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Machine Operator 2

Location: Clayson

Machine Operator 2

Status: Full-time (Nights)
Location: Clayson
Department: Production

Job Scope:

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate Packaging Machine in the Packaging department
  • Monitor and perform routine checks of systems to ensure lines are running smoothly
  • Conduct daily CIP washes of systems.
  • Interact with maintenance and supervisory staff regarding any production issues
  • Complete documentation of GMPs, MSS and HACCP related items
  • 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
  • Attend prescribed courses/training

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
  • Experience with CIP, Aseptic, and ESL packaging preferred
  • 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:

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. (Freezer -18 degrees)

Physical Demands:

Standing for extended length of time, sitting and walking for considerable length of time. Moderate lifting of materials up to maximum 60lbs.

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Quality Control Laboratory Technician

Location: Longlife

Quality Control Laboratory Technician

Status: Full-time (Continental Nights)
Location: Longlife
Department: Quality Control

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Quality Control 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, media and buffers used for daily analysis
  • Perform chemical and microbiological testing of dairy products
  • Generate test results with a high level of accuracy and reliability
  • Conduct product sampling and environmental/equipment swabbing
  • Produce reports and computer data entry of various information for the purpose of maintaining accurate records
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and maintain cleanliness within the lab
  • Work closely with production staff in the areas of sanitation, hygiene, GMPs and related necessary training
  • Responsible to train operators on all changes to the Food Safety & Quality system as communicated by Management and QA
  • Monitor and maintain the Quality, Food Safety and SQF systems
  • Complete tasks in a timely manner
  • 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:

General office and lab conditions, with frequent periods spent in manufacturing facility. Occasional use of an autoclave and exposure to hazardous chemical substances and microbes.

Physical Demands:

Frequent climbing of stairs and lifting of materials to a maximum of 20 kg. Standing for a continuous length of time. Sitting and walking for a moderate length 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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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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