Maintenance Manager (Maintenance & Trades)

Full Time


  Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Norbord’s Oriented Strand Board (OSB) Mill in Grande Prairie, AB is seeking to fill the key role of Maintenance Manager.  Reporting to the General Manager, the Maintenance Manager will be responsible for the safe and cost effective maintenance of the mill.  The successful candidate will lead the maintenance team with the core belief that safety is paramount above all else.


  • Active participation towards providing a safe working environment
  • Leading a highly qualified maintenance team
  • Managing maintenance budgets
  • Open communications with production personnel
  • Promoting and leading continuous innovation and process improvements initiatives
  • Developing and sustaining skills of the maintenance workforce
  • Adhering to defined business processes
  • Executing scheduled maintenance activities
  • Responding to changing priorities and operating conditions within the business
  • Managing R&M costs, ensuring alignment with the business goals


  • Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory maintenance experience within the heavy manufacturing industry
  • Experience using a CMMS System, (preferably Ivara) to reduce unscheduled downtime
  • Good understanding and prior utilization of preventative maintenance tools; such as lubrication, vibration analysis and thermography
  • A background and or education in engineering preferred
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • A commitment to safe work practices
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic, good judgment and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and team-based environment
  • Must have track record of consistently demonstrating leadership skills as well as positive influence and accomplishments

Who is Norbord?

Norbord Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of wood-based panels and the world’s largest producer of oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to OSB, Norbord manufactures particleboard, medium density fibreboard and related value-added products. Norbord has assets of approximately $2.1 billion and employs approximately 2,750 people at 17 plant locations in the United States, Canada and Europe. Norbord is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “OSB”.

Why Work For Norbord?

At Norbord, a commitment to safety, quality and customer service has earned us a reputation as a leading producer of wood based panels. As demand for Norbord’s products grow, we continually seek bright and talented people in all areas of our business. With competitive salaries and benefits and company profit-sharing, Norbord offers one of the strongest and innovative compensation packages in the industry.

Norbord is committed to providing its employees with the training, skills, and opportunity to achieve their highest potential. Norbord offers the opportunity to excel, express ideas, and make a profound impact within our team driven organization.

Grande Prairie

The “Swan City” has a population of about 70 000.  Nestled in “Peace Country”, Grande Prairie is the hub for northern Alberta and northwestern BC – with the infrastructure to support a population of over 300,000 people.  Grande Prairie boasts a Regional College with University certification programs, a modern multi-use recreation facility (pools/gyms/arenas/gymnastic training centre and more – all under one roof), a variety of outdoor activity venues for all seasons, museums, modern schools and an incredible variety of retail shopping including most major chains.  Located about 5 hours northwest of Edmonton; Grande Prairie is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities.

If you are a team player who takes pride in a job well done and want to make a real impact at the place you work, look into a career with Norbord. You will like what you see.