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MRO Coordinator

London, ON

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

The Opportunity

Maple Leaf Foods is embarking on one of the most exciting journeys in its history through the build and startup of a world-class, leading edge manufacturing facility producing premium, value added fresh poultry products. The new 640,000 square foot facility will call London, ON home and will employ over 1,600 employees as we ramp up operations over the next few years.

We are looking for equally enthusiastic people who want to join our team as we start to climb our own version of Everest. As with every great feat, the realities of this opportunity may come with some challenges and we are looking for people who have the commitment to working through these together. We believe that participation in this start-up requires great passion for our objectives, the flexibility to adapt to the needs of the environment, and a resilient spirit rooted in the desire to achieve winning results as a team. Together we believe we will do great things for our people, our consumers, and our communities.

If you think that this opportunity might be for you, we encourage you to read more details about this exciting role below. 

A snapshot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:

Reporting to the MRO Supervisor, the MRO Coordinator maintains the inventory management and warehousing long-term strategies based on the consequences of equipment failure and the business’ needs/acceptable risks (i.e. unscheduled downtime versus inventory levels). They consider these business parameters, the tools available and how best to support the Maintenance Department.

The MRO Coordinator is a detail-oriented storekeeper with inventory and warehouse management experience applying proven MRO best practices in an industrial environment.  The Coordinator is familiar with using the SAP warehouse management system, MS Office tools and with applying Standard Operating Procedures in his/her work. The Coordinator follows company policies, standards and guidelines as they apply to all activities.
  • Consistent with our leadership values, act as a champion for our culture by participating in the development and execution of a positive and productive environment focused on the needs of our people. 
  • Collaborate with MRO team, including purchasers to ensure optimal stock levels of critical spare parts.
  • Conduct inventory cycle counts including physical counts.
  • Compare physical stock count to SAP stock to ensure accuracy and reconcile differences (Spot Checks)
  • Create bin locations physically and in SAP.
  • Stock bin locations with spare parts and maintain an organized storeroom.
  • Work with Planner to ensure all required parts are available prior to the work being scheduled
  • Process all returned parts as required.
  • Apply the Materials Management process in support planned maintenance operations.
  • Regularly review Materials/Inventory Management guidelines with key stakeholders.
  • Continuously improve the Materials/Inventory Management performance based on Maintenance and Operational results and data.
  • Participate in regular Material/Inventory Management strategy planning sessions.
  • Maintain vendor information attached to the material part numbers.
  • Process parts/materials request to meet time requirement.
  • Verify that parts/materials received conform to the PO and are in good condition. Inform Purchasing if the quantity of parts/materials does not correspond to the PO or are damaged.
  • Identify new, used, broken and refurbished spare parts in the warehouse and track in SAP.
  • Follow the plant split valuation process for repairs/refurbishment requirements.
  • Comply with the slow moving and obsolete parts program applying company rules to categorize these. 
  • Follow the spare parts disposal process.
  • Ensure provision of care and preservation for spare parts in the warehouse.
  • Oversee the documented parts receiving and issuing processes.
  • Kit and stage all required parts for scheduled work prior to the work being added to the schedule
  • Regularly review kits with the Planner or End User.
  • Ensure all Chemicals have been approved before releasing into stock.
  • Participate in the Maintenance department's continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Assist to resolve shortfalls in Inventory Levels.
  • Maintain required stock levels of consumables. 
  • This position will be expected to drive continuous improvement efforts in the stockroom.
  • Practices safe work habits and encourages others to do the same.
  • Must be able to be licensed with various Power workers. 
  • Good leadership and communication skills, works well in a team environment.
  • Promotes and maintains a safe working environment through compliance with MLF’s Health and Safety Program. This includes Food Safety and Environmental compliance.
  • Demonstrates a full commitment to the implementation of the requirements of the Global Standard for Food Safety and to processes which facilitate continual improvement of food safety and quality management. 
  • Identifies work to be performed and performs the work without being directed by others.
  • Perform required Housekeeping of the Stockroom when needed. 
  • Other tasks as assigned. 

What we have to offer you:

  • Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America
  • Professional and career development opportunities
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program

What you will bring:

  • Experience in a Manufacturing plant, or heavy industry experience as a Coordinator or a related role.
  • Proficiency in SAP and Microsoft Office suite considered a strong asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal, Critical thinking, Communication skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn SAP.
  • Strong knowledge of MRO parts.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.

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
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.
Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.


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