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Quality Control Technician

Location: Stirling

Quality Control Technician

Status: Full-time
Location: Stirling Creamery
Department: Quality Control

Job Scope:

Reporting to the QC Manager, the scope of this position involves ensuring the production process meets superior food safety systems (HACCP) and quality standards from entry of raw materials into the facility, to the processing of goods, to shipment of finished product.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare samples used for daily analysis
  • Perform chemical, microbiological and organoleptic testing of raw ingredients, work in progress and finished products
  • Generate test results with a high level of accuracy and reliability
  • Conduct product testing and complete environmental monitoring
  • Produce reports for internal and external customers
  • Computer data entry of various information for the purpose of releasing product for shipment and maintaining accurate records
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and maintain cleanliness within the lab
  • Work closely with production staff in the areas of sanitation, hygiene, product quality, GMPs and related necessary training
  • Monitor and maintain the Quality, Food Safety and SQF systems
  • Complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Maintaining and order necessary lab supplies
  • Other duties as assigned by Management

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the food industry
  • Bachelor of Science Degree or Diploma in Microbiology or Food Science
  • Knowledge of microbiological procedures and autoclaving techniques
  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMPs, allergens, and food security
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient computer abilities using Word & Excel
  • Own transportation and ability to work weekends

Working Environment:

Physical Demands:

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Bilingual Customer Supply Chain Representative

Location: Head Office

Bilingual Customer Supply Chain Representative

Status: Full-time
Location: Orbitor - Head Office
Department: Corporate Supply Chain Customer Service

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Supervisor of Customer Supply Chain, the Bilingual Customer Supply Chain Representative provides excellent customer service and maximize customer growth by following company guidelines and fostering cooperative spirit through teamwork, at our Mississauga corporate office.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaise and bridge daily communication in French and English, between internal departments (Sales, Supply Chain and Finance) and external partners in operational matters to ensure timely and accurate delivery of products.
  • Manage all orders within your client portfolio and ensure client satisfaction.
  • Provide support to Key Account team members as required.
  • Proactively resolve issues that threaten service levels.
  • Ensure and exhibit a professional attitude and demeanour to all who contact the company.
  • Issue return merchandise authorization numbers and/or return of products (credit processing) to eligible customers.
  • Respond to consumer enquiries as back-up to the consumer relations team, and complete associated tasks, including forwarding complaints with proper documentation to the respective Quality Control Supervisor, for their investigation and written response within 24 hours, making necessary arrangements to pick up complaint products for analysis.
  • Food Safety and Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs and other training materials provided and accurate record keeping.
  • Other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant Customer Service experience, in a fast-paced, Consumer Goods (CG) environment.
  • Fluency in French and English (excellent verbal and written communication).
  • Post-secondary education completed.
  • Previous experience in the Food Processing Industry is a strong asset.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and excel in a team environment.
  • Self-starter and team player with strong interpersonal skills and flexibility.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Demonstrated excellent Telephone/Communication/People skills, both written and verbal.
  • Previous experience with an ERP system is an asset.
  • Proven ability to exercise diplomacy and sound judgment in stressful situations.

Working Environment:

Work is primarily sedentary in nature, with frequent interruptions and multiple deadlines.

Physical Demands:

Sitting and keyboarding for considerable amount of time.

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Maintenance Technician & Shift Engineer

Location: Longlife

Maintenance Technician & Shift Engineer

Status: Full-time
Location: Longlife
Department: Maintenance

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, this position is accountable for contributing to various Operating Engineering and Maintenance tasks at the Longlife division. This position will maintain the life of equipment, minimize downtime, and ensure the safe and efficient operations of the plant. Team members are required with the following qualifications and will perform the duties listed below.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and operate boilers, air compressors, ammonia refrigeration, water chillers, cooling tower, air compressors, and building facilities
  • Troubleshoot and maintain processing equipment such as UHT, VTIS, Pasteurizer, Silos, AST tanks, valves and pumps
  • Maintain and troubleshoot bag and carton fillers and high-speed packaging equipment
  • Responsible to maintain all mechanical and electrical systems, all machinery at Long Life
  • Coordinate with Production, Maintenance and outside contractors and ensure that work is completed in a safe manner that complies with all necessary manufacturing codes, regulations and standards i.e. H&S, GMP’s, HACCP, WHMIS, MSDS etc.
  • Communicate daily Engineering Activities with Chief Engineer and update all daily engineering logs
  • Improve and maintain existing PM systems
  • Ensure that required parts are ordered
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations to continuously improve maintenance operations and efficiencies
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required
  • Other projects as assigned by Plant Management.

