Become part
of the Team

As a member of the AV Terrace Bay team 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.

Empowering Employees to Make Decisions

Amit Sanghani

Amit Sanghani left the hustle of the Toronto area for the natural landscape of Terrace Bay to make a difference in the mill operations and raise his two children in a quiet environment.

Helga MacKenzie

When you meet Helga MacKenzie, you can’t help but feel the presence of an unstoppable force. With over 38 years at the Terrace Bay Mill, Helga has watched the mill transition several times, but feels optimistic and challenged by the recent developments.

Donna Halonen

Ask people around the mill about Donna Halonen and they will provide you with the same adjectives. Very busy and integral to the operations of AVTB.

AV Terrace Bay Inc 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.

Working at AV Terrace Bay is a unique employment opportunity centered around a team approach. AV Terrace Bay believes in motivating and mentoring their employees with up-to-date training, competitive pay structures, upward mobility, and innovative positions. At AVTB, we seek talented skilled trades people, engineers and managerial talent to continually build our strong team. We’ve made significant strides in efficiency, environmental stewardship and profitability over the past three years and welcome applicants to experience our unique approach.

Current Opportunities


Living in Terrace Bay and the beautiful surrounding area is an experience filled with adventure and exploration.

Life in
Terrace Bay

Terrace Bay is a beautiful small town situated at the top of Lake Superior. The Township was created as a result of its proud forestry history and is home to approximately 1,500 residents, with another 1,200 people in nearby Schreiber. All of the amenities of a larger urban area are available, usually within walking distance

Kayaking Lake Superior

Hiking the Slate Islands Provincial Park

McCausland Hospital & Wilkes Terrace Long-Term Care Facility

Terrace Bay Drag Fest

Fishing at Sunset on Lake Superior

Aguasabon Gorge

It's our employees
that make all the difference

Amit Sanghani

Amit Sanghani left the hustle of the Toronto area for the natural landscape of Terrace Bay to make a difference in the mill operations and raise his two children in a quiet environment.

At AVTB for 2 years now, he continually expresses his appreciation for the company and his wonder in the new area he lives in. Amit is an Electrical Engineer who was familiar with the Aditya Birla group and their excellent reputation. He said his decision to move to Terrace Bay was an easy one and one he doesn’t regret.

His responsibilities include electrical maintenance, design and monitoring of various systems, Digital Control configuration and implementation.

When you ask Amit his thoughts about the area he’s quick to respond with “I really like it here. I work and live with such a nice group of people and they have made me feel like part of the community. There are great amenities here including a community centre that provides activities for my family and I all year long.”

Recently, AV Terrace Bay, awarded three employees with employee recognition awards and Amit was one of the recipients. When asked why he was selected he discusses with enthusiasm the project that he had been working on and how it was a team effort. His direct supervisor and the Process Engineer nominated him based on a successful project he had been working on. Because of his expertise as an electrical engineer he was able to alter electrical settings on components of the variable frequency drive of chip screws, contributing to more than 20 tonnes of additional production a day.

Ask Amit his favourite thing about working at AVTB and he’ll tell you “it’s the excellent teamwork philosophy between each member of his electrical team and that AVTB is very respectful of a multi-cultural workforce.” He is proud to call this his home now.

Helga MacKenzie

When you meet Helga MacKenzie, you can’t help but feel the presence of an unstoppable force. With over 38 years at the Terrace Bay Mill, Helga has watched the mill transition several times, but feels optimistic and challenged by the recent developments.

Helga started as a labourer in the pulp department and over the years worked herself up to her current position of Operations Maintenance Coordinator (OMC). During that time, Helga saw her job change from labourer, to relief pulp foreman, then first female foreman at the mill. In her current position as (OMC), Helga is responsible for a variety of tasks related to maintaining and improving company facilities and equipment and overseeing the work of other employees and identifying and contracting with vendors to provide maintenance services where required. She’s also been instrumental in the implementation of a new Maintenance System at the mill.

What does Helga think is the most enticing attribute of life in and around AVTB? That there are so many windows of opportunity. “Even without a trade, the training opportunities at the mill allow for junior trade development. Employment at AVTB allows people to move quickly from operators or entry level positions to higher level opportunities. Because of the smaller “community” at the mill, hard work and dedication are recognized and it’s possible to move up faster than in larger organizations.” says MacKenzie.

One might expect that after 38 years, a job could become mundane but Helga says that couldn’t be further from the truth. Everyday, her job offers challenges and her favourite, troubleshooting opportunities. With all the knowledge she has gained over the years, it’s enabled her to troubleshoot in the most detailed, intense way. “To get to the the root of a problem and evaluate the solutions, debate whether or not to implement, and then provide advice on improvements is both fulfilling and stimulating. Decision making with such a talented group of engineers and trades people makes it that much more enticing.”

Helga says she has also learned from employees educated in India. She has been inspired by their dedication to their learning and how skilled they are and their expansive knowledge base. She has learned a great deal about the importance of meticulousness and attention to detail.

Helga was also a recent recipient of an employee recognition award and explains the project that won her the award. Helga recognized that there had to be a method to fill the digester faster to increase production and working with Amit and other team members, increased the frequency of the chip screws and in turn increased the volume of chips on the chip belt, resulting in 20 more tonnes of production a day.

Donna Halonen

Ask people around the mill about Donna Halonen and they will provide you with the same adjectives. Very busy and integral to the operations of AVTB.

Donna started in the finance department – Accounts Payable with Terrace Bay Pulp in 2007 as a temporary position. In 2011, her hard work paid off and she was secured a full time position. With the AVTB take over in 2012, she came back to the same department, as Accounts Payable Clerk. In 2013, her position changed to the Maintenance/Engineering Department – Engineering Assistant – Document Control.

In Donna’s busy day she provides complete, accurate and up-to-date records of files and of all engineering documentation for reference by engineers, trades people and technologists and all files for a wide variety of consultants that AVTB contracts. The record keeping of these documents includes all drawings, instruction books and data relating to new and existing equipment, plant and property and any new capital projects.

Donna also acts as a valuable resource for engineers and consultants with retrieving engineering documents/drawings as requested and maintaining very organized, up-to-date equipment machine/files.

Her excellent knowledge of SAP Enterprise Application Software, allows Donna to update the master data for plant maintenance for all areas (mechanical, electrical and instrumentation) as well as Capital Project setup and documentation.

Donna was also a recipient of an employee recognition award and the diverse activities of her job are just another example of the variety of challenging positions at AVTB.

Aditya Birla Group

AV Terrace Bay is an exciting and innovative company. As part of the Aditya Birla Group, AV Terrace Bay’s focus is to produce kraft pulp. The Aditya Birla Group is a $40 billion US corporation in the League of Fortune 500 companies. With operations in 36 countries, the Group is anchored by an extraordinary force of over 120,000 employees, belonging to 42 different nationalities. In 2011, Aditya Birla was ranked fourth globally and first in the Asia-Pacific region, in the “top companies for leaders” study. More recently, the Group topped the Nielsen’s Corporate Image Monitor and emerged as the Number 1 corporate, the ‘Best in Class’ for the second consecutive year. For more information on the Aditya Birla Group, please visit their website: www.adityabirla.com

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