Farnell Packaging Ltd. Electrical Maintenance Technician (12-18 Month Term Position) Temporary in Dartmouth, NS

Farnell Packaging Ltd.

Branch Dartmouth NS CA

Electrical Maintenance Technician (12-18 Month Term Position)
Dartmouth, NS

We are proud to provide a smoke-free facility and environment. Do you have the drive and skillset to excel in an dynamic manufacturing environment?*….

Opening Statement

Do you have the drive and skillset to excel in an dynamic manufacturing environment? Are you comfortable and capable troubleshooting sophisticated high-speed computer controlled equipment, all the way to old-school relays, contactors and DC drives?

Can you get things done when obstacles arise? Do you take action when situations require action? Do you admire more than criticize? Can you use a multi-meter to tell you what others cannot see, a small slot screwdriver to calibrate instruments, drives and controllers bang on?

In short, are you our New Temporary Electrical Technician?

We are Farnell Packaging Ltd. We take raw resin and manufacture, print, convert and laminate flexible packaging solutions for our global customer base.

We’ve been in business since 1961 and we’ve been growing ever since. We are looking for talented individuals to grow with us. We have a-lot of work to do, roll up your sleeves and let’s get started!

You’ll learn a-lot, make new friends and have a chance to work on state-of-the-art equipment. If this sounds like a good fit, we’d like to hear from you.

Job Duties

  • Prompt, reliable & positive attitude
  • Performs maintenance and repairs as assigned by Electrical or Maintenance Foreman.
  • Coordinates all Electrical repairs with the Electrical Foreman.
  • Works at heights above 3m; fall protection/ arrest training is provided.
  • Notifies the Production Scheduler if a shutdown is required.
  • Notifies Production Scheduler of repair status if it affects machine operation.
  • Assists in the assembly of new equipment.
  • Assists in the maintaining or inventory of required parts.
  • Repairs faulty parts and/ or arranges replacement of any parts that are not repairable.
  • Arranges replacement of any parts that are not repairable, as required.
  • Assists other maintenance workers when required.
  • Records all electrical maintenance and work performed in a log as per permit.
  • Assists the Nova Scotia Power inspector audits of work done.
  • Notifies Plant Manager and Maintenance Foreman of recurring repair work.
  • Monitors and / or assists outside contractors when required.
  • Maintains a valid certificate in First Aid.
  • Actively participates in waste reduction and recycling of designated materials.
  • Demonstrates safe work practices.
  • Other duties as required.



  • High School diploma
  • Red Seal Certification as Industrial Electrician.
  • Four to Five (4-5) years’ progressive experience in the electrical trade.
  • Intermediate Computer Skills (PLC, HMI, VFD experience required)
  • Fall protection/ arrest certification as provided by Farnell Packaging Ltd.

Core Competencies

  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Organizational & Environmental Awareness
  • Quality
  • Reliability
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Accountability
  • Adaptability
  • Integrity
  • Resourcefulness
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Service Orientation

Working Conditions

  • Rotating ten (10) hour shifts or eight (8) hour shifts depending on service demand
  • Required to stand for long periods of time
  • Required to climb several flights of stairs
  • Changing environmental conditions (Hot/ Cold)
  • Some lifting is required
  • Some outdoor work is required
  • On call work after hours is required with a Company provided cellphone

How to apply

Applicants should apply in confidence by submitting a resume and cover letter via the indeed job portal.

Or in person to;

Farnell Packaging Limited

30 Ilsley Ave.

Dartmouth, NS

B3B 1L3

Hours of Work

Full-time/ temporary; 80 hours bi-weekly

12-18 month term position.

Closing Statement

Thank you for your interest in this position. We appreciate all those who choose to apply, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. The closing date for this position is April 13, 2018.

We are proud to provide a smoke-free facility and environment.

Farnell Packaging Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary


  • Electrical: 4 years (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

License or certification:

  • Red Seal Industrial Electrician (442A) (Required)

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Dartmouth, NS, CA
Posted on: 2018-03-21
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