Unilever Maintenance Supervisor - Ice Cream in Simcoe, Ontario

Background & Purpose of the Job

The purpose of this position is to be the Maintenance Supervisor of an Ice Cream Manufacturing Site in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. This factory produces all the ice cream brands sold in Canada with a yearly production of 50,000,000 Litres of Ice Cream. This position will be critical to drive performance in this high paced and cross functional environment. Team leadership and team engagement is vital to the success of this role.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

This role will report to the Maintenance Manager and work cross functionally with other departments such as Safety, Quality, Manufacturing and Planning to ensure proactive and reactive maintenance tasks are performed efficiently and safely. This position has responsibility for 14-16 skilled trades employees comprised of electricians and millwrights.

There is a large amount of responsibility to deliver day to day results, in addition to longer term people development. It’s critical for this position to be able to communicate and explain key initiatives to employees, and hold the teams accountable to deliver in all aspects of manufacturing.

In addition to day to day maintenance of the operation, this position is also required to support the sites continuous improvement agenda. This spans a wide variety of safety, quality, productivity, cost, waste improvements or new equipment/product/material trials.

This role is a critical Front Line Leader in the plant, and will be expected to have strong interpersonal skills for their own direct reports, as well as the ability to work laterally with other departments in the factory. It will be important to work cross functionally within the factory to drive plant wide results.

  • You’re a born leader: Lead a team of 16 unionized employees to drive engagement and increased performance.
  • You love to win, and have fun doing it: Lean Manufacturing site looking to continue to drive improvements in Safety, Quality, and Productivity. The teams want to succeed, and want someone they can trust to help guide them.
  • You’re a teacher: Coaching and developing the team is critical to success.
  • You’re a change-maker: Drive a culture shift for high performance and collaborative teams.
  • You’re a culture & change champion: Instill a Safety First Culture and change the mindset in regards to how we approach safety problems. Safety is not a singular action, but a culture.

What you will need to succeed

  • Minimum of 2 years of related work experience in leadership within a manufacturing or production environment in a unionized facility.
  • Working knowledge of plant/equipment production and procedures is required.
  • Proficiency with MS Office; SAP is a plus.
  • Leadership skills to manage interpersonal relations and conflict management.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Capacity to be a leader in the formation, design, implementation, and integration of new concepts and technologies.
  • Administration of continuous improvement methods in WCM, TPM or Six Sigma .
  • Knowledge in AB Rockwell PLC an asset.
  • This role is predominantly day shift but requires the incumbent to work some shifts, including nights and weekends.

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

Please note: as part of the job application, you will be asked to complete pre-screening questions. Completion of the pre-screening questions are mandatory to be considered. Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete both the application and pre-screening questions. If the pre-screening questions are partially answered or not at all, it will adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you must complete the pre-screening questions at once as you will be unable to return to it later.

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

Unilever is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, disability, national origin, race, religion, gender, family status, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws. Unilever is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process please let us know.

Job: Supply Chain

Primary Location: Canada-Ontario-Simcoe-Simcoe -Simcoe Plant - GHP

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Ongoing

Req ID: 18000F9T