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Project Engineer

Location: Guelph

Project Engineer

Status: Full-time
Location: Guelph
Department: Engineering

Job Scope:

Reporting to the VP Operations, the Project Engineer is responsible for the successful execution of capital projects. Participation in capital projects may range from Project Management to subject matter expert depending on the project requirements. The Project Engineer must provide expertise in both engineering design and project management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering expertise in: processing, packaging, utilities and building services
  • Provide project management services: scoping, scheduling, budgeting, and execution
  • Deliver conceptual capital projects into functional manufacturing operations
  • Provide technical analysis to identify and resolve production and quality issues
  • Travel to plants within Ontario, dependent upon project requirements
  • Manage and co-ordinate outside authorities: ESA, City Building Services, Hydro, etc.
  • Contribute to Quality Assurance and Quality Control initiatives
  • Contribute to Health and Safety programs and initiatives
  • Facilitate integration of new processes into current operations
  • Commitment to achieving Gay Lea Foods objectives

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering; Professional Engineer (P. Eng.), or aspiring for licensure
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience, preferably within a food manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated success in leading projects; Project Management Professional (PMP), or aspiring for certification
  • High proficiency in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
  • Strong business acumen and understanding financial impact of decisions
  • Experience in food processing, food packaging or dairy an asset
  • Solid knowledge of HACCP and GMPs are considered assets
  • Experience working in a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, including written and verbal, collaborative working style
  • Proficient in basic and specialized software programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint,        MS Project
  • Transferable areas of experience: Pharmaceutical and Chemical

Working Environment:

The position will combine both office work and time on factory floor with regular interruptions and deadlines. Frequent business travel to other facilities.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, walking and keyboarding for a considerable length of time.

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Manager, Corporate Sustainability

Location: Head Office

Manager, Corporate Sustainability

Status: Full-time
Location: Mississauga - Head Office
Department: Administration

Job Scope:

Do you have an interest in developing and maintaining an organizational sustainability program? Are you looking to guide sustainability initiatives, communicate goals, objectives, and strategies? Do you have a true passion for sustainability and the environment, and take pride in helping to grow and transform an organization? Do you like to influence and lead change? If so, then this may be the role for you! Gay Lea Foods is looking for an ambitious Manager, Corporate Sustainability to join our team! As an integral part of our organization, the ideal candidate will be responsible for the development of corporate sustainability strategies and policies. The Manager, Corporate Sustainability will build and maintain this new role while working closely with all levels of the organization, including Operations and the Leadership Team. If you are ready to embark on a sustainability journey with us, then keep reading!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct gap analysis to assess needs of sustainability strategy.
  • Serve as a key contributor of the sustainability steering group to design and develop a plan, defining realistic and achievable goals and objectives.
  • Lead the implementation and further development of relevant sustainability policies and programs.
  • Oversee energy, water, wastewater, and waste recycling reporting, benchmarking and baseline targeting.
  • Oversee employee and member engagement and awareness initiatives.
  • Coordinate the efforts in collaboration with Operations and the Leadership Team.
  • Further develop and lead the process to the timely delivery and compilation on all customer requests related to corporate social responsibility, environmental social governance, and sustainability requests.
  • Assist the Procurement team with development and delivery of a sustainable code of conduct for all vendors.
  • Responsible for delivery of annual sustainability updates to employees along with Code of Conduct refresher training, and validation of annual sign-offs.
  • Technical advisor and complex project support to site teams.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to drive sustainability culture, programming, and policies.
  • Actively participate in the execution of energy, water and waste conservation and reduction initiatives and programs.
  • Work with stakeholders to develop and maintain a robust data management and collection system to track and report on Environmental Social Governance (ESG) impacts in Key Focus Areas (KFAs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Liaise with the Communication Manager in the efficient and effective delivery of the Company’s Sustainability Communication Strategy.
  • Engage with a range of external stakeholders and associations, maintain current relationships, and support partnerships that advance sustainability and sustainable development.
  • Source opportunities for sustainability projects; identifying and working with partners for project funding.
  • Other ad hoc projects or duties as required.
 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, environmental sciences, environmental management, or other relevant discipline of sustainability with both qualitative and quantitative components.
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience with direction ESG or CSR exposure.
  • Excellent understanding of sustainability and ESG concepts, including United Nations Global Compact Principles and SDG’s.
  • Active knowledge of sustainability trends and measurement strategies in the food/agriculture industry to ensure that proper sustainability benchmarks are established and maintained.
  • Previous experience in project management including planning, research, time / task, and cost control.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the ability to effectively build relationships with internal colleagues, customers, external stakeholders including government and key influencers.
  • Strong organizational management skills.
  • A high level of business/commercial acumen together with strong analytical skills.
  • Able to design and execute work with minimal supervision, demonstrated through project management, relationship management, or equivalent.
  • Solid time management skills, with ability to track, manage, and meet deadlines for multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills.

