Electrical and Instrumentation Technician

Electrical and Instrumentation Technician

Lactalis Canada - Parmalat Canada
Location: Winchester, Ontario
Posted: May 11th 2020
Deadline Date: July 10th 2020

With nearly 140 years of brand heritage in the Canadian dairy industry, Lactalis Canada is committed to the health and wellness of Canadians.

We offer a wide range of milk and dairy products, fruit juices, cultured products, cheese products and table spreads with respected brands. Lactalis Canada is one of the largest, most-dynamic food group companies in Canada, employing more than 3,300 people with 17 operating facilities across the country.

Parmalat Canada is recruiting for an Electrical and Instrumentation Technician. This is a full-time position.

The Electrical & Instrumentation Technician is responsible for the repair, maintenance and installation of the plant’s electrical and control systems and processes. The Electrical & Instrumentation Technician performs daily preventative maintenance on the plant’s equipment and facilities. In addition, they will make adjustments and repairs to production equipment, as the need arises, during the course of production and often in cooperation with equipment operators to assist with solving these issues.


  • Provide maintenance services as assigned, throughout the plant
  • Provide maintenance services for new construction and repairs within the plant according to safety, quality and trade standards and guidelines
  • Resolve plant electrical, instrumentation and controls issues and implement corrective actions
  • Provide supervision feedback on information regarding jobs, including determining time required, material needs, labour requirements and impact on uptime
  • Provide maintenance services on various shifts as assigned (if the replacement for Electrical & Instrumentation Technician or electrician), be available for overtime and be part of an on-call rotation
  • Perform PM requirements for process controls and other related plant equipment
  • Perform other trades practices on work assignments within the ability and skill level
  • Work in accordance with all E&I standards and electrical safety codes
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum grade 12 or equivalent education
  • Provincial or interprovincial trade certification - Electrician (442 A License) or Certified Technician (Electrical and Instrumentation)
  • PLC maintenance troubleshooting and programming skills (Allen Bradley)
  • Practical experience with VFD’s, Servo controls, Pneumatics and Power Distribution Systems.
  • Sound instrumentation knowledge
  • 2 to 3 years practical experience in the electrical, controls and instrumentation field
  • Intermediate level of PLC and VFD maintenance troubleshooting skills, and basic programming skills
  • Practical testing will be administered to all applicants to evaluate and validate these required skills.
  • Possessing another trade certificate (millwright, welding, pipefitter, refrigeration) is an asset
  • A strong mechanical background is an asset
  • Strong personal computer skills; working knowledge of basic maintenance management software (SAP) and Microsoft applications
  • Ability to read, interpret and utilize blueprints and drawings
Additional Information

As proud supporters of the Canadian dairy industry and its farmers, it’s our mission to provide Canadians with nutritious, high-quality products they’ll love. Consumers are at the heart of what we do. That’s why we’re committed to strengthening communities across the country, and to continue making a significant contribution to the Canadian economy.

Contact Information
Martia Cicalo
Lactalis Canada - Parmalat Canada
490 Gordon Street,
Winchester, Ontario
K0C 2K0

Email: martia_cicalo@parmalat.ca
Website: www.parmalat.ca
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