Job Title: Setup Technician

Set Up Technician

From the very beginning, Canplas prioritized state-of-the-art equipment, stringent quality testing, and an unrelenting commitment to customer service. Today, Canplas manufactures high-quality plastic plumbing, ventilation, central vacuum and grease separation products for residential and commercial buildings all over the continent.

Do not miss the opportunity to join a broad family of people-centric professionals with a continuous improvement focus. Innovation is central to our corporate DNA, from manufacturing processes to supply chain management, we are continually looking for areas in which we can innovate in order to better serve our customers and our growing business.

We currently have an exciting opportunity as Set Up Technician. This role is based out of our Barrie, ON Plant and reports to the Setup Supervisor. We are seeking an energetic individual with a keen eye to detail and a positive attitude. The successful candidate will work within a team of five people with a focus on safety, quality and continuous improvement.

Principle Accountabilities:
• Support our culture of teamwork and commitment to customer satisfaction
• Preparing/setting up injection molding machines for start-up/shut down
• Monitoring machine and part quality during running conditions to ensure smooth operation
• Collaborate with Quality department to ensure initial product meets output criteria
• Troubleshooting during production runs
• Perform mold, tool and material changes as directed
• Encourage and support change and/or improvement by setting the standard in setup time and methods
• Change process as necessary to optimize utilization of machine capabilities to maximize efficiency
• Follow and consistently exercise current work instructions daily
• Assist other Setup Technicians as required
• Actively participate in the 5S, SAFE and Continuous Improvement programs
• Continuous participation in all facility waste management and environmentally related programs and training
• Perform other duties as required and/or assigned

Knowledge & Skill Requirement:
• Minimum of High School diploma or equivalent is required
• 5 + years in a previous manufacturing environment is strongly preferred, plastic experience is an asset
• Detail oriented with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Experience/exposure working with Injection Molding Machines required
• Good communication skills both written and verbal
• Current forklift and overhead crane license an asset – Training to be provided as needed
• Knowledge of health and safety practices in a manufacturing environment
• Comfortable in a fast paced in environment
• Must be able to work a 12-hour continental night shift 7:00 pm – 7:15 am (84 hours bi-weekly)
o Week 1 work Monday, Tuesday and Friday (36 hours)
o Week 2 work Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday (48 hours)

Working Conditions:
• Manufacturing plant environment requiring varying degrees of physical labour consisting of lifting from light to heavy (up to 85 lbs.)
• Climbing heights in excess of 10′
• Working in confined spaces
• The use of hand tools
• Considerable amount of sensory attention is required
• Limited control of work pace brings moderate stressors

What We Offer:
• Canplas offers a competitive wage and benefit package (Flexible Benefits, Defined Contribution Pension Plan and Voluntary RRSP program)
• Bonus Program
• An ISO 9001 and 14001 registered company
• Internal promotion and growth opportunities
• Company provided Uniforms and Annual Safety Shoe allowance
• Annual Tool allowance
• Training and Educational resources provided
• Transition to Retirement program
• Positive working environment and company culture

Canplas Industries Ltd is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities throughout the recruitment process and, upon request, will work with qualified job applicants to provide suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability. Accommodation requests are available to candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process for Canplas Industries Ltd positions. To request an accommodation, please contact HR at
Qualified applicants should apply directly

Apply By: 27/11/2020

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