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Director, Engineering, Reliability & Productivity
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Director
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Manufacturing,Engineering,Maintenance
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: January 25, 2023
Job Location:

Mississauga, ON
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Job Description

At Arterra Wines Canada, we love inspiring the big and small moments that happen when our products are shared and enjoyed. For us it’s not just about what’s in and on the bottle, it’s what happens in people’s lives when we’re a part of them that keeps us thirsting for more and not resting on our laurels as Canada’s largest and most enjoyed wine company. We put the consumer at the center of everything we do and we’re looking for people who do the same.

Reporting to the Executive VP Supply chain this role will focus on building and executing a National Maintenance, Reliability and Capital expenses Strategy, deploying best practices and standards across all Arterra’s facilities. The Director will provide leadership, coaching and development for all maintenance site leaders, and champions the principles and culture Total company productivity and reliability. As a leader in the organization, you will set the strategic direction and support the team functions for Capex planning and execution as well as productivity improvement.

Key Responsibilities

Reliability strategy execution

  • Create and execute the strategic plan for technical services and translate that plan into business objectives for the team.
  • Champions the Maintenance Management System and implements improvements and upgrades to ensure efficient and effective use of resources.
  • Provides leadership, technical expertise, and training on asset monitoring, PM/PdM tools, and spare parts inventory strategies.
  • Develop standard processes for corrective action plans that improve asset care.
  • Work with Operations to integrate capital projects into the asset care program at each facility. Provide leadership and support for equipment reliability improvement projects, focused on reducing breakdowns and unplanned downtime
  • Enable processes for root cause investigations and develop/track key performance indicators (KPI's) to improve work performance
  • Advise operations in developing an optimal replacement strategy for the main mechanical equipment and identify and recommend critical spare parts and follow up implementation.
  • Assist maintenance and engineering in eliminating difficult or reoccurring failures.
  • Benchmark, develop and train plant maintenance teams in mean time to repair (MTTR) and mean time between failures (MTBF) processes, to ensure a continuous improvement of all assets.
  • Incorporate continuous improvement feedback into the maintenance planning and execution strategy.

          Productivity improvement

          • Participate in any/all company related improvement initiatives, as required.
          • Develop a strategic productivity game plan for the next 5 years
          • Build the right cadence of reviews to develop a productivity mindset within supply chain operations team and with cross-functional team


          • Provides subject matter expertise on capital projects and equipment selections, with a focus on optimizing to equipment reliability and asset care.
          • Supports the development of capex program for each facility.
          • Work closely with the Operations Team in managing cross-functional objectives and projects, ensuring ongoing and frequent communication touch points.
          • Key contributor for new equipment selection, FAT’S and reliability metrics within the commissioning process.
          • Utilize lifecycle cost analysis (LCA) for decision making and evaluation of rebuild vs replacement alternatives on assets.

          Team management

          • Create and develop a high-functioning and engaged team, that is aligned on clear deliverables.
          • Foster a team environment to fully support the objectives of plant operations, using various metrics to measure maintenance performance, continuous improvement and asset reliability.
          • Develops team members to increase productivity and align with their individual development goals
          • Establishes clear, concise key results that are aligned with business objectives
          • Creates an environment that celebrates and enable our business culture
          • Communicates effectively up, down, and laterally to ensure alignment of work
          • Provides purpose, context, and direction to team members in addition to coaching and mentoring the next generation of managers and leaders

          What you bring:

          • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline
          • 5 to 7 years plant maintenance position, preferably in food and beverage industry
          • Extensive experience implementing maintenance processes.
          • Qualified engineer certification
          • Budgeting and cost management experience
          • Demonstrated Project Management skills
          • Bilingualism (French and English) a preference
          • Strong computer skills and knowledge of computerized maintenance systems, MS office/google suite applications, etc.
          • Ability to travel approximately 30%
          • Resilient and persistent, comfortable with ambiguity and managing through adversity
          • Demonstrated experience and ability to think strategically and execute a plan
          • Excellent communication and organizational skills
          • Proven problem-solving skills
          • Results oriented, self-motivated, driven and disciplined

              What we offer:

              • Competitive salary and bonus
              • Benefits and Pension Plan
              • Product Allowances & Safe Ride Home Program
              • An organization that cares about Corporate Social Responsibility
              • Tuition reimbursement
              • Training & Development Programs
              • An opportunity to learn about the world of wine

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              We are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are also committed to preventing and removing barriers to employment for people with disabilities, and we invite you to inform us should you have any accessibility or accommodation needs.


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