Chief Power Engineer (AVN) [Steam & Recovery]
in Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations
Nackawic, NB | Saint John, NB | Prince George, BC
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 1128
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1st Class Power Engineer/Chief Power Engineer - Steam and Recovery

AV Group NB Inc. is an exciting and innovative company operating in the unique global market of viscose fibre. Located in Nackawic, New Brunswick, our pulp mill finds itself in a picturesque area of the Saint John River, a short drive between Fredericton and Woodstock. As part of the Aditya Birla Group, our role is to produce specialty pulp products (dissolving grade pulp) for the group’s textile industry. The Nackawic Mill has an annual production of 175,000 tons; an onsite integrated Chemical Plant and Chip Plant.

Aditya Birla Group is a US $44.3 billion corporation; anchored by an extraordinary force of over 120,000 employees belonging to 42 nationalities, operating in 34 countries. Aditya Birla was ranked fourth globally and first in the Asia-Pacific region, in the “top companies for leaders” study. It is also ranked first in the production of viscose staple fibre textiles worldwide.

AV Group NB Inc. Nackawic Mill is currently recruiting for the following position: 1st Class Power Engineer to work as a Chief Power Engineer in our Steam and Recovery Department.

Role Overview

Reporting to the Steam & Recovery Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the Coordination of activities in all departments within Steam and Recovery to achieve maximum production while meeting safety, environment, quality and cost objectives. Ensure mill compliance with Corporate Principles & Guidelines and applicable legislation.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Coach and mentor their team to foster a professional culture to support the goals and objectives of the department and company.
  • Support the department manager in developing and implementing KPIs, policies and procedures.
  • Develop their team to foster a growth mindset of continuous improvement.
  • Support/conduct root cause analysis studies and reports as internal teaching/lessons learned tools and to share with customers and owners.
  • Support effective communication among all areas of the mill to improve production and maintenance planning.
  • Assist to Develop, implement, and manage consistent operating procedures and best practices to maximize plant reliability, efficiency and profitability.
  • Develop the team and individual team member’s competency for professional growth. This includes the shift supervisors.
  • Support all the Power Engineers on site with advancing their certifications.
  • Ensure the facility has adequate Power Engineers to operate.
  • Ensure compliance with collective agreement and foster a professional union/management relationship.
  • Develop the team’s training needs to support proper coverage and work/life balance.
  • Own and drive the budget objectives of the department.
  • Lead and develop shift supervisors.


  • 1st class power engineer license (SOPEC Required).
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Previous pulp and paper experience is considered an asset
  • Lean 6 Sigma or Yellow/Green Belt experience is an asset
  • Flexible and able to adjust to changing priorities


  • Proficient with Microsoft suite of office products.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret plans, specifications, contract documents, P&ID drawings, technical manuals, equipment specifications, and government regulations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior management, customers, and operational level personnel.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Why AV Group NB Inc.?

With AV Group NB Inc., you will become a part of a worldwide global company that understands the value of their employees. You will be part of a team that is built on strong values and work ethics. AV Group offers challenges in a wide range of disciplines and opportunities for professional growth, a competitive salary, competitive benefits package and a variety of training & development programs to help you develop the skills you need to build a successful career.

If you believe you are a good fit for a fast-paced, challenging work environment, please submit your application online today!

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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About AV Group NB Inc

AV Group NB, Inc is a member of the pulp and fibre business of the Aditya Birla Group and consists of two dissolving-pulp manufacturing mills located in New Brunswick, Canada: the Atholville Mill and the Nackawic Mill.

Our Vision: The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence in People, Process and Product.
Our Mission: Supporting the success of our pulp and fibre business by being a low cost, quality supplier of dissolving grade pulp.
Our Values: We believe in integrity, respect, honesty and fairness to foster a culture of teamwork, collaboration and continuous improvement.

The Atholville Mill., a Specialty Cellulose Pulp facillity, is located in Atholville, New Brunswick and is situated on the banks of the Restigouche River near the City of Campbellton. It was originally incorporated as AV Cell Inc. on January 7th, 1998 by the Aditya Birla Group and the mill reopened on February 20th with operations starting in May 1998. AV Group Inc, Atholville Mill draws its name from the initials of the late Mr. Aditya Vikram Birla, (AV) Father of the present chairman of the Adiyta Birla Group of India, Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, and Cellulose (Cell), the main product manufactured at the mill.

AV Group NB Inc., Nackawic is located along the beautiful St. John River valley which has access to the hardwood forests of New Brunswick, Canada. Aditya Birla purchased the 36 year old facility in 2005 with the vision of converting it from a paper grade Kraft mill to a modern Prehydrolysis Kraft mill producing Dissolving Grade Pulp. Like the sister mill in Atholville, the initials AV originate from the late Mr. Aditya Vikram Birla.

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