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  • Maintenance Engineer

    Job Locations CA-NS-Brookfield
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  • Why work for Lafarge?

    Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you.   Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at .



    The Maintenance Engineer’s, primary objective is to deliver a higher level of equipment reliability and availability through the introduction and development of maintenance prevention processes and engineering practices. Implement new concepts and proven tools that will deliver higher reliability and performance. Develop and maintain standardized KPIs to evaluate the plant’s performance and recommend improvements. Improves the uptime and productive capacity of critical equipment using formalized problem-solving techniques. In addition, the Maintenance Engineer will provide technical mechanical assistance for the Plant team. When required, the Maintenance Engineer will assume the responsibilities of a Maintenance Supervisor/planner and lead mechanical repair staff. Furthermore, the incumbent will define and implement capital projects within the capital budget plan in order to improve the plant’s operation and keep the plant in a long-term competitive position.


    • To serve as a role model in the areas of safety, environmental stewardship, leadership, teamwork, customer focus, and continuous improvement to ensure alignment with the company’s vision and critical success factors.
    • Assist in developing, recommending and managing process & equipment reliability programs (Root cause failure analysis/ Mean Time Between Failure)
    • Perform studies to ensure the overall reliability and capacity of the mills through product quality standards, equipment specific specifications and requirements compliance.
    • Work with supervisors of maintenance (mechanical and electrical) to ensure optimal performance and efficiency of maintenance activities (mechanical & electrical)
    • Identify and manage asset reliability/ risks that could adversely affect business operations
    • Plan and Execute Reliability Improvement Projects specifically intended to support Production to incrementally improve plant performance.
    • Review engineering specifications/drawings and propose design modifications to improve reliability within cost and other performance requirements
    • Monitor equipment performance and evaluate equipment history and failure trends to determine sources of poor component performance
    • Evaluate equipment failure modes and utilize engineering experience and training to develop solutions for eliminating/mitigating potential failure(s)
    • Provide or obtain technical expertise to assist the production, process, and maintenance departments in the optimization of equipment.
    • The Maintenance Engineer with the input of plant personnel assist in planning and implementing capital projects with minimum supervision.
    • Interface with vendors, contractors, and engineering firms on proposal for design and execution of projects in all the technical aspects, bearing in mind the safety aspects.
    • Coordinate the system start-up and commissioning along with the plant people; assists in the resolution of any contract disputes; organize proper training when required.
    • Contribute to maintaining and updating the long-term plan, which provides the medium to long term direction for the plant; maintain a continual awareness of project status and cost.
    • Perform a contributing role in developing spare parts lists; coordinate development of specifications for mechanical and electrical disciplines.
    • Optimize the downtime management system to be able to better plan maintenance activities.

    Relationship with other jobs:

    • Works closely with the maintenance team.
    • Works with the Process / System / Production teams as needed.



    Plant Capacity:                                                 250,000T cement

    Number of Direct Reports                                  0


    Specific Accountabilities:

    • Provide a safe working environment for all employees and contractors.
    • Ensure that projects comply with all legislated regulations and corporate policies.
    • Successfully complete projects on time and within budget, with effective use of resources.
    • Ensure productivity, housekeeping and quality of work standards are maintained on all projects.
    • Aim to achieve targeted reliability on all major equipment through recommendations and the installation new equipment.
    • Achieve personal and departmental goals


    • A mechanical engineering degree or technical college diploma/degree or equivalent combination of technical training and/or 2 to 5 years of related experience
    • 1+ year of relevant experience in the mechanical maintenance environmental will be an asset.
    • Familiar with automated drafting software (ex.: Autocad)
    • Knowledge of project management procedures, cost control, and scheduling.
    • Ability to work on many tasks at the same time while keeping excellent organizational skills.
    • Good leadership ability and interpersonal skills.
    • Knowledge of the cement technology and manufacturing is an asset.
    • Demonstrate ability/skill in working with mechanical tools and equipment.


    Why work for us?


    Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more!  More information can be found at:

    We thank you for your interest.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.



    Lafarge Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. In Ontario, our organization/business is committed to fulfilling our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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