Qualifications:

  • Must have: a valid TSSA 3rd Class Operating Engineer Certificate
  • Industrial Millwright and/or Electrician License an asset.
  • Well experienced to maintain and operate Steam Boilers, Air Compressors, Ammonia Refrigeration
  • Proven ability to maintain and repair various packaging and processing equipment
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and a positive, solutions-oriented team player
  • Dedicated to safety and process excellence
  • A strong background in HACCP and GMP’s would be an asset
  • Minimum 3 years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably food industry, dairy industry would be an asset
  • Must display excellent sanitary habits and possess knowledge of HACCP
  • Strong preventative maintenance and troubleshooting ability
  • Solid knowledge of high-speed filling and packaging lines and PLCs
  • Knowledge of GMPs, including
  • Familiar with continuous improvement processes and methodologies considered an asset
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Must be flexible in terms of shift work and perform other duties as required
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job
  • Computer skills would be an asset

Working Environment:

Regular interruptions and exposure to noise. Occasional exposure to dust, extreme temperatures, odour, humidity, dry conditions, chemical substances, heights, hazardous machines and moving objects.

Physical Demands:

Standing, walking, and sitting for a considerable length of time. Crouching, working in confined spaces, climbing stairs and working in awkward positions at moderate lengths of time. Regular climbing of stairs (there are 22 stairs from the production floor to the lunch and rest rooms, as well as the office areas).

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Maintenance Millwright

Location: Guelph

Maintenance Millwright

Status: Full-time / Rotating Continental
Location: Guelph
Department: Maintenance

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the scope of the position involves the maintenance of all property and equipment at the facility including mechanical and electrical repairs. This position will maintain the life of the equipment, minimize downtime, and ensure the safe and efficient operations of the plant.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform preventative maintenance for all packaging and production equipment as well as services and utilities.
  • Maintain the life of the equipment and minimize downtime.
  • Repair all plant production equipment as required.
  • Ensure the safe and efficient operations of the plant.
  • Communicate with the rest of the maintenance team and plant personnel when resolving problems.
  • Coordinate with al outside contractors and ensure that work is completed in a safe manner that complies with all manufacturing codes, regulations.
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations to continuously improve maintenance operations and efficiencies.
  • Liaison with Maintenance Coordinator to help ensure parts are ordered, organized and stocked.
  • Other projects as assigned by management.
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years maintenance experience with in the food industry, preferably dairy.
  • Must possess an Ontario and/or Interprovincial Certificate of Qualification as an Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) – 433A license required.
  • Knowledge of GMP’s and HACCP.
  • Strong preventative maintenance and troubleshooting ability.
  • Solid knowledge of highspeed filling and packaging lines and PLC’s.
  • Refrigeration “B” license and boiler experience would be an asset.
  • Familiar with continuous improvement processes and methodologies would be an asset.
  • Strong working knowledge of plumbing, welding and machining.
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Must be flexible in terms of shift work and perform other duties as required.
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job.
  • Computer skills would be an asset.

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to noise, odour, chemical hazards, hazardous machines and frequent interruptions. Occasional exposure to dust and extreme temperatures.

Physical Demands:

Standing and walking for extended length of time and frequent lifting of heavy materials.

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Production Supervisor

Location: Guelph

Production Supervisor

Status: Full-time (night shift)
Location: Guelph
Department: Production

Job Scope:

The Guelph, Ontario plant is seeking a production supervisor (Night Owl) who will work 12 hour continental shifts on steady nights. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the scope of this position involves directing the production team to achieve standards related to cost, line efficiencies, waste, safety and productivity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the production staff, including planning workload and staffing schedules
  • Participate in various employee relations matters, such as  hiring, training and disciplinary processes
  • Maintain production PM programs, generate daily operating reports, as well as weekly production map
  • Ensure line efficiencies and maintain product quality
  • Ensure and maintain quality and safety standards within the plant
  • Responsible to train operators on all changes in the Food Safety & Quality system as communicated by Management and QA
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years post secondary education or minimum 5 years of related experience
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience in a HACCP regulated dairy, food or beverage processing environment
  • Solid knowledge of GMPs, including excellent sanitary habits and a strong understanding of HACCP and MSS as it applies to a food manufacturing environment
  • Familiarity with CIP systems and UHT &/or HTST processing
  • Familiar with total quality management and continuous improvement processes
  • Good decision-making & problem-solving capabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting ability
  • Proficient computer abilities using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to noise, humidity and dry conditions. Continuous exposure to hazardous machines and frequent interruptions. Occasional exposure to dust and extreme temperatures.