Working Environment:

Primarily sedentary in nature with regular interruptions and deadlines.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, walking and keyboarding for a considerable length of time. Travel to various Company locations through out Ontario. Due to COVID-19, the ideal candidate will be required to work from home until restrictions are lifted.

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Education Site Coordinator

Location: Museum

Education Site Coordinator

Status: Contract - Summer Student
Location: Gay Lea Dairy Museum
Department: Museum

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Manager, Co-operative Community Engagement, the Education Site Coordinator assists with the planning and delivery of our site promotion and education programming – as well as the further development of our property as we prepare to re-open this Summer/Fall. The Co-operative Education Centre (CEC) - located at the Gay Lea Dairy Museum just south of Aylmer, Ontario – is a multi-faceted education centre, featuring multiple classroom/ meeting facilities, acres of event fields and trails, cabin accommodations and a robust education program for groups of all ages and abilities. The Candidate: Do you have a passion for education? For community building? For developing and delivering engaging leadership-focused programs? Does the idea of working collaboratively with a small but mighty team of educators both online and at a beautiful, forested 98-acre education centre excite you? If so, we want to hear from you! We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and creative individual to assist with the planning and delivery of our site promotion and education programming – as well as the further development of our property as we prepare to re-open this Summer/Fall. If you are looking for an opportunity to develop creative and professional skills, be part of an exciting and growing project, a valued member of a dynamic team and work in a business sector that values community, social responsibility and people before profit; you could be the team member we are looking for!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with the team to run the CEC/museum, which could include:
    • general reception duties such as answering phones, maintaining records or booking tours
    • light site prep/cleaning duties with rest of team
    • greeting guests and answer questions concerning exhibits and facilities
    • helping to set up/change exhibits and collections
  • Assist in developing and building exhibits, outdoor activities and attractions, and signage throughout the site. Landscape design carrying out various improvements to the property
  • Assist in preparation and delivery of Covid-safe special events and group tours. Being on-site during special events and tours, as assisting with any virtual and/or in-person events

Qualifications:

  • Degree/diploma and or equivalent experience in engineering, landscape design and/or recreation are the preferred education and experience we are seeking
  • Pleasant and helpful
  • Enthusiastic, with a positive attitude
  • Responsible, reliable and have a strong work ethic
  • Alert, observant and security conscious
  • Trustworthy and able to work unsupervised.
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to relate to people of all ages
  • Enthusiasm for meeting people
  Contract Terms:
  • $20/hour
  • Contract dates: Approx. July 5th- Approx. September 3rd, 2021
  • 35 hours/week - which could include some weekends/evenings depending on whether the site will be able to open to the public this summer
  To learn more about the Co-operative Education Centre & Gay Lea Dairy Museum, visit www.cec-dairymuseum.com

Working Environment:

It is expected that the successful applicant will primarily work Monday-Friday, from 9am-4pm. However, depending on the ever-evolving Covid situation, should the Museum be permitted to open to the public, these days/hours may be adjusted to include some weekends and/or evenings.

Physical Demands:

Ability to lift 20 pounds. Must be able to stand on feet for extended time. Balancing, bending, climbing, kneeling, walking, pushing, reaching above shoulders, and sitting. Ability to work outdoors in all temperatures/weather. To apply, please submit your resume to Kerr Smith at ksmith@gayleafoods.com by Friday, June 11th, 2021.

