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Maintenance Team Lead

Requisition ID:  173316 

Career Group:  Distribution Centre Management 

Job Category:  Maintenance 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: British Columbia  

City: North Saanich

Location: 0033 North Saanich RSC 

Postal Code: V8L 5W5 


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.


Improve operations through effective planning and scheduling of building and equipment maintenance activities and resources. Organize, direct, and control the maintenance department. Actively contribute to a positive and productive working environment.

Schedule: 4 days a week for 10 hour shifts with additional call-in time and overtime. 

Job Description

• Direct, plan, organize, assign, supervise, and evaluate operating and maintenance 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, manufacturer’s requirements, industry practices, company policies/ procedures, and operating performances targets
• Procure, arrange for and direct building and equipment maintenance/ repair, including parts 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

• 4th Class Power Engineering minimum 

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

• Database Maintenance Systems
• 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

• Three to five years supervisory experience
• Two or more years of experience in a warehouse maintenance environment
• Experience in a 24/7 automated  retail grocery distribution centre

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



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.