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Maintenance Planner

Brandon, MB

Maintenance Planner

A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein Company

Maple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value – creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society. We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.

Our job is to make great food

Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-paced and challenging.  We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement. 

Raise the Good in Food

We have united behind a shared purpose – to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients; investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives; becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

Our Leadership Values 

Eight core values guide us in everything that we do.
  • Do What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

The Opportunity

 Responsible for establishing, maintaining and verifying data for the maintenance of assets while coordinating with various functional departments to meet Health and Safety, Food Safety and Equipment reliability goals.

A snapshot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do: 

  • Reviews incoming work orders slated for planning
  • Plans and schedules necessary work
  • Responsible for Preventative Maintenance development and scheduling
  • Participates in Capital Projects and Supports/Implements site cost reduction initiatives
  • Liaison between Maintenance and Production. Contractor management.
  • Generates backlog follow up reports and other necessary reports.
  • Ensures all information is accurate and available to support the maintenance of all assets in their area of responsibility. This includes but is not limited to Equipment Master File, work order back log, spare parts lists, specifications and any documents related to asset management.
  • Ensures that no work order is moved to “scheduled” unless job scope is complete and includes all parts, equipment and manpower requirements.
  • Verifies part requirements. Check availability and produces purchase requests if necessary
  • Coordinates equipment shut downs for planned maintenance in communication with production
  • Ensures maintenance practices are in compliance with the Maintenance Business Process
  • Responsible to schedule work based on priorities as established by the Maintenance Business Process
  • To hold weekly planning meeting with the team and determine what jobs will be scheduled from the “Ready to Schedule: list. Once the plan is agreed to, the Maintenance planner will draft a schedule and communicate it to the Managers, General Supervisors, and Maintenance Supervisors.
  • Facilitates and documents analysis of job hazards. Facilitate safe work permit meetings, acquires required permits to complete scope of work, and acquires required drawings and technical information as part of work packages.
  • Enhancement of technical structure, equipment master data, assemblies and bills of materials
  • Enhancement of the Preventative Maintenance Program by developing, maintaining and verifying operation tasks and component assignments
  • Accurate reports on maintenance processes that includes key performance indicators (mean time between failure, mean time to repair, bad actor list, work order completion, PM compliance, etc.)

What we have to offer you:

  • Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America
  • Professional and career development opportunities, supported by our commitment to talent development through our partnership with the Ivey School of Business. 
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program

What you will bring:

  • Post-secondary school education (Technical diploma or Trade designation)
  • Background in Maintenance and/or Engineering
  • Experience in Asset Management Systems (SAP)
  • Six Sigma experience is an asset
  • Good understanding of food processing and regulatory requirements
  • Individual must be self-motivated with excellent verbal and written communication
  • High sense of urgency, well organized and be able to prioritize effectively
  • Driven individual with strong leadership capabilities
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, as well as AutoCAD)
  • Mechanical aptitude

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible. 
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