Maintenance Foreman in Truro at Sollio Agriculture

Date Posted: 10/22/2019

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Job Description

Sollio Agriculture, the Agri-business Division of La Coop fédérée, is a Canadian leader in the agriculture industry. It specializes in the merchandising of farm inputs and value-added agronomic services. It benefits from a synergy between three sectors: livestock production, crop production and grains. Present in almost every part of Canada, it has close to 1,100 employees and made $2.125 billion in sales in 2018 in Canada and abroad. For more information about Sollio Agriculture, visit sollio.agAtlantic Farm Services Inc. is an affiliate of Sollio Agriculture, consisting of the activities of three feed mills located in Moncton, Truro and New Minas.



Our sector is seeking a:



Maintenance Foreman -  ()



Work location: 349 Willow Street, Truro, NS B2N 5A6

Status : Permanent, Full Time, Replacement



Reporting to the Feed Mill Manager, your duties include:

  • Scheduling, supervising and performing quality maintenance and preventative maintenance to minimize breakdowns and downtime while keeping cost to a minimum;
  • Ensuring that the boilers are maintained in good condition and that all tests on boiler water are carried out daily and any chemical treatment required is affected;
  • Maintaining an adequate spare-parts inventory to minimize downtime while keeping cost in line;
  • Collaborating with the Feed Production Manager maintenance staff and/or outside contractors in planning, costing and implementing additions or alterations to existing equipment and buildings;
  • Contributing to the achievement of fire, security and safety standards by securing adherence to approved fire, security and safety policies and procedures;
  • Nurturing harmonious relationships with unionized employees by fair and equitable administration of the collective agreement to minimize grievance in accordance with the collective agreement and company policy;
  • Monitoring the time and equipment used on each job and allocates to the appropriate function code to assist in proper costing of various processes;
  • Assuring full utilization of staff through timely training, development, and motivation;
  • Participating as a key team member in the Truro Feed Mill HACCP program; and
  • Having working knowledge of and understands the various S.O.P.'s that are carried out by themselves and their subordinates.



  • You have extensive production maintenance experience, preferably in a feed mill;
  • You have excellent supervisory skills;
  • You are a great team player.


If you want to join the ranks of an organization with a bright future that provides interesting challenges, a stimulating work environment as well as a competitive compensation package, we invite you to join our team.

Send your application to, by 20/11/2019 at the latest.

We thank all candidates for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Sollio Agriculture and Atlantic Farm Services Inc. are equal opportunity employers.

Thank you for your consideration.