Industrial Electrician Apprentice

Location: Hannon, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 09-11-2018
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 17 bakeries and employs approximately 4,125 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.

Position Summary: 
You would become a member of our maintenance team learning different skills by working alongside qualified license maintenance professionals.  To ensure you are learning all the aspects of the trade, you will be required to attend school on a day release program.  Where you will learn certain trade skills and apply them on the job.  Attending school is a requirement of the program and the timing will be based on both the availability of the school schedule and the needs of the business.  The tuition (incl. books) is 100% covered by the Company upon receipt of a passing grade. Completing school requirements – such as studying or completing homework - will be done outside of Company time and will not be paid for by the Company.  Upon completion of the program and successfully completing the required education and testing you would receive a Certificate of Qualification.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Maintain all production and facility equipment in good working condition to maximize production uptime
  • Conduct regular inspections on all machinery for defects and potential problems in accordance with EPDA’s preventative maintenance program, repairing and replacing parts as required, in time allotment specified
  • Complete work assignments as directed through assignment of work orders; ensure all work is completed thoroughly, safely and in a timely manner
  • Participating in course work and on the job training
  • Courses will cover a wide range of technical knowledge, including codes, legislation and regulations, blueprint drawings, electrical theory, wiring, installations, controls, transformers and generators, power distribution, fluid power, pneumatic/hydraulic systems, high voltage, etc.
  • Provide general assistance to the Electricians
  • Operational problem solving and seeking out continuous improvements to the process
  • Ensuring that a smooth “hand-off” occurs with technical team members on other shifts within the department, so that the communication and transition between shifts is constantly occurring
  • Work in compliance with Canada Bread PMDM Quality and EHS Policies and Procedures, including IATF 16949 / ISO 9001 / ISO 14001.
  • Install new equipment coordinated with outside services, as required
  • Notify appropriate personnel of stock deficiencies and tool/material requirements
  • Observe legislative standards for safe working conditions as outlined in the Occupational Health & Safety Act as well as rules and regulations outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Support and maintain the department lean initiatives, Assists with Continuous Improvement Projects
  • Must maintain performance standards through duration of apprenticeship; poor performance may result in removal from the Apprenticeship program
  • Must apply and write the Provincial examination within one (1) year of completion date of apprenticeship
  • Performs any and all other assignments as directed by your Supervisor or Department manager
  • Coordinate continuous improvement initiatives
  • Perform other related duties as required
  • Failing to pass schooling could result in termination with the Company
  • Completion of high school or equivalent (GED)
  • Must be registered with the Ontario College of Trades
  • Must have completed or registered for 442
  • Team player with the ability to work with others in a team based environment
  • Must have at least three years relevant work experience in a manufacturing facility
  • Must be technically and mechanically inclined
  • Must be a reliable, mature individual with a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

  • Pay will be governed by the amount of hours worked as an apprentice and appropriate skilled trade classification as outlined below:
    • 2001-4000 hrs (+ successful completetion of first year schooling) 70% wage rate
    • 4001-6000 hrs (+ successful complettino of 2nd year schooling) 80% wage rate
    • 6001 hrs to completeion (+ successful completion of 3rd year schooling) 90% wage rate
  • Wage minimum rate is $33.72/hr

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.

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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