Operations Maintenance Supervisor
Mark Anthony Group Inc. - Canada
West Kelowna, BC
The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the overall management of equipment maintenance throughout the winery including areas in packaging, cellars, and harvest. This is a key role at the winery to ensure wine processing and bottling equipment is operating as intended with minimal downtime and high reliability. It requires a high level of technical knowledge, as well as strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

Manage the day to day maintenance of the production and cellars equipment

Includes maintenance of packaging equipment such as uncasers, rinsers, fillers, corkers, cappers, capsulators, date coders, labellers, packers, carton erectors and sealers, sticker applicators, conveyors, carton erectors, palletizers, and stretch wrappers. Cellars equipment includes tanks, pumps, transfer lines, pneumatics valves, filtrations systems, along with grape processing equipment such as grape presses, optical sorting equipment, bin handling equipment, etc.
Perform delegation and follow up of work order and preventive maintenance tasks to employees
Schedule and direct union maintenance personnel to ensure efficient use of resources
The ability to handle grievances and conduct investigations
Supervise, hire and coach personnel
Ensure preventative maintenance programs are completed and modified based on breakdowns
Provide troubleshooting assistance to maintenance team in the event of equipment failures
Monitor packaging changeovers and coordinate production schedules with maintenance employees
Organize crew and equipment for scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance; coordinate with the production department to prioritize work
Completes regular monitoring and inspections of equipment and systems and provides recommendations for enhancement or repairs
Coordinate vendor managed maintenance on material handling equipment, scissor lifts, air compressors, nitrogen generation and water treatment equipment
Responsible for equipment maintenance budget including processing of expenditures and invoices
Respond to equipment emergencies and prioritize the completion of work order requests
Utilize computerized assets management software to ensure equipment preventative maintenance is completed on time and work completed on equipment is documented
Follow and manage building HACCP & GMP programs
Maintain all equipment documentation, records, and drawings and update/digitize as required
Available and willing to work shifts, be available for on-call/standby and emergency call-outs as they arise.
Coordinate equipment vendors for onsite service work
Monitor and report on mechanical downtimes, utilize system for minor production improvements
Administer equipment parts purchasing and inventory

Maintain parts inventory in maintenance management software include the administering of purchase orders, receiving parts, organizing parts areas, and cycle counting
Recommend and initiate purchase of spare parts inventory
Ensure all parts and repair materials are purchased in a cost-effective manner within current company purchasing policies.
Provides leadership and expertise in the planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of various capital projects

Provide maintenance support for building and facilities maintenance team as required

Minimum Requirements

5 years of progressive career experience, preferably in the field of equipment maintenance management or related industry.
Experience managing Unionized employees
Experience in a food or beverage production/processing environment considered an asset
Advanced computer skills in MS Office/AutoCAD/EnteliWEB/PLC Programing
Strong mechanical aptitude
Education in electrical, millwright or other mechanical certification or engineering degree
Excellent oral and written communication skills.