9 days old
2018-06-112018-07-10

Maintenance Associate

Mars, Incorporated
Guelph, ON
  • Job Code
    165222-en_US

Amutually rewarding experience.





Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize theres more to being in business than just making a profit. Thats the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.





Because its never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. Its about how you can grab everything thats within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. Its about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means well all be a little better off. Its that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.



Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, operates six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 75,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.





Mars brands include: Petcare PEDIGREE, ROYAL CANIN, WHISKAS, BANFIELD Pet Hospital, CESAR, SHEBA, DREAMIES and NUTRO; Chocolate M&MS, SNICKERS, DOVE, GALAXY, MARS, MILKY WAY and TWIX; Wrigley DOUBLEMINT, EXTRA, ORBIT and 5 chewing gums, SKITTLES and STARBURST candies, and ALTOIDS AND LIFESAVERS mints. Food UNCLE BENS, DOLMIO, EBLY, MASTERFOODS, SEEDS OF CHANGE and ROYCO; Drinks ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY, KLIX and FLAVIA; Symbioscience COCOAVIA and WISDOM PANEL.





Mars Canada is a subsidiary of the US family-owned business known as Mars, Incorporated, one of the leading global manufacturers of branded products. Established in the late 1940's, our three segments Petcare, Chocolate and Food help Canadians celebrate life everyday through food experiences. We are an organization that is guided by our Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. It is putting these principles into action that allows us to make a difference to people and the planet, through our performance.


Join a Great Place to Work!



  • Royal Canin Canada was named one of Waterloo areas Top 15 Employers for 2014

  • In 2013 Royal Canin was presented with the Better Planet Award for sustainability

  • Our engaged associates participate in numerous community events throughout the year



Currently we are looking for an Industrial Maintenance Associate to join our Guelph-based team. In this full-time position, your responsibilities will include:



The Role:



The Industrial Maintenance Associate is responsible for the efficient, safe and reliable operating condition of complex process and high-speed food processing equipment .This candidate must be multi-crafted (electrical/mechanical) and mainly focused on providing equipment troubleshooting and breakdown maintenance. As troubleshooting requirements are accomplished, the ticketed Industrial Maintenance Associate will change focus toward preventive maintenance activities as assigned through planned work orders. They must systematically repair, adjust and maintain processing, filling, conveying, packaging machinery and Utilities such as Biofilters, Boiler, Air Compressors, and Waste water treatment plant as assigned using established maintenance reliability practices, consistent observation, repair, and follow-up of operational effectiveness.





Key Responsibilities:





  • Maintain, troubleshoot electromechanical equipment to include but not limited to:

    • Grinding tower

    • Extrusion Tower

    • Pressurized fluid systems

    • Raw product material handling

    • Mixers and vessels

    • Dryers with gas burners

    • Coating system

    • Dry product handling and conveying systems

    • Flexible filling and sealing equipment

    • Packaging printing, labeling, and conveying systems

    • Case packers and palletizing equipment
  • Apply electrical knowledge to eliminate production problems and improve efficiency and reliability

  • Apply predictive maintenance technologies and condition based monitoring to equipment(oil analysis, vibration analysis, motor circuit analysis)

  • Participation in continuous improvement activities

  • Perform Root Cause Failure Analysis on major unplanned breakdowns and recurring problems

  • Provide design input and maintenance support to engineering on major project concept, implementation, commission, validation and start-up

  • Perform Boiler, Transformers, Electricity & Electronic devices, Gas systems and Compressor operative tasks

  • This position and all site associates are responsible for quality and food safety



Physical/Environmental Requirements:



  • Standing on a concrete floor, extensive walking

  • Frequent climbing of stairs

  • Wearing proper personal protective equipment (safety glasses, hair net, bump cap, ear plugs,safety shoes, and uniform)

  • Bending, stooping, twist, turn, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting

  • Must be able to adapt to temperature and tolerate environmental extremes such as hot to cold, working in hot conditions, dust, dirt and chemicals



Minimum Qualifications:



  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Operate electronic test equipment (multi-meter, meg-ohm meter, amp probe, oscilloscope, power)

  • Knowledge of safety regulations (electricity, gas, steam and compressed air distribution networks and applications)

  • Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email

  • Knowledge of electrical systems including single and 3-phase controls and distributionsystems 600 Volts AC and less.

  • Maintain, and troubleshoot AC and DC variable speed and servo controls in processing, filling, thermal processing, and packaging systems.

  • Have a valid Ontario Certificate of Qualification for an Industrial Millwright

  • Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules

  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate inthe English language

  • 5+ years experience maintaining mechanical systems on complex process and/or high-speed production equipment.

  • Demonstrable capabilityof experience troubleshooting, testing, and repairing instrumentation devices.

  • Experience with mechanical maintenance



Preferred Qualifications:



  • 3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines

  • 2years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline

  • Knowledge of safety regulations (electricity, gas, steam and compressed air distribution networks and applications)

  • Demonstrated competency in computer and pc software including MS Office and email

  • Knowledge of electrical systems including single and 3-phase controls and distributionsystems 600 Volts AC and less.

  • Maintain, and troubleshoot AC and DC variable speed and servo controls in processing, filling, thermal processing, and packaging systems.

  • Ability to maintain, troubleshoot, and modify close-tolerance mechanical systems, mechanically-timed equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic controlled and powered systems and components.

  • Can interpret Blueprints, and repair using mechanical forming equipment and MIG, TIG and Stick welding skills.

  • Management of area assets, equipment maintenance schedules, improvement projects, downtime personnel and resources, and equipment historical data.

  • Hydraulic and pneumatic control and powered systems

  • Thermal processing instruments and controls

  • Welding experience

  • Proper use of hand and power tools

A criminal records check will be required for this position.



Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.



Mars Canada is committed to equity in employment and diversity. Mars Canada will provide an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform Mars Canada of your requirements. For more information please review Mars Canada'sAccessibility Policy and address any questions about that policy to MarsCanada.Accessibility@effem.com.





Accommodation is available to support job applicants with accessibility needs in all parts of the hiring process as required under Royal Canin's Accommodation and Accessibility Policies when applying for a position at Royal Canin Canada, as well as during the interview process. Please let us know if you have accessibility requirements. For more information and to address any questions about that policy please contact us at: AODA@royalcanin.com







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