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Journeyman Shift Maintenance Mechanic

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Cavendish Farms is a leading producer of frozen food products for retail and foodservice markets throughout Canada, the United States, and around the world. We have state-of-the-art potato processing plants in Prince Edward Island, Lethbridge, Alberta, and Jamestown, North Dakota, and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, Ontario. Our Head office is in Dieppe, New Brunswick and has sales office locations in Toronto, Montreal, and Boston. 

At Cavendish Farms, our plants operate 24/7—no days off. With the caliber of machinery we rely on every hour of the day, we need Mechanics the same way an ER needs surgeons; we simply couldn’t function without them. We’re seeking a skilled, experienced Shift Mechanic with the skills, know-how, and can-do attitude to keep our equipment operating at peak efficiency, so we can keep delivering the products our customers love.


Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the successful applicant will be trusted to take ownership of the upkeep and preventative maintenance for our cutting-edge equipment. Servicing our plant for every need from proactive maintenance, rebuilds, repairs, and everything in between, this is a role for someone who knows their stuff—and believes in doing the job the right way.


If you have your Journeyman Millwright or Industrial Mechanic status and you’d take pride in keeping a large-scale, Canadian plant up and running, we want to hear from you. Apply today.  


Successful Candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Previous industrial plant maintenance experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
  • Grade 12 education
  • Journeymen Millwright or Industrial Mechanic status
  • Able to work 12-hour shifts
  • Able to work well with minimal supervision and alone for extended period
  • Work in a safe and efficient manner
  • Have up to date tickets for associated duties of the position
  • Read and interpret P&IDs, Electrical Schematics, Hydraulic and pneumatic schematics.
  • Working knowledge of Pumps, Gearboxes, Electrical Motors, Conveying systems, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to Plant Safety Protocols
  • Participate in meeting the Maintenance and Reliability Department’s Key Performance Indicators
  • Execute scheduled maintenance activity and meet schedule compliance targets
  • Lock and Tag equipment in preparation for maintenance activities
  • Carryout non-intrusive and intrusive inspection of mechanical equipment
  • Carryout repairs and adjustments of mechanical equipment
  • Participate in equipment failure investigations/ Root Cause Analysis
  • Participate in Process and Reliability improvement initiatives
  • Record, update, and maintain Key performance indicators
  • Create work requests in Computerized Maintenance Management system and follow up correction through backlog tracking/ planning meetings

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:


Please apply online by January 25, 2019


We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


To learn more about our products and services, click here.




Cavendish Farms Corporation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

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