Physical Demands:

Standing and walking for an extended length of time. Sitting, climbing stairs and working in awkward positions at moderate lengths of time.

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Corporate QA Manager

Location: Teeswater

Corporate QA Manager

Status: Contract - Full-time hours - 18 months
Location: Teeswater
Department: Quality Assurance

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Director, Corporate QA, this position will provide support to the Quality Control, Operations and other departments, in all matters relating to Foods Safety and Quality Systems. The incumbent will hold the titles of Corporate SQF Practitioner and Corporate HACCP Coordinator, and will be responsible of leading the development, implementation, maintenance, and improvement of the Food Safety and Quality Systems across the Gay Lea facilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist and support Quality Control, Operations and other departments for Food Safety and Quality Systems.
  • Provides guidance, explanation and direction for scheduled and unscheduled reviews of the Food Safety System (HACCP Plan and Pre-requisite Programs).
  • Assist the plants in preparing and concluding customer, governmental and third party audits, by inspecting facilities, conducting preparation, opening, and closing meetings, and communicating results.
  • Provide on-site assistance during the audits conducted by governmental agencies, with respect to Food Safety and Quality, or customer / third party agencies.
  • Provides guidance and direction to plant and QC personnel in developing corrective action plans.
  • Implementation of all aspects of the Quality Systems and Food Safety Systems at the plants.
  • Conducts yearly internal audits for Food Safety and Quality, communicates the results with plant management and provides guidance and advice in developing corrective and preventative measures.
  • In cooperation with the QA and QC Supervisors, provides training to all levels of plant personnel and corporate / executive personnel in all matters relating to Food Safety and Quality Systems.
  • Maintenance of corporate policies relating to Food Safety and Quality.
  • Reviews and effects changes in the structure of the Food Safety and Quality Systems at the plant when corporate policies change or external / internal demand requires it (e.g. regulation changes, customer expectations change).
  • Liaises with customers in matters relating to Food Safety and Quality.
  • Provides all necessary information for surveys, requests and questions from external customers directed to the QA department, in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Extensive travelling to all Gay Lea Foods facilities, as well as attendance to conferences and industry related events in Canada and/or abroad, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in Food Science, or any related discipline such as Microbiology, Chemistry, and Biotechnology.
  • SQF Practitioner certificate
  • Formal HACCP training from a recognized training facility.
  • A minimum of 3 years in a Quality Management or Middle Management position in a Quality Control or testing environment is required.
  • Communication (listening, verbal, written) - Effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
  • Analytical – Ability to identify, scrutinize, improve, and streamline complex work processes
  • Computer / Technical Literacy – MS Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook e-mail including task and calendar functions.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team.
  • Planning, organizing, decision making and problem solving skills, with an ability to find solutions using creativity, reason, and past experience along with the available resources, and generate alternatives.
  • Must possess valid Ontario G driver’s licence and passport.

Working Environment:

Physical Demands:

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Senior Research Scientist

Location: Salerno Hamilton

Senior Research Scientist

Status: Full-time
Location: Salerno Hamilton
Department: Research and Development

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Director, Research and Development, this position is responsible for formulation, optimization and development of new products from the concept stage to full-scale production. The incumbent is expected to stay current with the latest scientific and technical advancements in food science with respect to dairy products, ingredients, processes and packaging.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and direct Research and Development projects as defined by the VP R&D and the Innovation Council
  • Generate and maintain raw material and finished product documentation for all related products.
  • Provide technical support and expertise in problem solving for issues relating to product quality
  • Work closely with Production, Marketing, QA/QC in monitoring the performance of new/existing products during post-launch activities.
  • Work closely with the Sales & Marketing teams of their respective business channel to outline new product development and improvement projects
  • Participate in and/or lead product improvement initiatives to improve the quality of existing products and increase the cost efficiencies in the manufacturing facilities
  • Participate in marketing activities such as focus groups, new idea generation, researching market trends as they pertain to the strategic marketing business plan and new products
  • Design and conduct internal sensory evaluation tests, accurately analyze products as required and report results
  • Travel approximately 25-30%

Qualifications:

