Maintenance Supervisor
Guelph, ON
Location: Guelph, Ontario - Canada

Maintenance Supervisor (Guelph, ONT)

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for assuring the reliability and uptime of all plant utility and mechanical systems, and the improvement of equipment efficiencies and preventing and resolving technical problems. This is achieved through the leadership and utilization of the mechanical maintenance team in completion and continuous improvement of the plant preventative maintenance program. Specific focus on analysis of breakdown and equipment improvement activity. The Maintenance Supervisor is essential to the success of the facility through the planning and coordination of the planned maintenance and equipment improvement activity completed during our scheduled shutdown process. The Maintenance Supervisor will report directly to the Engineering Leader.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Live the Safety standard; adhere to the safety responsibilities

Demonstrate a commitment to employee health and safety, particularly through a commitment to zero injuries, awareness of hazards, and a strong understanding of legislative requirements in all aspects of the operation.
Ensuring equipment operates in a safe and expected manner for all operators will be a key deliverable.
Working with Supervisors, Engineers and Employees in responding to safety concerns or improvement activity.
Ensure teams are assessing and controlling potential hazards and risk through effective pre-task planning.
Lead and administer the facility hot work, fire and other loss prevention programs.
Manage the inspection and compliance of all certified lifting equipment in the facility.
Primary contact for TSSA and FM Global for all mechanical infrastructure.
Deliver equipment reliability and uptime

Actively support a “ZERO breakdown” culture within the facility.
Keep Plant Operational and Leadership Team fully apprised of investments and/or resources required to ensure all utility and mechanical equipment/systems are operating in optimal condition.
Directly responsible for the facility compressed air, water and sprinkler systems.
Work with Predictive Maintenance assets (internal and external) to eliminate failures that can be predicted utilizing predictive testing data analysis, infrared thermography, oil analysis, and ultrasonic leak detection equipment.
Coordinate the activity of the maintenance group as well as mechanical contractors in the planning and execution of the monthly shutdown activities in our main production line.
Train Mechanics and Operators on key inspection, cleaning, and lubrication practices required on all critical utility and mechanical equipment.
Work with different vendors to ensure our purchased equipment, storeroom parts, and contracted labour contracts places our facility in the most cost-competitive situation.
Develops engineering solutions to repetitive failures and all other problems that adversely affect plant operations, quality, and/or safety goals by usage of methodical problem-solving techniques.
Identifying and requesting capital funding for equipment, modifications, etc.
Ensure our mechanics are well-trained and working efficiently

Direct supervisory responsibility for the mechanical maintenance group
Scheduling personnel around vacations and employee absenteeism to ensure adequate support of the operation.
Scope and schedule daily Maintenance activities
Actively lead and participate in the training of our maintenance team members
Responsibility to ensure our mechanics are working efficiently and being effective on all planned and reactive work
Implement best practices for the maintenance team.
Be able to support mechanics after-hours on troubleshooting equipment/process issues that require additional expertise or knowledge.
Creation and advancement of training plans
Provide technical support to Operations and Leadership, as well as all customers.

Skills and Abilities:
Ability to organize and lead multi-functional teams to achieve plant objectives.
Strong trouble-shooting skills.
Strong listening and comprehension skills.
General understanding of PLC systems
Understanding and knowledge of mechanical drive systems, pneumatic systems, and hydraulic systems
Strong at managing projects through completion.
Utilizing data and data collection systems, and lean methodology for problem-solving and decision-making to eliminate manufacturing losses and unnecessary costs.
Able to create and implement strategic operations plans.
Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate to all levels of the organization
Business and Financial understanding of the drivers of success and how they interact.
Utilize Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Utilize SAP for maintenance activity tracking and sourcing needs.

Education and/or Experience:The employee should have the following:
Technical background with trade certification, or other applicable post-secondary program
7 - 10 years manufacturing experience in a maintenance, electrical and/or reliability role
Understanding of planned maintenance techniques
Team and/or people leadership
Experience with Total Productive Maintenance methodology and implementation and/or Lean certification preferred.
Working knowledge of AutoCAD or other drafting program an asset
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.


About Owens Corning

Owens Corning is a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials. Its insulation products conserve energy and improve acoustics, fire resistance, and air quality in the spaces where people live, work, and play. Its roofing products and systems enhance curb appeal and protect homes and commercial buildings alike. Its fiberglass composites make thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Owens Corning provides innovative products and solutions that deliver a material difference to its customers and, ultimately, make the world a better place. The business is global in scope, with operations in 33 countries. It is also human in scale, with approximately 20,000 employees cultivating local and longstanding relationships with customers. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2018 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 64 consecutive years. For more information, please visit

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