Assistant Maintenance Technician, Afternoon Shift

Production - Hourly · Etobicoke, Ontario
Department Production - Hourly
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $26.00 per hour with a $1.00 per hour shift differential

About You

Do you have 2 or more years' experience as a maintenance technician in the fresh and frozen raw meat or food processing & packaging industry?

Do you have a solid health & safety and food safety understanding and track record?

Are you comfortable working straight afternoon shift, Monday to Friday and thrive in a fast paced, dynamic work environment?

Then read on to learn about our new opportunity in Etobicoke.  This role will appeal to people who have a strong work ethic, great communication skills, mechanical proficiency and take pride in doing a good job.

About Us

The Lamb Company is a farmer owned cooperative that has been in business for over 50 years. We are a leading North American supplier of premium imported beef and lamb brands and specialty meats to the top retail and food service customers. We pride ourselves on the highest safety and quality standards and offer products that are traceable from Pasture to Plate.TM

About the Role:

Reports to: Maintenance Manager with a dotted line reporting to the Operations Supervisor 

Shift: Afternoon Shift - Monday to Friday, Optional overtime on Saturday

Rate: $26.00 per hour with a $1.00 per hour shift differential for Afternoon shift


The Assistant Maintenance Technician assists with preventative maintenance on all production and packaging equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Works with Production and Quality Assurance team to ensure facility and equipment are serviced and available with least amount of downtime. Responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site's business goals and objectives.

Core Competencies:

  • Time Management
  • Customer Focus
  • Communication
  • Operating Equipment
  • Team Work
  • Quality Orientation
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Mathematical Reasoning

Core Values:

Demonstrate and uphold Core Values in interactions with internal and external partners:


  • ENGAGEMENT - Displays enthusiasm for job duties and participates in the attainment and advancement of organizational goals and interests.
  • INNOVATION - Displays the ability to think outside the box in order to develop creative and new solutions or products that meets current and future needs.
  • PROFESSIONALISM - Displays the behaviors and competencies that are expected of the position and the organization.
  • RESPECT - Displays an appreciation of different opinions, roles, experiences and backgrounds, follows the chain of command.

Job Duties

  • Performs mechanical and preventative maintenance work on all production and packaging equipment as per preventative maintenance manuals
  • Maintains records of repairs, parts inventory, modifications of equipment, programs or settings
  • Assists with setup and/or movement of equipment during change-overs or expansion
  • Maintains tools and maintenance shop in a safe, clean and organized manner
  • Orders and stocks parts and supplies as needed
  • Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of equipment
  • Performs mechanic jobs including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of machines
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service
  • Diagnoses problems, replaces or repairs parts, tests and makes adjustments
  • Performs a variety of general plumbing maintenance, electrical and carpentry functions as needed to support maintenance department within parameters of skills and training
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties
  • Complies with safety regulations and maintains clean and orderly work areas
  • Performs all other duties as assigned or needed


  • High school diploma/GED, and completion of a mechanical trade strongly preferred
  • Experience as a production or industrial mechanic technician, preferably maintaining high speed packaging and processing equipment within the food industry
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently and as a team player
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate detailed instructions orally and in writing
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities
  • Ability to maintain organization of maintenance schedule and files in a changing environment
  • Exhibit initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership
  • Building trades certificate or equivalent desirable
  • Knowledge of local, provincial and federal workplace compliance regulations, ordinances and legislation for health & safety and food safety
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Excellent time management and project management skills
  • High level of sound and independent judgment and reasoning
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), preferably in a food manufacturing facility
  • Highly punctual


Work Conditions / Physical Demands:

  • Physical ability to lift up to 23 - 27 kgs
  • Work is performed in a combination of environments, including meat production room in temperatures of -1 to +4 degrees Celsius
  • Safety equipment is required, e.g. steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses/goggles, etc.
  • Overtime as required
  • Repetitive tasks within a fast-paced environment


For information about the company, go to

 Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

NOTE: As an essential services employer, without the ability to work remotely, we require all workers to have the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Lamb Company welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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  • Location
    Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Department
    Production - Hourly
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $26.00 per hour with a $1.00 per hour shift differential