Maintenance Electrician

Maintenance Electrician - Permanent Full Time x 2


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. 


  • Responsible for working safely and following all applicable WorkSafeBC regulation, CSA Electrical code & complying with company policies
  • Carries out preventive maintenance / repairs on all building and production equipment owned by Sunrise Markets Inc. under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Shift Foreman or the Production Supervisor       
  • Responds to emergency calls and carries out break down repairs as required on electrical & automation issues
  • Reports major incidents (that causes a serious machine downtime or when extra help is required) to Maintenance Supervisor or Foreman
  • Works jointly with the Production Lead-hands and Supervisors and other company staff on operating and troubleshooting problems with production equipment 
  • Assists in the Root Cause Analysis process to determine immediate cause and help develop sustaining counter-measures for electrical & automation related downtime
  • Maintains a wide variety of electrical tools in good / safe working condition including annual safety inspections as required by WorkSafeBC Regulation
  • Assists in the electrical design, fabrication and installation of new production equipment
  • Assists in the re-engineering of existing production lines or equipment to ensure that continuous improvement and/or safety objectives are met
  • Complies and adheres to SQF, OHS and GMP standards, requirements, and practices.
  • Inputs into the computerized maintenance management system, the work performed, materials and equipment used and other comments as required in detail
  • Performs other shift duties or undertake projects as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Shift Foreman and Director of Engineering
  • Reports observations of any deviation to the process/procedure or a defect or non-conformance to the product which may result in a situation requiring food safety assessment and placing product on hold or scrapping the product to the management immediately
  • Liaison with contractors & suppliers on projects & initiatives as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Shift Foreman and Director of Engineering


  • Internal - All departments
  • External - TContractors, Suppliers, Vendors & Consultants


  • Permanent full-time (40 hours per week) position.  Able to work rotating 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 indoor 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 5 years PLC experience troubleshooting & programming PLC ladder logic and Variable Speed Drives


  • Additional Tickets such as Field Safety Rep - FSR Class ‘B’ or Class ‘A’, Power engineer ticket (Class 5 minimum) etc. a plus and will be evaluated by the hiring manager
  • A valid BC driver’s license is a definite asset
  • Valid Fist Aid Ticket, Forklift operators ticket, boom-lift/ scissor lift operating ticket nice to have
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to interpret Ladder Logic, Relay logic & configure & troubleshoot PLCs & VSDs
  • Ability to read & interpret electrical drawings and equipment manuals
  • Able to work independently and/or work in a team environment
  • Intermediate computer skills in MS Excel, MS Word & familiar with using a CMMS Work Order system

Please visit the following address to fill out the job application form, or send your resume by fax or e-mail to our Human Resources department. Please indicate the position you are applying for.

HR Dept, Sunrise Soya Foods

729 Powell St, Vancouver, BC  V6A 1H5

Fax: 604-254-2828


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