Reliability Planner

Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 08-01-2018

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Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is a leading Canadian consumer protein company, making high quality, innovative products under national brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. The Company employs approximately 11,000 people in its operations across Canada and exports to global markets including the U.S. and Asia. The Company is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario. Our people are passionate about the work they do and the products we make. As we move forward, we are determined to leverage their integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.
The Reliability Planner role at Heritage will be responsible for the development and implementation of a Proactive Maintenance Program based on sound reliability centered maintenance (RCM) strategy, as well as all related documentation. This role will facilitate communication between operations, production planning & reliability teams and will ensure equipment is maintained with minimal production interruption. Maintenance activities will be scheduled using the SAP system. This role will be responsible for preserving the integrity of the CMMS system through table updates, reporting analysis, troubleshooting system issues and minimizing emergency breakdown work.
• Provide technical planning and scheduling for short and long term objectives to ensure optimal maintenance effectiveness. Recommend a logical work sequence and resource allocation for designated objectives in collaboration with others. Report on scheduled maintenance versus completed maintenance jobs. Identify and resolve potential problems, recommending opportunities to improve the process and drive increased reliability.  
• Demonstrate full commitment to the implementation of the requirements of the Global Standard for Food Safety and to processes which facilitate continual improvement of food safety and quality management.               
• Collaborate with all levels to ensure that all preventive and predictive routines are scheduled at predetermined intervals. Develop and maintain annual overhaul plans and conduct related communications with production and maintenance leadership to achieve deadlines.
• Continually analyze and improve the state of current PMs and corrective work orders by conducting weekly meetings with supervision. Determine obstacles and assist with their removal to ensure future work can be completed as scheduled, discuss backlog issues and recurring corrective work orders. Ensure minimal backlog and report seriously overdue maintenance that is not being completed. Follow up on corrective actions resulting from items that cannot be fixed during scheduled PMs. Distribute weekly scheduled PM’s to maintenance supervision so they can schedule their employees' daily activities.                
• Analyze reports and troubleshoot areas of downtime concerns, through management of meetings, job site visits and follow up as required with the goal of minimizing amount of machine down time and maximizing equipment up time. Detect trends and provide status reports, diagrams and projections to drive improvements. Provide all levels with assistance on report requirements.                
• Resolve all maintenance related issues on a timely manner taking Food Safety, H &S, budget, environment into consideration and using Six Sigma and RCM Methodologies.               
• Work with MRO to ensure all parts are available for planned maintenance. Work with appropriate contractors, vendors, manufacturers, internal trades and Project Engineers, for planning, scheduling and executing to reach required Reliability KPI targets.
• Develop SOPs, workflows, and Key Performance Indicators where required.                
• Monitor and maintain all aspects of the CMMS system. Be a CMMS Subject Matter Expert (SME).  Maintain all related tables in the system. Train employees on system usage. Prepare reports and results from SAP as needed to support Business requests.            
• Maintain an up-to-date awareness of business systems, work practices and schedules through attendance of courses, lectures, reading technical literature, reviewing reports etc.               
Creates a positive work environment for maximizing the business impact of reliability engineering and mechanical integrity programs
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:
• Mechanical, Electrical, Engineering, technology graduate or 5 years of related maintenance trade work experience.
• 3-5 years’ experience in preventative maintenance planning in a manufacturing environment.                       
• Strong organizational, planning / scheduling and time management skills.                       
• Knowledge of RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance), TPM (Total Productive Maintenance).                       
• SAP knowledge would be an asset.                       
• Strong MS Office computer skills.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at or 905-285-5862.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.
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