AVAILABLE POSITION
Automation Supervisor
Region :   Canada > Quebec
Location :   Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil
Activity sector :   Maintenance (electromechanics, etc.)
Position number :   2013-224
Status :   Permanent
CHEESE AND INGREDIENTS DIVISION
Founded in 1938, Agropur cooperative is a Canadian dairy industry leader, with sales of 3.8 billion dollars. With some 3,400 shareholders, it has over 6,000 employees at 29 plants, numerous distribution centers and offices across Canada and the U.S. Agropur processes more than 3.3 billion liters of milk annually and offers an impressive array of products, including such popular brands as Québon, OKA, Sealtest, Natrel, Island Farms, IÖGO and Schroeder.

Job Description
 
Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, you shall supervise a team of Electro-Mechanical Technicians, Electrical Technicians, and Control Instrument Technicians. Your mission shall be to take part in proliferating, maintaining and improving the plant's day-to-day performance. You shall be responsible for providing a safe work environment and enforcing food quality and health requirements. More specifically, the Automation Supervisor:
  • Ensures the work schedule is being adhered to and manages his team's duties in accordance with the plant's priorities and with a view toward minimizing production stoppages;
  • Optimizes manpower use and drafts his team's development plan;
  • Ensures the plant's OHS policies are being applied by his employees and subcontractors (padlocking, confined spaces, hot work, work at height, etc.) and supervises OHS inspections for his department;
  • Actively takes part in investment requests related to modifying the plant's technical processes and after implementation validates whether the initial objectives have been met;
  • Is responsible for his team's efficiency, the various programs in effect and technical interventions at the plant;
  • Actively takes part in meetings pertaining to the plant's operations in order to properly plan his team's interventions and thus have an impact on the plant's performance;
  • Uses KPIs to monitor the effectiveness of the preventive and corrective maintenance plan intended for the plant's equipment;
  • Is responsible for tracking and adhering to his team's budget, optimizing the use of funds and assets, and thoroughly grasping all of the expenses related to his operations in order to propose innovative ideas aimed at eliminating the unnecessary use of funds and assets as much as possible;
  • Adheres to the planning schedule and recommends improvements designed to meet the objectives.
Requirements

 

  • University degree in electrical or automated manufacturing engineering or in a related field, and an active member of the OIQ Québec order of engineers;
  • A DEC Diploma of Collegiate Studies in a similar program coupled with extensive work experience might be also considered;
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience, preferably in the food industry, including two (2) years managing staff;
  • Knowledge of TPM continuous improvement and equipment reliability practices and programs;
  • Autonomy, leadership communication skills (spoken and written).
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