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Maintenance Journeyman-Elec Union Canada


Winnipeg, MB, CA, R2X 1R2

R2X 1R2
Job Type:  Maintenance
R2X 1R2

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 15 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.


Position Purpose

This position is responsible for the safe and efficient maintenance of the bakery equipment. Maintaining open and reliable communication with co-workers on the safety and operating status of all equipment operations.


  • Prepare, test and troubleshoot all production lines prior to start-up in a timely manner.
  • Perform preventative Maintenenance and Work order tasks in an SAP environment
  • Promote and adhere to safe work practices in the bakery i.e. lock-out procedures
  • Work in accordance with company policies, departmental procedures, good manufacturing practices, and workplace health and safety regulations
  • Carry out duties as specified by Maintenance Manager and Supervisor
  • Timely and accurate completion of all paper work on repairs and preventative maintenance.
  • Repair production equipment in a timely manner, using blueprints and manuals.
  • Carry out minor building maintenance and repairs
  • Maintain ongoing communication with other departments and assist in continuous equipment improvement.
  • Problems solve, analyze and identify waste areas and recommend solutions.
  • Install new equipment according to layout plans using hand and power tools.
  • Carry out equipment modifications to improve product quality and reduce downtime.
  • Report any concerns and/or problems to supervisor
  • Adhere to GMP’s and Health and safety rules as outlined in employee handbook
  • Report any unsafe conditions, incidents or injuries to Supervisor immediately
  • Use all prescribed personal protective equipment
  • Ensure GMP’s and safe food handling practices are being followed
  • Adhere to all applicable job procedures as outlined in SOP manual
  • All tools to be cleaned and maintained in good repair. Report any broken, damaged, or missing tools to your supervisor. Do not discard any damaged or broken tools.
  • Follow all GMPs including maintaining personal hygiene, handwashing/sanitizing hands, clean up spills (ie: ingredients, water, debris and wood)
  • Report any foreign material findings to your supervisor
  • As part of food security, report any unusual people or behaviours to your supervisor
  • Perform all other duties as assigned
  • Understand how to read and troubleshoot ladder logic and PLC
  • Able to program and install VFD and VSD
  • Run and install all types of conduit and cable as per canandian electrical code.
  • Understand the Canadian Electrical Code.
  • Be able to install new motor control systems using 3 phase and single phase. 
  • Responsible for upkeep of motor control centers.
  • Read and understand all equipment manuals.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Good understanding and application of English oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to understand the scheduling process, quality training and safety policies and procedures after training completion
  • Able to prioritize and direct maintenance trades personal
  • Strong organizational and communication skills are essential
  • Good analytical skills – finds solutions quickly
  • High sense of accountability

Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level



  • Post-secondary school education in a technical field or trade certification as a construction or Industrial Electrician


  • Proven experience with SAP software
  • SAP knowledge with  ECC.



Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Physically capable of performing repeative function such as reaching, bending, lifting, and spreading
  • Physically capable of standing for long periods of time and lifting 30 lbs


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed outside weather conditions, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme cold.
  • The noise level in the work environment is often moderate to loud

We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.