Plant Conveyor areas twice per shift unless otherwise directed by the Shift Engineer.
- Cleans up bridge conveyor every shift
- Ensures air hoses and wash up hoses are coiled up after use
- Washes operating floor in New boiler house
- Perform Assistant Operator duties when required
- Knows how to shut down, drain and lock-out each boiler and Combustor
- Support and assist any other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:
- Requires minimum of current valid 4th Class Power Engineer certification
- Requires considerable sensory attention and Regulatory Responsibility
- Requires excellent mathematical skills, verbal communication skills and mental reasoning skills
- Don PPE as required to work in hot and dirty environments and or chemical hazardous environments
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How to Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

We thank all who apply but will only be contacting those selected for an interview.

GreenFirst Forest Products is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application. GreenFirst Forest Products is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ
persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
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