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Maintenance Manager

Saskatoon, SK

Join Our Team as Maintenance Manager - Transforming the Future of Manufacturing!

Are you a seasoned Maintenance Manager with a passion for innovation and excellence? Are you ready to take your career to the next level in the dynamic world of food manufacturing? If so, we invite you to explore this exciting opportunity at Maple Leaf Foods in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan!

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by March 07. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

About Us:

Maple Leaf Foods is a leader in the food industry, dedicated to delivering high-quality products that enrich lives around the world. Our facility in Saskatoon produces a variety of prepared meat products and we're on the lookout for a talented Maintenance Manager to join our team.

Your Role:

As the Maintenance Manager, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping our future. Reporting directly to the Site Leader, you'll be responsible for establishing site-level policies and implementing a long-term maintenance strategy that aligns with our corporate and site objectives. Your mission is to drive continuous improvement and modern manufacturing practices, identifying areas for enhancement in staffing, training, and processes.

What a Day Looks Like:

Picture yourself leading the charge in a dynamic work environment. Your day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Developing and executing a 3-year Maintenance plan that integrates strategy and budget elements, all while using KPIs, annual and long-term departmental plans, and resource projections.
  • Managing the work identification and optimization process, ensuring clear communication and corrective action plans.
  • Prioritizing maintenance work, monitoring department performance, and overseeing work request and work order generation.
  • Collaborating closely with Production, actively participating in daily meetings, and ensuring seamless communication.
  • Championing maintenance work planning and scheduling processes, optimizing staffing levels, and maintaining role clarity.
  • Leading regular meetings with Maintenance, MRO, and Operations to review downtime and plan maintenance activities.
  • Actively promoting knowledge collection on equipment health, performance, and best practices within the Maintenance department and beyond.

What You'll Bring:

  • You're an accomplished Maintenance leader with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a management role within a fast-paced industrial environment.
  • An Engineering Degree or a combination of relevant technical education and industry-related experience.
  • You're well-versed in using a CMMS/EAM system and applying Standard Operating Procedures.
  • You're a strong communicator and a natural leader who thrives in a collaborative team environment.
  • Quality and results drive you, and you're always open to embracing positive change.
  • Proven expertise in cutting-edge technology, including Total Productive Maintenance, automation, scorecards, control plans, and more.
  • Strong business acumen, analytical skills, and proficiency in information systems.
  • Experience with engineering processes, software, reliability testing, and mechanical design.
  • A track record of tracking and predicting reliability failures and implementing proactive improvement strategies based on data.
Join our team and be part of a company that's shaping the future of food manufacturing!

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.

More About Us:

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

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 accommodations@mapleleaf.com.

Disclaimer:  Please note that salaries posted on sites other than the MLF Careers Page are not a reflection of Maple Leaf Foods and are an estimated salary range provided by that particular job board.  Maple Leaf Foods offers competitive wages and an attractive total rewards package, which will be discussed during an interview with our Talent Team.


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