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Maintenance Mechanic


Ft Erie, ON, CA, L2A1W3

Req ID:  25887
Segment:  Maintenance

 Are you a maintenance professional with drive and determination to grow and advance in your career?  Do you thrive on being in the midst of the action? If this is you, Rich Products is a stable family owned company with sales in 110 countries, a workplace with a great culture, and the potential for advancement.   


 As a maintenance mechanic, innovator and someone willing to help their team get the job done, this position could be right for you.  Have you asked yourself, what’s my next career move?  Keep reading.  This position in Fort Erie, Ontario is in a unionized food manufacturing plant with 275 associates. Fort Erie is a border town with Buffalo New York and offers a rare combination of small-town values and easy access to big city amenities and culture. 


 We are in search of an experienced Maintenance Mechanic who will be responsible for applying their maintenance knowledge and expertise on the plant floor. The successful candidate will play a key role in the success of our organization by installing, repairing and maintaining machinery in the plant.


The Maintenance Mechanic controls the efficient operation of all plant equipment by performing mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and electronic repair and preventive maintenance.

  • To install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair manufacturing equipment, including hydraulics,  pneumatics and some electrical.
  • Share knowledge of applicable mechanical concepts and principles with other maintenance personnel.
  • To respond quickly to any calls from production to keep equipment operational and ensure production runs smoothly.
  • To make sure all food safety standards are followed.
  • To be able to work well independently and in a group.
  • To record work on a Work or PM order, details and parts used.
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks as scheduled and report results.
  • Perform special projects from time to time as assigned in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • Communicate effectively with Managers, Team Leaders, other Maintenance associates, production, outside vendors and equipment manufacturers.
  • To work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • High School Graduate or equivalent.
  • Industrial Millwright Certificate 443A.
  • Knowledge of TPM (Total Productivity Manufacturing) would be a definite asset.
  • Refrigeration operator B certificate would be an asset.
  • Computer skills, MS Word, Excel, and Outlook would be an asset.
  • Minimum 3 years experience working as a millwright.
  • Must be able to perform various physical skills associated with the trade.
  • Daily activities include walking, standing, reaching, twisting, stooping, grasping and working near noisy equipment, and occasionally working in the freezer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 22 kg (50 lbs).


Rich Products provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. In addition to federal law requirements, Rich Products complies with applicable provincial and local laws governing nondiscriminaton in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. Please contact our HR department if you will require assistance with our recruiting process due to a disability


As a family-owned company, caring for our associates—their whole selves—is a top priority. That’s why we provide benefits and tools to help our people balance the integration of work and life:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health & financial benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Family planning support
  • Flexible work policy
  • Associate affinity groups
  • Volunteering & community impact opportunities
  • Holiday gatherings
  • In-house taste tests (we are a food company after all)!

It’s all part of how we support our family of associates. Because in the company of family, all things are possible.


Rich’s, also known as Rich Products Corporation, is a family-owned food company dedicated to inspiring possibilities. From cakes and icings to pizza, appetizers and specialty toppings, our products are used in homes, restaurants and bakeries around the world. Beyond great food, our customers also gain insights to help them stay competitive, no matter their size. Our portfolio includes creative solutions geared at helping food industry professionals compete in foodservice, retail, in-store bakery, deli, and prepared foods, among others. Working in 100 locations globally, with annual sales exceeding $3.8 billion, Rich’s is a global leader with a focus on everything that family makes possible. Rich’s®—Infinite Possibilities. One Family.

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