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Senior Maintenance Supervisor

Saskatoon, SK

Job Summary/General Accountability

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Senior Supervisor supervises and coaches the Maintenance supervision team and trades team to ensure safe, efficient execution of the maintenance work and optimal operational effectiveness in line with corporate and site objectives.
The Maintenance Senior Supervisor is an experienced Maintenance leader with at least 5 years of experience in a Maintenance supervisory or leadership role applying proven Maintenance best practices in a fast pace industrial manufacturing environment.  A technical diploma/ticket is required. The Senior Supervisor is familiar with using a CMMS system and with applying Standard Operating Procedures in his/her work. The Senior Supervisor follows and leads accountability to company policies, standards and guidelines as they apply to all activities.
The Senior Supervisor has strong leadership and communication skills, works well in a team environment, is responsible and is open to change. The person is results oriented and quality driven.
The Maintenance Senior Supervisor promotes and maintains a safe working environment through compliance with MLF’s Health and Safety Program. This includes Food Safety and Environmental compliance.

Dimensions and Responsibilities

  • Provide inputs into Preventive Maintenance (PM) reviews and PM development activities.
  • Responsible for assigned activities related to the site's asset performance improvement objectives and guidelines.
  • Oversee the internal equipment rebuilds and review external rebuilds.
  • Provide input to the work prioritization process and manage emergency and break-in work.
  • Oversees daily work request review meeting.
  • Reviews maintenance job plans.
  • Provide inputs into changes that affect the asset's bills of materials (BOM) and work with stores to optimize part/material levels and ensuring cycle counts are accurate.
  • Accountable for weekly schedule compliance of maintenance activities.
  • Provide technical assistance as required for maintenance personnel in executing the work.
  • Assign tasks to supervisors and trades team and supporting them to success.
  • Ensure communication of requirements for corrective work to Planning is in a formal, timely, fashion, i.e. work order (WO).
  • Lead supervisor development.
  • Lead the shift handover meeting.
  • Review job codes and times to identify opportunities to improve workforce performance.
  • Maintain visual boards in the workshop listing weekly work scope and weekly KPI's.
  • Audit completed work orders for compliance.
  • Manage kitted and staged parts program.
  • Lead the asset care program.
  • Manage and review budget spend daily.
  • Audit housekeeping practices, satisfying all safety requirements, to clean up the work site as part of every job. Workplace safety assessments are used regularly.
  • Manage outside service contractors.
  • Provide technical assistance in analyzing planned and completed WO to improve current and future job plans.
  • Ensuring that knowledge gaps from completed WOs are reviewed and actioned.
  • Responsible for leading documented Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) process and actions for major sporadic and chronic failures.
  • Ensuring trades schedules are set and payroll coding’s are completed.
  • Ensure training compliance metrics are met and improved on.
  • Review supervisors’ skills annually and develop a training plan to resolve gaps.
  • Responsible for applying defined roles and responsibilities for Trades.
  • Responsible for the Maintenance Supervisor cross shift hand-over process.
  • Lead operations and maintenance schedule review meetings.
  • Lead in the Maintenance department's continuous improvement and knowledge collection efforts.
  • Manage the mentor/apprentice program for specific Trades roles.
  • Accountable to compile, review, track, and improve Maintenance KPIs.
  • Lead maintenance team to identify CapEx projects. Provide guidance to ensure that all new assets are accompanied by the appropriate maintenance strategy.
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