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Production Worker

Location
Coldstream, BC
Details
Full Time
4 days ago

 

VegPro International Inc. is a Canadian leader for the innovation of its agricultural production of baby leaf lettuce and salads, supplying customers in North America all year long under the well-known label, Fresh Attitude. Our pre-washed and ready-to-eat packaged salads are available in all major grocery chains in Canada with a strong and rapidly growing presence in the United States.

We own and farm approximately 700 acres of land in Coldstream, BC and we have built a 70,000 sq. ft state-of-the-art produce packaging facility.

To respond to growth opportunities in the West, we have openings for full-time Production Labourers to join our team in Coldstream to work in the production/packaging plant.

Job Description

Reporting to the Production Supervisors, the Production Labourer is responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to the processing and packaging of lettuce, spinach or vegetables for the preparation of salads. Each Production Labourer will be working with the raw product on the washline, cutting romaine, lidding & packaging, and measuring inserts (salad toppings). The work is repetitive and can be physically demanding. This is a unionized position with UFCW-1518.

Main Responsibilities

  • Opening and distributing raw material from cases and plastic boxes at the wash line
  • Cut, weigh, pre-wash and prepare lettuce, vegetables etc.
  • Fill lettuce bins, cleaning and preparation for packing
  • Distribute bowls, lids, packaging boxes on the various production/packaging lines
  • Place salad-topping ingredients manually in the "insert" containers
  • Place the insert in the salad kits
  • Inspect labels on product, inspect product quality
  • Pack cardboard boxes with salad kits, load boxes on to pallets, wrap pallets for shipping
  • Prepare and identify the pallets at the locations intended for shipment
  • Perform other related duties.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Be able to visually inspect product, packaging and labels for quality and correctness
  • Possess a full range of movement: lifting, twisting, bending, reaching
  • Ability to lift loads up to 50 Ib (some workstations)
  • Ability to work standing in a refrigerated and humid environment (3°C) for long periods of time
  • Be able to read, speak and understand English, to communicate well with supervisors and co-workers
  • Relevant experience in a manufacturing or agribusiness environment is an asset
  • Schedule flexibility 
  • Valid BC Drivers licence
  • High school diploma is an asset

Requested Skills

  • Efficient work speed
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Meticulous
  • Ability to take direction and learn new skills
  • Versatility
  • Teamwork

Perks

  • Benefits (medical, dental) for full time employees after 500 hours
  • Employee pricing on our products
  • 4-day work week and weekends off!  

For more information about our company visit www.vegpro.com  and http://attitudefraiche.com/en/

VegPro International is committed to employment equity and diversity.

This is a unionized position.

Category
Manufacturing and Production