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Date: May 7, 2019

Location: Hamilton, ON, CA, L8N 3K7

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed; produces edible oil products for consumers and commercial customers in the food processing, industrial and artisanal bakery, confectionery, human nutrition and food service categories; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

This position will respond to plant equipment maintenance tasks and complete construction and fabrication projects as assigned. This position is responsible for the installation and maintenance of equipment in the Hamilton Crush and Edible Oils Facilities. This will include troubleshooting and repairing mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic industrial equipment.  Lay out, assemble, fabricate, maintain and repair piping systems which carry water, steam, chemicals or fuel used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other processes in an industrial plant.  The position of Steamfitter is a unionized (United Food and Commercial Workers Union - Local 175) hourly paid position. 

 Core Functions:

  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by safely performing maintenance tasks to troubleshoot, repair and maintain all facility equipment (e.g. process and steam distribution system piping).  Welds and fabricates pipe spools.  Cut and bevel pipe using cutting torches, saws, threading machines and pipe cutting machine.  Assemble and installs a variety of valves and fittings.  Prepare and fit pipe for welding by a certified welder or join pipe and fittings by means of threaded, brazes or soldered joints.  Secure pipe to structures with clamps, brackets or hangers. Cut penetrations in walls, ceilings or floors.  Fabricate, install, position, or connect components, parts, finished products, or instruments for testing purposes, including hydro testing. 
  • Operates fork truck to move parts materials.  Maintains inventory of consumable materials related to trade and advises supervisor to reorder as required. 
  • Participate in various safety related and technical training. 

Skills/Experience Requirements

Steamfitter Trade Certification & Red Seal Certificate (307A Steamfitter Certificate of Qualification)

Must have a completion of high school and college/ technical training (vocational).
Prior experience as a Steamfitter (minimum 3 years).

Able to communicate with colleagues and provide a safe working mentality on the job.

Experience installing, maintaining and troubleshooting piping systems such as remove and replace worn components, do general maintenance work and work on plant shut-downs.

Measure, cut, thread, groove, bend, assemble and install metal pipes, valves and fittings.  Join pipe sections, related equipment and secure in position.

Proficiency in the following area: Preventative Maintenance; Hand / Power tools; Machine tools; Measurement devices including calipers; Welding and cutting skills; and Basic rigging skills.

Use, interpret and care for the tools and equipment commonly employed on an industrial project such as cutting torches, threading machines, grinder, beveling machines, round-up clamps etc.

Ability to read and interpret shop prints, engineering drawings and specifications to determine the type of pipe and tools to use, and lay out the sequence of tasks.  Sometimes make detailed sketches for pipe and equipment fabrication and installation, as required.

Use testing equipment to check systems for leaks.

Must have manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, the ability to read and understand complex instructions, and the ability to do careful and exacting work.

Knowledge of Predictive Maintenance techniques and practices is an asset.

Knowledge of Food Safety Programs (HACCP and GMP) is an asset.

Prior experience in working with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) is an asset.

 Work Hours and Conditions

Work Hours:  40 hours

Must be able to work overtime as required. 

The Company reserves the right to alter the starting and quitting times as well as the working schedules for the efficient operation of the business.

Physical strength, stamina and the use of proper lifting techniques required to manage heavy materials and stand, walk, stoop or kneel for long periods.

Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Able to work in exposure to extreme temperature ranges.

Able to work in areas that are continually exposed to grease, oil, dust, fumes and potential for electrical shock.

Ability to climb and work on ladders.

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, 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


Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to 

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