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Education Program Coordinator

Location: Museum

Education Program Coordinator

Status: Contract - Summer Student
Location: Gay Lea Dairy Museum
Department: Museum

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Manager, Co-operative Community Engagement, the Education Site Coordinator assists with the planning and delivery of our site promotion and education programming – as well as the further development of our property as we prepare to re-open this Summer/Fall. The Co-operative Education Centre (CEC) - located at the Gay Lea Dairy Museum just south of Aylmer, Ontario – is a multi-faceted education centre, featuring multiple classroom/ meeting facilities, acres of event fields and trails, cabin accommodations and a robust education program for groups of all ages and abilities. The Candidate: Do you have a passion for education? For community building? For developing and delivering engaging leadership-focused programs? Does the idea of working collaboratively with a small but mighty team of educators both online and at a beautiful, forested 98-acre education centre excite you? If so, we want to hear from you! We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and creative individual to assist with the planning and delivery of our site promotion and education programming – as well as the further development of our property as we prepare to re-open this Summer/Fall. If you are looking for an opportunity to develop creative and professional skills, be part of an exciting and growing project, a valued member of a dynamic team and work in a business sector that values community, social responsibility and people before profit; you could be the team member we are looking for!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with the team to run the CEC/museum, which could include:
    • general reception duties such as answering phones, maintaining records or booking tours
    • light site prep/cleaning duties with rest of team
    • greeting guests and answer questions concerning exhibits and facilities
    • helping to set up/change exhibits and collections
  • Assist in developing and implementing curriculum for education programming, as well as a social media promotion plan
  • Assist in creation of promotional videos and virtual tours
  • Assisting in preparation and facilitation of Covid-safe special events and group tours
  • Work with the team to design and produce signage, games, outdoor challenges and activities throughout the site
  • Being on-site during special events and tours, as assisting with any virtual events

Qualifications:

  • A background in education, video production, graphic design, museum studies, tourism or marketing are the preferred education and experience we are seeking
  • A comfort with public speaking and leading groups and classes is a definite asset
  • Pleasant and helpful
  • Enthusiastic, with a positive attitude
  • Responsible, reliable and have a strong work ethic
  • Alert, observant and security conscious
  • Trustworthy and able to work unsupervised.
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to relate to people of all ages
  • Enthusiasm for meeting people

Contract Terms:

  • $20/hour
  • Contract dates: Approx. July 5th- Approx. September 3rd, 2021
  • 35 hours/week - which could include some weekends/evenings depending on whether the site will be able to open to the public this summer

To learn more about the Co-operative Education Centre & Gay Lea Dairy Museum, visit www.cec-dairymuseum.com

Working Environment:

It is expected that the successful applicant will primarily work Monday-Friday, from 9am-4pm. However, depending on the ever-evolving Covid situation, should the Museum be permitted to open to the public, these days/hours may be adjusted to include some weekends and/or evenings.

Physical Demands:

Ability to lift 20 pounds. Must be able to stand on feet for extended time. Balancing, bending, climbing, kneeling, walking, pushing, reaching above shoulders, and sitting. Ability to work outdoors in all temperatures/weather. To apply, please submit your resume to Kerr Smith at ksmith@gayleafoods.com by Friday, June 11th, 2021.

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Maintenance Millwright - Night Shift

Location: Guelph

Maintenance Millwright - Night Shift

Status: Full-time (Night Shift)
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.
  • 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. Able to work steady night shift, 11 pm to 7:30 am Sunday to Friday. Please note: There will be a substantial training period on Day Shift before the successful candidate moves to a steady night shift.

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Distribution Supervisor - Night Shift

Location: Brampton

Distribution Supervisor - Night Shift

Status: Full-time (Night Shift)
Location: Brampton
Department: Distribution

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Distribution Manager, the scope of this position involves hands-on coordinating and managing the operations and employees of the warehouse, ensuring that operational activities are executed on time, following HACCP and Health/Safety regulations. The position will also be required to work on project work and in an analytical capacity for the site.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of warehouse staff on the night shift, coordinate and prioritize workflow, provide training, and disciplinary procedures
  • Performance evaluation on a daily, weekly, and quarterly basis
  • Support and direct the dock coordinator on work allocation on the distribution floor
  • Operational reporting to be maintained throughout the shift and end of shift
  • Deliver results on the warehouse floor through accountability and coaching shipper receivers
  • Responsible to roll out and maintain distribution processes, policies, and procedures
  • Responsible as a super user of the warehouse management system
  • Recommend and implement changes to improve processes and productivity to ensure warehouse runs in an accurate and efficient manner
  • Accountable for all warehouse machinery and equipment to maintain in a working order
  • Ensure warehouse facility is kept clean, all stock is maintained in an appropriate manner, good stock rotation practices are in place, and product is kept clean and damage free to ensure quality integrity
  • Completion and documentation of MSS and HACCP related items
  • Run warehouse operations, ensuring compliance with all safety standards and HACCP regulations
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of shift work and weekend work and perform other duties as required
  • Execute, lead and implement project work for the site
  • Analysis, development, maintenance and creation of new or existing KPIs

