Title:  Maintenance Mechanic

Requisition ID:  2744

Winnipeg, MB, CA, R2K 2T9

Department:  Hourly Maintenance, Electricians & Mechanics
Travel:  No Travel Required


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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.


If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.

A World of Difference. Made Possible.


Mission:  Responsible for keeping all production machines and support equipment in running condition.  Duties involve repairing mechanical equipment, installing, aligning and setup of new equipment and motor control systems in a 24/7 production facility.  


Key Responsibilities:  This job description is not meant to include every detail of day-to-day activities of the mechanic role but is instead meant to be an overview of main responsibilites.

  • Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and ressembly of equipment.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance to ensure that machines contine to run smoothly and operate efficiently.
  • Inspect drives, motors, belts check fluid levels, replace filters, and perform other maintenance actions, following checklists and LOTO procedures.
  • Interfaces with outside technical support organizations to obrain information, procedures, technical documents and verbal instructions needed to accelerate resolutions to problems.
  • Use tools ranging from hand and power tools to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices.
  • Diagnose mechnical problems and determine how to make repairs, check blueprints, repair manuals and parts catalogues, as necessary.
  • Inspect, operate, and test machinery and equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Clean and lubricate shafts, bearings, gears, and other machinery parts.
  • Dismantle devices to access and remove defective parts, using  hoists, forklifts, hand tools and power tools.
  • Plan and layout repair work, using diagrams, blueprint drawings, maintenance manuals and schematic diagrams.
  • Effectively and efficently submit parts orders and repair reports.
  • Adjust functional parts of devices and control instruments, using hand tools and metering equipment.
  • Relief for coverage of shifts for absences and vacations.
  • Other duties as assigned and required.
  • Expected to supply a standard industrial set of tools.  The company will supply specialtiy tools.

Skills and Education:

  • Must have Red Seal Certification from an accredited educational institute.
  • Printing press basic trouble shooting experience is preferred.
  • Ability to work in a demanding environment while meeting deadlines, safely.
  • Ability to interact with customers, co-workers, and managers in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Reading comprehension/writing.
  • Complex problem solving.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time - up to 12 hours.
  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements.
  • Climbing, stooping, bending, and overhead reaching.
  • Frequent walking.
  • Lifting to 50 lbs.
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment.


  • Must be able to work all shifts, including but not limited to days/afternoons, nights, weekends.
  • Must be able to work statutory holidays as per the Collective Agreement.
  • Must be able to work rotating on-call shifts.