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Millwright Lead Hand - Night Shift

Bradford, ON · Manufacturing
A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein Company
Maple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value – creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society. We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.

Our job is to make great food
Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-paced and challenging.  We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.

Raise the Good in Food
We have united behind a shared purpose – to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients; investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives; becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

Our Leadership Values
Eight core values guide us in everything that we do.
  • Do What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

Maple Leaf Foods in Bradford is Hiring!

Opportunity:              Maintenance Lead Hand
Shift Schedule:           Monday to Friday, 10:00 pm – 6:30 am

Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager and Supervisory team, the Maintenance Lead Hand is responsible for the overall maintenance duties of the plant equipment during the night shift.  Emphasis is on preventative maintenance programs and facility maintenance internally and externally.  This needs to be done while adhering to quality and safety legislative guidelines and the Maple Leaf Values.

What we have to offer you:
  • $37.00/hour (including premiums) + $1500 Attraction Bonus
  • Plus shift premium for night shift
  • Orientation with HR/Health & Safety and Food Safety training and additional training provided where needed
  • Reputable company and brands
  • Opportunities to participate in Benefits and Pension plans
  • Great team environment
  • Strong focus on internal advancement
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and Mental Health resources


Health & Safety/Food Safety/HACCP/Shift:
  • Maintain safe and clean work environment by educating and directing maintenance employees on the use of equipment and resources while maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring Standard Operating Procedures, Safety Guidelines, and all requirements within the framework of the HACCP Food safety program are being followed.
  • Engage and understand daily maintenance operations while anticipating and troubleshooting equipment issues.
  • Complete maintenance plan by assisting the Maintenance Supervisor in scheduling and assigning employees, establishing priorities, revising schedules, and resolving problems.
  • Carries out the preventative maintenance program on all equipment to ensure that down time is minimized.
  • Provides the essential repairs and maintenance duties on all other equipment and where necessary.
  • Assist the Maintenance Supervisor for the care and maintenance of the buildings and the outside property.
  • Helps the Maintenance Supervisor to maintain an adequate inventory of parts and supplies to maintain the building and equipment by periodically reviewing stock levels with direction of the MRO Supervisor.
  • Complete appropriate documentation accurately and timely.
  • Support Management by promoting and encouraging positive employee relations through daily interactions, feedback and communication with employees.
  • Provide feedback to the Maintenance Manager on maintenance performance, product and/or personnel issues.
  • Train new or existing maintenance staff on specific job skills as they relate to their specific area or task.
  • Inform alternate maintenance shift of any relevant maintenance information.
  • Fill in, when necessary to cover off the Maintenance Supervisor for short absences.
  • Available to carry out special assignments that are assigned. 

  • Meet with Maintenance Supervisor for daily directions.
  • Ensuring that all production and sanitation equipment are in operational condition before start-up or end of shift.
  • Ensuring that all equipment is operating within manufactures specifications.
  • Performs routine checks of production and sanitation equipment throughout the shift to ensure all processes are delivering specifications and communicate any deviations with Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Ensuring effective communications between Hourly staff and Maintenance Supervisor. 
Operational Continuous Improvement:
  • Help to achieve Continuous Improvement in processes to implement cost reductions while maintaining quality.
  • Strive to continuously improve performance: employee relations, yields, labour results, equipment, sanitation, personal and employee job knowledge, etc.
  • Participate and support in Continuous Improvement projects and business plan.  
  • Possesses a valid Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Trade Certification/ Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Red Seal Endorsement
  • 3-5 years of experience working in an industrial setting; working in manufacturing or food processing is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and SAP.
  • Displays good leadership skills/people skills.
  • Clear writing/reading English.
  • Requires initiative and effective communication skills to lead and motivate.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Willing to learn and continuously improve and willingness to embrace change.
  • Previous experience working with SOP’s and GMP’s is an asset.
  • First aid/CPR is an asset.
  • Mechanical abilities and trouble shooting skills are required.

Why Maple Leaf Foods?
•   Training provided where needed
•   Reputable company
•   Competitive Wages
•   Opportunities to participate in Benefits and Pension plans
•   Great team environment
•   Strong focus on internal advancement
•   Employee Assistance Program

If interested apply to our job posting online at 
https://careers.mapleleaffoods.com/ or email your updated resume to annmarie.veneziano@mapleleaf.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our employees.  As part of this commitment, we have adopted a number of COVID-19 safety measures, including a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated by March 31, 2022 and to show proof of vaccination.   In keeping with this policy, successful candidates will need to provide proof of vaccination by March 31, 2022 (or prior to their first day of work if the start date is after March 31, 2022).  We will of course consider accommodations for anyone unable to be vaccinated following human rights and other applicable laws.

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.

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