Maintenance Supervisor



  • Engineering & Technical
  • Job Code: 9M6137071025
  • Posted: October 25, 2018
The Job has been filled
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client, a fast paced and dynamic entity in the food processing industry, to recruit a Maintenance Supervisor based in Hamilton, Ontario

The Maintenance Supervisor or Reliability Team Leader reports to the Maintenance Manager. Working closely with other team members, the Reliability Team Leader strives to maximize facility up time and daily production, while ensuring that all facility equipment is properly maintained through the application of the proper maintenance tactics. Experienced with Six Sigma and RCM, this is a “hands-on” supervisory position which is relied upon to lead tradespeople to excellence in maintenance and the achievement of world class results.

The Role: 
  • Manage, motivate, develop, and provide direct leadership to maintenance staff.
  • Supervise repairs carried out by maintenance staff and/or Contractors.
  • Evaluate incoming work notifications, and when warranted, generate and prioritize a work order to cover the work.
  • Assist with the implementation of capital projects.
  • Ensure that all maintenance work is captured on work orders and entered into the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Ensure that all scheduled work orders are completed in the allocated time.
  • Review completed work orders for correctness and completeness.
  • Perform periodic inspections of recently maintained equipment to observe the quality of the maintenance performed and the operating condition of the equipment.
  • Liaise with Engineering and Operations on matters relating to equipment maintenance and availability.
  • Provide guidance to the Planner/Scheduler when approving, prioritizing and estimating work, and technical assistance when developing job plans.
  • Participate in various production meetings, KPI review meetings, and pre/post-maintenance schedule review meetings.
  • Assist with the identification of root causes following equipment failures and development of new maintenance tasks to eliminate them in the future.
  • Ensure compliance with BRC and CFIA requirements as it relates to food safety and ensure that corrective action requests are dealt with in an effective and timely manner.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable Provincial and Federal labour regulations, and adhere to the terms and conditions specified in the appropriate collective bargaining agreements.
  • Demonstrate an active involvement/commitment to a progressive Health and Safety program and Food Safety program.
  • Provide temporary backup for the Maintenance Manager when necessary; and other responsibilities as required.
The Ideal Candidate:  
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, and have 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience in a unionized environment.
  • Familiar with the concept of world class maintenance and best practices.
  • Aware of Six Sigma, RCM, and autonomous maintenance principles.
  • A College graduate from an electro-mechanical program, or a licensed trades-person with related experience.
  • Conversant in preventive and predictive maintenance tactics.
  • Willing and flexible to work shifts as and when required.
  • Comfortable using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), SAP-PM preferably.
  • Recognized for their ability to troubleshoot and demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, and leadership skills.
  • Experience in a food processing or manufacturing environment would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of ammonia-based plant refrigeration systems and their operation.
  • Able to manage maintenance and maintenance resources effectively using key performance indicators and bench-marking.
  • Proven record for identifying reliability issues, and participation implementing improvement strategies.
If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Gezamin Manuel, Recruitment Consultant, Engineering & Technical. Visit our website at to view our job opportunities, career tips and tools. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Engineering & Technical

Greater Toronto Area


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