Maintenance Millwright/Electrician

Location: Brampton, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 05-23-2017


Night Shift Available

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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 11,000 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.


As part of Maple Leaf Food’s maintenance team, the millwright/electrician works at one of Maple Leaf Foods’ primary poultry processing facility. He/she works in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment, responsible for maintenance of production equipment and all electrical maintenance related duties in the facility. This person has direct impact on the efficiency of our operation and contributes daily to quality of our products.  Canadian Red Seal or Ontario Ticket is required for this position.


  • Fulfill all Health and Safety, Food Safety, HACCP, WHIMS, MSDS and BRC and Company policy requirements 
  • Responsible for inspecting and examining machinery and equipment to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions
  • Responsible for repairing and/or replacing machinery parts
  • Install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain power transmission, pump, vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Interpret blueprints, diagrams, schematic and drawings to determine work procedures and/or order necessary parts
  • Perform set up of equipment according to production needs, including change overs
  • Perform department PMs, including but not limited to cleaning, lubricate and other routine maintenance work
  • Follow all safety and food safety training and department SOPs
  • Perform basic level welding including TIG welding, brazing, flame cutting and electric arc welding in the flat and horizontal positions
  • Perform building and property maintenance as required
  • Participate in spare parts control system and follow all department rules and regulations
  • All mechanics are responsible for housekeeping and cleaning maintenance shop and area clean – including metal rack, outside scrap bins and welding station
  • Minimize production downtime by responding to production calls promptly
  • Assist with troubleshooting and repairs of production equipment in a safe, food safe and timely manner
  • Completion of required preventative maintenance duties, work orders and equipment checks
  • Actively contribute to the preventative maintenance program by providing recommendations for improvement
  • Efficient production equipment set up, inspection and shutdown of all related equipment when required
  • Competently operate and monitor any mechanical controls on equipment.
  • Move tools, equipment and other materials to and from work areas.
  • Ensure that all equipment maintenance and modifications are conducted to minimize cross contamination and ensure product quality and safety
  • Comply with all regulations relating to equipment and chemical approvals within a food manufacturing facility
  • Take active role in dismantling and assembling equipment and machines for deep cleaning
  • Contributes to a healthy work environment, while maintaining high food safety standards
  • Installs, troubleshoots and repairs complex production equipment including electrical and mechanical services with knowledge of 600 V AC and lower field wiring, complete with an understanding of associated instrumentation and control/PLCs
  • Completes work requests, applies corrective measures
  • Enhances equipment performance by recommending and implementing improvements
  • Performs preventative maintenance and regular work orders, accounts for inventory and labour on computerized maintenance system
  • Fulfills requirements of work order programs including requesting assistance when needed
  • Works on equipment from drawings, written and/or verbal instructions
  • Operates production equipment and checks performance of that equipment
  • Fabricates/repairs using a variety of standard shop tools to weld stainless steel (TIG & arc)
  • Takes action to correct any issues and to make improvements
  • Other responsibilities as required


  • Directly helps the department to meet targets & goals while maintaining a healthy & safe work environment
  • Addresses issues with a sense of urgency and attention to detail
  • Fulfills all Health & Safety, Food Safety, HACCP, WHMIS and MSDS requirements
  • Maintains productivity that meets/exceeds standards
  • Contributes to the team and the whole facility in a positive way
  • Must hold a valid and current Certificate for an Industrial Mechanic/Millwright
  • Must hold a valid and current Ontario Industrial Electrician Certificate
  • Must have a full complement of personal/professional hand tools
  • Able to work shift work and overtime as required including weekends
  • Can work well in a team environment and support fellow team members
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 or 905-285-5862.  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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