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Position Title: Reliability Engineer

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Carberry 

Grade: Grade 04 

Requisition ID: 29472 



McCain Foods is proud to be a family and values-driven company. Our values are integral to our culture, helping to shape how we operate, how we work together and the choices we make. They are a big part of what makes us unique. McCain Foods opened their first production facility in their hometown of Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada. McCain Foods quickly established itself within the Canadian marketplace and then began a journey to become the world's largest manufacturer of frozen French fries and potato specialties.


McCain products can be found in thousands of restaurants and supermarket freezers around the world. In addition to fries, McCain also produces other foods, including appetizers, oven meals, vegetables, and juice for both the retail and foodservice industries.


Why You Should Join Our Carberry Team: 

All potatoes are not created equal. We should know. We’re McCain Foods: the world’s largest producer of frozen French fries and a leader in quality food products around the globe. In all we do, we strive to be the very best and maintain our commitment to quality, value and convenience. The same is true of our people. We seek only the best. If you are at the top of your game and share our sense of responsibility to the community, believe strongly in the values of honesty, integrity and fairness, and you seek a healthy environment in which to grow and succeed; you may be just the spud we’re looking for. Come grow with us.


McCain Foods (Canada) has an immediate opening Reliability Engineer at our Carberry, Manitoba Food Processing Plant. Under the direction of the Plant Maintenance Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for making the production and maintenance process as efficient and standardized as possible. The Reliability Engineer’s goal is to use critical thinking and engineering techniques to drive root-cause analysis and practical problem-solving techniques to optimize production and maintenance processes, reduce downtime, ensure collaboration between all departments and drive results within the manufacturing facility.


The Role:

The Reliability Engineer oversees all facets of ensuring the factory is operating safely and reliability.  Together with other technical experts, the reliability engineer will create, implement, and execute programs to drive reduction in downtime, increase machine availability, strengthen current maintenance and production practices and drive a reliable culture 


Responsibilities and Duties:
o    Supports the safety program(s) and departmental safety requests.
o    Able to foster, develop and maintain a strong safety culture 
o    Follow the McCain safety, loss prevention and environmental programs by holding themselves and all team members accountable to its tenets
o    Manage or assist with multi-million dollar capital projects
o    Assists Maintenance Manager with reliability analysis of new designs to determine system, asset and component reliability 
o    Makes specific recommendations to the Maintenance Management Team to improve machinery performance and reliability based on analysis of process and failure data
o    Assist those maintaining and developing reliability KPI’s (% worker utilization, % schedule adherence, etc.) in conformance with McCain standards
o    Direct and lead the maintenance of a record keeping system consistent with a world class reliability program
o    Responsible to perform statistical analysis on machinery failure data and work order data to determine whether adjustments to the Engineered Maintenance Strategy are warranted and perform cost/benefit analysis to set correct frequency of task(s)
o    Leads the Root Cause Failure Analysis effort for sporadic equipment failures and ensure failure modes addressed are appropriate
o    Supervision of contracted services within the factory as required 
o    Liaison with corporate support for project management initiatives 
o    As a member of the maintenance leadership team at the facility, participate in the continuous improvement process. This includes taking an active role in process improvement initiatives, employee training, and upgrading your current skill base.
o    Support and identify training opportunities/activities for the Maintenance Department
o    Completes and submits required reports in a timely manner.
o    Perform additional duties as assigned


o    Education: minimum Undergraduate degree in Engineering required.
o    Can communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in written work
o    Strong technical expertise and problem-solving skills
o    Strong analytical skills (e.g. root cause analysis and statistical analysis) 
o    Displays vision and demonstrates both personal and organizational sensitivity 
o    Ability to read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics and computer-generated reports
o    Solid understanding of proactive maintenance systems as well as continuous improvement strategies included in the lean manufacturing model  
o    Technical knowledge of production equipment, electrical systems, PLCs, pumps, hydraulics, pneumatics, maintenance, and construction priorities is preferred but not required.
o    Knowledge and experience leading and improving vibration analysis, thermography, lubrication analysis and other predictive maintenance and analytic solutions to help improve plant reliability
o    Results-oriented, team player with critical thinking abilities, communication skills, as well as strong problem-solving abilities 
o    Strong computer skills would be an asset 


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. With vaccination restrictions easing across the globe we do not currently require employees to be vaccinated, but we reserve the right to change this mandate in line with health guidance and regulations in each country.
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Job Family: Engineering & Technical; Manufacturing      
Division: NA Potato Manufacturing 
Department: ​Carberry Potato Maintenance ​
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Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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