Maintenance Manager

Darling International Canada Inc.

Darling International Canada Inc., a global leader in creating sustainable food, feed and fuel solutions from organic by-products. Our world is growing. Global population is increasing by tens of thousands every day, and the pressure on our planet’s resources for food, feed and fuel is greater than ever. Our future – and that of our children – depends on our ability to find economically and ecologically viable ways to provide for a growing population’s basic needs.


We have a 12-month contract for a Maintenance Manager position located at our Dundas facility. Reporting to the Plant Manager and directing the maintenance team, the Maintenance Manager leads the maintenance activities at the Dundas, Ontario location. This position is responsible for overseeing the maintenance operations of the Dundas facility with a focus on health and safety, maintenance costs, personnel development, and human resources standards and ensuring high levels of employee, customer, and financial satisfaction. The Maintenance Manager is also a key member of the sites Plant Operations Committee working collaboratively with all other department heads as a unified Leadership Team.


  • Manage the maintenance department within a fast paced, manufacturing environment including fostering positive relationships
  • Lead, mentor and support the Maintenance Supervisor and department employees in the maintenance of plant equipment to ensure it can meet quality, efficiency and yield standards; takes a leadership role in all investigations, inspections, and audits
  • Fosters positive relationships within the maintenance departments, on the production floor and at all levels of the business and with all external contacts
  • Lead and participate in Capital Projects and Operational Improvement Projects
  • Assume a Leadership role in the Health and Safety program, including driving a safety focused culture on the shop floor and safety related Work Orders
  • Administrate and publish reports on all first aids, medical aids and lost time accidents; participates in and supports all accident investigations
  • Ensure current and future departmental compliance with all standards, including the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, CFIA, etc.
  • Take the departmental lead in maintaining, developing and compliance with the HACCP plan, GMP’s, SOP’s and procedures within the Maintenance department, and when overlapping with other departments and business units
  • Provide support and facilitate effective work group meetings within the Maintenance department
  • Ensure the completion of time and attendance records (Kronos) for all Maintenance employees
  • Set and manage all maintenance and work scheduling to minimize overtime, reduce downtime and maximize throughput
  • Complete and communicate daily and weekly performance reports
  • Collaborate with other key stake holders in 5S program development, execution and maintenance
  • Actively involved in the budget process
  • Complete Safety scorecard and personal performance evaluations
  • Collaborate with Human Resources to create professional development plans for direct reports, giving importance to personal goals and objectives
  • Perform related duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures


  • Preference will be given to candidates with a University education in Mechanical/Industrial/Electrical Engineering or a College diploma in Mechanical/Industrial/Electrical Engineering Technology or related discipline and/or equivalent working experience
  • Millwright or Electrician license is an asset
  • Minimum 10 years leading a maintenance department
  • Experience in a food or rendering environment considered an asset but not required
  • Knowledge of health & safety, CFIA, MOECC regulations and requirements
  • Enthusiastic, positive and self-motivated, with an ability to work independently
  • Excellent analytical, time management, and organizational skills
  • Supervisory experience illustrating an inclusive team management style approach
  • Strong coaching/mentoring skills to assist with staff development
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast pace environment
  • High level of computer competency including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Familiarity with 5S and Lean methodology and philosophy an asset
  • Strong communication skills and cooperation required across other functional business areas, across Corporate teams, regulatory bodies, communities, and local businesses


  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the AODA, ESA, OHSA and other federal, and provincial standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the AODA, ESA, OHSA and other federal, and provincial standards
  • Must be able to walk moderate distance (through plant, offices, and to maintenance several times per day)
  • Must be able to climb flights of stairs
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone
  • Must be able to sit at a desk for extended periods of time (up to 2 hours at a time)
  • Must be able to stand for up to 10-15 minutes at a time

Darling is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities where our facilities are located. We actively seek qualified individuals with demonstrated skill and knowledge to deal with all aspects of diversity in a manufacturing environment. Darling is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources Coordinator responsible for this position will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate format on request.