Unilever Maintenance Supervisor in Simcoe, Ontario

Background & Purpose of the Job

Are you a talented and skilled Maintenance Supervisor? Does your strength lie on Team-work, Reliability and Pro-activeness to ensure Safety, Maintenance & Efficiency of the factory? We are looking for you!

At Unilever, we act fast to anticipate consumer needs, fast to translate ideas into new products, and fast to make, distribute and market them. We build products that people enjoy, trust and use in their daily lives.

A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that supports diversity. You can craft your own career path as you work with teams and people that drive our sustainable business growth.

Our Ice Cream Manufacturing Site in Simcoe, Ontario is looking for a Maintenance Supervisor. We produce all the ice cream brands sold in Canada with a yearly production of 50,000,000 Litres of Ice Cream. We want you to essentially drive performance in a high paced, cross-functional team environment. Team leadership and team engagement are vital for success.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

You will report to the Maintenance Manager. You will work with Safety, Quality, Manufacturing and Planning departments to ensure dedicated maintenance tasks are performed efficiently and safely. You will also be responsible for 14-16 skilled trades employees comprised of electricians and millwrights.

Your key responsibilities include a good deal of day-to-day maintenance activities, with that we will have you focus on

  • Long-term people development

  • Communicating and explaining important initiatives to employees

  • Ensuring every teams' deliverables in all aspects of manufacturing

We would also have you support the sites continuous improvement agenda. Our continuous improvement plan spans a wide variety of safety, quality, productivity, cost, waste management process improvements or supporting new equipment/product/material trials as part of our continuous-improvement plan.

The Maintenance Supervisor is our critical Front Line Leader, and we expect you to have strong interpersonal skills to efficiently manage own direct reports, as well as successfully collaborate with other departments in the factory. It will be important to work cross functionally within our factory to drive plant wide results.

You will thrive in this role, if you are,

  • A Born leader: You will lead a team of 16 unionized employees to drive engagement and increased performance.

  • A Winner, and you have fun doing it: You will be part of a lean Manufacturing site focused on continuous improvement plans in Safety, Quality, and Productivity. You will exhibit the zeal to succeed and help other team succeed as well.

  • A teacher: You will coach and develop your team to success.

  • A change-maker: You will drive a culture shift for high performance in collaborative team environment.

  • A culture & change champion: You will instill a Safety First Culture and change the mindset on how we approach safety problems.

What You’ll 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 procedure 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 lead 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

Please note: This role is predominantly day shift but we will require you to work some shifts, including nights and weekends.


Unilever Canada 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, marital status, family status, disability, genetic characteristics, and a conviction for which a pardon has been granted.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at 1-855-239-5459 or NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com < mailto:NAAccommodations@unilever.com at mailto:NAAccommodations@unliever.com > . Please note: These lines are reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and are not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

Unilever Canada est une organisation engagé à la diversité et à l'inclusion pour stimuler nos résultats d'affaires et créer un meilleur avenir chaque jour pour nos employés, les consommateurs globaux, les partenaires et les communautés. Nous croyons qu'un effectif diversifiée nous permet de faire correspondre nos ambitions de croissance et de stimuler l'inclusion dans l'entreprise. Tous les candidats qualifiés recevront la considération pour un emploi sans égard à la race, la couleur, la religion, le sexe, l'orientation sexuelle, l'identité ou l'expression de genre, l'âge, l'origine nationale ou ethnique, l'état matrimonial, la situation familiale, l'invalidité, les caractéristiques génétique, et une condamnation pour laquelle un pardon a été accordée.

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