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Maintenance Lead Hand

New Hamburg, ON
Full-Time Maintenance Lead Hand - New Hamburg, ON

What's in it for you?
  • Salary: $25.61/hr (6 month wage progression in place wage starts at $24.21/hr)
  • Retention bonus payable of $1,000
  • Benefits after 3 months of continuous service 
  • Pension after 1 years of continuous service
  • All PPE is provided to employees (Boot Reimbursement of $125 after 3 months of service)
  • Fast paced learning environment
  • Opportunities for growth and training development!
You must be legally eligible to work and currently residing in Canada.
The Opportunity
The Full-Time Maintenance Lead Hand provides maintenance support in the Hatchery operations and acts as the Lead Hand amongst the Hatchery maintenance team. 
  • Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Annual Preventive Maintenance
  • Perform general maintenance functions
  • Perform daily monitoring of incubation equipment
  • Troubleshooting incubation equipment issues across all shifts
  • Complete logs of all work performed
  • Completing documentation for hatchery receiving
  • Meet HACCP, Health and Safety, Animal Welfare and other legislated requirements
  • On-Call coverage required on rotation with other Maintenance Technician
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements
  • Proven Maintenance experience a must
  • Gas tech, Electrician and/or HVAC License a definite asset
  • Must understand and follow all HACCP/Biosecurity/Animal Welfare procedures
  • Demonstrated commitment to safe work practices
  • Previous experience with reading schematics or reading a multi-meter an asset
  • Knowledge of Hatchery process an asset
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must be capable of standing & walking for long periods
  • Must be physically able to lift 50 lb. repetitively move incubator racks up to 1200 lb.
  • Must be able to work in a warm/humid environment
  • Must be capable of obtaining pallet truck and fork truck operation certificates
  • Must be able to work independently and within small groups with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to follow SOP’s & schedules
  • 2-5 years relative experience in a similar role
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
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.
COVID-19 Safety Measures:
Maple Leaf Foods is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our employees.  As part of this commitment, we have adopted a number of COVID-19 safety measures, including a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated and to show proof of vaccination.   In keeping with this policy, successful candidates will need to provide proof of vaccination prior to the commencement of employment.  We will of course consider accommodations for anyone unable to be vaccinated following human rights and other applicable laws.
Application Procedures:
Fax: 519-364-4692       Email: HRHanover@mapleleaf.com

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.  


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