  • Must have a university Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Science (microbiology, chemistry, or food/dairy science) or Engineering.
  • 3- 5 years of relevant experience in a food company; preferably within the dairy – cheese industry
  • Knowledge of ingredients and processes typically employed in dairy industry
  • Knowledge of dairy and food processing regulations
  • Expertise in dairy chemistry, ingredients interactions and functionality and processing would be an asset

Working Environment:

Physical Demands:

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Supervisor, Goat Bulk Hauling

Location: Teeswater

Supervisor, Goat Bulk Hauling

Status: Full-time
Location: Teeswater
Department: Operations

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the scope of this position involves leading the goat bulk hauling team to exceed standards while maintaining positive customer relations in the acquisition and transportation of product in a safe, professional manner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the bulk hauling staff, including planning workload and staffing schedules.
  • Ensure compliance with Ministry of Transportation regulations.
  • Maintain cost effectiveness and route optimization.
  • Drive analytics and spearhead strategic plan
  • Work cohesively with internal and external partners
  • Participate in various employee relations matters, such as hiring, training and disciplinary processes.
  • Attend courses and training as required.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years post-secondary education or minimum 5 years of related experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience in a HACCP regulated environment. Experience in dairy, food, or beverage processing an asset.
  • Solid knowledge of Ministry of Transportation regulations
  • Good decision-making and problem solving capabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Mechanical aptitude and trouble shooting ability.
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of shift work and perform other duties as required.
  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

Working Environment:

Physical Demands:

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Warehouse Manager

Location: Salerno Montreal

Warehouse Manager

Status: Full-time
Location: Salerno Montreal
Department: Supply Chain

Job Scope:

Reporting to the National Distribution Manager, the successful applicant will provide overall leadership for the satellite warehouse operations, in Boucherville, QC. This is a small, but significant part of our distribution network.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage day to day activities of the DC including safety, quality, recruitment and employee matters
  • Manage all logistics activities and cycles to ensure efficient operations of delivery, fleet, equipment service and warehouse
  • Lead warehouse staff, coordinate and prioritize workflow, provide training, performance evaluation, and coaching
  • Ensure warehouse facility is kept clean, stock is maintained in an appropriate manner, good rotation practices are in place, and product is kept clean and damage free to ensure quality integrity
  • Ensure inventory management practices and processes are adhered to; accountable for inventory accuracy and discrepancies
  • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and customers with respect to freight agreements
  • Accountable for corrective actions within the site from a facilities maintenance to operational processes
  • Manage day-to-day operational expenditures; with a focus on cost control and budget management of the sites
  • Responsible for achievement of operational goals (monthly, quarterly, yearly basis) with strong focus on KPIs
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders on removing barriers by maintaining a high level of interactivity to maximize co-operation and mitigate issues
  • Responsible to maintain the Quality System in the facility
  • Develop SOP’s and controls
  • Support dispatch group with route planning and management
  • Collaborate with cross functional stakeholders within the business including Production, Planning, Scheduling, Transportation, Procurement and Sales to drive efficiencies
  • Oversee entire Boucherville facility including coordinating with external contractors when needed
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of shift work and weekend work and perform other duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education, preferably in a business related field
  • Three (3) to five (5) years relevant supervisory or management experience
  • Proficiency in English and French is required
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and pertinent legislation and regulations
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, including knowledge of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) is considered a strong asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Demonstrated leadership and team building skills; proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively within cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated strong decision-making and problem-solving capabilities
  • Experience in implementing continuous improvement methodologies
  • Working knowledge and experience with an automated Warehouse Management System an asset
  • Strong computer skills – experience with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Experienced with Counter Balance, Electric Lift Truck, and Reach Truck equipment
  • Flexible to be remotely connected at all times, in the event that a critical situation occurs which requires guidance/direction

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to cold temperatures. Frequent exposure to hazardous machines and moving objects (forklifts). Occasional exposure to dust and extreme temperatures. (freezer -18 degrees).

Physical Demands:

Sitting and walking for an extended length of time. Moderate lifting of materials up to maximum 25 kg.

