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Automation & Engineering Maintenance Manager

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Peterborough, Canada - CAN
  • Post Date: 1/1/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • Job Level: 01. Regular
  • TRAVEL REQUIRED: 00% - 25%
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Job ID: R-21701

Position Overview:

The Manager provides leadership and directs strategy for both Maintenance & Engineering efforts in support of plant's strategic and production plans. He/she leads short term and long term capital projects, automation and controls systems along with day to day Plant Engineering and Maintenance activities and team management.

Function Specific Activities:

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manages Engineering and Maintenance strategy for the site and lead capital and strategic projects.
  • Develops annual budget and executes business plans, including the development & implementation of strategies, processes & programs.
  • Lead capital projects and manage the capital spend start to finish along with managing internal workforce, contractors throughout the process and stakeholders.
  • Manage the departmental workload and effectively plan day to day and also short and long terms initiatives.
  • Responsible for supervision of maintenance team. Responsibilities include: the employing, the training, the supervising, the disciplining, and the discharging of the employees in the respective department; subject to the approval of the company.
  • Design, configuration, integration and implementation of process control solutions for various manufacturing specifications.
  • Develop P&IDs and loop descriptions for processes, and/or equipment.
  • Develop user requirement specifications & design, write, implement, test and document PLC and HMI software.
  • Documentation of all schematic, diagram changes, and PLC programming Documentation changes to keep plant records current.
  • Develop control system validation/testing protocols.
  • Troubleshoot control systems from the field element up through operator interfaces and databases Create, edit, and document batch systems recipes
  • Creates and adheres to a work order planning and scheduling process; Ensure service calls and machinery repairs are completed in a timely manner
  • Oversee plant projects and account accurately for expenditures for each project.
  • Purchasing and Purchase Order control.
  • Serve as a resource and a technical expert for the plant in all disciplines of automation controls for line, utilities support and process equipment.
  • Performs training needs analyses, as appropriate, and initiates, develops, and/or coordinates the implementation of specific training and development programs for staff and associates.
  • Continually reduces equipment downtime and increase availability through the establishment of a preventive/predictive maintenance program (including failure analysis) designed, directed, monitored and continually improved.
  • Drive root cause corrective action for issues and continuous improvement in performance.
  • Supports plant facilities and equipment maintenance to produce quality products in an efficient and profitable manner
  • Responsible to maintain and repair all production equipment: pumps, Pasteurizers, homogenizers, process equipment, evaporators, dryers, valves, baggers, controls, etc.
  • Responsible to maintain and repair all support equipment: boiler, air-compressors, refrigeration equipment, compressors, thermal storage units, condensers, vacuum pumps, air conditioning units, sewer meters, waste water systems, conductivity meters, water meters, etc.
  • Be an active part of the emergency response team as prescribed by the company Safety Program.
  • Oversee the fabrication and manufacturing of equipment for production needs; product and process piping, sanitary equipment, steam lines, chemical lines, pneumatic lines, etc.
  • Establishes and maintains a stockroom operation that provides repair parts for critical process equipment as well as necessary consumables for the plant.
  • Participates in, and supports, the safety and environment programs. Be the safety and environment champion as required.
  • With the approval of management, enforce all company policies including working rules.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Food Safety Responsibilities:

  • Notify about any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.
  • Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.
  • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.
  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required



  • Bachelor Science degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Computer Engineering, at least 7 years of industrial experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Experience in commissioning and startup of control systems
  • Experience in the Food Manufacturing industry


  • Experience in the Dairy Industry is highly preferred.
  • Experience with Aseptic or low acid filling systems is highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Provincial, Federal regulations for a dairy manufacturing facility is a plus.
  • Familiarity with dairy productions processes, Clean In Place, CFIA, DFO, OMAFRA, Pasteurized Milk Ordinance and legal pasteurization controls/requirements is a plus.
  • Specific knowledge of GMP's and batch process control in the food science industry with validation experience is a plus.
  • Strong Engineering & Maintenance experience and working knowledge of plant maintenance software, SAP preferred.
  • Proficiency in commissioning and startup of control systems.
  • Ability to work with engineers, external vendors, operators and management to manage projects and assignments is essential.
  • Ability to troubleshoot control systems from the field element up through operator interfaces and databases.
  • Proficiency with control system networking technologies and PC networking technology.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse community.
  • Proficiency designing and programming control systems with emphasis on PLCs, SCADA or HMI systems.
  • Familiarity with Canadian electrical and safety requirements
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the Electric Code and international standards.
  • Wiring schematic capabilities.
  • Tolerance of ambiguity.
  • Ability to develop and implement standard electrical and automation engineering practices.
  • Working knowledge of national, provincial, and local regulatory requirements in the areas of food safety, safety, environment and emergency management.
  • Proficiency reading and red-lining PI&D drawings.
  • Programming experience with Allen Bradley ControlLogix, CompactLogix and SLC500 PLCs, Siemens, Mitsubishi, etc.
  • Familiarity with Allen Bradley VFDs, ControlNet networks.
  • Proficiency working with SQL Server, Oracle, or other relational databases.
  • Proficiency with Visual Basic scripting.
  • Familiarity with Endress + Hauser instrumentation (flow meters, level transmitters, RTDs/temperature transmitters, level probes, etc.)
  • HMI or SCADA programming and configuration of any of the following software packages Wonderware, Rockwell, Factory Talk, Siemens, US Data, etc.

Coca-Cola Limited is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.  We have a number of programs and policies in place to support this goal. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact our HR Shared Service team by calling 1-877-677-6774. Coca-Cola Limited will consult with all applicants with a disability who request accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure that the accommodation provided takes into account the applicants individual accessibility needs.


Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

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