Our well respected and progressive manufacturing client is seeking a strong leader for the Maintenance department. Your role is to ensure the building, plant infrastructure equipment and production lines are providing the safety, performance and reliability to support operators for performing at optimal levels so that productivity and capacity are achieved to the level of a world class facility standards.
If you have several years of progressive manufacturing expertise, preferably in extrusion, we would like to hear from you.
-Understand and promote the mentality that Maintenance is a dedicated service to production and always demonstrate a sense of urgency towards fixing downtime or waste. Your track record must speak for itself. You believe in preventative maintenance and putting out fires before they happen.
-Establish a clear list of critical components and the related spare-parts inventory, redundancy and/or back-up plan
-Support implementing and maintaining the process and equipment improvement, automation and cost reduction initiatives
-Lead reliability strategy to reduce breakdowns and extend the life of equipment
-Ensure plant assets integrity and optimal reliability
-Implement modern proactive maintenance techniques and methodologies
-Work with the team to implement KPIs with quantifiable metrics, accountable for decreasing equipment downtime
-Manage the Maintenance team and ensure that the team is fully engaged and competent for the work required: motivate, develop, evaluate and provide direct support
-Manage outside contractors
-Understand and elevate our standards for People Safety for when we operate equipment but also when we perform maintenance or troubleshooting
-Optimize cost through effective budget planning, resources management and reduction in reactionary purchases and repairs
-Continuously strive to reduce reactionary maintenance by fixing the root cause
-Work with the Team in Lean Manufacturing initiatives
-Very strong advocate of 5S/lean manufacturing, starting with keeping the Maintenance Area (including toolbox, cabinets and lifts) in impeccable state at all times and keep an organized, secured and clean inventory of spare parts and stored equipment
-Maintain all Equipment Manufacturer’s original material secured and provide copies to staff when required.
Expected personal qualities and experience:
-Passionate about manufacturing and a commitment to the industry
-Instill a strong work ethic to the team by establishing a clear Code of Conduct, starting with being courteous to operators
-Demonstrate pride and eagerness to support the Plant whenever required
-Capacity to handle stressful situations and constant pressure
-Execution mindset for a fully completed task is paramount
Relevant post secondary experience and 5-7 years of industrial manufacturing experience is preferred
Must have a track record of strong leadership and strong technical understanding