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Maintenance Millwright

Location: Teeswater

Maintenance Millwright

Status: Full-time, Continental rotating shifts
Location: Teeswater
Department: Maintenance

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Operations Manager, this position provides coverage for the efficient operation and maintenance of all refrigerated aspects of the facility, the sewage plant, steam boiler, building maintenance and other duties as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operation and maintenance of all refrigeration/boiler/HVAC equipment
  • Maintain/monitor/check all equipment
  • Participate in plant equipment repairs/installations
  • Interface with necessary contractual and inspection departments for adherence to regulatory and company requirements
  • Maintain all records to ensure regulatory and company compliance
  • Troubleshoot breakdowns relating to all boiler, refrigeration, HVAC and all other plant equipment issues
  • Ensure all work performed complies with governing practices. codes and regulations
  • Operation of all equipment in a safe and efficient manner as well as participation in plant efficiency initiatives
  • Fulfill all health & safety requirements
  • Communicate with the rest of the maintenance team and plant personnel when resolving problems
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required

Qualifications:

  • Must possess an Ontario and/or Interprovincial Certificate of Qualification as an Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) - 433A license and a Certificate of Apprenticeship required
  • Possess and maintain valid certificate as a 3rd Class Stationary Engineer or a Ontario Refrigeration B certificate
  • Minimum 3 years maintenance experience within the food industry, preferably in dairy
  • Knowledge of fuel systems, water treatment, air compressors and refrigeration systems
  • Mechanical abilities and trouble shooting skills are required
  • Knowledge of GMPs, including excellent sanitary habits and possess knowledge of HACCP
  • Strong preventative maintenance and troubleshooting ability
  • Solid knowledge of high speed filling and packaging lines and PLCs
  • Previous boiler experience an asset
  • Familiar with continuous improvement processes and methodologies considered an asset
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Must be flexible in terms of shift work and perform other duties as required
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job
  • Computer skills would be an asset

Working Environment:

Physical Demands:

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Machine Operator 2 (Cutter)

Location: Teeswater

Machine Operator 2 (Cutter)

Status: Full-time
Location: Ivanhoe Cheese
Department: Production/Packaging

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Packaging Manager, this position operates Cutting/Filling /Packaging equipment, as well as provides relief coverage in other areas of the plant.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate Cutting and Packaging Machines in the Packaging department
  • Monitor and perform routine checks of systems to ensure lines are running smoothly.
  • Interact with maintenance and supervisory staff regarding any production issues
  • Complete documentation of GMPs, H&S and HACCP related items
  • Daily input of production details into DAX
  • Maintain accurate and detailed packaging records and perform line checks as required
  • Cross-train to learn how to use equipment and machinery in various areas of the plant
  • Provide relief coverage for other machine operators/plant helpers
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
  • Responsible for respective Critical Control Points as outlined in the facilities HACCP manual
  • Monitor and maintain the Quality, Food Safety and SQF systems
  • Attend prescribed courses/training
  • Other duties as assigned by Management

Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of GMPs and HACCP, including excellent sanitary habits is required
  • Minimum 2 years of machine operating experience, preferably in a food or beverage environment
  • Mechanical aptitude and trouble shooting ability
  • Good communication/interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job
  • Must be punctual and diligent
  • Computer skills and experience working with automated machinery
  • Flexible to cover various shifts, vacation or illness relief as required

Working Environment:

Extended exposure to noise, cold temperatures and dust. Exposure to sharp objects is frequent (knives). Continuous exposure to hazardous machines, moving objects (forklifts) and frequent interruptions. Occasional exposure to a congested workspace, odour, interruptions and chemical substances.

Physical Demands:

Standing for extended lengths of time, frequent walking and moderate climbing and crouching. Frequent lifting up to 10 kg for the Line Operator and 25 kg for the Cutter. Also frequent pushing, pulling, and reaching.

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Maintenance Millwright

Location: Salerno Hamilton

Maintenance Millwright

Status: Full-time
Location: Salerno Hamilton
Department: Maintenance

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the scope of this position involves the responsibility of safe and efficient operation and electromechanical repairs of all plant equipment, as well as the maintenance of the plant infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to maintain all mechanical and electrical systems, all machinery, boilers, and refrigeration systems
  • Coordinate with all outside contractors and ensure that work is completed in a safe manner that complies with all necessary manufacturing codes, regulations and standards i.e. H&S, GMPs, HACCP, WHMIS, MSDS
  • Communicate daily maintenance activity to all supervisors
  • Maintain existing preventative maintenance system
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations to continuously improve maintenance operations and efficiencies
  • Ensure that required parts are ordered, kept organized, and in stock
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required
  • Other projects as assigned by management
  • Flexible to cover various shifts (including nights), as required

Qualifications:

  • 443A Industrial Mechanic Millwright license required
  • Refrigeration Class B or Engineering TSSA License an asset
  • Educational background in mechanical or engineering technology (diploma or degree)
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in a related position within the food/ beverage industry is required
  • Tig welding SS experience an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid troubleshooting and problem solving skills including PLC knowledge
  • Computer skills – experience with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) and Maintenance connection an asset
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and schedule work effectively with a production team in a fast paced and values driven environment

Working Environment:

Regular interruptions and exposure to noise. Occasional exposure to dust, extreme temperatures, odour, humidity, dry conditions, chemical substances, heights, hazardous machines and moving objects.

