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Champion Pet Foods Maintenance Supervisor in Acheson, Alberta


We are excited to announce we are looking for a Maintenance Supervisor - afternoon shift - to join our rapidly growing company.

Champion Petfoods is an award-winning pet food maker with a reputation of trust spanning 35+ years. Founded in a small town in Alberta, Canada, Champion – with its ORIJEN® and ACANA® brands – is a key player in the global premium pet food industry across three major geographic regions.

We would love to hear from you if you are passionate about personal and professional growth and see yourself as a key player contributing to our continued success as an award-winning company.

Champions for Sustainability

We are committed to doing our part to create positive change within our industry and the world at large. From the daily choices we make to the longer-term goals we set, it all adds up. Being a partner to the communities that surround us – and the environment that sustains us – are top priorities.

  • Advance our responsible sourcing

  • Reduce our packaging footprint

  • Drive for zero waste to landfills

Here’s the Scoop – Summary

As a Maintenance Supervisor, you will report directly to the Maintenance Manager. You will supervise and coach the Maintenance team to ensure safe, efficient execution of the maintenance work and optimal operational effectiveness in line with corporate and site objectives.

What an ordinary day looks like:


  • Ensure compliance to Company’s policies, practices and procedures related to Health and Safety, Food Safety, and the Environment

  • Comply with all safety training and departmental SOPs, and with all regulations relating to equipment and chemical approvals for a food manufacturing facility

  • Ensure that all reporting employees are aware of, and comply with, company policies and procedures related to health and safety and to the environment and commit to personal compliance


  • Provide direction, supervision to diverse workforce of 5 to 10 employees

  • Recruit, hire, train and manage employee performance

  • Provide daily direction to team and ensure job tasks are done efficiently and safely

  • Manage time & attendance of team

  • Develop and maintain good communication practices with departmental Production staff to advise of lead times required to obtain maintenance parts, and/or services


  • Assist in the identification and implementation of practices, procedures and service systems that will successfully address day-to-day maintenance issues and create opportunity to improve future production capacities and/or productivity

  • Oversee implementation and compliance with all aspects of security and preventative maintenance for the building, equipment and inventory, and all environmental issues and health and safety aspects for the departmental workforce

  • Manage and maintain the Preventative Maintenance computer program

  • Analyze equipment issues, identify solutions, or determine options for resolution and ensure repairs to the facility and/or equipment are carried out on a least cost basis

  • Create and maintain appropriate work orders, reports, and records, including information related to repair turn-around time

  • Participate in regular discussions and/or meetings with the Manager, Maintenance with regard to determination of budget items related to maintenance and other related issues


  • Consult and organize activities with other teams and departments

  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

What are we looking for?

  • 3 to 5+ years of supervisory experience in an industrial, manufacturing, or related environment

  • A College or University graduate from an electro-mechanical program and/or a licensed tradesperson with related experience.

  • Hold or be willing to complete a 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate

  • Ability to successful complete a pre-employment Drug & Alcohol and Fit-to-Work test up to 75 lbs

  • Ability to clear a Criminal Record Check

Working Conditions:

  • Shift: Monday – Friday, 2:00pm-10:30pm

  • Working inside a clean, modern, state-of-the-art pet food manufacturing facility, with brand new equipment.

What can you expect from Champion?

  • Safety: a strong commitment to ensure all people are provided with a safe, healthy and respectful environment.

  • Earnings: Competitive Wages that give financial peace of mind, RRSP with Company Match (OR Company 401(K) Match Contributions), Donation matching, and available overtime.

  • Industry Competitive Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision and Employee Assistance Programs to meet your individual or family needs, available on day one.

  • Continuing Education: In House & Online Learning & Development, as well as an Education Assistance Program

  • Quality: a dedication to uphold the highest standards of authenticity, nutritional integrity, and food safety, to earn the trust of Pet Lovers everywhere.

  • Other Perks: Relocation Assistance, Free Bag of Premium Pet Food each month, Free Parking and more!

What are you waiting for? Join the pack!

Changing the World, One Kibble at a Time

From our humble beginnings as a small part of a thriving animal feed manufacturing plant, Champion Petfoods has grown to become one of the world’s most respected and best-loved pet food companies.

We are committed to doing our part to create positive change within our industry and the world at large. From the daily choices we make to the longer-term goals we set, it all adds up. Being a partner to the communities that surround us – and the environment that sustains us – are top priorities.

Come as you are.

We value diversity in all forms and know the power it can bring. Workplace equality allows for creative ideas to bloom, diverse points of views to be heard, and increases overall happiness. That sounds pretty good to us.

Champion is an equal opportunity employer. Regardless of your race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, veteran status, or any other creed, you are wanted here.