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Dempster's Bakery - Industrial Electrician (Night Shift)

Hamilton, Ontario
  • Competitive Hourly Rates
  • Full time Benefits 
  • Pension Program
  • Weekly Pay
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Diverse and Inclusive Working Environment
Bimbo Canada, an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo (the largest baking company in the world) is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, & POM® just to name a few .The company operates 16 bakeries, 15 distribution centres and 191 depots across the country and employ more than 4,200 associates from coast to coast. 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.

Position Title:     Electrician     

Reports To:          Maintenance Supervisor

  • $35.88/hour
  • Single or family benefits effective 3 months from start date
  • Night shift premium ($0.35/hour)
  • Shift time: 7pm-7am
  • Unionized environment
  • 12 hour shifts
  • Days off (Week 1 - Monday, Tuesday & Friday) & (Week 2 - Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday)
Position Summary

Individual is responsible for installing, maintaining, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing industrial electrical equipment. Associate works both as a member of a crew and individually, under minimal supervision, to perform the functions of the job.   

Position Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for completing a work schedule in cooperation with departments and the Maintenance/ Production Supervisors/ Maintenance Manager
  • Install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair:
    • Electrical equipment (AC Drives, power controls circuits, starters, MCCs)
    • Microprocessor based systems (PLCs, DCS, Electronic circuits, controls)
    • Low and medium voltage distribution systems (single and three phase systems)
    • Instrumentation (pneumatic controls, PID, transducers, servos, analog/digital signals)
    • Power distribution and generation (generators, transformers, switchgears, breakers)
    • Communication and Data Systems (closed circuit TV, timekeeping, phone/computer)
    • HVAC, emergency systems (boilers, refrigeration, energy control, alarm)
  • Performs all duties 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.
  • Actively participates in our electrical preventive maintenance program on processing equipment. Recommend and implement corrective action and required repairs
  • Responsible for trouble shooting of machinery to minimize down time; acts upon an intense sense of urgency to on-floor calls and emergencies.
  • Responsible for a qualified and safe operation of the power plant
  • Ensures that all required documentation is completed correctly and on time. This may include Daily Time Sheets, Preventative Maintenance logs, 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.
  • Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with Health & Safety legislation, Company Joint Health & Safety Programs, and Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Actively participate in, and report all Health & Safety/Quality issues to Shift Supervisor/QA
  • Performs other duties as required
  • Completion of high school
  • 3-5 years of experience in a highly automated industrial manufacturing environment
  • 442A Red Seal Industrial Electrician License
  • Strong electrical, instrumentation, automation, pneumatics experience required
  • Medium Voltage, Weigh 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
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and ability
  • Positive attitude with a willingness to learn
  • Able to work alone and as a team member
  • 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
  • Be able to follow GMP & Food Safety regulations
  • Warm and humid working environment
  • Work with chemicals
  • Fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Physically demanding, heavy lifting, must be able to handle weight up to 40 lbs.
Please note all offers of employment at Bimbo Canada 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.

Bimbo Canada 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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