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Assistant Superintendent, Power & Recovery

Location: Kenora, ON
$90k-$130k /yr + 15% target bonus

ESF Careers has been engaged by our client in the pulp and paper industry to recruit an Assistant Superintendent for its Power and Recovery sector.


  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the steam plant area including all mill utilities such as air, water, steam and electricity;
  • Assists in the Recovery Area including one black liquor recovery boiler along with a black liquor evaporating system and associated auxiliary equipment as required;
  • Provides effective leadership for shift engineers and operating crews by establishing and managing systems to track operating centerlines and targets;
  • Coordinate and prioritize maintenance requirements for shut downs and daily work;
  • Establish and communicate effectively Standard Operating Procedures and ensure operator training requirements are met.


  • Minimum 2nd Class Operating Engineer’s certificate valid in the Province of Ontario;
  • Five (5) years’ minimum experience with steam plant operation and kraft recovery process;
  • Ability to lead safety improvements through personal commitment and procedures;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience leading a team to achieve meaningful results;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Willingness to study and write exams towards acquiring an Ontario Operating Engineer 1st class certificate;
  • 1st Class Operating Engineer’s certificate valid in the province of Ontario (an asset).

To apply for this position, please use the form on our application page. 

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