Qualifications:

  • Post secondary education and/or minimum five (5) years relevant work experience in a lead hand or supervisory capacity.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge and ability to create tools by using: Excel (including the use of power query), working with Sharepoint lists and sites, experience with the use of Microsoft PowerApps and PowerBi.
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices, including excellent sanitary habits and knowledge of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) considered a strong asset.
  • Must have experience with MHE.
  • Solid experience and working knowledge of an automated Warehouse Management System (WMS).
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Effective leadership skills with the ability to work well with and through others.
  • Familiar with total quality management and continuous improvement processes.
  • Good decision-making & problem-solving capabilities.
  • Computer skills – experience with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job
 

Working Environment:

Physical Demands:

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Quality Control Technician

Location: New Liskeard

Quality Control Technician

Status: Full-time
Location: New Liskeard
Department: Quality Control - Location: Thornloe Cheese

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Quality Control Supervisor, the scope of this position involves ensuring the production process is complaint to regulatory requirements (CFIA), 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:

  • Perform chemical and microbiological analyses on raw and finished dairy products
  • Conduct environmental swabbing and assist with environmental monitoring program
  • Daily monitoring or verification and record-keeping of QC and other related records
  • Calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment
  • Keep track of lab supplies by conducting inventory monthly
  • Maintain cleanliness within the lab
  • Work closely with production staff in the areas of sanitation, hygiene, GMPs and related necessary training
  • Prepare COCs for outbound samples and COAs for finished product when required by customers
  • Timely completion of assigned tasks
  • Other duties as assigned by the QC supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the food industry
  • Post-Secondary Education in Food Science, Microbiology, or other related sciences
  • Knowledge of HACCP, GMPs, allergens, and food security
  • Knowledge of microbiological procedures for product testing
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal/written communication, and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Own transportation with a valid driver’s license

Working Environment:

LOCATION: Thornloe Cheese Inc., 999697 Hwy 11 North, Thornloe, ON P0J 1S0

Physical Demands:

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Bilingual Customer Supply Chain Representative

Location: Orbitor

Bilingual Customer Supply Chain Representative

Status: Full-time
Location: Orbitor
Department: Customer Supply Chain

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Manager of Customer Supply Chain, the 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.
  • 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. Due to COVID-19, the ideal candidate will be required to work from home until restrictions are lifted.

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 (Continental -Rotating Shifts)
Location: Longlife
Department: Maintenance

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, this position is accountable for contributing to various Operating Engineering and Maintenance tasks at the 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 at Longlife
  • 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 the facility
  • 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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Dryer Operator

Location: Teeswater

Dryer Operator

Status: Full-time
Location: Teeswater
Department: Operations - Tower Dryer

Job Scope:

Reporting directly to the Production Supervisor, the scope of these key Plant Operator positions involves a variety of tasks associated with producing value-added new products in our newly renovated Teeswater facility.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate automated equipment through control panels; continuously monitor key inputs such as temperatures, volumes, moisture and protein levels; communicate variances and adjust equipment as required to meet product specifications
  • Perform routine manual checks of systems, valves and lines and troubleshoot as required
  • Conduct Clean in Place (CIP) protocols and perform regular sanitation of floors, drains and other production areas
  • Interpret and record accurate and detailed production and CIP records
  • Conduct visual inspection of equipment and product to verify proper operation and output
  • Troubleshooting of equipment in a fast pace environment
  • Work closely with quality control staff to standardize raw products efficiently and adequately for processing
  • Responsible for respective Critical Control Points as outlined in the facilities HACCP manual
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma and/or relevant dairy experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a regulated dairy or food manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), including excellent sanitary habits, CIP systems and possess knowledge of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of shift work and perform other duties as required
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job and ability to multi-task
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Mechanical aptitude and solid troubleshooting skills
  • High level of accuracy and mathematical abilities
  • Computer data entry skills
 

