IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for a MAINTENANCE MANAGER for our Becancour, QC client.

The position is accountable for the development, planning and management of the maintenance and engineering activities required to ensure safe and optimal operational efficiency of terminal equipment and processes. Manages the ongoing modification of and improvement to the facility to ensure ongoing competitiveness and profitability.


Manages maintenance plans and programs to increase uptime and profitability while providing the necessary support for ongoing operations. This includes mechanical and electrical services, boilers, steam production, waste water treatment and automation.

Oversees and coordinates maintenance service requirements outsourced to external service providers.

Overall responsibility to ensure that all site assets are maintained in good working condition and to oversee all grounds maintenance.

Participates in the development and implementation of capital projects of financial or risk benefit to the facility.

Ensures documentation of maintenance processes is complete and up to date. Provides reports as required.

Manages equipment conditions and work practices to ensure that safety standards are maintained in accordance with the company’s requirements and government regulations.

Responsible for all aspects of human resource management including hiring, promoting, performance management, and discipline within company policy and collective agreement. Provides for effective staff development according to requirements.

Helps to promote an environment that fosters teamwork and safe work practices. Promotes efficient initiatives through participation, training and staff engagement in continuous work improvement activities.


Mechanical, electrical and analytical ability.

Demonstrated understanding of industrial maintenance, boilers, steam production, waste water treatment and HVAC systems.

Proven planning, problem solving, organizing, project management and leadership skills.

Computer competent.

Bilingual, French and English (an asset)

Minimum six (6) years of progressively responsible experience including supervisory experience of in scope and out of scope employees.

College or university degree in a related field.

Engineering certificate (an asset).

Equivalent combinations of education and experience that result in the required level of knowledge skill and competence will be considered. 

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Document to –



IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for a FACILITY OPERATIONS MANAGER for our Killam, AB client.

This position is responsible for the successful, safe and profitable management of all facets of grain operations i.e. receiving, grading, cleaning, drying, storing and shipping of grain and grain by-products.


Creates and/or implements practices, policies and procedures to ensure operations comply with relevant legislation, regulations and/or standards and directs the activities of subordinates through scheduling of staff and responsibilities so as to achieve maximum throughput, efficiencies and financial returns.

Coordinates and directs receiving and shipping operations to achieve maximum handling volumes and optimum use of handling and processing equipment, prevent long line ups of inward trucks, avoid demurrage on rail cars and successfully meet shipping deadlines. This includes initiating and/or maintaining effective communication practices and work relationship with marketing and logistics regarding amounts and quality available for shipment or for which shipping will be required and regarding grain requirements and space availability, conducting ongoing analysis of position to ensure degree of liability stock sheet does not exceed value of physical stock sheet and providing appropriate and timely advice and recommendations to the manager.

Develops procedures to ensure most cost efficient/effective production of screening by products (if applicable) and initiates and/or participates in effective communication practices with marketing and logistics to ensure sales commitments can be met, stock levels are within acceptable limits and in conjunction with manager, conducts analysis and develops projects for annual production levels for screening.

Assists in the creation and management of annual operating budgets, develops recommendations and submissions regarding capital requirements and monitors operating statements, initiates improvement and/or corrective actions as required and provides the manager with appropriate advice/reports regarding operational issues, problems and concerns.

Creates and/or implements practices, policies and procedures to ensure provision of safe and healthy work environment i.e. plant sanitation, security of assets, operations, personnel, promoting understanding and compliance with safety policies, including facilitating and or attending appropriate safety meeting.

Hires, promotes, disciplines and discharges staff within corporate policies.  Ensures the development and motivation of staff through implementation of training, development and performance management processes.

Directs staff in cleaning operations to ensure product is cleaned to export standards and ensure cleaning procedures yield net physical stock favourable on completion of a weighed audit as well as directing staff in established quality control, reclaim procedures, drying and blending of grain, ensuring all practices comply with established industry and erupting, including health and safety regulations and policies and ensuring all practices are conducive to prevention of grain deterioration cause by heating or infestation.

Manages loading logistics of outward shipments to maximize financial returns on shipping of commercially cleaned grain.

Performs other duties as required.


Minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible experience in management, agri-business and/or other related customer service function.

Post-secondary degree in Agriculture or Business Administration.

High level of knowledge regarding grain grading, cleaning and handling.

Strong knowledge of the overall grain industry, its regulations and policies.

Decisions made by this position can significantly impact the business unit and company operations, finances, goodwill and image.

