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Maintenance Technician (Apprentice) Vancouver

Nutreco Canada Inc.

Nutreco Canada Inc. Vancouver Canada

3 months ago

The Maintenance Technician carries out maintenance and repair work to electrical or/and mechanical installations or equipment (such as production machinery, rotating equipment, electrical installations, transport systems, buildings, facilities and constructions), so that technical assignments are carried out on time, safely and according to specifications in order to support the optimal running of production

Job Description:

The Maintenance Technician operates within a production / technical department, with a focus on execution of preventive and corrective maintenance.

Ideally 5+ years of experience in the field of Maintenance as apprentice or Technician.

The main purpose of the job of a Maintenance Technician is to prevent any malfunction of the equipment, apparatus, machinery or systems that are used in the production process.

Shift Schedule: 4 days a week. 8 Hours Wednesday & Thursday and 12 Hours Friday and Saturday

The Maintenance Technician may also support other... facilities than production, such as R&D laboratories, office facilities as well as technical buildings (utilities) and systems for logistics and storage. The job takes care of any trouble shooting in order to keep to production process running, and carries out tasks to prevent future disturbances.

The job may be limited to one single technical discipline (such as construction, mechanical, rotating, electrical), or may be more skilled so that apart from one major technical discipline, the Maintenance Technician is able to deal with issues in related technical areas. Depending on the size of the facility, the number of Maintenance Technicians may vary in technical disciplines and expertise levels.

At the highest job level, the “all round” Maintenance Technician is capable of dealing with any of the issues that might occur, troubleshooting and solving technical issues in an expert role.

Inspections and preventive / planned maintenance:

o Checks and assesses the condition of handling equipment, pneumatic and/or mechanical/electrical, reception and silo installations, grinding, mixing and pressing lines, bag filling, feed and / or fertilizer, bulk loading and weighbridges, on the basis of maintenance schedules / checklists

o Restores (imminent) defects and performs corrective maintenance activities arising from inspections (according to schedule)

o Signals to the superior (potential) flaws with details of the nature and severity, proposes solutions to avoid (future or recurring) problems with the fun tioning of (parts) of equipment / machinery / transport systems.

o Orders / polls spare parts and materials for maintenance

o Works on planned maintenance activities of more extensive and / or complex nature (i.e. during maintenance stops), and may supervise technicians of third parties.

Malfunctions and defects / repairs:

o Troubleshoots malfunctions and defect in equipment, machinery, measuring and control systems and other parts of the installation

o Assesses the nature and extent of the problem and determines whether instantly repair is necessary or possible, assesses any fault causes and potential solutions

o Performs emergency repairs, disassembles (parts of) equipment / machinery and makes necessary repairs / changes to the equipment, if necessary in consultation with the supervisor

o Performs more extensive repairs at scheduled times and based on prepared planning and instructions (disassembly / assembly, parts replacement, set / adjust parts)

o Works with colleagues at jobs of more extensive and / or complex nature. May supervise technicians of third parties.

Modifications and improvements:

o Carries out modifications and overhaul work based on work orders and / or instructions from supervisor

o Proposals improvements in equipment, machinery and other areas based on expertise and experience in maintenance

o Consults with management on quality issues, technical issues / problems, etc.

o Orders to (re) making certain components from drawings

o May performs various techniques (welding, lathe and plate work, machining)


o Logs all maintenance activities in the appropriate maintenance management systems in order to have a complete administration and insight in the state and history of all equipment, files all technical data


o Works in compliance with all relevant safety regulations and procedures (work permits, LoTo, etc.), as well as technical standards

o Signals potential hazardous and / or unsafe situations, takes appropriate action is case of imminent unsafe situations

Our organisation:

Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and fish feed. Our advanced nutritional solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide. Quality, innovation and sustainability are guiding principles, embedded in the Nutreco culture from research and raw material procurement to products and services for agriculture and aquaculture. Experience across 100 years brings Nutreco a rich heritage of knowledge and experience for building its future.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Nutreco is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, military status or any other status protected by applicable local law. Please advise us at any point during the recruitment and selection process if you require accommodation. Nutreco is committed to compliance with all applicable legislation, including providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities
Vancouver BC

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