Maintenance Manager - Contract
Maple Leaf Foods
Port Perry, ON, Canada
2d ago

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Plant Manager the Maintenance Manager (I) is responsible for establishing site level polices and implementing the Maintenance department's long-term strategy to meet corporate and site objectives.

Implements and manages continuous improvement and modern manufacturing principles by highlighting deficiencies and recommending changes in staffing, training, working practices and processes.

The Maintenance Manager (I) promotes and maintains a safe working environment through compliance with MLF’s Health and Safety Program.

This includes Food Safety and Environmental compliance.

The Maintenance Manager (I) is a knowledgeable Maintenance leader with at least 5 years of experience in a Maintenance management role applying proven Maintenance best practices in a fast pace industrial environment.

A technical diploma is required, while an Engineering degree is preferred. The Manager (I) is familiar with using a CMMS / EAM system and with applying Standard Operating Procedures in his / her work.

The Manager (I) follows company policies, standards, and guidelines as they apply to all activities.

The Manager (I) has strong leadership and communication skills, works well in a team environment, is responsible and is open to change.

The person is results oriented and quality driven.

This position is an interim role for 18 months; however, may lead to permanent full time for the right candidate.

A snapshot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do :

  • Develop and apply a Maintenance 3-year plan that incorporates both strategic and budgetary elements. This includes the use of KPI’s, annual and long-term departmental plans, resource projections and communication with peers and senior management.
  • Coach the Maintenance staff to achieve the desired results within the budget envelop.

  • 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.
  • Ensure communication between involved parties, monitor performance and the development and management of corrective action plans.

  • Manage the work prioritization process, monitor, and audit Maintenance department performance and work request and work order generation by maintenance and non-maintenance staff.
  • Actively participate in daily Production meetings and work with Production to ensure good communication for found work and for work status.
  • Manage the maintenance work planning and scheduling processes and ensure proper staffing levels and clear delineation between roles.
  • Audit results and coach as needed.

  • Participate in the weekly planning and scheduling meetings
  • Establish workload criteria to maximize work completion and schedule compliance.
  • Accountable for post PM and completed Work Order quality reviews.
  • Manage the maintenance work execution process. Establish and maintain escalation criteria for late work, ensure the presence and use of visual boards and ongoing communication exists between responsible parties.
  • Work with Engineering to identify CapEx projects. Provide guidance to ensure that all new assets are accompanied by the appropriate maintenance strategy.
  • Accountable for the department’s use of formal work identification methodologies in the development and evolution of the maintenance programs and when a significant failure occurs.
  • Establish / manage a process to review the existing maintenance strategy when the equipment or operating practices change or when the equipment does not meet performance objectives.
  • 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 LCC, LCM and RAM practices.
  • Responsible for the failure management reporting, reviewing and resolution process.
  • Develop, document, and apply a development and succession plan for all Maintenance roles including a mentor / apprentice program.
  • Ensure that new personnel are provided on the job systems training for the role which they are hired.
  • Define and maintain roles and responsibilities for all roles in the Maintenance Department.
  • Manage performance reviews and goal setting based on the development and succession plan.
  • Lead a formal weekly meeting with Maintenance, MRO and Operations to review downtime and plan the following week's maintenance activities.
  • Manage Maintenance's role in work relations between Maintenance, Reliability, MRO and Operations, Six Sigma and Engineering.
  • Complete the annual corporate reliability service survey with key stakeholders.
  • Conduct regular Materials / Inventory Management and Warehouse Management strategy sessions and manage the warehouse returns process.
  • Manage and support a continuous improvement process within the Maintenance department and in collaboration with other departments.
  • Actively promote the collection of knowledge on the equipment health, performance and best practices within the Maintenance department and with other internal and external groups.
  • Accountable for tracked departmental KPIs.
  • What we have to offer you :

  • Be 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
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
  • Commitment to Learning courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • What you will bring :

    We’re looking for people who are passionate about coaching and inspiring others and have experience leading leaders and teams to deliver top results.

    Being able to develop, foster, and influence relationships within the plant team and with external stakeholders is key to success in this role.

    Your approach is collaborative and empowering, offering a forum where everyone feels comfortable to bring forward new ideas.

    In this fast-paced environment, being adaptable to continuous change us paramount to your success.

    You are an expert in asset management and reliability, and you bring proven experience in relevant technologies such as total productive maintenance, automation, scorecards, control plans, visual management, and reliability centered maintenance.

    Having a continuous improvement mindset, technical skills to drive reliability, the ability to solve problems analytically, and a strong desire to lead by example will allow you to make an impact.

    We’re committed to disciplined decision making and embarking on a digital future; data and technology savviness plays a significant part in this role, which requires comfort with SAP, Microsoft Office applications, particularly MS Excel, Power BI, Teams, and other digital collaboration tools.

    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

    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

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