PRODUCTION MAINTENANCE MECHANIC - CANADA

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Kwik Lok has been producing a product that most of us have depended on our entire lives – the clip that closes your produce and loaves of bread to keep it fresh! Kwik Lok is an innovation and engineering organization focused on sustainability. We are in the business of “hacking the package” – innovating clever advantages in packaging to get food to the table faster, fresher, and safer while reducing waste. Kwik Lok is a 3rd generation, family-owned company headquartered in Yakima, WA with 8 offices and 6 plants worldwide. We are a mid-size company delivering our products to almost 100 countries.

We know that people are looking for jobs that are a better fit in their lives right now. Here are a few pieces of information that might help you decide whether Kwik Lok is a good fit for you:

  • Inclusive culture: Kwik Lok is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion to increase the success of our employees and customers. We want every person to feel part of the team! Our team members come from a variety of backgrounds, and we see value in learning from each other’s different perspectives.
  • Innovation: Our goal is to create an environment where employees can be curious and express ideas to identify new and better solutions. We want every employee to be engaged in improving our workplace and work processes. Innovation isn't just for engineers!
  • Meaningful work: We know that every job has things you'll love doing and things you'll love less. Our goal is to engage our employees in our vision for the company and provide them with meaningful work where they can learn, grow, and be part of solutions that improve the lives of our customers and their communities while protecting the health of our planet. No matter what your job entails, we want you to know that what you do makes a difference.
  • Impacting the community and environment: Kwik Lok takes corporate social responsibility seriously, and we appreciate that our position in the industry gives us the ability to help do good in so many areas. We are committed to providing educational and economic opportunity, improving well-being, fostering innovation, and protecting the planet. You can read our most recent Sustainability Report on our website.
  • Work-life balance: At Kwik Lok, we know that in order for you to be your best at work, you need time to recharge as well. Whenever possible, we offer flexibility in start/stop times and even opportunities for remote work. We want you to be energized at work, and when the day is done, we want you to go home and enjoy your personal life!

ROLE OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join our team in our Cambridge production facility as a Maintenance Mechanic. This position supports Kwik Lok production activities through the manufacture of Kwik Lok closures with a focus on continuing improvement of quality, food safety, and manufacturing processes. This is a permanent, full-time, hourly, non-exempt position and reports directly to the Production Manager and Plant Manager.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESULTS

  • Manages and/or works with all production departments, including but not limited to:
    • Extrusion;
  • Slitting;
  • Manufacturing/ production line
  • Food Safety Team Product safety (adhering to GFSI food safety standards and quality standards as required)
  • Oversee equipment maintenance/repair (including incorporating technological advancements).
  • Set up production machines to manufacture the correct lok/label series and opening size per the Job Order specification and Production Schedule. Run sample of product and confirm proper setup of tooling. Inspect for proper pitch, gauge, lok series, colour, opening size and free of defects.
  • Perform preventative and corrective maintenance as requested per work orders and/or demand. Assist production equipment with machine adjustments daily as required for quality.
  • Account for all tools following maintenance, repair or setup of each machine. Wipe excess lubricants from production equipment and clean immediately area following maintenance, repair or setup of machine. Complete die set inspection and cleaning upon each die set change. Maintain and replace blades for label cutting machines.
  • Health and Safety.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of Kwik Lok production practices and Food Safety requirements.
  • Directly supervises staff as designated.
  • Looks for new ways of doing things; streamlining processes, making recommendations that will allow for increased productivity with less time.
  • Seeks feedback for personal development; accepts feedback, both positive and constructive to improve.
  • Follow all company established food safety and quality guidelines and procedures.
  • Additional functions as needed for the good of the organization.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education requirements: Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Production and/or mechanical/maintenance experience.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada without sponsorship

KEY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Self-motivated, takes ownership of position.
  • Leads by example. Good work ethic.
  • Strong team building, decision-making, and people management skills.
  • Strive for continuous improvement.

ALL THE DETAILS…

  • Pay scale: start wage $26.65 after probation $28.28
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, and Life Insurance plans (after probation period)
  • Contribution to RRSP program by the company (after probationary period)
  • Schedule: Full time, Afternoon Shift (Training may take place on the day shift)
  • Location: 176 Sheldon Drive, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 7K1, (519) 623-5140
  • Work environment: Occasionally bends, squats, reaches, kneels, and may lift up to 60 lbs. on occasion. Constantly seeing, hearing, talking. Noise level in office environment 10dB, 85-95 dB in production environment. Regularly sits, stands, and walks.

To learn more about Kwik Lok, visit www.kwiklok.com.

Kwik Lok is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. We value a diverse workforce and provide equal opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, genetic information, or status as a veteran. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, or participate in the application and interview process.