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Manager, Capital & Maintenance

Landmark, MB
The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Director of Capital, Maintenance and Environment, the Capital & Maintenance Manager is responsible for implementing corporate policies and standards and establishing the Maintenance department's long-term strategy in alignment with the corporate Asset Reliability Program to meet corporate and swine farm site objectives. The Capital and Maintenance Manager is the main enabler to enhance swine farm network facility’s performances and implement and manage continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principles by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in staffing, training, working practices and processes.
The Capital & Maintenance Manager will lead capital initiatives from concept to completion including detailed financial forecasts, budgeting and reporting and will proactively seek to contribute to an environment of continuous improvement by identifying, recommending, and implementing business solution that support the overall capital strategy.
Some of the exciting things you will be responsible for:
  • Develop and apply a local Maintenance 3-year plan that incorporates both strategic and budgetary elements in alignment with Maple Leaf Agri Farms maintenance strategies and the corporate Asset Reliability objectives and roadmap. This includes the use of KPI’s, annual and long-term departmental plans, resource projections and communication with peers and senior management.
  • Lead and Coach the Maintenance staff to achieve the desired results within the budget envelop
  • Develop and apply a local 5-year capital strategy that compliments health and safety, animal welfare, asset reliability, and environmental sustainability.
  • 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.
  • Manage the work prioritization process, monitor, and audit Maintenance department performance and work request and work order generation by maintenance and non-maintenance staff.
  • Manage the maintenance work planning and scheduling processes and ensure proper staffing levels and clear delineation between roles.
  • Participate in the weekly planning and scheduling meetings.
  • Establish workload criteria to maximize work completion and schedule compliance.
  • Work with Production and other departments to identify Capex projects.
  • Establish maintenance strategy (preventive, condition-based, and predictive) equipment data infrastructure in SAP.
  • 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 lifecycle cost models.
  • Responsible for the failure management reporting, reviewing and resolution process.
  • Manage the assets performance in alignment with corporate Sustainability and Carbon Management strategy.
  • Develop a materials Management strategy designed to support the planned maintenance operations.
  • Manage and support a continuous improvement process within the Maintenance department and in collaboration with other departments.
  • Accountable for tracking, understanding, and improving departmental KPIs.

What we have to offer you:
  • Being 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, training, resources and tools, supported by our commitment to talent development
  • Flexible work environment which includes working from home, office and off-site locations
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits and a Defined Contribution Pension Plan that start on your first day of employment
  • Employee Assistance Program

What you will bring:

    • Minimum of 5 years experience in a maintenance management role, applying proven maintenance best practices in an agriculture, farm or commercial environment.
    • Technical diploma is required
    • Engineering degree considered an asset
    • Proven experience using a CMMS system
    • Proven experience with applying Standard Operating Procedures in work
    • Candidate must be:   
      • Self motivated
      • Results driven
  • Must possess strong skills in
      • The ability to lead a high performing team
      • Oral and written communication
      • Organization and time management
      • Problem solving and troubleshooting
More about us:

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.

A commitment to building diverse and inclusive teams

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.

Our Employee Resource Groups are team member-led groups that build community and help all of us understand how to be inclusive allies and leaders.
  • The Women’s Impact Network and its Women In Manufacturing chapter advance gender equality at Maple Leaf.
  • Maple Leaf Pride & Allies promotes visibility, advocacy and education for LGBTQIA2S+ team members and their families.
  • The Multicultural Advocacy Network shares knowledge, promotes cultural fluency and celebrates the strength of our collective differences.
  • AccessAbility unites team members with visible and invisible disabilities, team members with loved ones with disabilities, and allies to build a community and culture that empowers and values all abilities, while advancing Maple Leaf Food’s accessibility and accommodation strategies.

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

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. 

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 accommodations@mapleleaf.com.

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