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Sun Gro® Horticulture is one of the most prominent North American horticultural companies, employing over 800 staff and serving customers worldwide. Since its humble beginnings in 1929, it has become the leading supplier of soilless growing mixes to North America’s top 100 greenhouse and nursery growers, shipping over 70,000 truckloads of product annually. Sun Gro products are made to exacting standards and conform to high product quality and performance criteria.

We currently have an opening in Seba Beach, AB for a Maintenance Manager. This person will be responsible for the maintenance of all process equipment throughout the plant. Supervision and support teams to develop the continuous improvement and safety performance programs.


· The function is to provide leadership to all teams, to satisfy our customers, and achieve superior business results.

· Provide Leadership in the area of Safety Performance

· Ensure that all employees work in a safe manor to support the corporate safety goals

· Ensure appropriate resources are available to all staff to achieve corporate safety goals.

· Measure, Monitor, Audit and Evaluate Safety Performance at all operations.

· Communicate the importance of health and safety to all employees, contractors and visitors.

· Design and lead long term improvement plans for the facilities

· Monitor the performance and effectiveness of all operations

· Effectively manage company assets.

· Be dedicated to employee development and succession planning principles

· Responsible for Team Development

· Understand safety with high regard to OHS and company policies

· Excel in workplace coaching skills

· Help team meet business plan goals

· Act as a coach, teacher and problem solver

· Support team in:

– Developing standard work procedures

– Developing job skills

– Apply the 4 rules of production

– Develop problem solving skills

– Look for things that are not ideal

· Monitor team performance and maintain records

· Coordinate with other teams and leadership team

· Analyze cause and effects

· To provide for optimum maintenance of plant equipment.

· To recommend and carry out approved capital projects.

· To provide management of inventories.

– Drive the LEAN manufacturing program.


· Ability to plan, organize and monitor activities according to priorities

· Establish and meet schedules, deadlines and quotas

· Decision making skills that focus on process improvement

· Work co-operatively with cross-functional team members

· Mechanical skills and aptitude

· Work in stressful environment

· Understand safety and implement programs

· Understand LEAN manufacturing and teach/mentor team members

· Communication and writing skills

· Facilitation skills


– Trade background an asset

– First aid, Hazard ID, WHIMIS

– Experience in plant environment

– Supervision skills

– Computer skills – Microsoft Office, front end systems, QC systems




Seba Beach, Alberta

Job Type:

Full time



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