Journeyman Millwright- Alberta Distillers Limited

Date: May 15, 2024

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Company: Suntory Global Spirits

Suntory Global Spirits is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Suntory Global Spirits has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit.Suntory Global Spirits is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.


What makes this a great opportunity?

Alberta Distillers Limited

Located in Calgary, Alberta, Alberta Distillers Ltd (ADL) is an award-winning distillery and member of the Suntory Global Spirits family.  We believe in bringing people together, we’ve been doing it since 1946. Through the brands we build, and the experiences we create. Our distillery and products are winning awards and we are proud to call Calgary, Alberta home. Winner of Distillery of the Decade by the Canadian Whisky Awards in 2020, Gold Metal at the 2021 International Whiskey Competition, and Vodka Producer of the Year at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2021. We’re a team that’s moving forward, building on our rich past and growing new opportunities for the future. When you unleash your spirit with us, you’ll inspire a world of connections.

Role Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be required to work from 2:00pm-10:30pm and will report to the Maintenance Supervisor. The applicant will responsible for line changeovers and maintenance of packaging equipment, maintaining rotating equipment, and general plant maintenance within all other areas of the facility. In addition, as the successful applicant you will be responsible for:


  • Must be able to work rotating shifts (shift work)
  • Packaging equipment change overs as required
  • Maintain all plant equipment and update records (repairs and preventative/predictive maintenance)
  • Act in accordance with the One Beam Suntory Way behaviors
  • Be actively involved with improvements and root cause problem solving
  • Participate in daily ‘huddles’; actively discuss safety, quality and performance issues
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Compliance with standard operating procedures, legal and other requirements including health and safety, fire protection, environmental, quality, security and continual improvement programs is a requirement of the job.
  • The successful applicant must be have Registered Journeyman Millwright certificate (Alberta or Interprovincial) with experience in maintaining packaging lines and troubleshooting all types of machinery.
  •  Experience with pumps, pump alignments, conveyors (drag and screw), bucket elevators, super- decanters, fans and compressors would be considered an asset.  
  • A strong background (previous experience) with predictive maintenance would be a definite asset.  The successful applicant must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 


Physical Requirements: 

The successful candidate must have and maintain the physical ability to lift 50 lbs., climb stairs, ladders, catwalks, work in confined areas, be exposed to various environments (wind, dust, heights, hot and cold temperatures, etc.).


Note: This position is part of the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Union, Local No. 401. The hourly rate for this position is $45.67 per hour. Occasional call-in and overtime will be required.

At Suntory Global Spirits, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Suntory Global Spirits is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

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