Needs to have experience effectively managing, coaching and training staff. Strong manager and strong communicator – looking to rebuild culture and keep people engaged

Experience operating/managing a high throughput grain handling facility.

Experience managing and tracking grain inventory both book and physical bin boards.

Experience leading an effective safety and food safety program and promoting a strong safety and food safety culture.

Mechanical aptitude, capable of troubleshooting/diagnosing/investigating issues with equipment in the facility.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience that result in the required level of knowledge skill and competence will be considered.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Document to –




IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for an ASSISTANT PRODUCTION ENGINEER for our Belle, West Virginia client.


Provides day-to-day leadership and overall guidance to the hourly production staff (Team Leaders, Operators, and Specialists). Ensures high standards of safety and environmental performance while delivering against production cost, quality and schedule objectives.

Key Results: – key business results or outcomes associated with the Position:

Skilled Shift Team Leaders who are involved, educated, and know and demonstrate the company vision, policies, and procedures.

Highly productive and effective work teams that consistently meet production, schedule and quality targets.

A clean and safe work-place.

Compliance with all government and Safety, Environmental and Health policies and procedures and regulations.

Continuous improvements in safety, productivity, quality, and cost.

Train, coach, and mentor shift Team Leaders to develop their skills and the skills of their teams.

Lead development of safety and operations excellence culture among production staff.

Lead day to day plant operations.

Drive continuous improvements in safety, productivity, quality and cost.

Involve teams in problem solving activities with an emphasis on continuous improvement.

Organization and cleanliness of the plant areas.

Serves as a role model for ensuring compliance with policies.

Ensures compliance with all federal and state safety/environmental laws and regulations.

Leads or participates in pre-start-up safety reviews.

Troubleshooting and problem solving of process issues.

Investigate incidents, determine root causes, and complete corrective actions to prevent repeat.

Sufficient production staffing and scheduling including overtime.

Works with staff to determine maintenance needs for production in a manner that is least disruptive to production.

Coordination of equipment servicing.


BS, or MS Chemical Engineering

Work Experience:

15+ years of Chemical or polymer resin plant manufacturing experience, including operational roles

Demonstrated experience working with teams in a Leadership role

Demonstrated experience with requirements and use of PSM (OSHA 1910.119)

Note: prefer some background experience in plant turnarounds and start-ups.

Working relationships:

Peers- Quality Manager, Reliability Manager, SHE Specialist, Administration Manager, Engineering Manager, Assistant Production Manager – Production

Management- Production Manager, Plant Manager, President

Subordinates- Team Leaders, Operators, Day Shift Relief, Packaging Specialist

Must be authorized to work in the US

Normal: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, ½ hour unpaid lunch

Occasional: Nights and weekends to participate in operation activities. May be requested to join a shift rotation (to share in providing 7 day per week, 24hr coverage) for an operating campaign.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Word Document to




IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for a PRODUCTION MANAGER for our Kitchener, ON client.

Our client is a green energy company and Industry Leader that is committed to alternative solutions and sustainable development to protect the environment. The company currently has excellent opportunities for manufacturing growth and development. Seeking an Operations Manager capable of eventually stepping into a plant management role. Nice location a little over an hour from Toronto.


Provide facility leadership and backup support to the Facility Manager.

Lead the Operations team, promoting a safe operating culture.

Maximize production while constantly working to drive down operating cost.

Interface with Compliance and Safety managers to ensure all requirements are met.

Work with the Maintenance department to prioritize repairs and improvement projects.

Evaluate equipment and processes to identify ways to optimize performance or to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations.

Assist in troubleshooting process and equipment problems involving rotating equipment, vacuum systems, fired heaters/exchangers, tankage, instrumentation, waste water treatment, etc.

Work with management to develop capital improvement projects including design, budgeting, justification, management, and reporting.

Assist in managing elements of the facilities Process Safety Management program including coordinating HAZOPs


BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. (Chemical preferred)

8+ years’ overall experience in a “Process Industry” manufacturing environment. Experience with continuous processes ideal (petrochemical, chemical, ethanol, refining industries or related) but open to batch with relevant unit operations.

3+ years of operations supervisory experience.

Capital project management experience.

Process and equipment troubleshooting capabilities including distillation columns, hydrotreaters, industrial vessels, rotating equipment, control systems, instrumentation, piping etc.

Experience with EHS compliance, particularly Process Safety Management.

Has strong leadership and communication skills and willing to be a “Hands On” out in the plant working manager.

Must be authorized to work in Canada.

Should be viewed as promotable to a plant management role.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Word Document to