Maintenance Superintendant

Mar 16, 2023 - Apr 17, 2023




Freeman Lumber of Greefield, Queens County, Nova Scotia, is one of the most modern flexible lumber producers in Atlantic Canada.  Their employees are central to the Freeman’s success.  Together they continue to build a company that is competitive, profitable and environmentally sustainable.

The Maintenance Superintendent reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and oversee the maintenance program including a competent team of Supervisors and trades personnel.  Responsibilities include:

  • Provide strong leadership skills with a focus on team building and motivational skills along with an ability to collaborate and build good working relationships across multiple departments and leadership levels
  • Advance and support the training for the Maintenance Team to continuously improve their knowledge and skills to maintain an optimal operational focus
  • Provide support to the Operations Team to ensure objectives in safety, quality, production and cost are being met
  • Manage and develop relationships with supplier(s) and contractors
  • Maintain and improve an effective maintenance program for the operations to ensure maximum equipment efficiency and reliability of mill equipment
  • Ensure maintenance and repair budgets are prepared, met, and variances explained, with appropriate action taken as needed
  • Ensure an effective maintenance system that meets ISO 9001 standards


  • Candidates must be a Professional Engineer (or Engineer-in-training) and a member or qualified for membership with Engineers Nova Scotia
  • Minimum of five years’ experience supervising maintenance in an industrial environment.  Experience in a sawmill / planermill complex preferred but not essential
  • Demonstrated leadership with a drive for continuous improvement

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Interested persons should forward resumes or for further information, please contact:

Ron Hogg
Forest People International Search Ltd.
2703 – 2225 Holdom Avenue
Burnaby, BC  V5B 0A1
Telephone: (604) 669-5635