VersaCold is a food-first supply chain company with one of North America’s largest cold chain networks. We're dedicated to ensuring the safety, quality and freshness of the food families eat. With 65 years of experience, we collaborate as entrusted partners to maintain cold chain integrity and deliver customized solutions to complex business challenges. The foundation of our culture is based upon The VersaCold Way demonstrating our commitment to health and safety, integrity, innovation, performance and collaboration.
We are a growing organization and currently looking for a passionate and motivated Regional Chief, Engineering to join our winning team.
Employment Type: Full Time
Reports To: VP, Engineering
The Regional Chief, Engineering is responsible for the operations and maintenance of three refrigerated warehouses as well as the management of employees assigned to maintenance and operations, the creation of documented processes for operations, maintenance and health and security. This individual carries out continuous improvement activities and manages the implementation of capital projects.
Lead and promote a culture where Health and Safety is the #1 priority. Provides leadership and support for Health & Safety initiatives within the department.
Direct and supervise the Quebec engineering team: chief engineer, maintenance personnel, janitors, contractors and technicians in accordance with Company policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training new employees, scheduling, planning, assigning and directing work, evaluating performance, engaging and disciplining employees, conducting meetings with employees, handling complaints and resolving problems.
Create and maintain efficient communication with employees.
Be an example in terms of professional and ethical practices and attitudes as well as the guiding principles of the Company.
Promote and ensure compliance with provincial regulations on stationary engine mechanics, electrical safety, the environment, health and safety, labor and all other applicable regulations and laws.
Monitor and adjust building / warehouse equipment and systems to reduce energy consumption and service costs.
Ensure that the temperature control requirements of the Company's customers are met, monitor, record and perform daily checks of the refrigeration equipment / building.
Carry out continuous improvement initiatives for warehouse energy management operations and programs.
Develop, monitor and provide effective preventive maintenance and a safety program for all refrigeration equipment, the building and the pallet racking system.
Participate in the management of major repairs, improvements and additions to warehouse / building systems, pallet racking system and equipment.
Keep records of maintenance and repair schedules.
Ensure warehouse and product security by monitoring security systems and enforcing security procedures.
Recommend procedures and programs to improve operations and equipment.
Provide open access and assistance to regulatory authorities with respect to warehouse / building systems and equipment.
Purchase supplies, parts and equipment necessary for the performance of maintenance tasks at the warehouse / building.
Give directions to and manage contractors and suppliers.
Active participation in joint health & safety committees’ meetings for all three sites
Fluency in English and French is required (written and spoken)
Class A refrigeration mechanic certificate (MMF - Refrigeration, Class A) or Ability to obtain certification in Quebec
Trade license, post-secondary training in engineering techniques is an important asset.
10+ years of experience in operating an ammonia refrigeration warehouse, including five years of experience as Chief Engineer.
Experience working in a HACCP GMP environment is an important asset.
Experience in refrigerated warehouses considered an important asset.
Strong leadership and supervisory skills; strong mechanical skills.
Experience with computerized maintenance management systems.
Experience with building management and equipment control systems.
Knowledge of Quebec regulations regarding stationary engine mechanics, environmental laws and regulations, occupational health and safety law, building codes, regulations for elevators, pressure vessels, electrical safety and related codes and regulations.
Experience with warehouse security programs, establishing preventive maintenance programs and controlling energy costs, managing repairs and maintenance budgets.
Capital budgeting and project execution experience.
Computer skills with Windows, Microsoft Office, emails, worksheet and project management software.
VersaCold is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse work environment. VersaCold welcomes and encourages applications from various groups including visible minorities, Aboriginal, and people with disabilities.
VersaCold is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with all applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of our process. If you require additional accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.