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Greatvalley Juices is a division of A. Lassonde Inc. situated in?the beautiful small town?of Port Williams, Nova Scotia. The plant processes farm fresh apples into apple juice for bottling, as well as the preparation and bottling of other from concentrate drinks and juices.

We are currently looking for a Maintenance Supervisor to join our team, who will plan and organize all activities pertaining to maintenance and provide leadership and support to the Maintenance team.

We have a great work environment where you can grow your career with great wages, benefits and participate in a pension plan for your future.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Maintenance Supervisor will be responsible for managing the entire maintenance operation of equipment, building and control systems.

The Maintenance Supervisor is also responsible for the supervision of the evening processing team during the fall harvest.


  • Develop and execute a schedule for all maintenance work and repairs to ensure that equipment is operational for scheduled production
  • Responsible for making the necessary decisions regarding: frequency and extent of equipment repair and maintenance, frequency and volume of parts and supplies ordered
  • Ensure that parts are available and purchased in appropriate quantities and at competitive prices as per A. Lassonde Inc.’s purchasing policy
  • Maintain and document repair service records for equipment
  • Coordinate building maintenance and repair as required
  • During the fall apple harvest, oversee and supervise the evening processing team.
  • Review quarterly variances and provide explanations and control departmental spending to meet budgets
  • Ensure proper equipment layout for Production requirements
  • Provide direction and instructions to external Contractors
  • Assist in the preparation and adherence to the annual department budget
  • Work on ongoing projects such as new equipment installations, new product launches, continuous improvement initiatives etc…
  • Manage, coach and train employees and ensure they adhere to safe work practices and company policies and procedures
  • Follow and ensure that all maintenance work is in compliance with all GMP, HACCP and other Food Safety requirements
  • Responsible for working in a safe manner and maintaining a work environment as free as possible from hazards to ensure the safety of employees in compliance with the OHSA, internal safety policies and procedures and other safety regulations
  • Perform accident/incident investigations as required and ensure that corrective action is taken place in a timely manner
  • Act as management representative on the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) when required
  • Perform all other tasks deemed pertinent to the position


  • Licensed Millwright or completion of a Mechanical/Engineering technical program, or equivalent
  • 3 years of Maintenance work experience, preferably in a Supervisor role
  • Previous work experience in the food and beverage industry is a definite asset
  • Knowledge of various codes and regulations such as: Fire/Building Code, OHSA, TSSA, Environmental Standards, ESA, CFIA etc…
  • Strong technical aptitude (both mechanical and electrical) and troubleshooting ability of manufacturing machinery and equipment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and engage employees
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to multitask
  • Ability to negotiate and problem solve
  • Excellent computer and mathematical skills

Interested applicants are invited to send their resume to

We thank all applicants for their interest in our company. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted, however, we will retain all resumes on file for future opportunities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Please advise us if you require accommodation and we will be happy to work with you to meet your needs.

About Lassonde Inc.

Lassonde is an active, growing, and innovative company. To support this growth, we are always on the lookout for new, talented people with a serious interest in the agri-food industry—people who will enable us to continue to reach even higher.

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