Power & Recovery Utility Spare

Website Howe Sound Pulp and Paper - Paper Excellence

Howe Sound Pulp and Paper is one of the most progressive pulp manufacturers in the world. Based in Port Mellon on BC’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, it leads the industry in product quality, efficiency, and environmental protection. Howe Sound is one of 7 mills in Canada owned by Paper Excellence (www.paperexcellence.com), Canada’s largest producer of pulp by tonnage. Since 2010, Paper Excellence has grown from a single mill to a multinational company producing 2.5 million tonnes of paper and pulp with over 2,500 employees.

Howe Sound Pulp & Paper has immediate openings for 3rd and 4th Class Power Engineers to fill the permanent, full-time positions of Power & Recovery Utility Spare. As a valued member of our team, the Utility Spare is responsible various duties including field inspections, system monitoring, and housekeeping activities.

This entry level position provides the opportunity to gain industry knowledge and quickly progress to more senior roles within the department.  HSPP offers support for further power engineering certification including paid school leave, reimbursement for exam fees and training materials.


  • Maintaining a safe work environment
  • Support the efficient operation of the Power & Recovery Department
  • Work towards achieving production targets
  • Supporting the safe and optimal operation of the following:
    • The state-of-art First Class Co-generation Power Plant (HP Steam, 112.5MWe) including one Soda Recovery Boiler (387 t/h, 8,700 kPaG, 480 Deg C),
    • Hog fuel fired Ambient Fluidized Bed Power Boiler
    • Steam Turbine Generators
    • Hog Fuel Handling System
    • Steam Distribution System
    • Mill Water, Demin Water, Cooling Water & Effluent Water Systems
    • Compressed Air System
    • Black Liquor Evaporators and Chloride Removal Plant
    • Causticizing Plant and Lime Kiln


  • A 4th or 3rd class power engineering certificate
  • Industry experience is considered an asset
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve


$33.43/hour plus applicable shift premiums


Extended Health & Dental, Life Insurance, Pension Plan

Shift Rotation: 4 x 12hrs shift (2 days and 2 nights) followed by 4 days off

To apply for this job please visit recruiting.ultipro.ca.

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