Maintenance Supervisor

Title:                          Maintenance Supervisor 
Location:                   St. Andrews 
Department:              Maintenance  
Employment Type:   Full-Time, permanent 
Reporting To:            Plant Manager  


Our mission

Feeding the Future. Skretting is an essential link in the feed-to-food chain, and we aim to contribute to meeting the rising food needs of a growing population in a sustainable manner. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Skretting is the leading manufacturer of quality feed for the aquaculture industry in North America with production facilities in British Columbia, New Brunswick and Utah. Skretting is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nutreco, which employs approximately 11,000 people in 35 countries across the world. For more details refer to

Currently, we are looking to fill an opening for a Maintenance Supervisor at our St. Andrews, NB location. Reporting to the Plant Managerthis position is responsible to ensure that plant equipment is running well through effective maintenance planning and supervision of staff. 


Reporting & communication

  • Communicate/report to Plant Manager all Maintenance content, deadlines and action plans
  • Ensure all manual/computer reports are completed accurately and in a timely manner: 
    • Preventive Maintenance Reports
    • Update Capital Projects
    • Purchase Orders
    • Updated equipment records 
  • Conduct shift meetings with maintenance staff on a monthly schedule
  • Communicate maintenance priorities and set up action lists for all maintenance employees
  • Record in accident log and complete WCB forms as needed


Productivity & quality

  • Coordinate and integrate with other plant functional areas to ensure support
  • Recommend improvements in equipment or methods
  • Assure work quality
  • Exercise considerable judgment in establishing job priorities for breakdown repairs
  • Ensure plant machinery is well maintained and operates according to design so that production quality is not jeopardized by machinery malfunctions 
  • Take necessary action to eliminate delays and ensure adherence to production and shipping schedules
  • Troubleshoot technical problems and breakdown repairs
  • Meet with the Production Shift Supervisor on a daily basis to plan maintenance in accordance with production requirements 
  • Provide direction to subcontractors working on site



  • Maintain process equipment as required
  • Complete installations of maintenance and capital projects as required
  • Troubleshoot automation control system equipment with Plant Manager
  • Keep tools and other auxiliary equipment in an orderly and clean condition
  • Be proactive in identifying and advising on potential safety problems and/or repair
  • Maintain housekeeping standards (interior & exterior) for plant and site
  • Perform maintenance duties as required to support maintenance staff


Health & safety

  • Ensure all Maintenance staff have proper health & safety equipment and training
  • Participate in and promote the Joint Health and Safety program


Human resources

  • Manage maintenance HR resources locally in conjunction with the plant manager and central HR in Vancouver, BC
  • Conduct employee performance reviews as required


The ideal candidate will

  • Be a proven leader with strong interpersonal skills
  • Be able to operate under pressure with constantly changing priorities and deadlines
  • Communicate and deal with various stakeholders with tact and diplomacy
  • Effectively manage user requests and translate to a plan of action 
  • Be able to prioritize user requests based on current need and budgets
  • Adapt to a flexible work style and willingly assist other functions where needed


Education & experience

  • 5+ years of Management/Supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Formal training in preventative maintenance is required
  • Experience in maintenance techniques, methodology and applications along with two recent years of related experience are an asset   
  • Demonstrated ability to operate computer systems at a high level of skill to produce reports, graphics, drawings, and spreadsheets and manipulate databases


As a member of the Skretting team, you can expect

  • A diverse and inclusive culture
  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive benefits package
  • Participation in our annual bonus program
  • Career and personal development opportunities
  • Annual employee events
  • An organization that supports the local community


If you would like to join a progressive international company in a rapidly growing industry, please forward your cover letter and resume to