Physical Demands:

Standing, walking, and sitting for a considerable length of time. Crouching, working in confined spaces, climbing stairs and working in awkward positions at moderate lengths of time.

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Maintenance/4th Class Power Shift Engineer

Location: Alberta Cheese

Maintenance/4th Class Power Shift Engineer

Status: Full-time
Location: Alberta Cheese
Department: Maintenance

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Director of Operations, this position is accountable for contributing to various Operating Engineering and Maintenance tasks. This position will maintain the life of equipment, minimize downtime, and ensure the safe and efficient operations of the plant.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintenance and operation of high-pressure steam boilers, building maintenance, manufacturing and packaging machines, air compressors and refrigeration and HVAC systems.
  • Participate in all maintenance tasks and plant repairs as required
  • Coordinate with Production, Maintenance and outside contractors and ensure that work is completed in a safe manner that complies with all necessary manufacturing codes, regulations and standards i.e. H&S, GMP’s, HACCP, ESA, etc.
  • Communicate daily Engineering Activities with Director of Operations and update all daily engineering logs
  • Read and understand technical bulletins, manuals, instructions and blueprints
  • Perform all daily, weekly, monthly and yearly maintenance PM’s
  • Improve and maintain existing PM systems
  • Monitor and maintain spare part inventory and ensure that required parts are ordered
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations to continuously improve maintenance operations and efficiencies, including cost savings
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
  • Communicate any food safety issues to the Management team
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required
  • Other projects as assigned by Plant Management

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably food industry, dairy industry would be an asset
  • Must possess a valid  4th Class Operating Engineer ABSA Certificate
  • Current and valid Provincial Journeyman Millwright Certificate or a recognized inter-provincial equivalent
  • Must display excellent sanitary habits
  • Strong preventative maintenance and troubleshooting ability
  • Solid knowledge of PLCs, food related pumps, pneumatic valves, batch processing vats and high-speed packaging equipment
  • Basic building repair and maintenance capabilities
  • Strong knowledge of GMPs, HACCP, Safety, LOTO, WHMIS, etc
  • Familiarity with continuous improvement processes and methodologies considered an asset
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Must have proficient computer skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Must be flexible in terms of hours of work, including overtime and occasional weekend work, and perform other duties as required
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job

Working Environment:

Frequent exposure to humid/dry temperatures, multiple deadlines and interruptions. Regular exposure to dust, extreme temperature inadequate lighting, ventilation, noise and odour. Occasional exposure to hazardous machines, chemical substances and working from heights.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, standing, walking and for considerable amount of time. Climbing stairs, crouching, working in awkward positions for moderate lengths of time and lifting of material to a maximum of 25 kg.

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Shipper/Receiver/Forklift Operator

Location: Brampton

Shipper/Receiver/Forklift Operator

Status: Full-time
Location: Brampton
Department: Supply Chain

Job Scope:

Gay Lea Foods recently opened a brand-new Distribution Center in Brampton and we are growing our team of warehouse associates!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the safe loading of pallets onto outbound trailers, as well as the unloading of product and materials coming in from suppliers and other interbranch warehouses
  • Perform picking and assembling of all orders using a RF scanner and warehouse management system to track movement of product
  • Work as part of a team to meet daily warehouse productivity, health & safety, and order quality related targets
  • Complete all shipping related documentation consistently and accurately
  • Ensure proactive steps are taken to minimize shipping errors and damages
  • Work with a continuous improvement mindset to identify opportunities to optimize processes
  • Rotate stock and conduct inventory cycle counts as required
  • Assist with DC and trailer housekeeping to ensure a clean work environment which meets required standards
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required
  • Support other functions within the DC as required
  • Work in a variety of temperature-controlled departments ranging from 2-4 degrees Celsius (cooler) to -18 degrees Celsius (freezer)

