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Powerhouse Shift Engineer (2nd Class)

Brandon, MB

Powerhouse Shift Engineer (2nd Class)

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

Our pork processing plant in Brandon is currently seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and energetic individual to join the Maple Leaf family.  Are you motivated, ready to be challenged and are driven to succeed in an environment that rewards success?  Get a fresh start with Maple Leaf Foods.


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

  • Operation of the powerhouse on a shift basis
  • Powerhouse equipment consists of Water treatment system – softeners, chemical feed systems, condensate return system.
  • Operation of three gas fired boilers – two 700 HP Cleaver-Brooks HRTs, one 112 HP water tube Operation of 15 NH3 compressors and 8675 tons of refrigeration
  • Insure supply of steam, electricity, refrigeration, air and water to process is maintained at all times
  • Operation of plant air system – three compressors, heated regenerative desiccant air dryer
  • Monitor fire system – report deficiencies as found
  • Heating and ventilation system operation and inspection by another shift help.
  • Monitor and do inventory on powerhouse equipment, chemicals and supplies.
  • Perform required testing on equipment and systems (water treatment, oil sampling, boiler controls, etc.) to insure all safety systems are fully functional at all time.
  • Report any problems or serious needs that should be addressed to pass on to relieving Shift personnel.  Maintain logbook as required by Operating Engineer’s Act
  • Control and authorize any work, testing during shift operation.
  • Responsible for safe operation of the Power plant and all work activities in plant during shift.
  • Written and verbal communications with plant personnel, customer service, packaging supervisors, process supervisors, maintenance personnel and plant operators
  • Work in production environment

What you will bring:

  • Power Engineer Second Class is required
  • 1 – 5 years’ experience in a power plant operation as a 2nd class is required
  • Good Practices and safe operation of power plant
  • Proficient computer skills with standard software (Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, flexible
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Capable of lifting 10 kg up and down stairs
  • Previous work experience in boiler, ammonia refrigeration, steam and power distribution
  • Previous work/experience, PLC an asset
  • Troubleshooting experience 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. 

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.

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