Industrial Electrician

Location: St. Marys, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 11-05-2018


Considering a Career at Maple Leaf Foods?

Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer-packaged protein company, headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. Our Company employs approximately 11,500 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia.

Our people are passionate about the work they do and the products we make. As we move forward, we are determined to leverage their integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.


The incumbent performs electrical maintenance, servicing, repairing, rebuilding, and installation of food processing and packaging equipment.  This includes troubleshooting, problem solving, and preventive maintenance to building systems and/or processing equipment with working knowledge of mechanical requirements in order to allow efficient repair or replacement. Our Electrician rate is $32.26/hour, with a $0.50/hour for afternoon shift and $0.65/hour night shift premium.



Responsible to ensure daily operation of all plant production equipment including:
  • Electrical equipment (AC Drives, power control circuits, starters, MCC's, motors)
  • Microprocessor based systems (PLC's, Electronic circuits, controls)
  • Instrumentation (pneumatic controls, PID, transducers, servos, analog/digital signals)
  • Communication and Data Systems (closed circuit TV, timekeeping, phone/computer)
  • Conduct Planned Preventative and Predictive Maintenance and keep maintenance records
  • Recommend and implement corrective action and required repairs
  • Assist in planning, organizing of work activities (drawing interpretation, parts preparation)
  • Recommend and implement corrective action and required repairs
  • Install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair
  • Low and medium voltage distribution systems (single and three phase systems)
  • power distribution and generation (generators, transformers, switchgears, breakers)
  • HVAC, emergency systems (boilers, refrigeration, energy control, alarm)
  • Use of computerized maintenance management system
  • Understand and adhere to all plant Food/Health and Safety Polices.


  • Trades Certification (Red Seal) required
  • Minimum three years of experience in a highly automated industrial manufacturing environment
  • Strong electrical, instrumentation, automation, pneumatics experience required
  • Weight Scales, Vision Systems, HMI, Siemens S5/S7, Allen Bradley SLC5 PLC, VFD, Servomotors, Profibus/Ethernet Network Communications experience essential
  • Strong decision making, problem solving troubleshooting and multi-tasking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and effectively meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in a multifunctional team with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Must be able to work shift work as required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Available for weekend overtime as production demands require

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. We ensure that our recruitment practices are supportive of this commitment.
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