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Maintenance Supervisor

Hannon, Ontario · Manufacturing
Bimbo Canada is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns and rolls.

As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Bimbo Canada seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being, and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories.
Bimbo Canada serves major grocery chains, retail outlets and foodservice operations across Canada. The company distributes branded products in the discount, mainstream and super-premium segments, and is the leading producer in most major bakery categories. It also produces private label products for grocery and foodservice outlet.

POSITION:                 Maintenance Supervisor                            
REPORTS TO:           Plant Manager
LOCATION:                Hamilton

Position Responsibilities:
  • The Maintenance Supervisor will be responsible for the overall supervision of millwrights and electricians in a unionized manufacturing environment.
  • Ensure employee safety and overall compliance to the OHSA.
  • This position requires initiative, leadership, excellent communication skills, and confidence regarding your technical and organizational talents.
  • Ensure the efficient operation of plant equipment and services, involving cost control, safety, and product quality.
  • Understand production requirements and day-to-day equipment operating issues by ensuring open and effective communications with all other departments. (This may require you to work several production shifts)
  • Responsible for scheduling work orders in Maximo, assessing employee training needs and performance.
  • Develop, lead and maintain capable and effective employees in all areas of the maintenance function.
  • Maintain a positive union and employee relations environment.
  • Continuously improve the preventive maintenance program to reduce downtime and improve overall maintenance costs.
  • Oversee and direct plant projects that involve our own employees or outside contractors
  • Effectively handle employee issues including in accordance with the collective agreement.
  • Assist with the implementation of capital projects.
  • Plan and implement PM’s on equipment as required.
  • Must be knowledgeable and be able to follow GMPs, Food Safety and Health & Safety requirements


  • The ideal candidate should have a trade certification as a Licensed Millwright or Licensed Electrician
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a post secondary education or equivalent
  • A minimum of 3+ years as a maintenance supervisor experienced in a unionized, strongly automated, fast paced manufacturing facility.
  • Food, beverage or packaged goods industry is a definite asset.
  • Competence in PLC for troubleshooting and programming change would be an asset.
  • Sound knowledge of OHSA.
  • Proven track record of compliance and continuous improvement in improving safety in the workplace.
  • Ability to train Direct Reports.
  • Excellent knowledge of troubleshooting, adjusting or repairing of equipment.
  • Working knowledge of work orders and preventative maintenance.
  • Experience with food processing, CFIA, HACCP, Continuous Improvement Process, Six Sigma would be an asset.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as project management skills.
  • Ability to develop, and foster a results-driven team.
  • Experience in working with operational budgets.
  • Knowledge of MS Office.
Flexibility to work alternating shifts including weekends and holidays

Please note all offers of employment at Canada Bread Company, Limited are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.
Canada Bread Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact Canada Bread Accessibility at CB_Accessibility@grupobimbo.com.

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