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Supervisor – Transportation Milk Hauling

Location: Teeswater

Supervisor – Transportation Milk Hauling

Status: Full time
Location: Teeswater
Department: Transportation

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Manager, the scope of this position involves directing and overseeing the daily operations of the Teeswater bulk hauling and farm pick-up activities. The incumbent will schedule staff and routes to accordance with demand for delivery of product to inter-company and external customers. This role is also responsible for identifying and implementing transportation efficiency initiatives to improve performance related to sustainability, cost and other strategic directives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with internal and external customers to perform day to day scheduling of interplant shipments; Adapting to last minute changes including the addition and cancelation of loads
  • Scheduling drivers and routes for bovine and goat milk pick-up in accordance with Ministry of Transportation limits, DFO, OMTA and Dairy Goat hauling protocols
  • Manage budget and report on all transportation costs; Monitor and plan daily activities maximizing efficiency and cost-effective practices; Identify and execute cost-saving project opportunities
  • Promote safe work activities, both at the shop and on the road, by conducting safety audits, attending company safety meetings and meeting with individual staff members
  • Manage bi-weekly payroll for all drivers including scheduling, timesheet authorization and vacation planning
  • Prepare and deliver training and presentations for orientations and/or tailgate talks as per department requirements
  • Work with co-supervisor to train and coach employees; plan and execute the performance review and performance management process
  • Schedule and arrange all fleet maintenance. Maintain records relating to the movement and costs of the company fleet and expenses. Review and approve of all invoicing on fleet maintenance
  • Oversee leasing contracts to ensure licensing is current, arrange for substitute equipment as required; Engage in pricing reviews
  • Investigate incidents and where necessary, file claims against carriers for damages, lost product, etc., maintaining and following up on all claims
  • Create transfer orders and ensure all required paperwork is prepared for product shipping
  • Keep all drivers’ logbooks and run sheets on file. Report any discrepancies on driver paperwork
  • Assist in loading and offloading of trucks if needed
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
               

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent; post-secondary education in the field of logistics, supply chain or operations management preferred
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License; "AZ" or “DZ” classification: “A” or “D” license, "Z" Airbrake Endorsement
  • Valid Milk Graders license or willingness to obtain
  • 5+ years’ progressive leadership experience in the transportation field (DSD and Freight Management); dairy industry preferred
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), including excellent sanitary habits and possess knowledge of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately calculate loads and maintain detailed record-keeping
  • Strong troubleshooting ability and results driven
  • Lean Six Sigma training; demonstrated application of continuous improvement processes and methodologies
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Physically capable of performing demands of the job
  • Flexible to cover various shifts, vacation or illness as required

Working Environment:

Physical Demands:

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Occupational Health & Safety and Environment Specialist - Guelph and Teeswater

Location: Guelph

Occupational Health & Safety and Environment Specialist - Guelph and Teeswater

Status: Full time
Location: Guelph
Department:

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Director of Operations and working as a member of the Plant Management Teams at our Guelph and Teeswater manufacturing facilities, this position is our site SME (subject matter expert), leading and further embedding our health, safety & environmental agenda. This role supports the effective management of our corporate health, safety & environmental program, employee education, and H&S policy and procedure implementation. Working very collaboratively with our Operations, Supply Chain, and other department stakeholders to drive safety awareness within your span of influence, you possess the ability to juggle multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment in different locations, managing a high level of detail including Regulations compliance, claims management, and local WSIB administration. You have a safety-first mentality, understand the value of working as part of a team, and enjoy the challenge of a high-demand role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide site Health & Safety leadership
  • Attend and support site Joint Health and Safety Committees
  • Assist in the upkeep of the Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental compliance management system
  • Coordinate and participate in internal and external health, safety & environmental audits and inspections
  • Attend with Ministry of Labour on site audits; follow up to completion on any issued Orders
  • Coordinate site return to work programs
  • Help coordinate environmental affairs
  • Track all health, safety & environmental training programs, training on most
  • Report on accidents, providing meaningful analysis to assist in continuously improve the workplace, health, safety and loss control
  • Investigate and develop corrective actions for cases of accidents and non-conformances (e.g. environmental spills, dangerous circumstances, etc.)
  • Work with construction contractors to increase safety awareness and improve safety practices
  • Maintain the health, safety & environmental bulletin boards

Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary University degree in Health & Safety; CRSP designation an asset
  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience as a Health, Safety and Environment Specialist or equivalent
  • Experience conducting health & safety training
  • Solid working knowledge of health, safety & environmental regulations and related principles and practices
  • Detail oriented with excellent organization skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Effective change management and influencing skills
  • Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality and sensitive information
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Power Point, Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet firm deadlines
 

Working Environment:

Physical Demands:

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Occupational Health & Safety and Environment Specialist - Longlife and Hewitt's

Location: Longlife

Occupational Health & Safety and Environment Specialist - Longlife and Hewitt's

Status: Full time
Location: Longlife
Department: Operations

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Director of Operations and working as a member of the Plant Management Teams at our Longlife and Hewitt’s manufacturing facilities, this position is our site SME (subject matter expert), leading and further embedding our health, safety & environmental agenda. This role supports the effective management of our corporate health, safety & environmental program, employee education, and H&S policy and procedure implementation. Working very collaboratively with our Operations, Supply Chain, and other department stakeholders to drive safety awareness within your span of influence, you possess the ability to juggle multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment in different locations, managing a high level of detail including Regulations compliance, claims management, and local WSIB administration. You have a safety-first mentality, understand the value of working as part of a team, and enjoy the challenge of a high-demand role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide site Health & Safety leadership
  • Attend and support site Joint Health and Safety Committees
  • Assist in the upkeep of the Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental compliance management system
  • Coordinate and participate in internal and external health, safety & environmental audits and inspections
  • Attend with Ministry of Labour on site audits; follow up to completion on any issued Orders
  • Coordinate site return to work programs
  • Help coordinate environmental affairs
  • Track all health, safety & environmental training programs, training on most
  • Report on accidents, providing meaningful analysis to assist in continuously improve the workplace, health, safety and loss control
  • Investigate and develop corrective actions for cases of accidents and non-conformances (e.g. environmental spills, dangerous circumstances, etc.)
  • Work with construction contractors to increase safety awareness and improve safety practices
  • Maintain the health, safety & environmental bulletin boards

Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary University degree in Health & Safety; CRSP designation an asset
  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience as a Health, Safety and Environment Specialist or equivalent
  • Experience conducting health & safety training
  • Solid working knowledge of health, safety & environmental regulations and related principles and practices
  • Detail oriented with excellent organization skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Effective change management and influencing skills
  • Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality and sensitive information
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Power Point, Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to establish priorities and meet firm deadlines
 

Working Environment:

Physical Demands:

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Process Excellence Specialist, Toronto or Guelph

Location: Head Office

Process Excellence Specialist, Toronto or Guelph

Status: Full time
Location: Mississauga - Head Office
Department: Process Excellence

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Director of Operations, this position serves as a team lead for targeted continuous improvement initiatives and change management engagements. Using Lean and Six Sigma methodologies and tools in conjunction with change management and project management skills, this incumbent will assist in identifying and defining projects, perform current state assessments, facilitate and/or lead project improvement teams and perform ongoing audits of improvement initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with cross-functional project teams to identify and deliver process improvement initiatives that drive increased customer satisfaction and operating cost reduction.
  • Facilitate and lead the development of current and future processes flowcharts/process maps, and detailed procedures recommending process changes to enhance operational excellence and minimize inefficiencies.
  • Support the integration of process improvements into business practices, establishing and maintaining high quality assurance standards, procedures and controls.
  • Detailed plant surveys to identify sources of product loss, complete plant mass balances and confirm loss factors.
  • Provide technical leadership and support in the development of process maps and procedures for the SOP manuals, ensuring accuracy, consistency and alignment with best practices.
  • Complete the detailed analysis of processes within the company, including gathering and analyzing data and investigating performance.
  • Develop, implement, and analyze KPIs to continuously improve performance and support business process improvements. Advanced analysis of metrics using statistic software and power BI.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with SME (subject matter experts), project team members & management across the organization.
  • Raise awareness, support and use process improvement methods and tools through education, information and sharing of best practices.
  • Other projects as assigned by Management.

