Hands-on supervision of the day-to-day maintenance functions and personnel, including scheduling of labor to meet plant and equipment requirements, continuous improvement projects and assigning responsibilities and tasks. Oversee the performance of the department while focusing on cost, quality, safety and employee environment. Monitor personnel performance and set performance expectations by providing strong leadership, decision-making and coaching.
Actively participate with Production in plant improvement initiatives. Ensure all mechanical, electrical, electronic and structural repair and improvements are performed to industry, CalOSHA and Saputo standards.
Assist with the improvement of Maintenance Connection system for scheduling and tracking work orders, preventive and predictive maintenance, parts and equipment inventory.
Evaluate Maintenance personnel skills and abilities and assist Manager with developing training programs for employees growth.
Require maintenance employee participation on plant teams. Actively participate with other departments in plant audits. Assume an active role in plant safety programs and committees.
Keep the Maintenance Manager apprised of all maintenance issues (including personnel issues) and their impact on production output.
Ensure that all utilities (i.e. refrigeration, electrical, steam, compressed air systems, etc.) are in proper working order to support production.
May perform calibrations on pressure flow sensors, valves, scales and flow meters; maintain records of calibration cycles; performs basic set up for programs and trouble shoot AC inverters and VFD controllers; performs control and electric repair; coordinates, documents and organizes diagrams for all electrical controls; maintains control on inventory of critical PLC components; may order components as needed; develop and modify HMI screens and programs to respond to production demand; select and switch sensor, VFD and DC controls.
Coordinate with production supervision downtime windows for PM and repair work.
Communicate and interact effectively with the Plant manager, Maintenance Manager, maintenance department personnel, all other departments and personnel to ensure smooth and continuous operation of plant processes.
Act as a resource and provide support in troubleshooting machinery and process systems in the event of breakdowns, training employees as needed and sharing knowledge and skills.
Monitor and enforce policies, plant rules and programs with employees, contractors, vendors, consultants and suppliers (i.e. safety, food safety, regulatory, etc).
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.
Monitor costs relative to the maintenance operation; assist Maintenance Manager with defining and justifying capital projects and building the annual budget.
Perform other duties and projects as required.
Bachelors Degree in a related field is preferred and a 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 supervision 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 electric schematics and understand ladder logic. Ability to calculate basic mathematical equations and formulas.
Working Knowledge of INKJET and Thermal Printer.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). AutoCAD experience is a plus.
Experience with Factory Talk, RS Logic 5000 and 500; PanelBuilder; DeviceNet, DH+ and Ethernet communication.
Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with good time management and organizational skills; ability to lead, influence, train, develop and coach employees. Strong verbal and written communication, time management, problem-solving and team building skills. Personal values must align with Saputo values. Ability to comply with Saputo safety, food safety and regulatory requirements.
Ability to become fork-lift certified.
Ability to become Ammonia Operator Level 1
Ability to become Boiler Operator Level 1
Ability to logically determine mechanical/electrical/process control system functions, in order to determine the most efficient method of resolving malfunctions; ability to read and write electric schematics
Ability to work flexible hours, holidays and weekends.
Saputo - 13 months ago
Saputo Inc. is a Montreal-based Canadian dairy company. Founded as a cheese store in 1954 by Italian immigrant Giuseppe Saputo, today...