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Maintenance Manager, Sun Gro Horticulture


Sun Gro Horticulture is one of the most prominent North American horticultural companies, serving customers worldwide. Established in 1929, the company has become the leading supplier of soilless growing mixes to North America’s top 100 greenhouse and nursery growers, shipping over 70,000 truckloads of product annually. Sun Gro products are made to exacting standards and conform to high product quality and performance criteria.Employing over 300 employees across North America; many scientists, technicians, managers, facilities workers, and sales professionals are at the heart of the company. Operating a network of 25 production/distribution facilities across Canada and the United States.

Sun Gro Horticulture provides safe operating environments for its peat harvesting operations as well as its production and distribution facilities operations. They are Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliant, maintaining safety manuals, and providing staff with regular safety training.

Sun Gro Horticulture’s mission is to be an industry leader in soilless growing mixes, serving horticultural professionals, retailers, and gardeners with superior quality, branded growing mixes that yield exceptional results.

For further information about Sun Gro Horticulture, please visit their website at


Reports to:  Plant Manager

Responsible for:  Plant Maintenance Departments / Improvement Programs

Location:  Inkerman, New Brunswick


Responsible for the maintenance of all process equipment throughout the plants. Supervision and support teams to develop the continuous improvement and safety performance programs.


The position will include the following responsibilities:

  • The function is to provide leadership to all teams, to satisfy our customers, and achieve superior business results
  • Provide Leadership in the area of Safety Performance
  • Ensure that all employees work in a safe manor to support the corporate safety goals
  • Ensure appropriate resources are available to all staff to achieve corporate safety goals
  • Measure, Monitor, Audit and Evaluate Safety Performance at all operations
  • Communicate the importance of health and safety to all employees, contractors and visitors
  • Design and lead long term improvement plans for the facilities
  • Monitor the performance and effectiveness of all operations
  • Effectively manage company assets
  • Be dedicated to employee development and succession planning principles
  • Responsible for Team Development
  • Understand safety with high regard to OHS and company policies
  • Excel in workplace coaching skills
  • Help team meet business plan goals
  • Act as a coach, teacher and problem solver
  • Support team in:
  • Developing standard work procedures
  • Developing job skills
  • Apply the 4 rules of production
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Look for things that are not ideal
  • Monitor team performance and maintain records
  • Coordinate with other teams and leadership team
  • Analyze cause and effects
  • To provide for optimum maintenance of plant equipment.
  • To recommend and carry out approved capital projects
  • To provide management of inventories
  • Drive the LEAN manufacturing program


 The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Trade background an asset
  • First aid, Hazard ID, WHIMIS
  • Experience in plant environment
  • Supervision skills
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Office, front end systems, QC systems

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to plan, organize and monitor activities according to priorities
  • Establish and meet schedules, deadlines and quotas
  • Decision making skills that focus on process improvement
  • Work co-operatively with cross-functional team members
  • Mechanical skills and aptitude
  • Work in stressful environment
  • Understand safety and implement programs
  • Understand LEAN manufacturing and teach/mentor team members
  • Communication and writing skills
  • Facilitation skills



How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
ADNJ-214630 Maintenance Manager, Sun Gro Horticulture - NB (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.