A man leaning on a wooden fence, smiling. He is wearing a grey button up shirt with a collar, and a Gwillimdale Farms logo on the left side of the chest.
Image of a man in a black and grey Gwillimdale Farms polo shirt, standing beside a large piece of farming equipment. Freshly harvested carrots can be seen hanging behind him.
Image of a woman in a black Gwillimdale Farms vest. She is looking at the camera and smiling. The background is out of focus, but stacks of bags of produce and metal shelving are visible.
Image of a man wearing a grey Gwillimdale Farms T-shirt. He is smiling for the camera, his elbow resting on a wooden crate. Above the crate is a inclined conveyor, carrying freshly harvested onions.




Who We Are

Gwillimdale Farms is family owned/operated, based just 10 minutes from downtown Bradford. We here at Gwillimdale Farms do more than just grow vegetables, we are growing our business. We supply our produce both locally and abroad, working in tandem with food manufacturers, retailers, food service providers, and wholesale distributors. We believe our biggest asset is our team. We are always striving to build a better team and better work environment through continuing efforts in the areas of safety, education, and personal development.

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Plant & Sales Operations Manager, and indirectly to the Production Manager you will focus on the maintenance of Gwillimdale production equipment and facilities while demonstrating sound mechanical aptitude. The successful candidate will be a team player with the ability to work both independently and within a team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform daily inspections of the production lines.
  • Conduct routine maintenance on general plant equipment to prevent potential failures and malfunctions.
  • Keep logbooks up to date and adhere to the preventative maintenance schedule for all plant operating equipment.
  • Inspect and examine machinery and equipment to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions
  • Install, troubleshoot and maintain power transmission, vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and programmable logic controls
  • Adjust machinery and repair or replace defective parts 
  • Source replacement parts and coordinate their pickup
  • Operate machine tools such as lathes and grinders to fabricate parts required during overhaul, maintenance or set-up of machinery
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on machinery
  • Construct foundations for machinery or direct other workers to construct foundations
  • Assemble machinery and equipment prior to installation using hand and power tools and welding equipment.
  • Manage and prioritize urgent maintenance and repair tasks for plant equipment.
  • Keep the maintenance tools and equipment safe, clean, and in good working order.
  • Strive to maintain a clean, safe, and organized work area
  • Maintain complete records of daily maintenance activities.
  • Assist co-workers when needed.
  • Following company policies and safety guidelines.
  • Performing additional tasks or requests as needed.

Skills and Qualifications

  • A valid Ontario Millwright’s Certificate of Qualification.
  • 1-2 years of experience in a manufacturing facility as a maintenance mechanic millwright, industrial millwright, maintenance millwright, millwright mechanic, etc.


  • Valid Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) and Licensed Electrician (Red Seal Certificate)
  • 1-2 years experience with Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Electrical maintenance
  • Has a diverse experience in welding (tig/arc), fabricating, troubleshooting, repair, rebuilding, pneumatics, hydraulics, electrical work, and general facility maintenance.
  • Hands-on knowledge of pumps, conveyors, agitators, gear boxes, and compressors.
  • Strong organizational, entrepreneurial, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with many different departments, and with all levels of management and staff to assist everyone in achieving their goals.

Work Conditions: 

  • Comfortable working at heights and in tight spaces.
  • Personal protective equipment required in plant (e.g., steel toe boots, hair net/beard net).
  • Comfortable kneeling, bending, reaching, twisting and/or standing for periods of time.
  • Able to lift to 50lbs.

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