Power Engineer - (FT)

Requisition ID:  183901 
Career Group:  Distribution Centre Careers 
Job Category:  Maintenance 
Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%
Job Type:  Full-Time
Country: Canada (CA) 
Province: Alberta  
City: Calgary
Location: 0012 Calgary RSC
Postal Code: T2C 2C3
Embark on a rewarding career with Sobeys Inc., celebrated among Canada’s Top 100 employers, where your talents contribute to our commitment to excellence and community impact.

Our family of 131,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  
A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1,600 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family.

Ready to Make an impact?

The Power Engineer is responsible for the maintenance and safe consistent operation of the Ammonia/Glycol refrigeration plant and preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and monitoring of all life safety, HVAC, electrical and mechanical systems within the Retail Support Centre while actively contributing to a positive, productive and safe working environment.

Here’s where you’ll be focusing:

  • Responsible for the maintenance and safe, consistent operation of the Ammonia/ Glycol Refrigeration Plant and all related systems
  • Monitor, maintain, trouble shoot and repair life safety systems, including sprinkler systems and piping, sprinkler risers, valve groups, fire pump, fire hoses, extinguishers, fire alarm panel and fire dialer.
  • Monitor, maintain, trouble shoot and repair all HVAC and human comfort systems, including RTU’s, unit heaters, lighting, etc.
  • Monitor, maintain, trouble shoot and repair all building related mechanical equipment, including, dock plates, overhead doors, rollup doors, pumps, back- up generator, motors, fans, plumbing and electrical systems.
  • Monitor, maintain, trouble shoot and repair banana / fruit ripening rooms, and related equipment
  • Maintenance of all tools, parts and equipment used within the RSC, ensuring adequate stock on hand for critical equipment failures.
  • Complete daily logs and preventative maintenance schedules as required.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, professional work environment at all times, utilizing Sobeys 5S Standards.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

What you have to offer:

  • Knowledge and direct working experience in various building systems; boilers, compressors, electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems.
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, instructions, control sequences with a clear understanding of local codes, regulations and bylaws.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite; Word Excel, Auto Cad, including automated controlled refrigerated systems
  • Knowledge and direct working experience in the maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of banana/fruit ripening rooms. 
  • Other related mechanical trades licensing or skills:  welding, electrician, millwright, plumber, refrigeration mechanic an asset
  • Valid 3rd or 4th Class Power Engineer Certificate and License valid in Province of employment.
  • A minimum of three years Power Engineering experience, with an emphasis on large ammonia / glycol refrigeration systems.


We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package, which varies by role and designed to help our teammates to live better – physically, financially and emotionally. 


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We will consider factors such as your working location, work experience and skills as well as internal equity, and market conditions to ensure the selected candidate is paid fairly and competitively. We look forward to discussing the specific compensation details relevant to this role with candidates who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process. 


Our Total Rewards programs, for full-time teammates, goes well beyond your paycheque:

  • Competitive Benefits Package, tailored to meet your needs, including health and dental coverage, life, short- and long-term disability insurance.
  • Access to Virtual Health Care Platform and Employee and Family Assistance Program.
  • A Retirement and Savings Plan that provides you with the opportunity to build and add value to your savings.
  • A 10% in-store discount at our participating banners and access to a wide range of other discount programs, making your purchases more affordable.
  • Learning and Development Resources to fuel your professional growth.
  • Parental leave top-up
  • Paid Vacation and Days-off


We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.