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Maintenance Technician


Bolton, ON, CA, L6E 5S4


A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.  What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Job Summary

The Technicians are system experts in their assigned area, and are highly functional in multiple areas. The Technicians must also ensure efficiency, operational conformance, product quality and continuous improvement. Functions as a member of a maintenance area team which is directly responsible for the efficient maintenance of a group of assets to a baseline state. Effectively troubleshoot operate/change over specified machinery in the assigned area. This job requires strong communication, interpersonal and team building skills to support site objectives.


Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for plant reliability in designated area of the plant; equipment downtime, execution of permanent repairs and preventative maintenance, complicated changeovers, and significant improvement of area, backup for Reliability Leader and maximizes overall area and plant performance through reliability;
  • Perform all complex troubleshooting and repairs to minimize downtime in designated area of plant
  • Ownership for all technical changeover procedures and effectiveness; completes complicated changeovers within scheduled timeframe
  • Notifies Maintenance Leader of potential upgrades and modifications
  • Fluent in CMMS – add and complete work orders through CMMS providing adequate detail and follow-up
  • Recommend and implement improvements for recurring reliability issues in Area
  • Attend and participate in all maintenance planning and daily downtime meetings
  • Provides training for operators in optimal changeover procedures, proper PM and work order completion
  • Every associate at Mars has responsibility for the achievement of quality and food safety.



Key Lateral Responsibilities



  • Shift Team
  • Maintenance Team


Key Critical Competencies (Functional or Leadership)


  • Electrical and/or Mechanical aptitude
  • Strong leadership
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Conflict management



Key Technical Knowledge and Skills


  • Minimum Secondary School diploma and Post Secondary Education in a technical field
  • Recognized trade certificate/license (mechanical)
  • Safe work practices with equipment, materials, automation, etc.
  • Proven ability to optimize equipment to meet or exceed product specifications, schedule, and planned rates
  • Strong technical problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of food safety, HACCP, ISO, materials conversion




Critical Learning Experiences


  • 5-10 years of manufacturing experience as licensed millwright with significant understanding manufacturing operations
  • Demonstrated ability to continuously improve an area/equipment operation



Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


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