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to dust, extreme temperatures and frequent interruptions. Regular 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, bending, pushing and pulling for considerable length of time. Moderate lifting of materials up to maximum 25kgs Shift Details: 12-hour rotating continental shifts (days/nights)

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Production Supervisor

Location: Guelph

Production Supervisor

Status: Full-time (Multi shift flexibility required)
Location: Guelph
Department: Operations

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Production Supervisor will oversee and be responsible for the effective, efficient and safe operation of the Production departments. The successful incumbent will also support and participate with the Production Management Team to focus on continuously improving processes and efficiencies within the operation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall effectiveness of the plant operations during assigned shift; this is a ‘hands-on’ position that directly supervises all shift staff, including training, planning workloads, developing production schedules and disciplining where required. Emphasis is on time spent on the floor directly supervising to meet organization goals.
  • Work closely with the production staff in the areas of sanitation, hygiene, GMP's and other necessary quality-related training
  • Work towards Process Excellence & Lean Manufacturing endeavors of the organization
  • Responsible for authorizing and monitoring employees' time, attendance and payroll information
  • Maintain Production PM Programs, generated daily operating, efficiency reports as well as daily/weekly production mapping
  • Validate all production records and CIP records
  • Develop a co-operative team approach in the Production Department and work closely with Production Planners, Finance, Maintenance, Human Resources, Quality and Plant Management
  • Champion and enforce Health & Safety, proactive approach to prevent accidents in the plant. Member of the JHSC
  • Provide flexible shift coverage including nights and weekend coverage on a rotational basis.  Willingness to work overtime as required
  • Train operators on all changes in the Food Safety and Quality system as communicated by Management and QA
  • Other projects as assigned by management

Qualifications:

  • University degree or College Diploma preferably majoring in Science, Engineering or Business.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in a HACCP and SQF regulated consumer packaged goods manufacturing environment is required. Food industry preferred, and knowledge of pasteurization equipment considered an asset.
  • Minimum three (3) years of hands-on supervisory experience is required.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Solid analytical skills with knowledge of process improvement techniques
  • Strong computer skills, including Windows and MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Mechanical aptitude and trouble shooting ability.

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.

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Maintenance Supervisor

Location: Teeswater

Maintenance Supervisor

Status: Full-time
Location: Teeswater
Department: Maintenance

Job Scope:

Reporting to the Operations Manager, Teeswater, 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. This position is responsible for leading and supporting the maintenance staff with a special focus on continuously improving processes and efficiencies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct and lead the Maintenance team in scheduling, preventative maintenance and the safe and efficient operation and repair of all plant production equipment (processing, packaging, office)
  • Oversee the safe and efficient operation of all utilities (Steam Boilers, refrigeration, cooling tower, air compressors, HVAC, etc)
  • Improve and maintain preventative and predictive maintenance systems
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations to continuously improve maintenance operations and efficiencies
  • Set and enforce work performance and operating standards for all employees and supervisors; provide training and development to maximize productivity and enhance proficiency
  • Promote a strong sense of teamwork and a culture of respect by working together safely, effectively, and efficiently with all employees to maintain a productive and participatory environment
  • Advocates and supports a culture of safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall safety at Gay Lea Foods through safety knowledge, skills and attitudes
  • Oversee Capital Projects assigned by Operations Manager & provide technical expertise and support to our Corporate Engineering Team
  • Establish various management tools to improve cost management
  • Assume responsibility for the approval and payment of charges related to maintenance and capital expenditures
  • Collaborate with Finance and Sr. Leadership in the development and administration of the budget

Qualifications:

  • Completion of post-secondary education in mechanical or engineering technology (diploma or degree), program
  • Certificate of Qualification as a Millwright and/or Electrician license
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ supervisory/management position; preferably within the dairy industry
  • Proven, hands on success with preventative and predictive maintenance systems
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, including PLC programming
  • Progressive approach to maintenance and process improvement driven
  • Computer skills – experience with MP2, MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Must have a good understanding of the scheduling requirements for the production departments, and to be able to co-ordinate the maintenance and repair activities
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and schedule work effectively with a production team in a fast paced and values driven environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and on-call

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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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