Facilities Maintenance Technician

Distribution - VSL Distribution Center


Presence: On site

Contract position : No

At Lufa Farms, we’re on a mission to create a better food system, and a huge part of this is achieved by growing food where people live and growing it responsibly. This led us to build the world’s first commercial greenhouse in 2011 and the world’s largest less than a decade later. With four urban farms (and counting!) and a large distribution centre, we’re looking for someone hands-on to be responsible for conducting and improving the maintenance operations of our facilities.
The Maintenance Technician conducts and improves the maintenance operations of our facilities. The role is hands-on and requires technical and applied knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The ideal candidate is someone who can conduct our scheduled maintenance tasks, as well as identify and address mechanical failures of production equipment, structural/building deficiencies, and maintenance gaps.
Conducts maintenance and repairs.
Performs scheduled daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual inspections and maintenance tasks;
Performs installations and repairs of equipment and systems;
Performs basic carpentry, painting, general repairs to maintain a clean and safe work environment
Organizes and manages spare parts inventory;
Proactively addresses areas of concern to minimize unplanned downtime
Analyzes and troubleshoots equipment, conducts repairs, modifications;
Predictive/preventative maintenance on building and facilities equipment.
Good record keeping and organization of maintenance schedules and records
Develops preventive maintenance procedures and methods of record keeping;
Regular communication with management on maintenance completed;
Complies with established provincial and federal regulations.
Prior experience as a mechanic maintaining and repairing equipment/facilities.
Must have experience and be able to perform basic plumbing and electrical repairs, carpentry, and painting.
Experience with material handling and construction, advanced knowledge of power tools, and operating various measuring, diagnostic and testing instruments.
Must be available outside of normal hours during emergency calls and be reachable 24/7.
Adjusts to changing conditions and willingness to work off shift, holidays, and weekends as needed.
Ability to perform under minimal supervision and exercise independent judgment in problem resolution.
Must have a driver’s licence to travel between sites and pick up materials.
Three to five years of experience performing installations and repairs, including two years of facility maintenance or the demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience performing maintenance tasks in greenhouses or similar facilities.
Knowledge of HVAC systems, freezers, and fridges.
Genuine commitment to the company’s vision.
Proficiency in Google Apps (Google Sheets, Google Docs).
Experience in welding and the ability to operate welding tools.
Familiarity with reading and interpreting blueprints, schematics and one-line drawings.
Skyjack licence.
Full-time position (40-45 hours per week) with time outside regular hours and on weekends expected.
Competitive salary to be determined based on experience and knowledge of the candidate;
You will also be eligible to participate in the firm’s health insurance, dental, and disability programs after completion of the probationary period (paid 50% by the employee and 50% by Lufa Farms);
Access to TELUS Health Virtual Care (direct contact to health professionals by phone, video, or chat) and the Employee and Family Assistance Program (professional, short-term counselling, covering a broad range of interpersonal issues);
30% discount on your Lufa Farms basket.

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Lufa Farms is working to transform the way we feed cities and the world - and it’s not a challenge that we take lightly. We’re always looking for doers who believe in our mission and who are ready to roll up their sleeves, work hard, and grow with us. Think you’ve got what it takes? We’d love to hear from you.

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