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Maintenance Technician

by Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd

Position Type: Full-time
Location: St. Thomas, ON
Date Posted: Jul 21, 2020
Experience: 1 Year
Education: College Diploma (2 years)
Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd

Job Description


Full-time permanent position
Talbotville, Ontario (Rural location)

Reports to
Maintenance Manager

The Company
At Ontario Plants Propagation Limited, our vision is to be Eastern North America’s premier supplier of greenhouse vegetable transplants. In order to help us accomplish this goal, we need to hire motivated passionate people that will support our workforce and facilities. We are looking for someone to join our maintenance team who can perform general building, machinery and equipment maintenance. More specifically these duties would include installation, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the company’s business goals and objectives.

Job Duties
  • Inspects mechanical equipment for the purpose of ensuring that it is suitable for safe operation and/or identifying necessary repairs.
  • Assists in the evaluation of equipment functions for the purpose of maintaining facilities and/or complying with mandated health requirements.
  • Assists in maintaining irrigation and filtration equipment (e.g. filters, pump equipment, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring equipment is in proper working condition.
  • Maintains records for the purpose of providing an up-to-date reference trail and/or complying with mandated requirements.
  • Performs repairs to equipment and facilities for the purpose of maintaining facilities and equipment in safe operating condition.
  • Assists with setup and/or movement of equipment (e.g. lines, new equipment, etc.).
  • Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of equipment.
  • Performs simple machinist duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting, and repair of machines.
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Diagnoses problems, replaces or repairs parts, tests and makes adjustments.
  • Maintains heating system, boilers, pumps, valves, piping.
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned.
  • Post-secondary education, completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and Maintenance Coordination experience.
  • Preference will be given to individuals with an agricultural background.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently.
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently.
  • Exhibit initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership.
  • Knowledge and ability to diagnose/set-up electrical systems eg. PLC programming.
  • Knowledge of local, provincial and federal workplace compliance regulations, ordinances and legislation.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment/Work Conditions
  • Greenhouse environment in a rural area.
  • Ability to work shifts including weekends.
  • Ability to work long hours when required, especially during peak seasons.
  • Working in high temperatures.
How to apply
Submit your cover letter and resume by:
**Only those meeting the requirements will be considered. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities
throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources via the methods above
or at 519-637-2119.