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Team Lead - Maintenance

Requisition ID:  174232 

Career Group:  Distribution Centre Management 

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, Lawtons 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 Team Lead is responsible for the overall compliance, maintenance and safe consistent operation of the Refrigeration and in-floor heating systems.  While actively contributing to a positive, productive and safe working environment. Maintenance Team Lead will report to the Regional Maintenance Manager in overseeing their Maintenance team to ensure the efficient operation of all refrigeration, MHE, life safety, HVAC, electrical and mechanical systems within the Retail Support Centre.   

Job Description

• Responsible for the overall maintenance and safe, consistent operation of the Refrigeration and all related systems: life safety systems, including sprinkler systems and piping, sprinkler risers, valve groups, fire pump, fire hoses, extinguishers, fire alarm panel, fire dialer, HVAC and human comfort systems, including RTU’s, unit heaters, banana / fruit ripening rooms, lighting, etc.. 

• Responsible for the overall maintenance of all building related mechanical equipment, including: dock plates, overhead doors, rollup doors, pumps, back- up generator, MHE, motors, fans, plumbing and electrical Systems.

• Direct, plan, organize, assign, supervise, schedule, train, and evaluate maintenance personal for repair work to machinery and building electrical/ mechanical systems, completed by operators and selected service contractors

• Administer contracts for building supplies and services
• Manage repairs and maintenance of all equipment to ensure all warranty needs are met
• Manage the capital and operating expenses for maintenance within budgets and forecasts
• Review and ensure compliance with regulatory codes (up-to-date implementation of the Canadian B-52 code), manufacturer’s requirements, industry practices, company policies/ procedures, and operating performances targets
• Procure, arrange for and direct building and equipment maintenance/ repair, including parts, tools, and services purchased
• Develop and coordinate preventative maintenance schedules and repair activities with Witron Automation Maintenance Team
• Maintain a clean and safe working environment as per company requirements
• Other duties as required

Job Requirements

• Knowledge and direct working experience in various building systems; boilers, refrigeration systems, 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, Verisae, including automated controlled refrigerated systems 

• Knowledge and direct working experience in the maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of banana ripening rooms an asset.  

• Red Seal or 3rd Year Apprentice HVAC and Refrigeration valid in Province of NS an asset.

• Proficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite
• Effective communication skills (both oral and written)
• Excellent mechanical, analytical, and mathematical skills
• Comfortable and flexible operating in a team environment

• Database and spreadsheet experience
• Understanding of grocery products distribution as a whole

• Knowledge and experience in maintenance and repair for various types of machinery as well as plant material handling and automation equipment
• Experience in general technical troubleshooting of building equipment and hands-on operating, diagnostics and repair

• Minimum Three years supervisory experience
• Two or more years of experience in a warehouse maintenance environment
• Experience in a 24/7 automated  retail grocery distribution center an asset

• Physical work including frequent bending, lifting, and reaching 
• Occasionally lift over 50 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

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.