Qualifications:

  • Must have University degree, preferably in Engineering.
  • Ideally, five years of related experience, preferably within a food environment.
  • Experience leading and implementing business change within a collaborative and values-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and communicate with diverse stakeholders to gain buy-in.
  • Familiarity with Business Process Management (BPM),
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt.
  • Expert knowledge of Power BI, Visio and MS Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication; effective presentation skills.
  • Highly developed analytical, quantitative and data analysis aptitude.
  • Exceptional organization, prioritization and planning skills
  • Committed to employee engagement and a passion for operational excellence.
  • Flexible to accommodate various locations and hours as needed.

Working Environment:

Primarily sedentary in nature with regular interruptions and deadlines. Regular travel to other facilities.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, walking and keyboarding for a considerable length of time.

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Bulk Liquid Hauling / Farm Pick-up Driver

Location: Teeswater

Bulk Liquid Hauling / Farm Pick-up Driver

Status: Full time
Location: Teeswater
Department: Bulk Milk Hauling - Teeswater

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Supervisor, Bulk Hauling, the scope of this position involves the transportation of liquid goods from plants and/or farms to other facilities in a safe and timely manner. Other responsibilities include loading and offloading trucks and other duties as assigned by management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate trucks and equipment as per standard operating procedures
  • Complete log books and run sheets accurately and thoroughly each day
  • Weigh volume of milk and record in log
  • Grade milk, take, store and deliver samples
  • Provide exemplary customer service to all customers
  • Assist in loading and offloading of trucks if needed
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required

Qualifications:

  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License
  • "AZ" classification: “A” license, "Z" Airbrake Endorsement
  • Valid Milk Grader’s License (training to be provided)
  • Minimum high school diploma and/or related CPG or food warehousing experience
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), including excellent sanitary habits and possess knowledge of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Ability to work as an individual and in a team environment
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of shift work and perform other duties as required
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job and ability to multi-task
  • Accurate when working with calculations
  • Clean driving abstract

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to long duration of driving and frequent interruptions. Occasional exposure to dust and extreme temperatures

Physical Demands:

Sitting for extended length of time. Standing and walking for considerable length of time. Moderate lifting of materials up to maximum 25kgs. Shift Details: 8-13 hour shifts totaling 40-60 hours weekly (approx.) Hours worked may vary dependent on volumes, routes and/or traffic and weather conditions.

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Production Scheduler

Location: Brisbane

Production Scheduler

Status: Full time
Location: Brisbane
Department: Corporate Supply Chain – Planning

Job Scope:

The Production Scheduler reports to the Scheduling Supervisor and collaborates with the Operations and Supply Chain teams to provide detailed schedules for Brisbane Operations that drive efficiency and ensure that customer expectations are met. Are you a strategic thinker with a strong knowledge in Supply Chain concepts, who sees the value in open dialogue with key stakeholders across functions and interested in joining the dynamic Supply Chain team of an established Consumer Packaged Goods business with a rich 62-year history of growth and success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage detailed schedules of the plant and ensure that equipment is planned efficiently
  • Communicate variances to plan, report out attainment to schedule
  • Aid the operations team in continuous improvement initiatives related to scheduling, capacity and packaging procurement
  • Manage planning process – including ordering of raw materials, managing inventories/packaging, completing daily transfer orders from off site to ensure a seamless flow of materials to support the manufacturing schedule.
  • Work with Supply Planning counterpart to ensure that customer requirements are met in a timely fashion
  • Ensure optimal customer service levels and plant conformance levels by effectively scheduling production and analyzing root causes of conformance shortfalls for future prevention
  • Process transactions including entering data from daily production records & reconciling inventory cycle counting.
  • Manage the sourcing and purchasing process as needed for various needs at the facility.
  • Support the maintenance planning process, assist in the administration of the maintenance work order system, MRO purchasing and vendor management
  • Assist in office processes (ie: directing inquiries, receiving visitors, record management)

