Apprentice Millwright Mechanic (Portage la Prairie, MB)

Simplot Canada (II) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the J.R. Simplot Company. The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The Apprentice Millwright Mechanic diagnoses processing equipment problems, repairs minor and major breakdown of processioning equipment, performs preventative maintenance items, improves line efficiencies and ensures all equipment is in safe working condition with the assistance of a Millwright Mechanic.

Key Responsibilities

  • Has thorough knowledge of all equipment and can identify all equipment in the work area.
  • Ensures the capability of efficient operation of all equipment in the work area, by using preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, overhauling and repairing equipment to achieve operational goals.
  • Maintains logs and paperwork for each shift as needed and ensures the accuracy of data reporting systems such as the Maintenance Daily Logs and Work Order forms.

Typical Education

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year Apprentice in a Red Seal Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) certification preferred.

Relevant Experience

  • Must have a minimum of two years of maintenance experience.
  • Must have the ability to read and understand plant and equipment manuals, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), instructional manuals, and mechanical blueprints.
  • Experience with troubleshooting mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, and electronic systems.
  • Must have strong aptitude for safe work practices.

Other Information

  • Schedule: 12 hour shifts, 2 weeks on nights and 2 weeks on days, working every other weekend
  • Must be able to furnish own hand tools.   
  • Ability to operate a forklift and aerial lift equipment once trained and certified and must meet the standards on fall protection restraints. 
  • Must be able to climb stairs, ladders, scaffolds, catwalks and maneuver in close quarters.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods on concrete floors and work in extreme environments (hot, cold, humid, and slippery).
  • Must be able to communicate verbally in a professional manner.
  • Must possess basic writing skills for recording information on daily logs, preventative maintenance forms and work orders.
  • Must have basic math skills to perform measurements.
  • Must have the ability to operate valves, keyboards, equipment, and other controls.  
  • Must have a basic understanding of drive components, bearings, sprockets, chains, belts, and plumbing components.
  • Must be capable of performing cutting and welding to meet Company’s standards.

Job Requisition ID: 14059 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): FG Plant - Portage la Prairie 

Country: Canada 


** Simplot Canada (II) Limited is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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