Maintenance Reliability Specialist

LocationJohnstown, Ontario
Reports ToMaintenance Manager
Position Overview

The Reliability Specialist will be part of the Maintenance team. As such, this person will manage programs and processes aimed at improving equipment reliability with the ultimate goal of increasing uptime and reducing maintenance costs. Contribute to plant-wide efforts to ensure continuity of safe and environmentally conscious operations and efficient production of products.

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Focus on driving and optimizing our existing Reliability Program and Culture
  • Adhere to Environmental and Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Cost Optimization
    • Alternate technologies
    • Investigation of better parts, suppliers, materials and/or methods
  • Develop and prepare and implement Reliability/Maintenance CAPEX business cases
  • Champion RCA activities
  • Investigate and drive training opportunities for tradespeople
    • Upgrades to existing skills
    • New technologies
    • New techniques
    • Additional value-added certifications
  • Be a key player in the Maintenance Department Management team
    • Relieving the Maintenance Manager when away
    • Take part in supervisory duties of tradespeople
  • Ensure standards are maintained when integrating and implementing new equipment
  • Work with the Maintenance Planner, Maintenance Purchaser and tradespeople to optimize delivery of maintenance programs and services
  • Assist with implementation of capital projects as required
  • Participate positively in and support compliance of FEMAS, FSMA and any other food and feed safety standard
  • Participate positively in and support compliance of ISO, ISCC and any other management system standard
  • Other duties as assigned.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Leadership, communication and organizational skills are essential
  • Engineering degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or demonstrated equivalent in work experience within a maintenance and reliability setting
  • Minimum of five years reliability experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Good Knowledge of EH&S regulatory requirements
  • Experience in budgeting
  • Previous experience with Maximo is an asset or other maintenance management system.
  • Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity, respect, commitment and open to change while modelling the Company Core Principles in all activities
  • Ability to foster collaborative, cross department relationships to meet common objectives.