2nd Class Maintenance Relief Engineer

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Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Hamilton, ON, CA, L8N 8GK

Company: Bunge

This position, which reports to the Chief Operating Engineer, is responsible for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the plant’s Boilers and related equipment. The Boiler House is classified as a 1st Class Plant and operates 24 hrs per day, 365 days per year. 


Normal hours of work will be 8-hour day shift M-F when on maintenance and to cover vacations and this will require working on a rotating 12 hour shift basis with days being 07:00 to 19:00 and nights being 19:00 to 07:00. Shift schedules may change on a frequent basis as required by the business.


The position requires a conscientious person in the areas of operational procedures, quality control & testing, good manufacturing practices (GMP), reporting, safety, personal appearance, cleanliness & housekeeping. The area of responsibility includes the boiler operation which includes:

  • Water treatment.
  • Five water tube boilers complete with economizers.
  • Three diesel generators, 2.25 MW each
  • Steam distribution systems and condensate collection systems.
  • Compressed air system which includes air compressors, air dryers and receivers; and
  • All fire protection systems including the main plant fire panels, north property fire panel, the diesel fire pump house and all sprinkler standpipes, fire extinguishers, fire hoses as well as the emergency generator system.


In addition, this position is responsible for administering first aid for all personnel on site.


This position is also responsible for answering their phone for after-hours communications and emergency purposes. 


Specific Position Accountabilities 

When on Maintenance:

  • Perform PM maintenance and minor repairs in the Powerhouse.
  • Assist the Shift Engineer during Plant process upset conditions.
  • Responsible for administering first aid to injured workers as required as well as completing and distributing first aid reports to worker's supervisors in a timely manner. In the case of a medical aid when direct supervision is not on site, the worker's supervisor must be informed immediately, and the appropriate paperwork must be completed and promptly forwarded to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Accurately record readings for all major utility meters.
  • Weekly testing and inspection of emergency shower and eyewash stations
  • Weekly testing of diesel fire pumps and sprinkler checks
  • Monthly inspection of fire extinguishers and fire hoses
  • Monthly inspection of spill kits
  • Check operations of Geka boiler and ammonia compressors by communicating with EOF supervision and recording all information in the EOF Engineer’s Log Book.
  • Maintain good manufacturing practices (GMP) at all times.
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping in the boiler room, and the diesel fire pump house.
  • Comply with all Bunge Canada Corporate policies including Safe Work Practices, Emergency Measures Plan, and the Occupational Health and safety Act of Ontario. Maintain safety standards in all areas of work.
  • Attend and participate in training as required by Bunge.
  • Complete any other task required to run a safe and efficient operation as requested by the Company.


When on Shift

  • Producing steam, instrument air, plant air and emergency power in quality and quantity on demand as required by production processes, while achieving or exceeding company quality, environmental and operating cost standards.
  • Continually monitor operations via DeltaV computer and take action as required.
  • Compliance with Work Instruction - Operational Procedures, the latest version of the Technical Standards and Safety Act of Ontario and any other authorities having jurisdiction.
  • Maintain all fire systems in proper and safe working order.
  • Perform and document water tests (e.g. Boiler feed water, condensate and sodium water softener & dealkalizer water hardness).
  • Blow down all air receivers, oil separators and air compressors minimum once per shift.
  • Quickly responding to high conductivity condensate alarms to identify the source of the problem and to take appropriate measures to ensure boilers and equipment are not adversely affected by such high conductivity condensate.
  • Promptly respond to any process alarms to ensure operating conditions and equipment is maintained in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Responsible for receiving calls during off hours and relaying messages to appropriate personnel in a timely manner. Whenever possible, the boiler operator must answer the phone before it goes to voicemail.
  • Responsible for communications over the plant-wide P A system during any plant fire alarms and evacuations.
  • Maintain the safe and efficient use of all equipment, ensuring only the equipment that needs to run is operating and in good order.
  • Maintain the boiler operator's logbook as required by the TSSA Operating Engineer Regulation.
  • Report operational/equipment problems and discrepancies to the Supervisor and follow Company call-in procedures when necessary to control down time.
  • Comply with all Bunge Canada Corporate policies including Safe Work Practices, Emergency Measures Plan, and the Occupational Health and safety Act of Ontario. Maintain safety standards in all areas of work.
  • Attend and participate in training as required by Bunge.


Skills/Experience Requirements:

  • This position requires a Second Class Power (Operating) Engineers Certificate.
  • This position requires the incumbent to possess a current and valid driver's license in the province of Ontario (Class G or equivalent).
  • Consideration will be given to current holders of Third Class Power (Operating) Engineers that are working towards obtaining their 2nd Class and have written and passed 3 or more TSSA exams.
  • Compensation:
  • The current CBA for 2nd Class Operating Engineer certificate is $43.13/hr and medical benefits.



Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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