Maintenance Electrician - NEW FACILITY

Maintenance Electrician - NEW FACILITY – Permanent Full Time

Since 1956, Sunrise Soya Foods has been trusted by generations to produce healthy and delicious soy products. As Canada’s leading tofu manufacturer, we are dedicated in our commitment to putting Goodness First® behind everything that we do. From our products to our workplace, we adhere to our values of: Customer Focus, Honesty and Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Corporate Citizenship.

Our new Delta location is currently seeking a Maintenance Electrician to join our growing Western team.


The Maintenance Electrician performs a variety of skilled activities ranging from but not limited to safety improvements, trouble shooting, maintenance, modification, repair, and projects in the trades of millwrighting, welding, pneumatic, hydraulic, plumbing, pressurized air systems & steam boilers on all buildings and production equipment owned by Sunrise Markets Inc.

As Maintenance Electrician for our Delta plant, you will maintain all assets of the plant. Reporting to the Maintenance Coordinator, you will be coming into a new plant with a heavy focus on: safety; our customers; our team (production and maintenance); best practices; and continually raising the standard. 

We will place a high value on individuals who understand the value of: World Class maintenance principles & practices; team communication and the value of collaboration with the entire operations group. 


  • We have two primary questions ahead of all our actions: Will this impact safety; will this impact our Tofu?
  • Team first: Production & maintenance teams are driven by the same objective; we will work collaboratively to resolve any challenges in the most efficient and effective manner. 
  • We recognize the opportunity our new plant has presented us and we continually strive to be the best
  • We will further develop your flexibility and agility: training and development programs will be offered to enhance performance. 
  • We live by data, standard practices and routines, and measure to prioritize our actions
  • We take full responsibility for our actions and value transparency
  • We are going to be a lean structure and a busy organization: Team work and communication will be key for the overall success of the organization 


  • Responsible for working Safely and following all applicable WorkSafe BC regulations & complying with company policies.
  • Reports observations of any deviation to the process/procedure or a defect or non-conformance to the product.
  • The Maintenance Electrician performs a variety of skilled activities ranging from but not limited to electrical safety improvements, trouble shooting, electrical HV & LV maintenance, machine modification, repair & re-wiring, and projects in the trades of electrical, PLC troubleshooting & programming, variable frequency Drive configuring & troubleshooting, High Voltage (600VAC & 240VAC) & Low Voltage (120VAC & 24VDC) work on all buildings and production equipment owned by Sunrise Markets Inc. 
  • Carries out all aspects of preventive and reactive maintenance.  
  • Functions as a major component in our asset data collection allowing for the compilation and analysis of asset downtime. 
  • Inputs into the computerized maintenance management system, the work performed, materials and equipment used and other comments as required in detail.
  • Participates or leads activities within our Maintenance Process from: work identification; work planning; work scheduling; work execution; and work follow-up. 
  • Works collaboratively with Production and the rest of the Maintenance team. 
  • Maintains a wide variety of power tools in good / safe working condition, including annual safety inspections as required by WorkSafe BC Regulations.
  • Complies and adheres to SQF, OHS and GMP standards, requirements, and practices.
  • As required, performs production duties. 
  • Performs other duties or undertakes projects as assigned. 


  • Permanent full-time (40 hours per week) position.  Able to work shifts (day/ afternoon/ graveyard), 15-min paid coffee break, 1/2-hour unpaid lunch/dinner break.
  • Frequent ladder climbing and kneeling down to repair machinery.
  • Exposure to loud noises and required to wear various personal protective equipment while working.
  • Must possess strength, stamina and mobility to perform heavy physical lifting of machinery and parts is essential. Lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to operate mobile equipment including forklifts, boom-lifts, scissor lifts Etc.


Formal Qualifications Required:
  • Required Licensed Industrial Electrician in good standing (Red Seal preferred)
  • Required PLC Ticket/Certification or a minimum 5 years PLC experience troubleshooting & programming ladder logic and variable Speed Drives
  • Required good written & verbal English skills


  • Minimum 2 years work experience as a maintenance electrician in a food manufacturing background
  • Minimum 2 years PLC experience troubleshooting & programming PLC ladder logic and Variable Speed Drives


  • Ability to interpret Ladder Logic, Relay logic & configure & troubleshoot PLCs & VSDs
  • Ability to read & interpret electrical drawings and equipment manuals
  • A valid BC driver’s license is a definite asset
  • Valid Fist Aid Ticket, Forklift operating ticket, boom-lift/ scissor lift operating ticket nice to have

Please email, mail, or fax your resume/CV to: 

Sunrise Soya Foods
Attn: Human Resources Dept.
729 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC
V6A 1H5
Fax: 604-254 2828

We thank all applicants for applying however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.