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Maintenance Technician Associate

Regina, SK, Canada Req #300
Tuesday, March 26, 2024


From our roots providing sand to local foundries in the 1880's, Opta has grown to an international group of companies committed to delivering optimal results for our customers. Opta's purpose is to be the leading supplier of performance solutions for metallurgical, value-added glass, and specialty chemical applications. We strive to be the leading provider of innovative steelmaking reagents, slag conditioners, and metal remediation materials consumed in the North American and European markets. We aim to be the market leader in steelmaking products through an unwavering focus on supporting our customers’ needs. We measure our success by our presence in a majority of steel mills throughout the world. Our vision is to expand our geographic reach and broaden into adjacent industries such as aluminum, copper, concrete, and glass. 


Accountability and Integrity in everything we do
  • PEOPLE: We will invest in our people with promoting Diversity and Inclusion for the success of our organization
  • CUSTOMERS: Committed to our customers to deliver Consistent Quality products, Solutions and Service
  • SAFETY: Providing employees a Safe environment in which to thrive
  • INNOVATION: Deliver outstanding performance through Continuous Improvement and Creativity
  • SUSTAINABILITY: Enhancing Sustainability by respecting and protecting the Environment in the communication where we live and work



A Maintenance Technician plays a critical role in ensuring the smooth operation and upkeep of equipment, machinery, and facilities within an organization. They are responsible for performing routine maintenance tasks, troubleshooting issues, and conducting repairs to minimize downtime and maintain operational efficiency.


  • Perform routine maintenance tasks on equipment, machinery, and facilities according to established schedules.
  • Inspect and assess the condition of equipment to identify any potential issues or areas for improvement.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and machinery problems to determine the root cause and implement effective solutions.
  • Monitor equipment performance and efficiency, making adjustments or recommending upgrades as necessary.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, including work orders, repairs, and parts inventory.
  • Ensure compliance with safety regulations and protocols while performing maintenance tasks.
  • Collaborate with other departments or external contractors/vendors as needed to complete maintenance projects or address specific issues.
  • Participate in training programs to stay updated on new technologies, techniques, and industry best practices.
  • Respond promptly to emergency maintenance requests and prioritize tasks based on criticality and impact on operations.
  • Keep work areas clean, organized, and safe, adhering to housekeeping standards and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of preventive maintenance programs to extend equipment lifespan and minimize downtime.
  • Proactively identify opportunities for process improvements and cost-saving initiatives related to maintenance activities.
  • Support facility operations during scheduled shutdowns, maintenance projects, or special events as required.
  • All other related job duties as assigned.



  • High School diploma or equivalent; technical/vocational training or certification in maintenance-related field.
  • 6 to 10 years’ experience performing maintenance on heavy equipment such as Roll Crushers, Finger Crushers, Compressors, Elevators, and Motors.
  • Extensive knowledge of bearings and gear boxes, forklift and bobcat preventive maintenance, spare parts and vendor management.
  • Basic Welding skills are an asset.
  • Experience in looking after maintenance activities within a plant setting is an asset.
  • Experience with Forklift or Bobcat Operation is required. Certification is an asset.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and procedures related to maintenance work.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as part of a team.

**Please note this position is a unionized position and follows a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Opta offers a diverse 
compensation and benefit package that includes the following: 
  • Extended Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Benefits
  • Healthcare Spending Account
  • Life, AD&D, and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • RRSP Match
  • On Demand Pay (Dayforce Wallet)
We thank everyone for applying however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

he above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Opta Inc., an Opta Group Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing accommodation for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, we will work with you to meet your needs. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $27.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $35.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Regina, SK, Canada