Maintenance Supervisor


Brantford, ON, CA, N3S7X6

Job Type:  Maintenance

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 13 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.



We are looking for a proactive and detail-oriented professional to join our team, responsible for managing and optimizing maintenance operations within our bakery. This role involves reviewing and executing work orders, ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines, and providing troubleshooting support for unscheduled line shutdowns. The ideal candidate will excel in interdepartmental communication, lead on-site contractors, and drive continuous improvement in production methods and equipment performance. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to food safety, employee safety, and overall operational efficiency while fostering a positive work environment.



  • 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 shutdowns.
  • Manage and direct the work of on-site contractors when necessary.
  • Maintain an open line of interdepartmental communication
  • Attend morning production meetings and all other appropriate meetings.
  • Liaison with QA over quality issues to ensure food safety.
  • Maintain employee safety while ensuring Aspire Bakeries plant safety policies and practices are adhered to.
  • Initiates plans to motivate workers to achieve goals.
  • Ensure all reliable weekly startup of all production areas.
  • Estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignments.
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of products.
  • Member of Food Safety Committee- Ensure that compliance to the policies and procedures of the facility, regulatory and customer requirements are being met.
  • Responsible for tracking and predicting equipment failures and implementing improvement strategies based on data before equipment failure occurs.
  • Lead the team through the process of troubleshooting breakdowns, downtime reports, and root cause fault analysis.
  • Maintain and provide training records.
  • Create a positive work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • A Millwright or Electrician licensed to practice in Ontario or have an Engineering degree/diploma is required
  • 5-7 years of direct supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment is required
  • Certification as a class B refrigeration operator would be an asset is required.
  • Experience in food manufacturing is an asset required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are 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.



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.