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Maintenance Manager


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Job Description: 

Pride Pak Inc. is a service-driven company, which has grown to become one of Canada's largest fresh-cut processors with locations in Mississauga, ON and Paradise, NL and most recently Medina, NY.

Are you hungry to innovate? To do things differently. To work with a company that's real, thoughtful and very forward-thinking? We have an exciting opportunity for you in our production department as a Maintenance Manager.

Reporting to the Maintenance Director, Maintenance Manager will lead the implementation of a coherent maintenance and reliability strategy to reduce breakdowns and extend the life of equipment; increased planned vs unplanned. This position will be responsible for the technical leadership to ensure that production lines are capable and ready to run to the company standards. Maintenance Manger will manage maintenance budget in a timely manner to ensure the spending is on track within the budget.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Must have proficient knowledge and safe practices in the following areas: Lock-Out/Tag-Out, Shop Tool Safety, Fall Protections, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), Confined Space & Electrical Safety.
  • Advanced Mechanic, Electrical, Pneumatic, and Fabrication/Welding Skills or an acceptable combination.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair automated food processing/packing equipment.
  • Be able to understand and practice preventive and predictive maintenance techniques.
  • Must be able to weld MIG/TIG for Mild or Stainless Steel.  Weld quality to be acceptable for food grade applications.
  • Must be able to read blue prints.
  • Must be able to respond to trouble calls and emergency conditions as requested.
  • Must have working knowledge and comply with Datepac, OSHA, FDA, GMP and other compliance requirements for a food packing/processing facility.
  • Must be able to install and setup equipment (drives, flow sensors etc.) using vendors manuals and specifications.
  • Must be proficient in mechanical drive fundamentals, i.e. chain drive sprocket and gearbox radios etc.
  • Must be able to replace automated equipment mechanical components.
  • Must be able to rebuild gearboxes, power drives, centrifugal pumps and replace mechanical shaft seal.
  • Must be proficient in the use of standard hand tools such as wrenches, hammers, bearing pullers etc.
  • Must be proficient in the use of simple power tools such as drills, grinders, cut –off saws, impact wrenches, etc.
  • Must be able to read electrical diagrams.
  • Must be knowledgeable of NEC (National Electric Code) requirements.
  • Must have working knowledge of electrical testing equipment, such as multimeter.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot systems up to 480 volts with complicated electrical controls and wire 3 phase motors.
  • Prefer knowledge with low voltage control circuits for our automated equipment.
  • Must be knowledgeable in programming and troubleshooting Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs).
  • Prefer a working knowledge of PLC system components and understand the relationships of a PLC system from program to inputs and outputs.
  • Plans, forecasts, and schedules preventive maintenance activities.
  • Follow PM program and update as required.
  • Monitors the use and inventories of spare parts, maintenance supplies, equipment and initiates reordering when necessary.
Qualifications: 
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required.
  • Experience in production environment and automated production equipment.
  • Advanced knowledge of all maintenance equipment and procedures.
  • Trained in support assistance for related department tasks.
  • 5+ years’ experience in maintenance management role.
  • Competency in supervisory/management experience in a related industry is required.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, specifications and schematics.
  • Skilled trades certification or Engineering degree would be an asset.
  • Good proficiency with basic office computer software.
  • Effective interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task effectively.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills. 

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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.


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