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Reliability Engineer

Job Location: ​Brantford​

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

The Reliability Engineer's primary focus is to determine the reliability of the Ferrero Brantford Plant components, equipment and processes to reduce technical downtime. In this role you will guarantee equipment and machinery value safeguard, perform component breakdown analysis/root causes underlying reasons for such potential issues. You will also perform assets and component ABC analysis, create statistical analysis, charts, drawings. Updating, cascading and consolidating Ferrero group Maintenance policies.

This position reports to the Maintenance Reliability Manager (TDM)

Main Responsibilities:


  • Provides economic and quantitative impacts on maintenance budget due to new or updated maintenance policies, together with Maintenance Manager
  • Managing for maintenance the IAS code for the investments in order to insure the proper asset depreciation.
  • Collaboration with Finance on the investment assets management. 
  • Collaborates with Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Coordinator in elaborating and consolidating investment budget proposals with regard to the impact on the reliability of the Maintenance processes
  • Leading Weekly / Monthly maintenance meetings regarding targets- KPI’s – break down analysis – PM reviews and maintenance planning and scheduling process.


  • Defines guidelines for maintenance policies (frequency of tasks, etc.) in collaboration with Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Coordinator, in order to verify their feasibility and expected benefits
  • Collects and analyses, in collaboration with Maintenance Coordinator and Maintenance Manager, the equipment’s performance and failure data
  • Defines the machine breakdown logic and the physical layout hierarchy for equipment’s (new and updated, with the cost centres structure)
  • Collaborates with Maintenance Manager in defining auto-maintenance (production routine maintenance) potential application scope
  • Accountable for ensuing the updating, sharing, classifying and storage (also digital archive) of machine books, manuals, technical documentation, technical drawing


  • Support the maintenance planner/scheduler on the management of the allocation of the resources and PM’s according to the line’s availability.
  • Collects, elaborates and shares best maintenance practices (available internally or externally) to be used during maintenance interventions
  • Supports the Maintenance Coordinator in planning the maintenance (preventative and predictive), above all providing him/her with information related to maintenance policies updating (ex: PM frequency) and / or new policies
  • Collaborates with Maintenance RMS – RDM’s for the identification of corrective, preventative and predictive actions based on the equipment efficiency analysis


  • FPM- FOX WAVE 2 Leader – Coordinates all the FOX2 activities – Workshop’s -Action plan follow-up.
  • OEE – Deployment and technical analysis of the OEE factory wise 
  • Creating with the support of the Reliability Manager new standards -providing the maintenance team the information’s related to new maintenance policies updating (ex: PM frequency)- BOM – ABC analysis - data analysis methods -Group KPI’S
  • Supporting the deployments of the new maintenance tools – new software’s – 
  • SAP PM - Mobile system integration
  • SAP PM new technical structure implementation 
  • PdM data (vibration sensor, oil samples, thermal images) analysis and progressive implementation according to FOX Wave 2 – FPM / ABC analysis 


  • Guarantees equipment and machinery value safeguard, perform component breakdown analysis/root causes underlying reasons for such potential issues.


  • Guarantees equipment and machinery value safeguard, perform component breakdown analysis/root causes underlying reasons for such potential issues.

Who we are looking for:

  • Minimum University degree in a relevant Engineering discipline 
  • Minimum 1 to 3 years of relevant industry experience, specifically experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Strong technical background in Maintenance and Engineering 
  • Demonstrated experience with coordinating activities across cross-functional areas
  • Flexible to accept and prioritize multiple challenges and quick change in priorities
  • Proven hands-on problem solving and project management skills
  • Strong understanding of equipment design and function
  • Knowledge of GMP, HACCP, and other relevant food safety and environment regulations is an asset 
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to make suggestions and implement improvements
  • Knowledge and experience with Lean Management
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Understanding of Design programs i.e AutoCAD 
  • Knowledge of SAP

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 


Ferrero Canada will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities throughout all stages of the selection process. If you need accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise the HR Representative. Information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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