Predictive Maintenance Technician

Published on: Jun 27, 2022

Your Responsibilities

Reporting to the Predictive Maintenance Supervisor and as part of the Reliability and Plant Engineering Department, the Predictive Maintenance Technician will be responsible for routine Predictive Maintenance Tasks required to monitor our Asset Optimization Systems and respond to Condition Based alarms. In addition, the successful candidate will perform online monitoring, manual data collection for vibration, thermography and oil analysis using all applicable technologies.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Review SAP Dashboard and determine PdM Tasks to be executed on a daily basis
  • Perform routine PdM inspections on rotating and stationary assets where applicable
  • Collect Vibration, Thermography and Airborne Ultrasonic data on assets in service
  • Analyze all data collected using applicable PdM Software and make necessary recommendations
  • Generate SAP Work Orders based on PdM data and Analysis performed
  • Produce Monthly Area-Based PdM Report using all data gathered
  • Produce Quarterly Thermography report for all machines in relevant areas
  • Perform PdM Baseline for new assets and validate against OEM and ISO Standards
  • Build Equipment database and perform PdM commissioning for new assets
  • Liaise with end user teams; Operations, Production, Projects and Engineering to gather information that would aid in machine diagnosis
  • Problem solve and determine the source, process, lubrication, mechanical issues which require interfacing with other cross-functional teams
  • Work with area-based Reliability Specialists for determination and diagnosis of equipment specific issues
  • Utilize Lubrication Software to submit samples, review reports and reorder consumables
  • Communicate the results of online inspections and risks related to identified issues as it relates to the context of the situation
  • Evaluate where the equipment is situated on the failure curve and initiate the corrective actions (i.e communicating issues to Maintenance/ Operations and creating work requests)
  • Participate in daily toolbox meeting, monthly safety meeting and Reliability Team meetings when required

Your Profile

Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Vibration Analyst Certification Category 2 or above
  • Journeyman Trades Certification (millwright preferred) is expected but other equivalent education and experience will be considered
  • Experience performing Predictive Maintenance strategies experience/education ranging from field data collection to data analysis
  • Demonstrates well-developed and effective relationship building skills (participates in a team, actively shares knowledge, respects differences of opinions, receives feedback openly displays a reasoned perspective and brings resolution to issues while considering all areas of impact
  • Organizes his/her day to ensure tasks are completed to meet predetermined inspection frequencies so we are confident of the condition of our assets
  • Resolves issues when found using his/her experience and the team’s expertise
  • Provides leadership to other plant employees when required for appreciation and understanding of PdM methods
  • Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement within working groups
  • Possibly fills in for Supervisor during his/her absence
  • Ensures that he/she adheres to our site Health, Safety and Security policies
  • Understand equipment subassembly, common repair procedures and related trade (electrical/mechanical) work
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada.

Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug and alcohol testing.

To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by June 17, 2022.

Your Benefits

By living our common K+S values across all our locations in the world: We are optimistic about our future, collaborative in building it, and with our entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to dig deeper and reach higher. We remain agile in an ever-changing world. We are innovative, turning obstacles into opportunities – and we do it all in ways that are safe and sustainable, protecting future generations.

We are committed to being a company where every employee can contribute, grow and thrive, and where we reflect the diverse communities in which we live and work. We are working toward a truly inclusive environment, because we know that the amazing array of differences in our backgrounds, competencies, experiences, race, gender, age, beliefs, sexual orientation, identity and their intersections is key to the longevity, sustainability and growth of our organization.

In a career with K+S Potash Canada (KSPC), you can look forward to:

Good People and Great Culture

Be part of a team committed to building an innovative and diverse culture. KSPC is growing our business, delivering exciting new opportunities, and giving back to the communities where we live and work.

Challenge and Growth

We support your growth and potential through professional development, training, and a robust performance recognition program.

Valuable Compensation

Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay-for-Performance philosophy that includes two components: fixed (base) pay, and a short-term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.

Supporting Benefits

Our comprehensive, employer-paid benefits program includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental, as well as competitive Retirement benefits, Employee and Family Assistance Program, paid work time to help out in your community (volunteer with a sports team or a charitable organization of your choice) and more! We offer a Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, or a Wellness Account that covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and your gym membership.

This is Us

We enrich life through the sustainable extraction and refinement of minerals to indispensable products and through our working environment, which is unique. Because it stands for everything that really matters in life: Trust, team spirit and meaningfulness for 11,000 employees at 50 locations on five continents. Welcome to K + S.

Be part of our team