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year of warehouse/distribution center experience
  • Counter Balance, Electric Lift Truck and Reach Truck certification or experience
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully in a team environment
  • Excellent sanitary and safety work habits
  • Must be flexible with the ability to multi-task and perform shift work
  • Capable of performing the physical demands of the job
  • Must be able to perform simple math and calculations
  • Aptitude to learn how to use an automated Warehouse Management System
  • Computer skills would be an asset
Benefits of working full-time at Gay Lea Foods:
  • $22.00 starting rate
  • Group Health and Retirement benefits
  • Progression step increases and annual rate increases
  • Shift premiums
  • Annual bonus incentive program
Location: Brampton Distribution Center Days of Work: Tuesday to Saturday or Sunday to Thursday Available Shifts: Afternoons 2pm – 10:30pm or Nights 10pm – 6:30am  

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to noise, cold temperatures, humidity and dry conditions. Continuous exposure to hazardous machines, moving objects (forklifts) and frequent interruptions. Occasional exposure to dust and extreme temperatures.

Physical Demands:

Sitting for extended length of time, standing and walking for considerable length of time. Occasional lifting of materials up to 10kg. Infrequent lifting of materials up to 35kg.

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Plant Helper

Location: Longlife

Plant Helper

Status: Full time – (Shift: Continental day shift)
Location: Longlife
Department: Production

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the scope of this position is responsible for performing general plant duties in various departments, including the new Creamer Filler.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform general plant duties safely, including hand packing product, palletizing cases, moving skids, etc.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment
  • Provide weekend coverage as required based on production volumes
  • Ensure Food Safety & Quality, as outlined in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other training materials provided
  • Complete and maintain accurate records
  • Monitor and maintain the Quality, Food Safety and Safe Quality Food (SQF) systems
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required

Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma and/or relevant dairy experience
  • Demonstrated safe work habits within a manufacturing environment, and knowledge of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), including excellent sanitary habits, Clean In Place (CIP) systems, and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Flexibility in terms of shift work, performing other duties as required, and multi-tasking
  • Physically capable of accomplishing the demands of the job
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Mechanical aptitude and solid troubleshooting skill

Working Environment:

Extended exposure to dust, extreme temperatures and multiple deadlines. Frequent exposure to hazards including chemical substances, hazardous machines and moving objects. Regular exposure to noise and odour.

Physical Demands:

Standing and walking, for extended length of time. Regular stair climbing (22 stairs from production floor to common lunch, rest and office areas). Occasional lifting of materials to a maximum weight of 20 kg.

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Dispatcher

Location: Teeswater

Dispatcher

Status: Full-time
Location: Teeswater
Department: Bulk Hauling

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the scope of this position includes working with the Bulk Hauling team to ensure smooth movement of products within plant, to inter-company and external customers, scheduling driver hours, optimizing routes, truck maintenance, statistical reporting and analysis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, monitor and schedule drivers to meet ongoing business requirements in a continually changing environment while ensuring the most efficient and cost effective means.
  • Work with lease providers to schedule routine maintenance and arrange for repairs when necessary while reducing downtime.
  • Compile data to optimize the use of resources; fuel, labour, etc. and identify cost saving opportunities.
  • Assist in loading and offloading of trucks if needed.
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping.
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required

Qualifications:

  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License with "AZ" or “DZ” classification: “A” or “D” licence, "Z" Airbrake Endorsement – clean drivers abstract
  • Valid Milk Graders license
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience in the transportation field (DSD and Freight Management), preferably  food industry, dairy industry would be an asset
  • Strong troubleshooting ability and results driven
  • Familiar with continuous improvement processes and methodologies also considered an asset
  • Knowledge of HACCP
  • Accurate when working with calculations
  • Knowledge of GMPs
  • Previous experience scheduling shifts preferred
  • Previous experience scheduling truck maintenance and repairs
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to effectively manage multiple changing priorities
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Products – Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint
  • An excellent team player, flexibility and good communication skills
  • Ability to work week-ends and respond to calls after hours as necessary

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to long duration on road and frequent interruptions. Occasional exposure to dust and extreme temperatures.

Physical Demands:

Sitting for extended length of time, standing and walking for considerable length of time. Moderate lifting of materials up to maximum 25 kg.

