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Submitted: 2022-05-09
Job Title: Millwright
Company: Compass Minerals Wynyard
Location: Wynyard, SK
We invite you to Explore the Potential of being part of something Clearly Essential! 

We are currently seeking an Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) to join our Team at our Wynyard Plant site in Wynyard, Saskatchewan.

Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) is a leading global provider of essential minerals focused on safely delivering where and when it matters to help solve nature’s challenges for customers and communities. The company’s salt products help keep roadways safe during winter weather and are used in numerous other consumer, industrial, chemical and agricultural applications. Its plant nutrition products help improve the quality and yield of crops, while supporting sustainable agriculture. Additionally, the company is pursuing development of a sustainable lithium brine resource to support the North American battery market and is a minority owner of Fortress North America, a next-generation fire retardant company.

Compass Minerals operates 12 production and packaging facilities with nearly 2,000 employees throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Visit for more information about the company and its products.

The Wynyard Plant is located right on Big Quill Lake, in a friendly community of 1,800, situated 50 minutes from the city of Humboldt and a 2 hour drive from Saskatoon. Our Wynyard Plant is Canada’s largest producer of sulfate of potash (SOP), currently employing 34 people, with an annual production of 37,000 metric tonnes of SOP. Our product is used in pharmaceuticals, specialized agricultural fertilizer, animal food and in various industrial applications, serving our customers throughout North America, South America, Europe, and regions of Asia.

What you’ll like about us:

Well Compensated: We offer a competitive compensation package including bonus plan.

Day Shift - other overtime opportunity and on-call rotation every 5 weeks

Rest and Relaxation: Paid vacation, paid sick and personal floating days.

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, disability, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, and much more.
Prepare for your Future: Defined Contribution Pension Plan with company match and contribution.

Shared Core Values: Our people must share five core value in everything we do - high performance, value creation, collaboration, respect, and integrity.

Safety: We are committed to creating a safe work environment and protecting our employees and customers.

Environmentally Responsible: We are commited to safely carrying out our tasks in an environmentally responsible manner, ensuring pollution prevention, reduction of waste and minimizing the consumption of resources.

Meaningful Work: What sets us apart is the work we do impact daily lives – and every employee contributes. We transform Earth’s resources that ultimately help keep people safe, feed the world and enrich lives, every day.
Growth and Development: We see our development programs and helping our employees meet their personal growth goals as a key part of our business’s growth.

How will you contribute to the team?

Summary: This position, reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, will be responsible for the maintenance, repair, and installation work of mining infrastructure. The position will also be responsible for manning the various fixed plant services on site.

Essential Responsibilities and Requirements

(Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)

Support and participate actively in all site-level Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security initiatives and comply with all OH&S policies and regulations.
Repair, assemble and/or disassemble gear boxes, pumps, and other machinery in accordance with proper specifications and techniques.

Maintain valves inclusive of packing, lubricating and disassembly/replacement/repair.

Learn and utilize the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Maintenance Module at an appropriate level (Generate work order requests, data entry, close out work orders, etc.)

Lubricate and inspect assigned plant/shop equipment as per routine schedule.

Provide assessment of general equipment condition (e.g. unusual vibration, noise, and/or heat) and reports perceived problems to the proper authority.

Perform routine oil changes, filter changes, inspection, and basic maintenance and repair of plant and mobile equipment as required.

Clean and wash equipment and machinery.

Scrape paint, grease and accumulated material from equipment.

Paint and apply protective coatings.

Proficiently and safely operate common hand and power tools.

Pipe fitting in metallic and plastic piping systems.
Read and correctly interpret information contained in equipment and vendor manuals.

Perform blueprint interpretation and layout.
Assist with a wide variety of plant maintenance and/or upgrade procedures.

Conduct inspections related to the structural Asset Management Plan and complete follow-up repairs as assigned.

Respond to audible pages and intercom calls for assistance, diagnosis, and equipment repairs as required.

Ensure that work areas are maintained and left in a clean and safe fashion.

The ability to work in tight spaces, hot, wet, dry, and dusty environment(s), climb ladders/stairs, and retain a high degree of physical stamina for extended hours.

Be willing to work at heights.

Ability to work overtime as necessary
Be available for after hours and weekend on-call (In rotation with other maintenance personnel).

You bring to the role:

Education and Experience

Journeyperson certification in the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) trade. Apprentices may apply.

Five years of related experience in an industrial setting is preferred.

Must have or be able to obtain CWB Welding Certification.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Must demonstrate a strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to troubleshoot, repair or replace equipment.

Be proficient in equipment rigging and hoisting techniques.

Proficiency with the operation of mobile equipment (Forklifts, Skid-Steer Loader, Wheel Loader, Aerial Personnel Platforms, Tractors, etc.).

Metal fabrication, welding, and cutting (Proficiency in operating SMAW (“stick”), GMAW (“mig”), Oxy-Fuel, Plasma welding and cutting equipment).

Basic carpentry skills.

Licenses: Possess a minimum of a valid Class 5 driver’s license.

Computer Skills: The individual should possess basic proficiency with computers.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Interpersonal Skills: Ability to present issues clearly and concisely in group settings.

Written Communication: Concise, complete and well-organized written communications are essential.

Planning/Organization: Must have the ability to independently and effectively plan organize, coordinate and follow-up on assignments. Possess the ability to perform duties in a productive and quality manner with minimal supervision.

Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Follows through on commitments.

Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Language Skills: Proficiency in the English language, both oral and written communications. Ability to read, analyze and interpret job related information.

Mathematical and Reasoning Ability and Skills: The ability to perform mathematical functions pertaining to maintenance and fabrication work. Must be able to proof own work for accuracy.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is routinely required to:

Stand, walk, climb stairs, climb ladders, kneel, crouch, stoop, sit, lay, crawl, and to work and travel on a variety of surfaces and terrain.
Reach with hands and arms, push and pull, show good manual dexterity, and use hands to handle or feel.
Speak, hear and have specific vision abilities including close vision.
Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move greater than 50 pounds with assistance.
Work in both indoor and outdoor conditions, heat, cold, high humidity, rain, snow, and in wet and dusty locations.
Compass Minerals is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Compass Minerals is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodations, contact or 519-524-8351.