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Equipment Maintenance Mechanic - Food Manufacturing

Location: Airdrie, AB, Canada
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For over 60 years, Super-Pufft has been in the snack food business. Over the past two decades since the business was purchased by new ownership, Super-Pufft has grown from a small popcorn factory to having 3 state-of-the-art SQF certified facilities across Canada. The new owners brought their previous manufacturing experience and entrepreneurial nature to Super-Pufft.

Just a few years after purchasing the company, new product lines were added, to extend the range and volume of snack food offerings. The company has always been in tune with the dynamic of demand and capacity, and continues to innovate market winning products.

Maintenance Mechanic

Shift: 8 to 12 hours rotational

We are seeking a mechanically skilled individual who can work on maintaining plant systems and equipment by completing preventive maintenance schedules, troubleshooting, and repairing any issues which may arise during production, restoring, repairing, rebuilding, or replacing faulty or inoperative components and parts. Equipment used in this food processing facility includes industrial, electromechanical, and hydraulic equipment as well as pumps and conveying systems.

The Maintenance Mechanic must be able to troubleshoot, install, align, dismantle, and move stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment, such as pumps, fans, tanks, conveyors, furnaces, generators, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, packaging machines, VFDs, PLCs, etc...

Other duties include.

  • Inspect and examine machinery (conveyors, packers, seasoners, sensors, PLCs, VFDs, etc..) to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions.
  • Perform maintenance tasks according to work orders (cleaning, lubrication, etc..)
  • Adjust machinery and repair or replace defective parts.
  • Perform good troubleshooting and root cause analysis of equipment break downs.
  • Has a pro-active mindset; finds solutions to different problems and complexities.
  • Can adapt and learn quickly to problems. Can operate in a high-pressure environment.
  • Perform daily maintenance and repairs needed in the production area.
  • Setup, take-down, and relocation of Processing and Packaging equipment.
  • Comfortable with electrical & PLC Controls
  • Follows safety and food safety protocols
  • Stays on call for emergency repairs of production equipment.
  • Performs additional related duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience & Skills:

  • Post-Secondary Education in a mechanical trade.
  • 4+ years' experience as a field service technician or field repair technician in a food manufacturing environment.
  • Strong proven skills in automation and troubleshooting.
  • Good judgement and decision-making skills, organizational skills, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to use hand and power tools.
  • Must be able to work a rotating shift as well as some extended hours and weekends.
  • Welding will be considered an asset.

Work Environment

The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This job is performed in a shop environment: hazardous materials; greasy, slippery factory floors. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. All job functions are subject to modification.

Our Plant address is Super Pufft Snacks, 705 East Lake Rd NE, Airdrie, Alberta, Canada T4A 2J6

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