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  • Are you looking for a fast-paced, physically challenging new job opportunity in a dynamic company where performance and quality skills are rewarded?


    Do you want to be part of a prosperous, stable, growing and value-driven company, that offers competitive, and flexible benefits? Gordon Food Service, a leader in foodservice distribution, could be the place for your career in warehousing/distribution. Take a look at these videos to learn more about who we are and what we do!








    Directs the safe, cost effective and efficient operations of Gordon Food Service (GFS) warehouse building maintenance department including troubleshooting, repairs and preventative maintenance of mechanical and electrical systems, mobile equipment, automation including conveyors, cranes, ASRS, etc. as applicable, hydraulic systems, welding and fabrication. This position is also responsible for managing and supporting warehouse custodial as well as maintenance inventory.




    • Collaborates with management and other department heads to plan preventative maintenance programs and to schedule inspections and major overhauls in coordination with other operating activities.
    • Reviews technical papers, catalogs, GFS Standards and other resources to determine supplies and maintenance methods to improve warehouse operations.
    • Confers with DC99 and other internal resources to resolve problems in installation and operation of equipment.
    • Reviews inspection and repair reports and observes progress of work on major overhauls to evaluate efficiency and work quality.
    • Oversees and directs all aspects of warehouse cleaning and housekeeping.
    • Understands how to develop and manage fixed labour budgets.
    • Understands how to develop and manage utility budgets.
    • Understands how to develop and manage repair expense and building budgets.
    • Understands how to develop and manage capital projects.
    • Understands food safety standards and expectations and work together with other warehouse leaders to achieve company required food safety standards.
    • Monitors and directs the repair of machinery and electrical or plumbing systems.
    • Prepares work schedules and expedites workflow.
    • Ensures compliance with Process Safety Management (PSM) Standards.
    • Monitors warehouse safety according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards (U.S.) or Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) standards (Canada) as well as any other regulatory standards such as Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.) or Canadian Standards Association, Environmental Canada (Canada) as well as others.
    • Adheres to the mission and Cornerstone Values and applicable practices of the organization.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.




    Living the Culture:

    • Exhibits Integrity and High Character
    • Serves Others
    • Hungry for Results
    • Promotes a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace


    Leading People:

    • Builds Strong Relationships
    • Creates and Delivers a Winning Vision
    • Communicates Effectively with all Groups of People
    • Develops Individuals


    Producing Results

    • Builds High Performance Teams
    • Manages Individual Performance
    • Plans, Organizes and Executes Work
    • Leads Team to Produce Results


    Thinking and Decision Making

    • Thinks Strategically
    • Analyzes and Solves Problems
    • Understands the Business


    • Must have good written and verbal communication skills, organizational and problem solving skills.
    • Must have the ability to multi-task, prioritize and be able to work independently or within a team environment.  
    • Must be able to help in the identification of problems with mechanical equipment.
    • Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity.  Refers to policies and practices for guidance.
    • Must have the ability to  read and interpret schematics and blueprints including electrical, plumbing, hydraulic, refrigeration, etc.
    • Employees in all warehouse positions must be able to immediately perceive auditory warning signals such as bells, alarms, and horns that are used to warn employees of the start-up, movement, or approach of equipment (including forklifts, turrets, overhead cranes, conveyors, trucks, and other equipment operated inside or outside the warehouse), mechanical abnormalities, and similar risk situations during warehouse operations.
    • Knowledge of Google Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Hangouts, Google Forms and internet software applications.
    • Must have knowledge of mobile technology such as Ipads and apps.
    • Must be able to use a digital multi-meter for electrical testing .
    • Uses maintenance tools provided by NA Maintenance Manager for consistent planning, tracking and oversight.



    • Engineering degree, mechanical or electrical, preferred.
    • Must have a high level of mechanical experience with 5+ years of hands on mechanical repairs/maintenance with mechanical and electrical troubleshooting knowledge.
    • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
    • Ammonia Refrigeration - RETA Certification or Provincial license preferred.


    Interested candidates must inform their supervisor. Cover letters and resumes can be received directly through the Gordon Food Service Website before the closing date on September 25, 2018.






    • Discover why Forbes has named Gordon Food Service as one of Canada’s Best Employers and join an awesome team that is fun, supportive, and alive with energy!





    *** Gordon Food Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities. To request any accommodations you may require to participate in the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms) contact careers.ontario@gfs.com or 1-800-268-0159  to discuss your needs.


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