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Milk Receiver

Location: Teeswater

Milk Receiver

Status: Full-time - (Shift: Rotating Continental Shifts)
Location: Teeswater
Department: Bulk Hauling

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Supervisor, Teeswater Trucking & Milk Hauling, this position is required to handle the receiving and unloading of milk and cream shipments as well as the blending of products per formulations. Candidates are required with the following qualifications and will perform the duties listed below.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct CIP and sanitize the tanks, silos and line circuits including housekeeping of the Milk Receiving & Blending section
  • Blend product according to formulations and complete necessary documentation
  • Receive and unload milk and cream shipments
  • Troubleshoot in a fast-paced environment
  • Work closely with R O Operators, Lead Hands, Milk Truck Drivers as well as Maintenance and Quality Control staff
  • Attend prescribed courses/training
  • Available to work on a rotating 24/7 schedule

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years experience in a HACCP regulated dairy, beverage or food processing environment
  • Familiarity with GMP’s, CIP systems and Milk Receiving processes
  • Hands on skills using automated processing equipment; mathematical abilities; and the physical ability to work in a Multi Tasking, warm, humid environment
  • Minimum Grade 12 education with relevant dairy experience
  • AZ license
  • Milk and Cream Graders’ License considered an asset
  • Excellent troubleshooting and interpersonal skills

Working Environment:

Extended exposure to dust, extreme temperatures and multiple deadlines. Frequent exposure to hazards including chemical substances, hazardous machines and moving objects. Regular exposure to noise and odour.

Physical Demands:

Standing and walking, for extended length of time. Crouching, climbing stairs and working in awkward positions for considerable length of time. Occasional lifting of materials to a maximum weight of 25 kg (skim milk powder and ingredient bags).

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Bulk Liquid Hauling Driver

Location: Teeswater

Bulk Liquid Hauling Driver

Status: Full-time - (Shift: Nights and regular weekend coverage)
Location: Teeswater
Department: Bulk Hauling

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Supervisor, Teeswater Trucking and Milk Hauling, this position is responsible for transporting milk to other Gay Lea facilities or other destinations. Candidates are required with the following qualifications and will perform the duties listed below.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily safety and maintenance checks on equipment
  • Maintain an up to date and accurate log book
  • Transport milk in a safe and efficient manner to other Gay Lea facilities and other destinations
  • Available to work on a rotating 24/7 schedule

Qualifications:

  • Minimum grade 12 education and/or relevant dairy experience
  • AZ license with clean driving abstract
  • Familiarity with GMP's
  • Bulk tank milk grader certification preferred
  • An excellent team player, flexibility and good verbal and written communication skills

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to long duration on road and frequent interruptions. Majority of work completed during night hours. Occasional exposure to dust and extreme temperatures.

Physical Demands:

Sitting for extended length of time, standing and walking for considerable length of time. Moderate lifting of materials up to maximum 25 kg.

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Ghee Processing Operator

Location: Teeswater

Ghee Processing Operator

Status: Contract – full-time hours (8-10 hour days) (Shift: Afternoons/nights (rotating) shifts)
Location: Teeswater
Department: Production

Job Scope:

Reporting directly to the Production Supervisor, the scope of this position involves all aspects of plant labour in a food production environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set up and complete automated Clean In Place (CIP) washes, as well as manual cleaning of equipment and environmental cleaning
  • Complete and document Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) related items
  • Record detailed production and Clean In Place (CIP) reports
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required

Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma and/or relevant food processing experience
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), including excellent sanitary habits and possess knowledge of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of shift work and perform other duties as required
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job and ability to multi-task
  • Computer skills would be an asset
  • Mechanical aptitude and trouble shooting ability.

Working Environment:

Extended exposure to extreme temperatures and multiple deadlines. Frequent exposure to hazards including chemical substances, hazardous machines and moving objects. Regular exposure to noise and odour.

Physical Demands:

Standing and walking, for extended length of time. Crouching, climbing stairs and working in awkward positions for considerable length of time. Occasional lifting of materials to a maximum weight of 25 kg.

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How To Apply

Gay Lea Foods is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our workplace. Reasonable accommodation is available upon request throughout our recruitment and selection process.
  1. Application

    Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@gayleafoods.com Be sure to list job title in the subject line.
  2. Selection

    Applicants’ education, experience, and skills will be reviewed. Those who best meet our position needs will be contacted for an initial phone screen.
  3. Interview

    Applicants may be invited to one or more interviews. Questions asked are designed to assess an individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and fit within the organisation.
Successful applicants will be extended an offer upon the satisfactory completion of professional references. Then, our onboarding begins!
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