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Maintenance Technician

Requisition ID:  173319 

Career Group:  Distribution Centre Careers 

Job Category:  Maintenance 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia  

City: Debert

Location: 0034 Debert RSC 

Postal Code: B0M 1G0 


Our family of 134,000 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 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.


The Maintenance Technician is responsible to perform preventative maintenance and repairs to MHE, and existing Knowledge of basic refrigeration. Assist with repairs on all equipment throughout the RSC. Actively contributes to a positive and productive working environment. Record keeping of RSC equipment, rack inspections, all battery maintenance and repairs.

Job Description

•    Follow and maintain preventative maintenance schedule on all equipment.
•    Knowledge of onsite Refrigeration System for minor repairs and maintenance scheduling.
•    Understand Preventive Maintenance Programs such as Verisae, Capital Asset Tracking with 
•    Perform necessary repairs and PM’s on all equipment.
•    Maintain parts inventory and re-ordering replacement parts as needed.
•    Be flexible with the shifts to maintain the equipment and RSC.
•    Be on call 24/7 basis. 
•    Complete all daily inspections in a thorough and timely manner.
•    Maintain RSC battery fleet and chargers.
•    Maintain dock doors, dock plates, and door seals.
•    Daily inspection and record keeping of refrigeration system.
•    Daily inspection and record keeping of sprinkler systems.
•    Adhere to and implement all applicable Food Safety program requirements.
•    All other duties as required to maintain the RSC.

Job Requirements

  • Time management skills
  • Ability to multi task
  • Certificate in an applicable trade an asset (ie Refrigeration Mechanic) 
  • High School Diploma
  • A Minimum of one year experience in an industrial setting
  • Experience working with excel spread sheets for tracking and scheduling 
  • Certified to operate mobile equipment
  • Experience in an industrial battery, forklift and pallet jack repair and maintenance.
  • Experience in welding and in electrical repairs
  • Journeyman Certificate in an applicable trade an asset
  • Previous experience in a retail support center / building operations an asset
  • Physical work including frequent bending, lifting, and reaching 
  • Occasionally lift up to 88 lbs 
  • Two person lift required for weights exceeding 50 lbs 
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time 
  • Possible exposure to extreme temperatures 
  • Alertness to other people and vehicles 
  • Various shifts including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to communicate with suppliers, contractors and team members.
  • Ability to safely use required tools to perform duties assigned.
  • Experience in use of Hot Work Permits.
  • Experience in use of Red Tag Permits.



We offer teammates competitive total compensation packages that will vary by role and location. Some websites share our job opportunities and may provide salary estimates without our knowledge. These estimates are based on similar jobs and postings for general comparison, but these numbers are not provided by or monitored for accuracy by our organization. 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.

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


While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.


We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.