Spanish multinational Natra is today one of the leading companies in Europe specializing in chocolate products for the private label brand and other food companies, as well as on cocoa derivatives. Natra’s consumer goods division is responsible for the manufacturing of chocolate tablets, countlines, spreads and Belgian chocolates and specialties, which are commercialized mainly in Europe, with Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Spain and United Kingdom as main markets. Similarly, the company is committed to its expansion into markets beyond Europe, with special focus placed in North America and China. Furthermore, via its industrial goods division, Natra provides cocoa-derived products (mainly cocoa powder and butter, and chocolate coatings) for the international food industry. The company currently has five specialized production centres in Spain, Belgium and France, as well as permanent commercial presence in Europe, United States and Asia. In addition to its main activity in the chocolate industry, Natra has a controlling stake in the Spanish multinational Natraceutical, which is specialized in the commercialization of natural nutritional supplements in Europe through its company Laboratories Forté Pharma.
Natra’s next strategic expansion efforts will bring a production facility into London Ontario along with the establishment of a commercial office in Toronto, Ontario. We are currently establishing the team for this Canadian presence and have immediate full time opportunities in our London office for the manufacturing operations.
Reporting to the Plant Manager and coordinating with the European technical team, you will be responsible for commissioning the facility’s production equipment, ensuring that it meets all applicable standards and is operational in time for the new production process to begin on schedule.
- Support the installation and commissioning of production line equipment;
- Support the production process by ensuring the safe and efficient operation, maintenance and repair of the plant’s equipment;
- Supervise daily, weekly and monthly preventative maintenance inspections;
- Conduct safety compliance inspections;
- Maintain production equipment records;
- Design, implement and manage a master preventive maintenance plan;
- Instruct personnel in equipment start-up procedures and machine operation;
- Manage the purchase of services and components required in the repair and maintenance of equipment and facilities;
- Analyze equipment failures, determine cause(s), and make necessary adjustments or repairs;
- Seek opportunities to lower costs and enhance production efficiency through the adoption of new technologies;
- Perform electrical and mechanical maintenance duties as required.
- Knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics (PLC), boilers, air conditioning, and welding;
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in mechanical or electrical engineering, or a related discipline;
- 5+ years’ experience in a food manufacturing environment with extensive knowledge of manufacturing equipment and processes;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience in Siemens S7;
- Experience with a production line filling sauces, dips, soups, condiments, soft drinks, juices, etc;
- Experience with packaging equipment;
- Knowledge of Spanish or French.