Maintenance & Engineering Manager

by Aspire Food Group Canada Ltd.

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Feb 12, 2021
Experience: 5 Years
Aspire Food Group Canada Ltd.

Job Description

 
We refuse to live in a world where food and nutrition insecurity abound, and we have the Audacity, Skills, Passion, Ingenuity, Rebelliousness and commitment to Excellence (ASPIRE) to do something about it. 

We are an award-winning social enterprise with a focus on addressing food insecurity and promoting healthier lifestyles using insects as a sustainable, wholesome source of nutrition. We do this by pioneering sustainable insect agriculture for the good of all. 

Maintenance & Engineering Manager  

Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Maintenance & Engineering Manager will lead maintenance systems, oversee continuous improvements, and execute long term strategic plans to improve the overall running of Aspire’s facility. 

Description
-    Promote a Health and Safety, Food Safety, and GMP culture
-    A focus on a Lean Culture that promotes performance by analyzing data to reduce waste, inefficiencies, while improving working conditions
-    Responsible for researching and setting up the initial maintenance infrastructure 
-    Create clear standards, KPI’s, and policies ensuring all regulatory requirements are met
-    Create and enforce a full Planned Preventative Predictive Maintenance program
-    Oversee the overall activities of the maintenance team, rebuilds, emergency work, and job activities  
-    Liaise with the Executive and leadership team to provide best practices, analyzed data, and report uptime/downtime impact  
-    Accountable for all maintenance budgetary requirements, Inventory forecast, ordering parts, price negotiations   
-    Manage all contracted services and advise of potential risks
-    Ensure immediate corrective action is taken on all breakdowns to ensure customer expectations and demands are met
-    Seek continuous improvement by ensuring regular inspections, hazard analysis, risk assessments are completed  
-    Accountable for collecting and analyzing data, deviations, recommend solutions and provide improvement plans 
-    Implement preventative measures and verification procedures
-    Ensure clear measurables are established for the Maintenance team. Daily/Weekly/Monthly performance reports 
-    Foster positive relationships with external vendors, regulatory bodies, and employees 
-    Develop and maintain SOPs, forms, policies, and procedures
-    Ensure compliance and participate in internal and external audits (BRC/SQF)
-    You will monitor Aspire’s Maintenance program and provide recommendations, mentor, and advise on required changes
-    Provide guidance to direct reports. Complete performance reviews. Coach, mentor and advise employees

Requirements 
-    You have 5-7 years progressive maintenance/manufacturing/supervisory experience. Food manufacturing is considered an asset
-    You have a degree in Engineering or a related discipline
-    Red Seal Millwright/Electrician/Robotic Automation/ Refrigeration “B” is considered an asset 
-    You have experience setting up or implementing change within a maintenance department, setting up a preventative maintenance program
-    You are experienced in automation and control (PLC, Allen Bradly), building, repairing, adjusting equipment 
-    Willing to be trained in different levels of Lean
-    You can clearly communicate with all levels within Aspire Foods
-    You have a strong attention to detail, clearly communicate both written and verbal
-    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
-    Able to work within a team with strong interpersonal skills to include leadership and collaborative influence skills 
-    Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, Gmail 
-    If required, you can work outside of your normal work schedule  
-    May require some travel, Drivers licence is required
-    You can stand for long periods of time, use of a respirator, bend, twist, kneel, and work in extreme cold when required 

Aspire welcomes all applicants and is committed to a diverse workforce. If you require an accommodation, please advise the Human Resources Department of any required accommodation needs.

 
 
 
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