Industrial Electrician, Full-Time (Hourly), Winnipeg

Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Date Posted: 02-02-2018
Job Title: Industrial Electrician
Location: Winnipeg Bakery, 1525 Erin Street, Winnipeg, MB
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: All  
Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns and rolls.

As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being, and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories.

Canada Bread serves major grocery chains, retail outlets and foodservice operations across Canada. The company distributes branded products in the discount, mainstream and super-premium segments, and is the leading producer in most major bakery categories. It also produces private label products for grocery and foodservice outlet.

We are accepting applications for the role of Industrial Electrician at our Winnipeg Bakery, located at 1525 Erin Street, Winnipeg MB. This is a full-time role, which presents a great opportunity to work in a dynamic, fast paced facility in the food industry.

  • Responsible for completing a work schedule in cooperation with departments and the Maintenance/ Production Supervisors/ Maintenance Manager
  • Performs all repairs and follows the preventative maintenance schedule thoroughly and accurately to sustain optimal performance of equipment and minimize downtime and costs while in compliance with HACCP rules, JSA’S, SOP’s and other requirements
  • All work performed and completed will require skills such as complete knowledge of Electrical, Electrical Controls, PLC troubleshooting, PLC programming
  • Help associated trades in troubleshooting such as refrigeration, hydraulics, pneumatics, vacuum, plumbing, fabricating and other areas as needed
  • Responsible for trouble shooting of machinery to minimize down time; acts upon an intense sense of urgency to on-floor calls and emergencies
  • Assist qualified Trades with safe operation of the power plant (boiler, etc.)
  • Operates the following machinery/equipment in compliance with HACCP, JSA’S and SOPS Hand tools, power tools, welding/cutting equipment and air tools
  • Material handling equipment like Power Jack’s/ Fork Lifts/ Pallet Jack/ lifts/ hoists, etc.
  • All plant or departmental machinery and equipment as required
  • Ensures that all required documentation is completed correctly and on time. This may include Daily Time Sheets, Pre- operational forms, Preventative Maintenance logs, temperature recording and equipment monitoring, work orders, inventory counts, etc.
  • Responsible for housekeeping and maintaining a tidy, clean and safe work area on the floor and in the maintenance shop. Follows established cleaning protocols
  • Acts as a liaison for contractors conducting repairs in the Plant
  • Must practice good communication skills with Maintenance Team Members, Production
  • Supervisors and Management and all plant associates. Has good teamwork and inter-personal communication skills
  • Responsible for compliance to Health & Safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, Food Safety and Environmental standards at all times
  • Attends all meetings as required
  • Performs other duties as required
  • Must be certified as an Electrician or Interprovincial Red Seal
  • Ability to communicate, read and write in English
  • Working knowledge of current electrical code
  • Grade 12 Education
  • Post-secondary education and training/ trade ticket; must hold a valid Industrial Electrician Ticket
  • Must have 3 to 5 years of PLC troubleshooting and programming experience in Allen Bradely Controllogix, Compactlogix and Siemens platforms as well as Allen Bradley PanelView Plus HMI screens
  • Should have an understanding of Ethernet based networks and IP addressing
  • Must have 3 to 5 years experience with AB Variable Frequency Drives, Encoders, Servos and associated software tools for each device
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and ability
  • Positive attitude with a willingness to learn
  • Must be able to work with minimal or no supervision
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Must be willing to work scheduled (day/ afternoon/ night) shifts and weekends
  • Must be prepared to work extra overtime hours when required
  • Must have excellent work & attendance record
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years industrial experience, experience in food processing an asset
  • Preferably worked in food industry on high speed packaging equipment
  • Able to assist Millwrights with mechanical repairs and installations, have a good all round mechanical aptitude
  • Demonstrated ability to wear proper PPE and comply
  • Adherence with safety requirements and policies eg. Ensures lock out tag out policy adherence is enforced by self and others
  • Frequent twisting, bending, pulling, pushing, crouching, kneeling, walking and heavy lifting are required
  • Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs overhead
  • Ensure all procedures are in accordance with Health & Safety legislation, Company Joint Safety Committee programs and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Ability to communicate read and write in English
  • Knows and understands intermediate math skills
  • Interacts and shares information with employees at all levels (Team members, Supervisors, Others).  Participates collaboratively in work groups
  • Ensures ongoing communication with supervisory and/or maintenance staff in the event of equipment malfunctioning
  • Actively finds new and improved ways of completing tasks.  Is willing to try new things and assume additional responsibilities
  • Please note that the start times, scope and duties of this position may change periodically
  • Must be able to work shifts based on a 24 hour/7 day a week operation
  • Depending on production requirements, employees may be assigned alternate duties
  • Experience with working within a food production plant and operating multi-functional process control machinery, an asset
Interested candidates are required to submit their applications in response to this job posting, in order to be considered.
Please note all offers of employment at Canada Bread Company, Limited are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.

Canada Bread Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.‚Äč

Job seekers with disabilities who require accommodation during the recruitment process or would like more details about accessibility should contact Canada Bread Accessibility at
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