At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We’re a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence. Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we’ve grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter–from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.
What You’ll Do at Saputo…
The Maintenance Supervisor directly supervises maintenance employees on assigned shifts to ensure the effective delivery of maintenance services and support production in a 24-hour 7-day per week operation. This includes planning, assigning and directing work, addressing product and employee complaints, and resolving problems. This person carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s policies, OSHA regulations and applicable laws.
Collaborates with the plant engineer, maintenance manager, and facility management to utilize equipment to improve employee safety, production quality, equipment reliability, and overall equipment effectiveness.
Supervises both the maintenance and capital projects for the site.
Utilizes mechanical and electrical expertise to maintain production systems, utilities, buildings and grounds.
Utilizes a computerized maintenance management system to optimize asset utilization through scheduled preventative maintenance.
Ensure that all utilities (i.e. refrigeration, electrical, steam, compressed air systems, etc.) are in proper working order to support production.
Implements corrective actions identified by key maintenance performance indicators as a means to create overall equipment effectiveness.
Remains current with latest and emerging industry regulations and codes relative to mechanical and electrical systems design and operation.
Ensures corporate policies and standards are followed in both capital project implementation as well as daily maintenance.
Complete all paperwork including maintenance records, incident reports and investigations, and others as assigned by the maintenance manager. Maintain current technical documentation on PLCs, instrumentation and equipment (PLC ladder logic, blueprints, manuals, SOPs, maintenance procedures, PMs, inventory/parts purchasing.
Shares “best practices” within the Maintenance Department.
Monitor and enforce policies, plant rules and programs with employees, contractors, vendors, consultants and suppliers (i.e. safety, food safety, regulatory, etc).
Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating and delegating.
Provides management of employees directly to ensure effective selection, retention, development, and performance management.
Who Is Right For The Role…
Minimum of five (5) years industrial maintenance experience within Dairy, Food, and/or Beverage industry is required or an equivalent combination of education and experience; previous lead or supervisory experience required.
Working knowledge of boilers, refrigeration, PLCs, electrical, cooling towers, ammonia compressors and packaging equipment. Skills required in electronics, instrumentation and electrical systems and troubleshooting, reading electrical schematics and understand ladder logic. Ability to calculate basic mathematical equations and formulas.
Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices.
Experience leading and following Safety/Security Policies and Procedures.
Ability to follow all Sanitation and Quality Policies and Procedures, and report and follow through on any deficiencies.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Maintenance Planning software, SAP preferred.
Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs; ability to lead others through change.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Skill in organization and prioritization, and attention to detail.
Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines.
Ability to select, lead, coach, influence, motivate, develop, engage and retain a team of employees.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to understand cost containment and budgetary principles.
Ability to work flexible hours including weekends.
Physical Demands and Working Environment
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. without assistance.
The employee may be exposed to chemicals, wet, hot, humid and cold temperatures, moving machinery including forklift traffic, and noise levels exceeding 85dB.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee is regularly required to work in an office, warehouse, and production environment
Fine finger manipulation, using computer keyboard, typing and working with small parts, tools and components.
Able to walk, stand, stoop, bend, twist, climb, kneel throughout shift.
We support and care for our employees by providing them with…
Competitive wages with incentive potential.
Full range of group benefits and time-off.
Group retirement plan with employer contribution and ESOP.
Continuous development with growth opportunities.
Saputo fully supports employment equity. We strive to embed diversity and inclusion in its operations and invites candidates from all horizons to join its family.
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