Welcome To Great Northern Timber - Applying For The Maintenance Lead Position

We are looking for a Maintenance Lead for the Great Northern Timber Pellet Mill in Middle Musquodoboit, NS. Great Northern Timber is a vertically integrated Maritime owned and operated company with over 45 employees working at our facilities in Nova Scotia and in our Head Office in Halifax. We bring superior forest products to the world taking the long-term view when it comes to forest management. As stewards of a vital natural resource, we meet and exceed the industry standards for sustainable forest management. We are committed to sustainable and innovative ways to do business, deliver results and build a great work environment. At GNT you'll be part of an environment that welcomes new ideas and creates confidence in your ability to grow and achieve. Because our people are our future we give you what you need to thrive. Best of all, you'll work with people who have a similar passion for their work, and approach everything they do with energy and integrity.


Reporting to the Production Manager, the Maintenance Lead is responsible for the supervision of a team of 4 millwrights, who will be working on a 12 hour rotating shift, 4 on / 4 off, alternating days/nights with each rotation. You will oversee breakdown, scheduled, and preventative maintenance on pellet manufacturing equipment and associated rolling stock at the Great Northern Timber Resources Inc. wood pellet mill. Repairs/maintenance are to be carried out in a time efficient manner, using proactive problem-solving of issues, in order to avoid production downtime. This is to maintain uninterrupted plant operation while focusing on safety, and repair maintenance costs.


· High school graduation, GED or equivalent experience required

· Red Seal Millwright Certification preferred

· Previous supervisory experience is an asset.

· 1 – 2 years' experience working in a plant environment, ideally in the Pellet Mill industry

· Knowledge of managing warehouse space, operating mill equipment and systems and mechanical/electrical repair concepts

· Knowledge of Mill production methods and demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks without losing focus on the details

· Ability to work independently on a timely basis with a strong sense of urgency

· Good communication skills and ability to follow oral and written instructions required

· Working experience with computers especially with the Microsoft office program is an asset.

· Knowledge and observation of safe work practices required.

Hours of Work

Full Time - Mainly day shifts

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee can expect seasonal weather conditions; moving mechanical equipment; high and precarious work locations; dust exposure; workplace chemicals; high voltage electrical equipment, and confined spaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud requiring hearing protection.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit your resume as well as completing all pre-screening questions.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

All applications are appreciated; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Start Your Application

© 2018, Fit First Technologies International, Inc. All Rights Reserved, Worldwide. Patent Pending.