Production Lead

CFP Ltd. (Consolidated Fruit Packers) - Osoyoos, BC (30+ days ago)

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Position: Production Lead

Status: Hourly, Full-time (Seasonal from approximately June - October)

Company: CFP (Consolidated Fruit Packers) Ltd.

Location: Osoyoos Packing Facility

Reporting to: Operations Supervisor

Wage: $19-23/hour

This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic and energetic team player to be a part of a state-of-the-art, fresh fruit company.

Consolidated Fruit Packers (CFP) has been a leader in the Canadian fresh fruit industry since 1993. Supplying premium Okanagan valley apples, cherries, blueberries, and more to satisfied consumers. With over 60 years of combined experience and the backing of The Star Group, CFP is bringing new varieties and fresh approaches to meet the needs of our customers worldwide.

Primary Focus

CFP’s Osoyoos packing facilities receive fruit (including cherries, stone fruit, pears, and apples) in bulk from Okanagan-based growers and sort it for quality and size before packaging it for shipment to our domestic and international customers. Supporting employees, supervisors, and managers by ensuring tasks are completed in a safe and timely manner are important parts of ensuring the quality of produce for our customers.

Job Context and Accountabilities

-Improve productivity and efficiency by:

  • assisting production line employees in a hands-on manner, providing guidance and coaching on job tasks
  • ensuring packing supplies (boxes, shakers, packaging) are prepared and staged throughout the packing line prior to start-up
  • acting as a floater on the packing line, performing packer, sorter, box filler tasks as needed

-Ensure fruit is packed to required quality specifications and food safety standards by:

  • monitoring and ensuring quality control checks are done at regular intervals on the packing line and on packed product and completing all related documentation
  • setting up SIMS computer and monitoring Aurora system during packing, making adjustments as needed and resolving overweight/underweight cases as needed

-Maintain a healthy and safe work environment by:

  • participating as a member of the Health and Safety Committee
  • ensuring compliance with all Health and Safety policies

-If possible, assist members of the management team in communicating with employees for whom English is a second language, including translating in meetings and communicating shift schedules

-Participate in inventory counts

-Report any maintenance and safety issues to Production Supervisor

-Completion of other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

Dimensions

  • Leadership
  • Attention to Detail
  • Quality Orientation
  • Energy
  • Safety Awareness
  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Initiative

Skills

  • Communication (verbal, written, listening)
  • Ability to learn MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and in-house software programs (including Sky and Aurora)
  • Supervisory and training skills are assets
  • Knowledge of a second language is an asset
  • First Aid training is an asset
  • Previous agriculture and/or packing facility experience is an asset

Working conditions

Work is conducted indoors and outdoors at a fruit packing plant environment and can be subject to extreme temperature conditions. This position is required to work weekdays, evenings, and/or weekends. Hours may be irregular and in excess of 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week. This position is seasonal, with limited days off and extended hours as necessary through peak months (i.e. June through October).

Physical requirements

  • Prolonged periods of standing
  • Ability to quickly grasp, manipulate, move, and assemble objects
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of up to 25 kilograms (50 pounds)
  • Frequent walking, including climbing stairs
  • Occasional handling and use of cleaning tools

About the Star Group

The Star Group’s mission is to be the most innovative team in produce with an unwavering commitment to value and taste. In 1989, we started as a tomato re-packer and quickly discovered we needed to do a lot more! Today, The Star Group is comprised of six companies that each specialize in different sectors of the dynamic industry of fresh produce; BC Hot House, Consolidated Fruit Packers (CFP), Sliced, Inspired, Whole Leaf, and Star Produce. From seed selection and partnering with the best growers, all the way though to your grocery store, we are leading the way in fresh innovation.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $19.00 to $23.00 /hour

Experience:

  • agriculture: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Supervisor: 1 year (Required)
  • packing facility: 1 year (Preferred)

Licence:

  • First Aid (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No