Power Engineer

Requisition ID:  176659 

Career Group:  Distribution Centre Careers 

Job Category:  Maintenance 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: British Columbia  

City: Surrey

Location: 0052 Campbell Heights RSC 

Postal Code: V3S 3W7 


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.

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 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.