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Operating Engineer

City & State: 

Ancaster, ON, CA, L9G 3L1

L9G 3L1
Job Category:  Maintenance
L9G 3L1

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 26 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Job Title

  • Operating Engineer


  • Utilities

Reporting to

  • Chief Engineer / Factility Manager


Position Purpose

This position is primarily responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of the Refrigeration Mechanical rooms, Boiler Rooms and associated equipment and auxiliaries. The mandate is determined by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority, and requires that the person in this position be in attendance during the operation of these devices, to ensure the safe efficient use of this equipment.


Key Accountabilities


  • Under the direction of the Chief Engineer
    • Maintain a logbook, recording operating characteristics of the plant
    • Be responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the plant
    • May perform work on the premises on which the plant is situated
  • Monitor and Maintain the on site Environmental systems
  • Perform periodic analysis of boiler and cooling water
  • Collect operational data and enter the information on to required forms
  • Take a leading role in the absence of the Chief Engineer during emergency events related to the Refrigeration or Boiler operations.
  • Assist in the training of new operators.



  • Perform all other duties as assigned
  • Perform the facility maintenance to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the buildings and support systems
  • Ensure the continuous operation of the facility
  • Take a customer service role in dealing with various people through out the facility. 
  • Take a leading role in the absence of the Chief Engineer during emergency events related to fire and spill emergencies until relieved by the Chief Engineer or Fire Warren
  • Adhere to all applicable job procedures as outlined in SOP manual
  • Adhere to GMP’s and Health and safety rules as outlined in employee handbook
    • Keep work area clean and clear of hazards
    • Report any unsafe conditions, incidents or injuries to Supervisor immediately
    • Use all prescribed personal protective equipment
  • Ensure GMP’s and safe food handling practices are being followed
    • All tools to be cleaned and maintained in good repair. Report any broken, damaged, or missing tools to your supervisor. Do not discard any damaged or broken tools.
    • Follow all GMPs including maintaining personal hygiene, handwashing/sanitizing hands, clean up spills (ie: ingredients, water, debris and wood)
    • Report any foreign material findings to your supervisor
    • As part of food security, report any unusual people or behaviours to your supervisor


Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience in ammonia refrigeration
  • Pipe Fitting
  • Plumbing
  • Trouble shooting
  • Customer service
  • Self Starter
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Organizes time well


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level



  • Refrigeration “B” Operator certification
  • Third Class Stationary Engineer Certificate (minimum target)



  • Third Class Stationary Engineer Certificate  with secondary trade ticket (millwright, electrician. Etc.)


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time
  • Physical demands may also include reaching, bending, lifting (up to a maxiumum of  50lbs) and performing repetitive actions


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • ARYZTA Limited is a 24 hour/ 7 day manufacturing operation
  • The temperature of the environment within the production area can range from 58 - 80 degrees fahrenheit depending on the department 
  • The production areas are often loud, exceeding 85 decibels, due to the machinery that is running; earplugs are required to be worn while in the bakery at all times
  • Depending on postion, some employees may be exposed to dust; dust masks and respirators are available if required





ARYZTA is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer(AA/EOE)

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