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Maintenance Supervisor


Ancaster, ON, CA, L9G 3L1

L9G 3L1
Job Type:  Maintenance
L9G 3L1

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 15 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

Maintenance Supervisor

This position focuses on measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, quick changeover initiatives and uptime opportunities. Provide leadership and direction to maintenance team members to ensure goals and targets are met in a safe and timely manner.


Key Accountabilities

  • Troubleshoot and prevent maintenance related problems with Co-supervisors and manger by developing long and short term strategic plans.
  • Ensure efficient and cost effective management of maintenance processes and activities to maximize equipment reliability and asset preservation.
  • Prepare ongoing work schedules for maintenance technicians in conjunction with the Maintenance Manager.


  • Review work orders and notifications and work with planner to meet timelines.
  • Create and print SAP work orders and PO requests.
  • Organize and execute PM priorities on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that all work is completed in a manner that complies with Government regulatory guidelines.
  • Provide troubleshooting and support for unscheduled line shut downs.
  • Manage and direct the work of on-site contractors when necessary.
  • Maintain an open line of interdepartmental communication
  • Estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignments.
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of products.
  • Responsible for tracking and predicting equipment failures and implementing improvement strategies based off data before equipment failure occurs.
  • Lead the team through process of trouble shooting breakdowns, downtime reports and root cause fault analysis.
  • Complete accident investigations, maintain and provide training records
  • Conduct shift meetings, administer payroll system
  • Ensure that all employees are aware of their responsibilities specific to food safety, legality and quality
  • Create a positive work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.




Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Must be proactive and self-motivated with the ability to lead others.
  • Proven trades experience in technical problem solving and decision-making.
  • Must be willing to pursue additional certification/licenses.
  • The willingness to adapt to a dynamic environment with multiple priorities.
  • Knowledge of Government regulations as they apply to OHSA.
  • Knowledge of GMP’s and HACCP.
  • Willing to work shifts and able to understand scheduling process.
  • Able to problem solve, analyze and identify waste areas and recommend solutions.



Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level



  • Millwright or Electrician licensed to practice in Ontario or Engineering degree/diploma.
  • 5-7 years of direct supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment.



  • Certification as a class B refrigeration operator would be an asset.
  • Experience in food manufacturing is an asset.


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time.
  • Use a computer keyboard and monitor more than 35% of total work time.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • ASPIRE BAKERIES Limited is a 24 hour/ 7 day manufacturing operation
  • The temperature of the environment within the production area can range from 58 - 80 Degrees fare height depending on the department 
  • The production areas are often loud, exceeding 85 decibels, due to the machinery that is Running; earplugs are required to be worn while in the bakery at all times
  • Depending on position, some employees may be exposed to dust; dust masks and Respirators are available if required
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles and extreme cold.


We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.