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Maintenance Supervisor

Operations / Manufacturing, Skilled Trades

Cabot Gypsum Board

Point Tupper, Nova Scotia

Position Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Plant Manager the Maintenance Supervisor is a salary paid management position.


  • Provide leadership and direction to the Maintenance Team to achieve maintenance cost and delivery goals while maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Perceives Operations as the customer of the maintenance department
  • Ensure employees perform their duties safely ensuring that  hazard assessments are done prior to carrying out work
  • Schedule maintenance staff and monitor progress and results.
  • Performance Appraisals of maintenance staff
  • Lead maintenance employee meetings with agenda and follow-up with minutes
  • Prioritize maintenance workload based on customer (Operations) requirements and required equipment care (PM’s, Predictive Maintenance, Breakdown maintenance and project work)
  • Organize work using current CMMS (eMaint)
  • Lead, facilitate and direct maintenance personnel in a continuous fast paced manufacturing process.
  • Facilities and infrastructure maintenance along with responsibility for mobile equipment
  • Sourcing of outside contractors as required
  • Analyze process and equipment breakdowns and aid in developing corrective actions to minimize downtime.
  • Apply skills of Analytic Problem Solving (APS) and follow up on reasons for losses through loss reporting.
  • Lead 5S implementation and maintain the standards required for 5S
  • Train and motivate personnel to comply with plant policies.
  • Keep applicable records of production reports, performance, overtime, attendance. ROE’s (record of events) for personnel files
  • Supervise maintenance employees providing direction, support, coaching and development to ensure effective employee relations and resolve employee issues
  • Ensure compliance and consistent application of operating procedures, health & safety provisions, quality standards and company policy and procedures
  • Flexible to work extra hours and weekends as demands dictate
  • Other duties as indicated by his/her manager


Mechanical or Electrical trade, technician or technology or equivalent employment experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 5 years of maintenance leadership experience in a (Factory) manufacturing environment.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and planning skills.
  • Ability to analyze problems, delegate, and collaborate within a team environment.
  • Professional ethics, tact, and courtesy in dealing with employees.
  • A continuous improvement ethic.
  • A drive to create business value and efficiency.
  • Conscientiously comply with company safety policies and practices

Interested candidates: Please send your resume and cover letter along with list of references to:
Robin Ferguson email:

Please quote competition number MS0320-CB when applying.

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