Shift Performance Manager

Mercer International
Posted a month ago
Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to the Manufacturing Manager, the Shift Performance Manager (SPM) is responsible to manage the overall performance and optimization of our kraft pulping operation that includes the Chip Screening, Digester, Bleach Plant, Pulp Machines and Warehouse areas.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to lead in a positive, collaborative workplace that thrives on continuous improvement and critical thinking. The SPM takes a disciplined approach to providing the leadership necessary for us to realize the full capability of the people and assets in the operation.

Key Responsibilities

Work directly with crews to maintain adherence to safe work procedures supporting Celgar’s world class safety values & beliefs. Provide leadership and support that will foster and fortify the success of the crew. Build an engaged, energetic, well performing team through involvement and collaboration; ensuring a high level of morale is maintained among the workforce through a passionate belief in and adherence to employee involvement as a principle of success. Monitor shift and departmental KPI’s and empower crew to implement improvements. Maintain operating standards that are consistent with and support Mercer Celgar’s Safety and Environmental policies, guidelines and performance. Ensure company quality, efficiency and production objectives are achieved and sustained by providing operational/technical expertise and establishing or adjusting work procedures. Promote employee development through coaching and regular feedback. Facilitate and assist in problem solving and troubleshooting discussions for departmental issues. Accountable for training and development of crew to maintain and enhance existing skills and develop new skills. Working closely with the Mill Manufacturing Day Teams, participate in the daily, weekly and long-term planning processes to ensure the department is maintained in a reliable manner and in compliance with all regulations.

Education and Experience

A minimum of 5-years of related experience in positions of increasing responsibility in a pulp mill or similar industrial operation. Post-secondary education in engineering/sciences and/or equivalent industry-related experience. Supervisory and leadership experience, including leadership in a unionized environment. Technical knowledge and experience in alkaline pulping, chemical bleaching and pulp drying. A technical degree and/or the Pulp and Paper Program Certificate will be considered an asset to this position.

Mercer International Inc.

At Mercer International Inc., we are exceptional people creating bioproducts for a more sustainable world. We are a diversified global producer of forest products, bioproducts, and green electricity with operations in Germany, Canada, and Australia with a consolidated annual production capacity of approx. 2.2 million tonnes of kraft pulp and 550 million board feet of softwood lumber. For further information, please visit

Mercer Celgar

Mercer Celgar is one of four pulp operations owned and operated by Mercer International Inc, producing pulp, bio-energy and bio-extractives. Mercer Celgar is situated near Castlegar, BC, where we employ 427 team members who work together to produce approximately 500,000 tonnes of Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft pulp, enough eco-certified green energy to supply our own needs plus up to an additional 20,000 homes and 250,000 litres of turpentine annually.

At Mercer Celgar, we make more than just pulp. We are also working hard to help build a more sustainable and positive economic future for Castlegar, our surrounding communities and the families that live within them. For further information, please visit our website at

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