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) certification is an asset
  • Experience in a food processing environment – knowledge of shelf life constraints, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in production control, planning, inventory control and/or materials in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Proficient in Supply Chain concepts; safety stock planning, Material Requirements Planning (MRP) calculations, scheduling constraints and bottlenecks, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to influence and impact others
  • Advanced in Microsoft office and applications.
  • Lean/Six Sigma or equivalent experience an asset

Working Environment:

Actively visiting between office and the plant with regular interruptions and deadlines.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, walking and keyboarding for a considerable length of time.

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Project Engineer

Location: Guelph

Project Engineer

Status: Full-time
Location: Guelph
Department: Engineering

Job Scope:

Reporting to the VP Operations, the Project Engineer is responsible for the successful execution of capital projects. Participation in capital projects may range from Project Management to subject matter expert depending on the project requirements. The Project Engineer must provide expertise in both engineering design and project management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering expertise in: processing, packaging, utilities and building services
  • Provide project management services: scoping, scheduling, budgeting, and execution
  • Deliver conceptual capital projects into functional manufacturing operations
  • Provide technical analysis to identify and resolve production and quality issues
  • Travel to plants within Ontario, dependent upon project requirements
  • Manage and co-ordinate outside authorities: ESA, City Building Services, Hydro, etc.
  • Contribute to Quality Assurance and Quality Control initiatives
  • Contribute to Health and Safety programs and initiatives
  • Facilitate integration of new processes into current operations
  • Commitment to achieving Gay Lea Foods objectives

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering; Professional Engineer (P. Eng.), or aspiring for licensure
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience, preferably within a food manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated success in leading projects; Project Management Professional (PMP), or aspiring for certification
  • High proficiency in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
  • Strong business acumen and understanding financial impact of decisions
  • Experience in food processing, food packaging or dairy an asset
  • Solid knowledge of HACCP and GMPs are considered assets
  • Experience working in a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, including written and verbal, collaborative working style
  • Proficient in basic and specialized software programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint,        MS Project
  • Transferable areas of experience: Pharmaceutical and Chemical

Working Environment:

The position will combine both office work and time on factory floor with regular interruptions and deadlines. Frequent business travel to other facilities.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, walking and keyboarding for a considerable length of time.

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Quality Control Technician

Location: New Liskeard

Quality Control Technician

Status: Full-time
Location: New Liskeard
Department: Quality Control - Location: Thornloe Cheese

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Quality Control Supervisor, the scope of this position involves ensuring the production process is complaint to regulatory requirements (CFIA), food safety systems (HACCP) and quality standards from entry of raw materials into the facility, to the processing of goods, to shipment of finished product.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform chemical and microbiological analyses on raw and finished dairy products
  • Conduct environmental swabbing and assist with environmental monitoring program
  • Daily monitoring or verification and record-keeping of QC and other related records
  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment
  • Keep track of lab supplies by conducting inventory monthly
  • Maintain cleanliness within the lab
  • Work closely with production staff in the areas of sanitation, hygiene, GMPs and related necessary training
  • Prepare COCs for outbound samples and COAs for finished product when required by customers
  • Timely completion of assigned tasks
  • Other duties as assigned by the QC supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the food industry
  • Post-Secondary Education in Food Science, Microbiology, or other related sciences
  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMPs, allergens, and food security
  • Knowledge of microbiological procedures for product testing
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication, and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Own transportation with a valid driver’s license

