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Maintenance Technician Associate

Selkirk, MB, Canada Req #255
Wednesday, November 29, 2023


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, abrasive, 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. 


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


  • Provide technical support on production equipment while training other employees on the best use of equipment.
  • Seek actions to improve or update existing equipment, make recommendations on equipment to supervisor.
  • Maintain all technical documentation related to its activities (i.e. Spare part list, PM schedule, Problem solving).
  • Regularly perform system inspections to ensure they are functioning properly.
  • Assist the supervisor on related critical part inventory.
  • Train on the production equipment and share knowledge with the plant team.
  • Provide technical support to upgrade equipment and parts.
  • Familiarize, operate and understand all equipment that requires maintenance.
  • Backup forklift driver.
  • Maintain a clean work area.
  • Other related job duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Strong troubleshooting skills in electrical, pneumatic & mechanical systems.
  • Use of mechanical tools.
  • Able to drive a forklift.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to lift 25kg as needed.
  • Comfortable with bending, lifting, standing, crawling and laying while working.
  • Able to work at heights with the proper use of PPE.
  • WHMIS Training, violence & harassment training, fall arrest training, and forklift training will all be provided but previous experience an asset.

Education and Experience

  • Educational and/or relevant industrial experience.
  • Technical Diploma with a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience.
  • Physically and highly active role.
  • Able to lift 25kg.

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
  • Professional Development
  • Paid Time Off 
  • 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 $22.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $25.00
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  • Selkirk, MB, Canada