Maintenance Technician

Requisition ID:  181475 

Career Group:  Distribution Centre Careers 

Job Category:  Maintenance 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Alberta  

City: Rocky View County

Location: 5284 Alberta Central Kitchen 

Postal Code: T4A 3N4 


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?


Maintenance - Central Alberta Kitchens, located in Rocky View County, AB, has an opening for a Maintenance Technician. This is an exciting opportunity that brings together the retail grocery sector and an enhanced culinary experience.

The Maintenance Technician is responsible to perform preventative maintenance and repairs to Material Handling Equipment (MHE) and operate a refrigeration plant. The successful candidate will assist with repairs on all equipment throughout the site, actively contributes to a positive and productive working environment, ensure proper record keeping of site equipment, rack inspections, and conduct all battery maintenance and repairs.


Here’s where you’ll be focusing:


  • Follow and maintain preventative maintenance schedule on all equipment and building.
  • Operation of Ammonia and Glycol Refrigeration Plant as per provincial regulations.
  • Understand Preventive Maintenance Programs such as Verisae, Capital Asset Tracking with Sobeys MSC (Maintenance Solution Center).
  • Perform necessary repairs and PM's on all equipment and building.
  • Maintain parts inventory and re-ordering replacement parts as needed.
  • Complete all daily inspections in a thorough and timely manner.
  • Maintain site 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.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment as per company requirements.
  • Perform necessary maintenance and repairs on all Sobeys property including MHE, batteries, equipment and building.
  • Adhere and implement all applicable company safety standards.
  • Refrigeration duties as per local Legislation if applicable.
  • All other duties as required to maintain the central kitchen.


What you have to offer:


  • Technical training and/or 3-years’ experience in maintenance and repair for various types of machinery, facility material handling, and refrigeration systems.
  • 4th class (refrigeration) power engineer or higher, or a Refrigeration Operator Certificate, as required by provincial regulations.
  • Journeyman ticket in one of the building trades – e.g., electrician, plumbing or millwright (preferred).
  • Experience in general technical troubleshooting of building equipment and hands-on operating, diagnostics, and repair.
  • Understand Preventive Maintenance Programs.
  • Knowledge and experience of an Industrial Refrigeration System.
  • Knowledge and experience of Sprinkler or Fire control system.
  • Experience in a food manufacturing, warehouse, or production operations maintenance environment (preferred).
  • Experience in any of industrial forklift and pallet jack repair and maintenance, industrial battery maintenance repair and maintenance, welding, or electrical repair (preferred).
  • Excellent organizational skills with a high degree of initiative and flexibility.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel for tracking and scheduling of maintenance of repairs.
  • Ability to safely use required tools to perform duties assigned.
  • Experience in use of Hot Work Permits.
  • Experience in use of Red Tag Permits.
  • Available to work overtime, evenings, weekends, and holidays.



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.