Forklift Operator

Coral Beach Farms - Kelowna, BC (11 months ago)

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Company Description

Coral Beach Farms is Canada's largest fully integrated cherry grower and exporter supplying customers all over the world with top-quality fruit. We supply fruit to large Canadian and US customers such as Walmart and export to Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Superb quality is at the heart of our global success. Nature gives us a leading edge as British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley has a perfect moderate climate for growing large, flavourful, sweet cherries.

We diligently nurture our orchards to further enhance our geographical advantage. Our cherry orchards are managed to achieve optimum yields of highly sugared, firm fleshed cherries, with a strong shelf life. Further, our northerly latitude puts us in a unique market window after the bulk of the US harvest is complete.

Job Description

Unloading and loading trucks, trailers and tractors
Moving, stacking and unstacking fruit bins inside and outside of the packing plant.
Moving packed fruit and supplies around the plant.
Carrying out checks and maintaining records required of the job.
Working in a safe efficient manner, following all applicable work safe and food safe requirements.

Any other duties within the scope of the job that may be as assigned from time to time.


Have a valid forklift certification
Clean class 5 driver’s license or equivalent
Good command of English accompanied by the ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and management.
Be a flexible team player who works well in a busy and demanding environment
Able to work for extended periods of time in a focused, safe and professional manner and work all shifts as required.
Meet all physical requirements demanded by the job.

A minimum of 1 year’s experience as a forklift operator is preferred.

Additional Information

Our working environment is extremely demanding over a short time period. Applicants should be aware that:

This is a farming environment and days off may be extremely limited during our picking season
Be aware of working area at all times, as machinery and pallet jacks will be in operation around you
Work hours are generally at least 60 hours per week and can be longer
As agricultural employment that overtime provisions do not apply for these positions
Applicants must be available from early July until early to mid-September
Seasonal Position June - September

Salary: $17.00 - $20.00 /hour