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Posted December 21st


Windsor, Ontario


Pernod Ricard USA



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Posted December 21st


Windsor, Ontario






Full Time

Company Name: Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd.

Location: Windsor, ON

Hiram Walker & Sons Limited , a Pernod Ricard Company, is the place where ambition thrives. As part of a global enterprise, we are proud to be delivering the market such exciting brands as Wiser's Whisky, Polar Ice Vodka, Malibu Rum, and Lamb's rum. Let your ambition lead you toward outstanding opportunities with progressive rewards. For insight on our heritage please click

Position Summary

In this hands-on maintenance position, the successful candidate will apply their technical abilities to maintain equipment across a wide variety of manufacturing and production assets. The successful candidate will be expected to complete machine repairs, preventative maintenance (PM) and predictive maintenance (PdM). As a member of the maintenance team, you will be expected to work in a team environment, which includes being self-motivated, accepting responsibilities, completing assigned action items, and participating in a proactive manner in all team events as well as making daily contributions towards our vision of zero unplanned downtime, practicing safe working habits and becoming a world class maintenance (WCM) operation.

Key Responsibilities

The Machinist is responsible for a variety of tasks which ensure the efficiency and reliability of all Company equipment and processes including:

Safety Requirements

  • Apply lock out tag out (LOTO) and deenergizing procedures
  • Maintain a safe, clean and orderly work environment
  • Practice safe work habits in accordance with HWSL policies and best practices for safety and housekeeping standards
  • Ability to perform tasks according to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Wear all required PPE and clothing
  • Apply fire-prevention techniques and work under hot-work permits where required

  • Predictive (PdM) and Preventative Maintenance (PM)

  • Produce high quality outcomes from executing preventative maintenance (PM) and predictive maintenance (PdM) programs
  • Contribute and drive improvements to PdM and PM programs
  • Effectively use Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM) programs - JDE/CAM/E1

  • Complete vibration and ultrasonic testing
  • Complete oil sampling

  • Machining and Fabrication Requirements

  • Read and interpret complex engineering drawings, blueprints, schematics and standard operating procedures
  • Set up and operate conventional metal-cutting machines and equipment, including saws, drills, grinders, lathes and mills
  • Perform measuring or checking of work using specialized and precision tools and equipment
  • Use machine tools such as lathes and milling machines and fabrication tools such breaks, presses, power threaders and punches
  • Use precision tools such as laser alignment equipment, dial indicators, micrometers and precision and optical levels
  • Perform bench operations such as drilling, tapping, grinding, etc.

  • Installing, Servicing and Maintaining Equipment Requirements

  • Install, repair and relocate machinery as required, including: material handling systems, power transmission systems, fluid power systems, and rotary equipment
  • Install, repair and relocate pumps - including rebuilding key components: bearings, seals, etc.
  • Size and determine proper fits of keys, shafts, bearings, using precision tools as required
  • Utilize and understand reports, technical information and manufacturers' manuals
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and identify root causes for mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • Disassemble, reassemble and test complex machinery and sub-assemblies
  • Use hand and power tools, machine tools, precision measuring equipment, proper materials and fasteners, apply lubricant, rig and hoist
  • Executing break-fix (reactive) work orders in addition to planned work

  • General

  • Other related duties as required

  • Required Skills & Abilities

  • Willingness to participate as a team member, contributing to the overall goals of the department and the company in general
  • Strong ability to read and troubleshoot from schematics and blueprints
  • Thrives in a fast paced, deadline driven environment

  • Effectively communicate and lead fellow coworkers and/or contractors in the work required to install, service and maintain equipment
  • Respectfully communicate and collaborate with fellow coworkers, contractors, other trades groups, management, company representatives or government officials (inspectors)
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work with computers, tablets and other technologies for documentation purposes
  • Demonstrated ability to perform effectively under conditions of frequent interruptions and/or distractions
  • Continuous learning mindset
  • Think analytically and solve problems and/or troubleshoot
  • Proven ability to lead co-workers and contractors
  • Willingness to report to work for emergency call-ins with no prior notice
  • Willingness to work in a variety of work environments (i.e. cold, hot/humid, wet, etc.)
  • Willingness to work shift work and overtime on afternoon, night and weekend shifts
  • Ability to satisfy both the known and unknown requirements of key customers of the maintenance group
  • Desire to exceed the customer's expectations
  • Strong written/oral comprehension and communication skills
  • Must have the physical capabilities to:
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must be able to walk/stand for entire shift
  • Must be able to stoop
  • Must be able to occasionally work in cramped or uncomfortable positions
  • Must be able to use hands at competitive speeds with regards to dexterity fingering and handling
  • Must be able to climb ladders

  • A valid Ontario "G" Drivers License

  • Education

  • Required : A Red Seal or Inter-Provincial Certificate of Qualification for either Industrial Millwright Mechanic (433A) or General Machinist (429A).
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed an apprenticeship in Ontario and possess a Certificate of Apprenticeship.

  • We welcome and encourage applications from individuals from all groups, including aboriginal, women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, creed, family status, national origin, age and gender.

    Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process or wish to view our accommodation policies, please contact the Human Resources Department at

    Thank you for your interest in Pernod Ricard and its subsidiaries, CorbySpirit and Wine Limitedand Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. All resumes submitted will be reviewed byourrecruitment team and kept on file for six months in consideration for this and future opportunities. Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not contact provincial offices directly as all recruitment is coordinated through the Corporate Office in Toronto.

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