Third-Class Operating Engineer

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  • Post Date: January 11, 2018
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Third-Class Operating Engineer

Reference Number: PMDF-18004
Pembroke MDF
Location: Pembroke, Ontario
Posted: January 11th 2018
Pembroke MDF Inc. is a privately owned company, located just outside Pembroke. Our facility utilizes high quality wood fiber supplied by local sawmills to manufacture high quality fibreboard and painted base board mouldings. Unlike other types of wood panels, the homogenous and uniform structure of fibreboard results in a product that is easily routed, milled and finished.

We currently have an opportunity for a Third-Class Operating Engineer who is looking for career progression to a Second-Class Operating Engineer.

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Engineer or their designate, the Third Class Operating Engineer will be responsible for providing flexibility within the team and the mill by learning other operating roles. The Third Class Operating Engineer will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the natural gas, sander dust burner, hog fuel fired thermal oil heaters, high-pressure (150 psi) steam boilers, boiler feed water, central stack emission monitoring and thermal oil heating systems and other associated equipment as the shift operating engineer.  All mandatory duties will be performed in accordance with TSSA rules and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate automated or computerized control systems
  • Monitor and inspecting plant equipment
  • Measure temperatures, fuel flow and pressures
  • Analyze and recording instrument readings and equipment malfunctions
  • Troubleshoot, perform minor repairs, and routine preventative and corrective maintenance
  • Document all activities in the area in the Engineers Log book
  • Complete area check sheets a minimum of once per shift
  • Complete water chemistry testing of boiler(s) and De-aerator(s) every day and documenting findings and changes
  • Participate in the weekly lubrication program for the area
  • Perform regular daily cleaning duties to ensure a tidy and safe heat plant
  • Complete boiler and De-aerator blow down and safety device testing as per TSSA requirements
  • Participate entering notifications and closing work orders after work is completed
  • Maintain the area’s appearance by performing extra cleaning or painting
  • Keep area safe by identifying hazards or risk items. This also includes but not limited to ensuring area doorways are clear of clutter and/or snow and ice
  • Assist the shift team with upset conditions in production as long as the heat plant is stable and under control
  • Be an active participant in our safety program by ensuring safety first at all times.
  • Help in leading the area during down days by locking out contractors and providing supervision in area
  • Responsible for the safe operation of the heater(s)
  • Responsible for maintaining a stable thermal oil temperature while avoiding over temperatures
  • Responsible to operate all boilers and De-aerators according to our SOP and TSSA regulations
  • Maintains respectful communication with co-workers and supervisory staff
  • Familiar with the company’s policies/processes and understands the impact of this position on the competitiveness and performance of the company
  • Complies with and follows health and safety policies and programs
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must become lockout trained for the area
  • Be able to support vacation coverage if needed and as needed
  • High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate
  • Third-Class Operating Engineer Certification
  • Candidate must be able to prove they are actively working towards their Second-Class Operating Engineer Certification
  • One to two years of relevant work experience preferably within the pulp and paper or board manufacturing industry


  • Have a good understanding or our safety policies and job safe practices
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and understand a continuous process environment
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel, Outlook, Word
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed
  • Energetic, forward-thinking and creative with high ethical standards
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Exceptional service orientation
  • Ability to multi task under upset conditions
Additional Information
Employment is conditional upon successfully completion of Pembroke MDF’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, reference checks and drug and alcohol testing.

To apply for this position, please forward a copy of your cover letter and resume via email quoting the position title and file number by January 24, 2018 at 4:30pm.

Pembroke MDF Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the recruiting and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Contact Information
Human Resources
Pembroke MDF
777 Fibreboard Drive,
Pembroke, Ontario
K8A 6W4


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