Reporting to the Plant Manager the Maintenance Manager is responsible for establishing site level polices and implementing the Maintenance department's long-term strategy to meet corporate and site objectives. Implements and manages continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principles by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in staffing, training, working practices and processes.
The Maintenance Manager is a knowledgeable Maintenance leader with at least 5 years of experience in a Maintenance management role applying proven Maintenance best practices in a fast pace industrial environment. A technical diploma is required, while an Engineering degree is preferred. The Manager is familiar with using a CMMS/EAM system and with applying Standard Operating Procedures in his/her work. The Manager follows company policies, standards and guidelines as they apply to all activities.
The Manager 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 Manager promotes and maintains a safe working environment through compliance with MLF’s Health and Safety Program. This includes Food Safety and Environmental compliance.
Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:
- Develop and apply a Maintenance 3-year plan that incorporates both strategic and budgetary elements. This includes the use of KPI’s, annual and long-term departmental plans, resource projections and communication with peers and senior management. Coach the Maintenance staff to achieve the desired results within the budget envelop.
- Manage the work identification and optimization process, including the planning, scheduling, execution and follow-up elements as well as the application of life cycle management principles, asset performance monitoring and Maintenance’s participation in supplier relationships. Ensure communication between involved parties, monitor performance and the development and management of corrective action plans.
- Manage the work prioritization process, monitor and audit Maintenance department performance and work request and work order generation by maintenance and non-maintenance staff.
- Actively participate in daily Production meetings and work with Production to ensure good communication for found work and for work status.
- Manage the maintenance work planning and scheduling processes and ensure proper staffing levels and clear delineation between roles. Audit results and coach as needed.
- Participate in the weekly planning and scheduling meetings
- Establish work load criteria to maximize work completion and schedule compliance.
- Accountable for post PM and completed Work Order quality reviews.
- Manage the maintenance work execution process. Establish and maintain escalation criteria for late work, ensure the presence and use of visual boards and ongoing communication exists between responsible parties.
- Work with Engineering to identify CapEx projects. Provide guidance to ensure that all new assets are accompanied by the appropriate maintenance strategy.
- Accountable for the department’s use of formal work identification methodologies in the development and evolution of the maintenance programs and when a significant failure occurs.
- Establish/manage a process to review the existing maintenance strategy when the equipment or operating practices change or when the equipment does not meet performance objectives.
- Accountable for the application of a condition monitoring and predictive technologies to meet the site's business goals and objectives.
- Accountable for the application of the site's documented equipment life cycle process including use of LCC, LCM and RAM practices.
- Responsible for the failure management reporting, reviewing and resolution process.
- Develop, document and apply a development and succession plan for all Maintenance roles including a mentor/apprentice program.
- Ensure that new personnel are provided on the job systems training for the role which they are hired.
- Define and maintain roles and responsibilities for all roles in the Maintenance Department.
- Manage performance reviews and goal setting based on the development and succession plan.
- Lead a formal weekly meeting with Maintenance, MRO and Operations to review downtime and plan the following week's maintenance activities.
- Manage Maintenance's role in work relations between Maintenance, Reliability, MRO and Operations, Six Sigma and Engineering.
- Complete the annual corporate reliability service survey with key stakeholders.
- Conduct regular Materials/Inventory Management and Warehouse Management strategy sessions and manage the warehouse returns process.
- Manage and support a continuous improvement process within the Maintenance department and in collaboration with other departments.
- Actively promote the collection of knowledge on the equipment health, performance and best practices within the Maintenance department and with other internal and external groups.
- Accountable for tracked departmental KPIs.
What You’ll Bring:
What We Offer at Maple Leaf Foods:
- Being part of a high-performance, people-focused company that has an inspiring and unique vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, and a deep commitment to sustainable protein across North America.
- An inclusive company culture and a work environment that keeps our people safe, rewards excellence, and empowers everyone to learn and contribute their best.
- Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that offer flexibility to meet your individual or family needs, including programs focused on improving mental health and wellbeing. These benefits start on your first day of employment.
- Defined Contribution Pension Plan with company matching that starts on your first day of employment.
- Learning and development opportunities, including workshops, ‘speaker series’ events, and resources that allow you to develop your skills and progress your career.
- Comprehensive tuition reimbursement program that supports continuous learning and development of our team members through investment in eligible degrees, diplomas, professional certification, or trades programs.
- Supporting our deep commitment to community impact, we offer up to two paid days annually to volunteer at a cause of your choice.
We’re a carbon neutral food company on a purposeful journey to Raise the Good in Food through better nutrition, safer food and workplaces, more humane animal care, and environmental sustainability efforts that protect our planet. We care about our communities and commit to reducing food insecurity in Canada. Join us on the journey. Let’s build a better future, together.
We’re passionate about food. For more than 100 years, we’ve made delicious, healthy protein that Canadians love under iconic national and regional brands, like Maple Leaf®, Schneiders®, and Greenfield Natural Meat Co.® We’re on a journey to become the most sustainable protein company – not just in Canada – but on earth.
- We are carbon neutral.
- We are one of the only food companies in Canada to set science-based targets.
- We aim to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025.
We’re a global food company with more than 13,500 team members. We operate sites in 20+ locations across Canada. We also have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, and do business in Asia.
A diverse and inclusive work environment
Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision and living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values. We believe in building, investing in, recognizing, and rewarding remarkable people who value an inclusive workplace, embrace all forms of diversity, and commit to including every voice in our collaborative environment. We’re so much stronger when we know we’re accepted and valued for who we are and what we each bring to the workplace.
We embrace a strong, values-based culture
Our eight Leadership Values are our north star. They guide the decisions we make for all our stakeholders: our consumers, our customers, our people, our communities, our shareholders, and the environment.
- Doing What’s Right
- Shared Value
- High Performance
- Diverse and Inclusive Teams
- Disciplined Decision Making
- Our Accountability
- Intense Curiosity
- Transparency and Humility
Maple Leaf Foods is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our employees. As part of this commitment, we have adopted a number of COVID-19 safety measures, including a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated by March 31, 2022 and to show proof of vaccination. In keeping with this policy, successful candidates will need to provide proof of vaccination by March 31, 2022 (or prior to their first day of work if the start date is after March 31, 2022). We will of course consider accommodations for anyone unable to be vaccinated following human rights and other applicable laws
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.
Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.