Working Environment:

LOCATION: Thornloe Cheese Inc., 999697 Hwy 11 North, Thornloe, ON P0J 1S0

Physical Demands:

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Bilingual Customer Supply Chain Representative, Eastern Canada

Location: Head Office

Bilingual Customer Supply Chain Representative, Eastern Canada

Status: Full-time
Location: Mississauga - Head Office
Department: Customer Supply Chain

Job Scope:

Gay Lea Foods is currently looking for a bilingual customer service representative to join us in delivering exceptional customer service experiences to our clients. If you enjoy interacting with people, have a passion for customer service, and strive for personal and team success, this may be the role is for you! The ideal candidate will reside in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland and Labrador. The CSR will work from home with very infrequent travel to our corporate office in Toronto, Canada.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise and bridge daily communication in French and English, between internal departments (Sales, Supply Chain and Finance) and external partners in operational matters to ensure timely and accurate delivery of products.
  • Manage all orders within your client portfolio and ensure client satisfaction.
  • Provide support to Key Account team members as required.
  • Proactively resolve issues that threaten service levels.
  • Ensure and exhibit a professional attitude and demeanour to all who contact the company.
  • Issue return merchandise authorization numbers and/or return of products (credit processing) to eligible customers.
  • Respond to consumer enquiries as back-up to the consumer relations team, and complete associated tasks, including forwarding complaints with proper documentation to the respective Quality Control Supervisor, for their investigation and written response within 24 hours, making necessary arrangements to pick up complaint products for analysis.
  • Food Safety and Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs and other training materials provided and accurate record keeping.
  • Other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent English and French verbal and written communication.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant Customer Service experience, in a fast-paced, Consumer Goods (CG) environment.
  • Post-secondary education completed.
  • Previous experience in the Food Processing Industry is a strong asset.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and excel in a team environment.
  • Self-starter and team player with strong interpersonal skills and flexibility.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Demonstrated excellent Telephone/Communication/People skills, both written and verbal.
  • Previous experience with an ERP system is an asset.
  • Proven ability to exercise diplomacy and sound judgment in stressful situations.

Working Environment:

Work is primarily sedentary in nature, with frequent interruptions and multiple deadlines.

Physical Demands:

Sitting and keyboarding for considerable amount of time.

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Maintenance Technician & Shift Engineer

Location: Longlife

Maintenance Technician & Shift Engineer

Status: Full-time (Continental -Rotating Shifts)
Location: Longlife
Department: Maintenance

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, this position is accountable for contributing to various Operating Engineering and Maintenance tasks at the division. This position will maintain the life of equipment, minimize downtime, and ensure the safe and efficient operations of the plant. Team members are required with the following qualifications and will perform the duties listed below.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and operate boilers, air compressors, ammonia refrigeration, water chillers, cooling tower, air compressors, and building facilities at Longlife
  • Troubleshoot and maintain processing equipment such as UHT, VTIS, Pasteurizer, Silos, AST tanks, valves and pumps
  • Maintain and troubleshoot bag and carton fillers and high-speed packaging equipment
  • Responsible to maintain all mechanical and electrical systems, all machinery at the facility
  • Coordinate with Production, Maintenance and outside contractors and ensure that work is completed in a safe manner that complies with all necessary manufacturing codes, regulations and standards i.e. H&S, GMP’s, HACCP, WHMIS, MSDS etc.
  • Communicate daily Engineering Activities with Chief Engineer and update all daily engineering logs
  • Improve and maintain existing PM systems
  • Ensure that required parts are ordered
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations to continuously improve maintenance operations and efficiencies
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required
  • Other projects as assigned by Plant Management.

