IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting a PLANT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN for our Cut Knife, SK client.

Our client is a significant agricultural trading company with physical trading and processing operations around the world. The firm is headquartered in Singapore and moves in excess of 10 million metric tons of food and Agri-commodities annually against sales revenues in excess of 3 billion USD. Our facilities in Canada and the US process 250-300 thousand metric tons of products such as peas, lentils, and chickpeas each year.

The Plant Maintenance Supervisor oversees all preventative maintenance and repair of plant equipment and facilities to ensure both operate safely, efficiently, and in compliance with all applicable government and regulatory body legislation and requirements and company policies.


Plant Maintenance & Repair: 

  • Complete all preventative maintenance tasks and repairs of plant equipment and facilities to ensure both operate safely, efficiently, and in compliance with all applicable government and regulatory body legislation and requirements and company policies.
  • Track, document, and report on all repairs and maintenance activities and expenditures.
  • Conduct regular inspections/audits of plant facilities and equipment and complete all required/scheduled repairs and preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Monitor Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) and Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF).
  • Communicate with external vendors and contractors to obtain quotes and contracts for best value for the purchase of parts and services.
  • Document, track, and order equipment and parts to ensure the effective and efficient management of plant assets and equipment inventory.
  • Coordinate with vendors and contractors to ensure the delivery/successful completion of parts and services.
  • Develop, implement, and providing training on standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe job procedures (SJPs) for the operation of plant facilities and equipment to support efficient and safe operations so that our client may deliver its operational, safety, and financial objectives.
  • Identify and communicate opportunities for process improvement.
  • Assist with plant operations as needed and when directed. Quality Control / Food Safety
  • Maintain and complete all facilities and equipment repairs in accordance with Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Food Safety and Quality Management System (FSQM), protocols. Safety, Health, and Environment
  • Ensure all government safety, health, and environmental regulations are met and adhered to.
  • Report and track all facilities and equipment incidents and investigate as required.
  • Communicate, document, and trend facilities and equipment hazard identifications and controls.
  • Act as a safety role model and set a positive safety example for all staff with zero tolerance for safety, health, and environmental infractions, incidents, and injuries while using plant facilities, equipment, and tools.
  • Implement facilities and equipment controls to reduce risks to people and equipment.
  • Develop, implement, and provide training to employees on SJPs for the safe and operation of plant facilities, equipment, and tools, and/or arrange for external training and certification as needed for self and employees.
  • Participate in all pre-shift and other safety meetings.
  • Attend all required safety training and keep all certificates current.
  • Always wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) on the production floor and/or as directed. Teamwork:
  • Establish and sustain a positive and cooperative employee environment through effective communications with all employees.
  • Foster a team culture by sharing knowledge with team members and providing and receiving constructive feedback willingly and openly.
  • Inform the team of any issues that would affect operations immediately.
  • Identify and communicate opportunities for process improvement. 


  • Mechanical Engineering Degree an asset. We are looking for candidate who has specific experience in operating and Maintaining Pellet mill along with other maintenance skills.
  • Specialized training in mechanical systems maintenance or a related field, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of National Building Codes 2015, Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, and all other relevant regulatory legislation.
  • Various conveying equipment,
  • Pelleting machine
  • Impact Mills
  • Draught fan and pulse jet filter
  • Compressor
  • Little about Electrical and PLC-SCADA
  • Prior experience working in food processing plant maintenance is considered an asset.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Office procedures experience including filing, use of computers and office equipment.
  • Strong time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • The ability to work individually and as part of a team.


  • Some overtime will be required.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends on an as-needed basis.
  • Mix of office and plant environment.
  • Must be able to safely lift 23 kgs (50 pounds).
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend, squat, and climb ladders and stairs several times a day.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions throughout the year.
  • Particulate contaminants: pea protein dust may contaminate the air with particles that can be inhaled; the use of a respirator is required.
  • CSA approved steel-toed boots are required.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Word Document to