Maintenance Technician

Groupe Leclerc - Cornwall, ON (6 months ago)

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Leclerc, a North American leader in the snack food manufacturing industry, is seeking a strong maintenance technician to join its most recent production plant located in Cornwall, ON.

Leclerc, a thriving family company, manufactures snack bars, crackers and cookies for distribution to more than thirty countries all over the world. For more than 100 years, Leclerc has successfully balanced innovation, freshness, and good taste, pleasing customers of all ages. For the past decade, Leclerc invests in its Canadian facilities with state-of-the-art production facilities two in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures and one in Hawkesbury. While these three plants are destined for growth in the near future, our success warrants further expansion of our production capacity in Canada. which translates in this strategically located facility in Cornwall, Ontario. Just like Leclerc’s seven existing plants (4 are in USA), this future production site will be high tech and devoted to some of the niche products Leclerc proudly prepares for its clientele.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Maintenance Technician’s primary responsibilities are focused on installation, preventative maintenance and repair of all plant equipment. This position troubleshoots, diagnoses, and repairs a wide variety of equipment including PLCs (Programmable Logic Controls), VFDs, robotics, in process measuring devices, data transmission devices, storage devices and drives. Heavy emphasis will focus upon compliance with safety standards for electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems in an automated food production facility.


Perform all actions related to the preventive maintenance program of the company ;
Ensure maintenance of equipment and repairs when required ;
Help solve problems related to maintenance ;
Suggest continuous improvement projects ;
Participate in equipment installation and help during start-ups ;
Test equipment in order to assure productivity and performance ;
Respect safety standards of the company and maintain a clean work environment;
Ensuring all safety rules and safe work procedures such as Lockout/Tag out, Confined Space, PPE are followed by themselves and by others working in and around the machinery;
Provide support to operations in running machines at standard speeds to maximize efficiency and productivity;
Respond quickly to address downtime issues promptly and effectively;
Lead and/or participate with root cause analysis for operating problems including the identification of contributing causes for unplanned downtime and work to eliminate the root cause to drive continuous improvement;
Maintain spares as needed to insure that equipment is available when required;
Effectively utilize and maintain the SAP Plan Maintenance System, including following all computer-based and paper processes for work order completion and documentation.

Millwright specific responsibilities:
Repairing equipment such as pumps, motors, controls and other components;
Fabricating parts, operating machining equipment such as lathes, grinders, etc;
The position is also responsible for the safe use of hoists, lift trucks, hand tools and power tools.

Electrical & Instrumentation Technician specific responsibilities:
Perform complex electrical and controls installation and repair equipment;
Install, test, calibrate, maintain and repair a variety of equipment;
Diagnose electrical, mechanical and instrumentation problems.

Job Requirements
Degree in related field of study or equivalent relevant education/experience;

Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, preferably in the food manufacturing industry;

Ability to diagnose and repair a wide variety of equipment based on industrial process controls – PLC Programmable Logic Controls, In Process measuring devices, data transmission, storage devices and drives ;

Being familiar with mechanical drawings, fluid power schematics and operation sequences;

Strong knowledge of mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, instrumentation and control;

Ability to understand and follow various guidelines and working procedures (eg: health and safety, hygiene and sanitation);

Must have the ability to be certified on scissor lifts and forklifts;

Positive attitude and ability to communicate effectively;

Sense of resourcefulness and of initiative;

Ability to manage and organize priorities.

We firmly believe that it is the team that makes the difference and allows Groupe Leclerc to stand out from the big multinational food companies. Authenticity, innovation, respect and commitment are the values that describe us and that we seek in people.