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Maintenance Helper

Bradford, ON · Manufacturing
A Sustainable, Forward Thinking Protein Company
Maple Leaf Foods is a leading meat and plant-based protein company, employing over 11,500 people and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. We are proud of our roots, which trace back well over 100 years, but our vision and purpose are decidedly forward looking. As we pursue our vision to become the most sustainable protein company on earth, we are committed to creating shared value – creative business value through addressing some of the world’s most critical social and environmental challenges. Our goal is to build a more sustainable food system, which provides nutritious affordable food, operates within planetary limits, cares for animals responsibly, and meaningfully engages with our communities to advance a more just society. We are advancing bold changes within Maple Leaf and more broadly within society to pursue our vision. We deeply believe this is the sustainable path to growth.

Our job is to make great food
Maple Leaf Foods embraces a strong values-based culture, where our people are deeply engaged in work that is purposeful, fast-paced and challenging.  We cultivate an open, non-bureaucratic and inclusive workplace that fosters safety and transparency, along with individual leadership and accountability. Each Maple Leaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping all of us achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We support one another to grow professionally, to learn new skills and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.

Raise the Good in Food
We have united behind a shared purpose – to Raise the Good in Food. This spans a dramatic transformation of our flagship Maple Leaf brand, replacing anything artificial with simple, natural ingredients; investments and process changes to reduce our environmental footprint by 50% by 2025; building a diverse and inclusive culture where all talent thrives; becoming a leader in animal care; and advancing food security through our charitable foundation, the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security.

Our Leadership Values 
Eight core values guide us in everything that we do.
  • Do What’s Right
  • Shared Value
  • High Performance
  • Diverse and Inclusive Teams
  • Disciplined Decision Making
  • Our Accountability
  • Intense Curiosity
  • Transparency and Humility


Position Summary
The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for providing general maintenance support for the Bradford facility and will report to the Maintenance Supervisor and Department Manager onsite.

The Maintenance Technician will work on the day shift, Monday to Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

A snapshot of some of the exciting things you will lead and do:

  • Be able to identify, assist with and or repair general facility related issues (non-trade specific) with minimum supervision
  • Be able to perform general facility upkeeps
  • Be able to perform, assist and or monitor seasonal facility activities
  • Enhance equipment performance, recommending improvements and implementing.
  • Be able to work from drawings, written or verbal instructions and sketches
  • Be able to identify and assist with general facility related mechanical and electrical problems
  • Perform facility related preventative maintenance programs within the required timeframe
  • Ensure all job-related operations are in compliance with GMPs, HACCP, WHMIS and health & safety requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What we have to offer you:
  • Competitive wages + Benefits + Pension + $1500 Attraction Bonus
  • Training provided where needed
  • Reputable company
  • Great team environment
  • Strong focus on internal advancement
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and Mental Health resources

What you will bring:
  • One to three years related experience in general maintenance
  • Self-directed/motivated team player
  • Moderate computer skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations
  • A valid driver’s license

If interested, please apply to our job posting online.


We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our employees.  As part of this commitment, we have adopted a number of COVID-19 safety measures, including a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated by March 31, 2022 and to show proof of vaccination.   In keeping with this policy, successful candidates will need to provide proof of vaccination by March 31, 2022 (or prior to their first day of work if the start date is after March 31, 2022).  We will of course consider accommodations for anyone unable to be vaccinated following human rights and other applicable laws.

Championing diversity and inclusion is a critical component to advancing our collective purpose and vision, living the Maple Leaf Leadership Values, and delivering winning results. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment and assessment process and when hired; please contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.

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