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Industrial Electrician

Port Perry, ON

Industrial Electrician

A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein Company

Maple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value – creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society. We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.

Our job is to make great food

Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-paced and challenging.  We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement. 

Raise the Good in Food

We have united behind a shared purpose – to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients; investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives; becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

Our Leadership Values 

Eight core values guide us in everything that we do.
  • Do What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility

The Opportunity

A licensed Electrician will be responsible for effective troubleshooting, repair, installation, and preventative maintenance of facility electrical distribution systems and equipment in an industrial setting.  They will ensure safe plant operations and a safe working environment for all employees.  They will report to the Maintenance Manager.  Rotating shifts – days/afternoons.

A snapshot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do: 

  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics, and code specifications to determine lay-out of industrial equipment and installations
  • Conduct planned preventative and predictive maintenance and keep maintenance records
  • Actively participate in preventive maintenance program on building equipment processing equipment daily
  • Provide efficient production equipment set up, inspection and shutdown of all related equipment when required, including process changeovers
  • Program, troubleshoot, maintain and repair industrial equipment and automation including PLCs, HMI, frequency drives, temperature controls and other related devices
  • Operate all power truck equipment, such as forklift and counter balance; reach trucks and walkie/rider
  • Maintain a clean and tidy work area(s)
  • Manage own work sequence
  • Complete required documentation accurately and neatly
  • Follow standard operating procedures
  • Perform duties in accordance with all regulatory bodies
  • Adhere to all Food Safety, Health & Safety, HACCP, WHMIS and good manufacturing practices guidelines and applicable statutes and procedures
  • Contribute to a healthy work environment, while maintaining high food safety and health and safety standards
  • Operate production equipment and check performance of that equipment
  • Take action to correct any issues and to make improvements
  • Maintain productivity that meets/exceeds standards
  • Contribute to the team and the facility in a positive manner
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

What we have to offer you:

  • Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America
  • Professional and career development opportunities, supported by our commitment to talent development through our partnership with the Ivey School of Business. 
  • Competitive Health and Wellness benefits that start on your first day of employment
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program

What you will bring:

  • Certified Journeyman Electrician with 5+ years experience.  Preference to those with 442A licensing (Industrial Electrician) versus 309A (Construction Maintenance)
  • Knowledge of conveyors, high speed slicers, pumps/compressor, electrical/electronic controls and high speed packaging equipment
  • Strong working knowledge of HMI’s, electric motor controls, programmable logic controllers, basic wiring circuits and skills necessary to safely test common electrical systems and make minor repairs where permitted
  • Experience with computers, paperwork accuracy, and SAP
  • Good communication skills, able to speak and read English
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with repetitive tasks
  • Able to work in a variable temperature environment
  • Able to stand and walk throughout the shift
  • Highly motivated and able to work well with minimal supervision
  • Sense of urgency, attention to detail and ownership in quality of work
  • Punctual, reliable and responsible
  • Must have a complete complement of tools
  • Experience working in a food manufacturing environment considered an asset
We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible. 

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