Maintenance Manager 767248

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Full Time
  • Post Date: 2021-06-29
  • 11423
Job Description

Maintenance Manager – 767248

Maintenance Manager

We have been retailed by a leading food processing company to hire a Maintenance Manager for Hamilton, Ontario

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Plant Manager or Site Lead, the Maintenance Manager is responsible for implementing corporate policies and standards, and establishing the Maintenance department’s long-term strategy in alignment with the corporate Asset Reliability Program to meet corporate and site objectives. The Maintenance Manager is the main enabler to enhance the facility’s performance and 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 is a knowledgeable Maintenance leader with at least 5 years of experience in a Maintenance management role applying proved Maintenance best practices in a fast-paced industrial environment. A technical diploma is required, while an Engineering degree is preferred. The Manager is familiar with using a CMMS system and with applying Standard Operating Procedures in his/her work. The Manager follows company policies, standards and guidelines as they apply to all activities.


The Manager 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.


The Maintenance Manager promotes and maintains a safe working environment through the Health and Safety Program. This includes Food Safety and Environmental compliance.

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

  • Develop and apply a local Maintenance 3-year plan that incorporates both strategic and budgetary elements in alignment with the corporate Asset Reliability objectives and roadmap. This includes the use of KPIs, 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 envelope.
  • Responsible for completing the annual corporate Asset Reliability maturity assessment with key stakeholders, and for enhancing the program maturity by executing on identified actions.
  • 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 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.
  • Partner with Production and Sanitation to maximize the facility’s performance by ensuring 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 Preventive Maintenance (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 vision 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 maintenance strategy (preventive, condition-based, and predictive) equipment data infrastructure (hierarchies, bills of material, criticality, and spares) in SAP.
  • Establish/manage a process to review the existing maintenance strategy (preventive, condition-based, predictive) when the equipment or operating practices change or when the equipment does not meet performance objectives.
  • Accountable for the application of 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 the use of lifecycle cost models.
  • Responsible for the failure management reporting, reviewing, and resolution process.
  • Enable the enhancement of the facility’s performance.
  • Manage the performance of the asset in alignment with corporate Sustainability and Carbon Management strategy.
  • Develop, document, and apply a development and succession plan for all Maintenance roles including a mentor/apprentice program.
  • Ensure that new personnel is provided on-the-job systems training for the role in 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.
  • Develop a Materials Management strategy designed to support the planned maintenance operations.
  • 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 and management of knowledge on the equipment health, performance, and best practices within the Maintenance department and with other internal and external groups.
  • Accountable for tracking, understanding, and improving 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
  • Professional and career development opportunities, supported by our commitment to talent development through our partnership with the Ivey School of Business.
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Commitment to Learning – courses, resources, and tools provided to all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program
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