Qualifications:

  • Must have: a valid TSSA 3rd Class Operating Engineer Certificate
  • Industrial Millwright and/or Electrician License an asset.
  • Well experienced to maintain and operate Steam Boilers, Air Compressors, Ammonia Refrigeration
  • Proven ability to maintain and repair various packaging and processing equipment
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and a positive, solutions-oriented team player
  • Dedicated to safety and process excellence
  • A strong background in HACCP and GMP’s would be an asset
  • Minimum 3 years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably food industry, dairy industry would be an asset
  • Must display excellent sanitary habits and possess knowledge of HACCP
  • Strong preventative maintenance and troubleshooting ability
  • Solid knowledge of high-speed filling and packaging lines and PLCs
  • Knowledge of GMPs, including
  • Familiar with continuous improvement processes and methodologies considered an asset
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Must be flexible in terms of shift work and perform other duties as required
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job
  • Computer skills would be an asset

Working Environment:

Regular interruptions and exposure to noise. Occasional exposure to dust, extreme temperatures, odour, humidity, dry conditions, chemical substances, heights, hazardous machines and moving objects.

Physical Demands:

Standing, walking, and sitting for a considerable length of time. Crouching, working in confined spaces, climbing stairs and working in awkward positions at moderate lengths of time. Regular climbing of stairs (there are 22 stairs from the production floor to the lunch and rest rooms, as well as the office areas).

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Maintenance Supervisor

Location: Teeswater

Maintenance Supervisor

Status: Full-time
Location: Teeswater
Department: Maintenance

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Operations Manager, Teeswater, the scope of this position involves the responsibility of safe and efficient operation and electromechanical repairs of all plant equipment, as well as the maintenance of the plant infrastructure. This position is responsible for leading and supporting the maintenance staff with a special focus on continuously improving processes and efficiencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct and lead the Maintenance team in scheduling, preventative maintenance and the safe and efficient operation and repair of all plant production equipment (processing, packaging, office)
  • Oversee the safe and efficient operation of all utilities (Steam Boilers, refrigeration, cooling tower, air compressors, HVAC, etc)
  • Improve and maintain preventative and predictive maintenance systems
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations to continuously improve maintenance operations and efficiencies
  • Set and enforce work performance and operating standards for all employees and supervisors; provide training and development to maximize productivity and enhance proficiency
  • Promote a strong sense of teamwork and a culture of respect by working together safely, effectively, and efficiently with all employees to maintain a productive and participatory environment
  • Advocates and supports a culture of safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall safety at Gay Lea Foods through safety knowledge, skills and attitudes
  • Oversee Capital Projects assigned by Operations Manager & provide technical expertise and support to our Corporate Engineering Team
  • Establish various management tools to improve cost management
  • Assume responsibility for the approval and payment of charges related to maintenance and capital expenditures
  • Collaborate with Finance and Sr. Leadership in the development and administration of the budget

Qualifications:

  • Completion of post-secondary education in mechanical or engineering technology (diploma or degree), program
  • Certificate of Qualification as a Millwright and/or Electrician license
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ supervisory/management position; preferably within the dairy industry
  • Proven, hands on success with preventative and predictive maintenance systems
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, including PLC programming
  • Progressive approach to maintenance and process improvement driven
  • Computer skills – experience with MP2, MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Must have a good understanding of the scheduling requirements for the production departments, and to be able to co-ordinate the maintenance and repair activities
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and schedule work effectively with a production team in a fast paced and values driven environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and on-call

Working Environment:

Physical Demands:

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How To Apply

Gay Lea Foods is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our workplace. Reasonable accommodation is available upon request throughout our recruitment and selection process.
  1. Application

    Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@gayleafoods.com Be sure to list job title in the subject line.
  2. Selection

    Applicants’ education, experience, and skills will be reviewed. Those who best meet our position needs will be contacted for an initial phone screen.
  3. Interview

    Applicants may be invited to one or more interviews. Questions asked are designed to assess an individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and fit within the organisation.
Successful applicants will be extended an offer upon the satisfactory completion of professional references. Then, our onboarding begins!
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