Maintenance Lead Hand

Location: Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 06-25-2018
Maple Leaf Foods, Wetaskiwin Hatchery
Maintenance Lead Hand
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At Maple Leaf Foods, we are proud of our company, our products and our role in providing safe, great tasting, nutritious food to help nurture people’s potential during every meal of the day. Our values-based culture, our passionate people and our clear vision to be the most sustainable protein company on earth makes us an exciting place to work!
We value a culture and work environment that keeps people safe, rewards excellence and empowers everyone to learn and contribute their best.
That’s our passion. What’s yours

Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor the Maintenance Lead Hand is responsible for the overall maintenance duties of the incubation and related hatchery equipment. Emphasis is on preventative maintenance programs and facility maintenance internally and externally.  This needs to be done while adhering to quality and safety legislative guidelines and the Maple Leaf Values.

Health & Safety / Food Safety / HACCP/ Animal Welfare:
  • Maintain safe and clean work environment by educating and directing maintenance employees on the use of equipment and resources while maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring Standard Operating Procedures, Animal Welfare and Safety Guidelines, and all requirements within the framework of the HACCP Food safety program are being followed.
  • Assist the Maintenance Supervisor and other Supervisors as he or she works closely with the Health and Safety Committee on required changes and improvements.
  • Provide updates at the monthly Safety Talks.
Planning / Prioritizing:
  • Engage and understand daily maintenance operations while anticipating and troubleshooting equipment and incubation problems.
  • Complete maintenance plan by assisting the Maintenance Supervisor in scheduling and assigning employees, establishing priorities, revising schedules, and resolving problems.
  • Carries out the preventative maintenance program on all incubation equipment to ensure that expensive breakdowns are eliminated.
  • Provides the essential repairs and maintenance duties on all other equipment and where necessary.
  • Assist the Maintenance Supervisor for the care and maintenance of the hatchery building and for the outside property.
  • Helps the Maintenance Supervisor to maintain an adequate inventory of parts and supplies to maintain the building and equipment by stating when inventory is below minimum level.
  • To be available to be on call on a rotating basis to provide 24 hr coverage 365 days/year.
  • Complete appropriate documentation accurately and timely.
  • Support Supervisors by promoting and encouraging positive employee relations through daily interactions, feedback and communication with employees.
  • Provide feedback to the Maintenance Supervisor on maintenance performance, product and/or personnel issues.
  • Train new or existing maintenance staff on specific job skills as they relate to their specific area or task.
  • Inform alternate maintenance shift of any relevant maintenance or incubation information.
  • Fill in, when necessary to cover off the Maintenance Supervisor for short absences.
  • Available to carry out special assignments that are assigned. 
  • Meet with Maintenance Supervisor for daily directions.
  • Ensuring that all production and sanitation equipment are in operational condition before start up and end of shift.
  • Ensuring that all incubation equipment is operating within manufactures specifications.
  • Performs routine checks of production, sanitation and incubation equipment throughout the day to ensure all processes are delivering specifications and communicates any deviations with Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Ensuring effective communications between Hourly staff and Maintenance Supervisor. 
Operational Continuous Improvement:
  • Help to achieve Continuous Improvement in processes to implement cost reductions while maintaining quality.
  • Strive to continuously improve performance: employee relations, yields, labour results, equipment, sanitation, personal and employee job knowledge, etc.
  • Participate and support in Continuous Improvement projects and business plan.  
Employee Relations:
  • Contribute to team work and foster positive employee relations by communicating effectively with peers, employees and managers.
  • Maintain working relationship with the plant and employees by following the terms of the company policies.  
  • Post-secondary diploma and/or degree (e.g., Mechanical, Electrical) or equivalent work experience.
  • Ticketed Journeymen is considered a strong asset.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Displays good leadership skills/people skills.
  • Clear writing/reading English.
  • Effective communication skills to lead, motivate, and coach staff.
  • Well established organizational skills to manage multiple tasks.
  • Self-starter with good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Willing to learn and continuously improve and willingness to embrace change.
  • Flexible to work shifts.
  • First aid/CPR an asset.

    Application Process:
    In Person:           2619 – 91 Avenue                                         
                                    Edmonton, Alberta
                                    T6P 1S3               
    Phone:                 (780) 417 – 4207
    Fax:                       (780) 464 – 2713
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