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Chief Engineer - Contract

Brantford, ON

 The Opportunity:

The incumbent will be responsible for the total operation of the plant in accordance with TSSA Act 2000 and Operating Engineers Regulation (O.Reg#219/01).

Any MLF team member interested in being considered for this role are encouraged to apply online by June 06. Applications received beyond that date are not guaranteed consideration.

Snapshot of a Day-in-the-Life:

  • Ensure total safety, care and control of the ammonia refrigerated system
  • Participates in the development, planning and execution of preventative maintenance program for areas under the powerhouse responsibility
  • Ensure daily plant inspection of key equipment such as the ammonia-refrigeration, steam boiler systems, thermal fluid boiler systems and that all systems are operating in a safe and expected manner
  • Ensure the accurate recording of data and all relevant information to the operation of the plant under the Chief Engineer’s jurisdiction
  • Assess the performance of the operating engineers and takes appropriate actions in line with Company policy and TSSA Act 2000
  • Actions to reduce energy utility consumption such as natural gas, electricity, water and ammonia usage
  • Provides leadership by instilling safety objectives and measurements;
  • Conducts detailed diagnostic audits, using Six Sigma processes and techniques and provides coaching and direction to the plant’s management team
  • Promotes continuous improvements as a team leader, committed to excellence
  • Willingness to take on additional responsibilities as position requires, including the duties of the operating engineer if ever required
  • Recognize, support and commit to the facility food safety and quality assurance promise
  • Contributes as a key member of the Management Team in strategic decisions including continuous improvement and Six Sigma initiatives

What You’ll Bring:

The successful candidate will be results-oriented, thrive in a fast paced, demanding environment, and have the ability to develop positive working relationships with all employees. Candidates must have:
  • Possess and maintains a valid and current certificate at all times as a 2nd Class Stationary Engineer and/or Refrigeration “A” Operator
  • Strong motivational leadership skills
  • Experience with Process Improvement Methodologies (Six Sigma, RCA, RCM etc.)
  • Experience with developing and executing Preventative Maintenance Plans
  • Operates in a professional manner with Customers, External Regulatory Agencies and Colleagues
  • Excellent planning, analytical and organizational skills
  • Experience with CMMS & Process Software such as SAP and Factory Talk 
  • Strong communication and leadership skills with the ability to develop a positive safety culture within the team
  • Innovative and creative thinker to resolve problems, offer multiple solutions to problems and create opportunities
  • Experience in Food Processing or Manufacturing environment would be considered an asset

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.

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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