MLTC Bioenergy Centre – Chief Operator

Department: Corporate Services
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Meadow Lake

MLTC Bioenergey Centre Job Opportunity

Chief Operator


Be at the front end of creating and leading a high-functioning team responsible for the long term operations and maintenance of the newly constructed MLTC Bioenergy Centre based in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan and supporting the growing business interests of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council.

Commissioning of the MLTC Bioenergy Centre will start soon.

We need you – the Chief Operator – to be onsite and participate in the entire commissioning process.


Job Purpose:

The Chief Operator will be responsible for ensuring maximum functionality of the soon-to-be-completed MLTC Bioenergy Centre (a biomass-based combined heat & power facility). The Chief Operator will be responsible for managing a core group of operator technicians (electrical, mechanical) and all aspects of the ongoing operations and maintenance of the bioenergy facility.

About the MLTC Bioenergy Centre:

The 100% First Nations-owned MLTC Bioenergy Centre (a biomass-based combined heat & power facility) will generate carbon-neutral green power using sawmill biomass residuals from MLTC’s NorSask Forest Products sawmill as well as reduce air emissions by eliminating one of Canada’s last remaining beehive burners. The facility will be the first plant of its kind in Saskatchewan and will produce 6.6 megawatts of baseload electricity to power approximately 5,000 homes with greener energy. The ultimate recipients of the financial benefits of the bioenergy centre will be the Indigenous youth and families of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council.

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Position Overview:

The Chief Operator will be a capable leader with a technical background (Power Engineer, Electrician, Millwright) and industrial plant operating experience who will be a hands-on manager / operator filling the most senior role responsible for all the operations and maintenance of the MLTC Bioenergy facility and for oversight of all support personnel. The facility will require 24/7 supervision. This role will provide key technical support to long-term relationships among MLTC Industrial Investments, NorSask Forest Products, SaskPower and key equipment vendors (CAW, Turboden) with respect to the MLTC Bioenergy Centre.

Position Details:

a) Permanent, full-time position;
b) Competitive salary;
c) Comprehensive pension and health benefits package;
d) Six-month mutual discernment period for fit after hiring;
e) Start date: June 21, 2021.

Reports to:

CEO, MLTC Industrial Investments LP


A core staff of approximately 5 or 6 employees


Meadow Lake, SK, Canada

General Responsibilities:

The Chief Operator will assume lead oversight and responsibility for the entire operations and maintenance of the MLTC Bioenergy Centre including employees and contract support who will:

a) Assess quality of biomass feedstock – measure and monitor raw biomass feedstock;
b) Calculate, measure, load, or mix biomass feedstock to optimize power generation;
c) Operate the biomass fuel-burning combustor in accordance with specifications and to optimize power generation;
d) Operate all valves, ducts, pumps, generators to control and adjust production of biomass-fueled power;
e) Operate equipment to start, stop, or regulate biomass-fueled generators, generator units or auxiliary systems in accordance with specifications and to optimize power generation;
f) Regularly inspect all biomass power plant equipment in order to identify mechanical or operating issues and to remedy such issues;
g) Perform routine maintenance and make all necessary repairs to the biomass plant;
h) Record all necessary operational data such as readings on meters, instruments, and gauges;
i) Measure and maintain essential operating fluid levels in all systems;
j) Calculate specific material, equipment, or labor requirements for production;
k) Manage parts and supply inventories for biomass plant;
l) Maintain and adhere to the facility’s safety program, OH&S management system, documentation, training and certifications including equipment lockout procedures and all other necessary safe work procedures;
m) Develop, maintain and adhere to the facility’s standard operating procedures.

Candidate Attributes:

a) Proven organizational management and human resource capabilities;
b) Strong interpersonal and team building skills;
c) Astute listener and proven people skills;
d) Technically competent and creative problem-solver;
e) Proven written and oral communication skills.

Interested in applying?

a) Apply with a cover letter and resume;
b) In your cover letter, please describe why you are applying and how you see yourself being a good fit for this role;
c) Three references will be requested if you are invited to the interview stage;
d) While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Send application via email to:

Mr. Kim Chiverton, HR Advisor
MLTC Industrial Investments LP
8191 Flying Dust First Nation
Meadow Lake, SK
S9X 1T8

Closes Friday, May 14, 2021 4:00 PM MST

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