Production Worker - On-Call/Casual

Vegpro International Inc. - Coldstream, BC (6 months ago)

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Vegpro International Inc. is a Canadian leader for the innovation of its agricultural production of baby leaves, salad and vegetables, supplying customers in North America all year long under the well-known label, Fresh Attitude. Our pre-washed and ready-to-eat packaged salads are available in all major grocery chains in Canada with a strong a rapidly growing presence in the US.

We have purchased approximately 700 acres of land in Coldstream, BC and we have buillt a 70,000 sq. ft state of the art produce packaging facility.

We are a dynamic, innovative organization operating state of the art facilities across the country with expertise in both growing and packing conventional and organic produce. Our approach to customer service is defined in terms of exceptional business partnerships. The company has over 1,000 employees in Canada and in United-States and is a continuously growing company with a head office located in Quebec. Having doubled the size of our business over the past five years with an ambitious strategy and growth plan, our aim is to continue generating double digit growth annually going forward. Our current strategy is to replicate the business model in the Northeast by expanding in British Columbia. An entry into the Western Canadian market will provide an opportunity to offer national coverage to our customers with products that meet strong local trends and respond to our customers demand for healthy, organic, convenient and better for you diet.

To respond to strong growth opportunities in the West, we have openings for on-call/causal General Production Workers to join our team in Coldstream.

Job description

Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the General Production Worker is responsible to perform a variety of tasks related to the packaging and processing of lettuce, spinach or vegetables for the preparation of salads. Each General Production Worker will be assigned to one of the four departments in the plant (raw and wash, clamshell, kits or insert) on a regular or as needed basis, depending on the operational priorities and production demand.


Monday to Saturday 6am - 430PM

On-Call employees will expect a phone call the night before between 5pm - 8pm and/or the day of shift between 6am - 7am

Main responsibilities

  • Opening and distributing raw material from cases and plastic boxes at the wash line;
  • Cut, weigh, pre-wash and prepare lettuce, vegetables etc;
  • Fill lettuce bins, cleaning and prep for packing;
  • Inspect labels on product, inspect product quality, wrap pallets, fill boxes;
  • Distribute bowls, lids, packaging boxes on the various production lines;
  • Place the ingredients manually in the "insert" containers;
  • Place the insert in the lettuce bowls;
  • Prepare and identify the pallets at the locations intended for shipment;
  • Perform other related duties.

Qualifications and requirements

  • High school diploma is an asset;
  • 0 to 6 months of relevant experience in a manufacturing or agribusiness environment an asset;
  • Ability to work standing in a refrigerated and humid environment (3°C);
  • Be able to speak and understand English;
  • Ability to lift loads up to 50 Ib (some workstations);
  • Schedule flexibility;

Requested skills:

  • Efficient work speed;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Meticulous;
  • Able to learn new skills;
  • Versatile;
  • Teamwork;

For more information about our company: www.vegpro.comand

Vegpro International is committed to employment equity and diversity. The masculine gender is used for the purpose of lightening the text.

We thank you for your interest in the position and the company. Please note that all requests are evaluated. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.00 /hour


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