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Position Title: Licensed Industrial Mechanic / Apprentice 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Florenceville Prepared Foods 

Requisition ID: 25409 



DATE: September 19, 2023

JOB TITLE: Licensed Industrial Mechanic / Apprentice

DEPARTMENT: Maintenance

GRADE RANGE: Grade range dependent upon qualifications.


McCain Foods (Canada) Florenceville, New Brunswick Prepared Foods facility has an immediate opening for a full-time permanent Licensed Industrial Mechanic to join the maintenance team. The position is responsible for the setup and changeover of processing equipment, performing all assigned predictive and preventive maintenance tasks, performing food safety verifications, troubleshooting, and resolving mechanical/electrical issues.


More than one successful applicant may be selected for this position.




  • Fully licensed industrial mechanic.  Consideration may be given to a recent graduate from a 40-week community college industrial mechanic program.
  • Applicants will be responsible for bringing their own hand tools and CSA approved footwear.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to accept and embrace change in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, with good organizing and coordinating skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of PCs and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to successfully work individually or collaboratively with others.
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is considered an asset.
  • Observant and detail-minded with a natural sense of urgency.
  • Effective Verbal and Written communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to interpret mechanical prints.
  • Ability to interpret pneumatic and hydraulic circuits.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Successful completion of a 90-day training period.



Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for mechanical breakdown and proactive repairs of all Florenceville Prepared Foods Facility equipment.
  • Actively contribute to the “TEAM” by working diligently to correct and prevent any electrical/mechanical problems, especially where there is a safety or food safety risk.
  • Develop and maintain a productive working relationship with production and maintenance colleagues.
  • Must work closely with production to keep the line running with minimum downtime.
  • Must comply with safe practices before working on equipment (e.g., Lockout procedure, barricading areas, safe handling of materials, etc.)
  • Verbally communicate identified Emergency/Urgent repair problems effectively.
  • Comply and promote food safety (Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP)
  • Must report all food safety risks or safety problems.
  • Identifying, detecting, and documenting all potential maintenance repair problems.
  • Must be able and willing to promote continuous improvement of workplace safety.
  • Observe equipment and component conditions while doing jobs and provide feedback as appropriate.
  • Provide all information requested on feedback forms as part of completing jobs.
  • Effectively use SAP system for work orders.
  • Work rotating shifts, including evenings and weekends.
  • Maintain an excellent attendance record.
  • Perform all other duties as they arise.


Applicants must possess a good safety record and continually demonstrate “safety first.”  Selection of employees for promotion is based upon such factors as ability, special training, experience, prior PEP Ratings, attendance, ability to meet the physical demands of the position, education, length of service, and involvement in additional assignments.  Length of service will be the determining factor when all other factors are equal.  Testing may be required depending on the position applied for. Interviews will be held as necessary, and those selected are determined based on meeting the abovementioned criteria. An evaluation period will determine the candidate’s suitability for the position. Shifts are subject to change and are not guaranteed due to scheduling demands.


If you wish to be considered for the above vacancy, please apply online with Resume on the
McCaintranet/Careers section by October 3, 2023.


McCain Foods (Canada)
8800 Main Street, Florenceville-Bristol, NB E7L 1B2


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
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Job Family: Engineering & Technical      
Division: NA Potato Manufacturing 
Department: ​Shift Maintenance ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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