Maintenance Electrician

Ajax, Ontario
Job Type Permanent
Job ID 1186
Salary $38.00
Job Description

Our client located in Ajax, Ontario is currently seeking a Maintenance Electrician.

Candidate will be working CONTINENTAL SHIFT (2 weeks days, 2 weeks nights and every other weekend)

Pay rate is based on skills $38 to $40 per hour 


The Electrician is responsible to install, maintain and repair all electrical apparatus within the plant. Perform minor mechanical repairs and assist the mechanics as needed. To support and help train other electricians as required.


Position functions under the guidance of the Maintenance Electrician Lead hand but reports directly to the Maintenance Manager.  

Position requirements include a full understanding of all the machinery within the plant, as well as, good knowledge of trouble shooting techniques, problem solving and communication skills.


Plant/Machinery Maintenance (35%)

Ensure electrical equipment within the plant is regularly serviced and operating well (press, finishing, pre-press)

Operate necessary equipment/tools to perform the repairs

Read electrical and mechanical blue prints to determine how problem is to be approached

Keep a log of repairs made to each of the presses

Improvises acceptable electrical and electronic fixes to get equipment running properly 

Trouble Shooting (35%)

Respond to machine operators request for a work order by running the machine to determine exactly electrical faults

Read and understand blue prints, specifications, and manufacturers manuals 

Preventative Maintenance (20%)

Regularly clean/check all electrical equipment within the plant to ensure satisfactory operation and safety

Perform electrical inspection with Hydro Inspector twice a year

Test electrical equipment for safety

Leadership & Communication (5%) 

Provide guidance and on the job training for other electricians as required

Train operators in basic trouble shooting and engineering of machinery

Available for important repairs off shift hours (if necessary) 

Install New Electrical Systems (5%)

Follow prints designed by engineers for large jobs on equipment

Make material lists, decide best format for installation and carry out installation according to Canadian Electrical Code for smaller jobs

Install electronic and electronic wiring, controller, and rewire presses/gluers as required 


Responsible to work in compliance with the provisions of the Health and Safety regulations

Use and wear all protective devises/clothing as required

Report to the employer/supervisor the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective devices

Report to the employer/supervisor any contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Act or the regulations or the existence of any hazard which he/she knows.

Mandatory participation in MWV safety program – see program list for options 




  • Minimum of grade 12 education – college education in electrical program preferred
  • 3-5 years experience in manufacturing environment is required
  • Electrician license/certificate is required (unless part of apprenticeship program)
  • Electronic and P.L.C. experience
  • Full understanding of CSA and Code electrical standards and compliance
  • Read and understand blue prints, specifications, and manufacturers manuals
  • Experienced and skilled on all maintenance equipment an asset - Lathe, Welder, Milling Machine, Drill Presses, Cutting Tools
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills required
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Strong safety orientation – follows safety procedures (ie. Lockout) 100% of the time
  • Lift truck license an asset

We thank all candidates for their applications, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you have the skills and experience that we are looking for to be successful in this role please apply online or email your resume to Natasha Beharry-Weekes [email protected]

We are an equal opportunity Employer



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