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Maintenance Technician

Job Details

Hiring Organization Jealous Fruits (Recruitment)
Post Name Maintenance Technician
Qualification Any Graduate
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary CAD 20 To CAD 25 Per Hour
Location Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada V4V 1T3

Jealous Fruits is Canada’s largest cherry grower-exporter. We supply premium fruit to large Canadian and US retailers, and export to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

Superb quality is at the heart of our global success. Nature gives us a leading edge as British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley has a perfect climate for growing large, flavourful, sweet fruit.

We require suitably experienced personnel to join the maintenance team of the Duck Lake packing facility located on Hwy 97 North, Kelowna. Our plant has a high level of automation with a state-of-the-art 28-lane Unitec optical cherry grading line and associated equipment.

Job requirements:

  • Work with other members of the maintenance and operations team to ensure plant and equipment is kept in good and safe working order.
  • Perform scheduled and proactive inspections of plant and equipment to identify maintenance issues
  • Perform maintenance of packing plant equipment in a proactive manner to minimize deficiencies and ensure that production remains within schedule
  • Repair equipment and resolve maintenance issues while being conscious of time restraints to minimize downtime of the packing plant.
  • Promote a positive workplace, supporting team leaders to ensure collaborative and efficient teamwork.

Applicant requirements:

  • Proficient knowledge and expertise of industrial mechanics and/or electrics and electronics
  • Capable of identifying and performing preventative maintenance on processing equipment and facility structures
  • Experience in a maintenance role and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient knowledge of fruit grading equipment and systems would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of industrial water pumps is an asset.

Position details:

  • This is a seasonal role that runs for the duration of our cherry harvest, June to September.
  • Our facility operates 8-16 hours/day 7 days a week.
  • Work shifts can vary from 8-12 hours depending on the harvesting schedule.
  • Job sharing and flexible shift options are available.
  • Hourly pay rate negotiable depending on experience and qualifications

Special requirements

  • A background check to pass Canadian Air Cargo Security Requirements
  • Only applicants who are legally allowed to work in Canada at the time of application will be considered.
  • Jealous Fruits has a Mandatory vaccination policy

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

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