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Production Worker

Location
Coldstream, BC
Details
Full Time
Yesterday

Production Worker 

VegPro International Inc. is a Canadian leader for the innovation of its agricultural production of baby leaf lettuce, salad and vegetables, 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 have purchased approximately 700 acres of land to farm in Coldstream, BC and we have built a 70,000 sq. ft state of the art produce packaging facility.

We are a dynamic, innovative organization operating state of the art facilities across the country with expertise in both growing and packaging conventional and organic produce. Our approach to customer service is defined in terms of exceptional business partnerships. The company has over 1,000 employees in Canada and the US. It is a continuously growing company with a head office located in Quebec. Having doubled the size of our business over the past five years with an ambitious strategy and growth plan, our aim is to continue to grow in the West. Our current strategy is to replicate the business model in the Northeast by expanding in British Columbia. An entry into the Western Canadian market provides an opportunity to offer national coverage to our customers with products that meet strong local trends and respond to our customers’ demand for healthy, organic, convenient and better for you diet.

To respond to strong growth opportunities in the West, we have openings full-time Production Workers to join our team in Coldstream.

Job Description

Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the Production Worker is responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to the processing and packaging of lettuce, spinach and/or vegetables for the preparation of salads. Each Production Worker will be assigned to one of the four departments in the plant (raw and wash, clamshells, kits, or inserts) on a regular or as needed basis, depending on the operational priorities and production demand.

SHIFT IsFour days per week, 6:00am - 4:30am, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

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 prep for packing
  • Inspect labels on product, inspect product quality, wrap pallets, fill boxes
  • Distribute bowls, lids, packaging boxes on the various production/packaging lines
  • Place the ingredients manually in the "insert" containers
  • Place the insert in the lettuce bowls
  • Prepare and identify the pallets at the locations intended for shipment
  • Perform other related duties

Qualifications and Requirements

  • High school diploma is an asset
  • Relevant experience in a manufacturing or agribusiness environment is an asset
  • Ability to work standing in a refrigerated and humid environment (3°C)
  • Be able to speak and understand English, to communicate well with supervisors and co-workers
  • Ability to lift loads up to 50 Ib (some workstations)
  • Schedule flexibility

Requested Skills

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

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

VegPro International is committed to employment equity and diversity.

We thank you for your interest in the position and the company. Please note that all resumes are evaluated. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary: $14.00 /hour to start

Category
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Manufacturing and Production