Maintenance Associate

Since 1956, Sunrise Soya Foods has been trusted by generations to produce healthy and delicious soy products. As Canada’s leading tofu manufacturer, we are dedicated in our commitment to putting Goodness First® behind everything that we do. From our products to our workplace, we adhere to our values of: Customer Focus, Honesty and Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Corporate Citizenship.


The Maintenance Associate performs a variety of skilled activities ranging from trouble shooting, PM program, maintenance, repair on all buildings and production equipment owned by Sunrise Markets Inc.



  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Attention to Detail
  • Commitment to Health and Safety
  • Commitment to Quality
  • Communication
  • Teamwork


  • Resourceful
  • Economical
  • Organization
  • Time Management
  • Cooperation
  • Result Focus
  • Customer Focus


  • Responsible for working Safely and following all applicable WorkSafe BC, GPM and SAF related regulations & complying with company policies.
  • Carries out preventive maintenance / repairs on buildings and production equipment under the supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, or Senior Maintenance Technician.
  • Assist with the installation, repair, and maintenance of production equipment.
  • Conduct routine inspections of machinery and equipment to identify any potential issues.
  • Assist Maintenance technician in emergency calls and carries out break down repairs as required.
  • Works jointly with the Production Lead-hands and other company staff on operating and troubleshooting problems with the production equipment.
  • Performs all duties according to Food Safety Standards (GMP, SQF, etc.)
  • Inputs into the computer CMMS the work performed, materials and equipment used.
  • Reports observations of any deviation to the process/procedure or a defect or non-conformance to the product which may result in a situation requiring food safety assessment and placing product on hold or scrapping the product to the management
  • Perform basic maintenance tasks, such as cleaning, lubricating, equipment.
  • Ensure that all power tools are properly maintained and stored in a good / safe working condition.
  • Communicate with maintenance team members and production personnel to coordinate work and minimize downtime.
  • Keep accurate records of maintenance and repair work performed.
  • Reports major incidents (that causes a serious machine downtime or extra help is required) to Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the maintenance supervisor/ Maintenance manager.


  • Ensure compliance with all company policies, procedures and standards for people safety, food safety, quality, cost control, waste reduction and complete and on-time delivery
  • Promotes and follows all company and regulatory standards, including but not limited to; Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), Food Safety, Safe Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Ensure proper use of required personal protective equipment at all times
  • Report all safety concerns to a member of your Joint Health and Safety Committee and your Supervisor/Manager
  • Support production team to run the equipment’s to keep production running and minimize downtime if needed.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by Supervisor or Manager.


  • Grade 12 or College Diploma or Post-Secondary Vocational / Technical School trainings.
  • Good verbal and written English language skills 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Self-starter
  • Computer skills: Basic computer skills and Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (if applicable)
  • Ability to lift up to (20) kilograms (if applicable)


  • Permanent Full-time position (40 hours per week)
  • Work is performed (50% in office environment and 50% in production facility)
  • Regular shift work / Regular office hours Monday- Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Exposure to noise and a wet temperature varied environment when in the production area
  • Flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays as required to meet business needs
  • Wearing of company provided Uniform and other Personal Protective Equipment is required as applicable.
  • Frequent ladder climbing and kneeling down to repair machinery.
  • Must possess strength, stamina and mobility to perform heavy physical lifting of machinery and parts is essential.
  • Able to work indoor and outdoors in all weather conditions.


Please email your resume/CV to: 


Sunrise Soya Foods Inc. 
729 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1H5

We thank all applicants for applying however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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