Brookside Foods - now part of THE HERSHEY COMPANY - is a progressive premium global confectionery company offering the finest chocolate covered fruit and nut products. We are preparing for significant future growth and are seeking high quality production employees to join our team.
Our Mt. Lehman Rd facility has full time vacancies within the production area for General Plant Workers (GPW).
As a General Plant Worker you will provide assistance to all areas of the production floor ensuring that quality production is achieved on time and on schedule, while following all Health & Safety, and Quality Standards. This is agreat opporutnity for hard working, responsible individuals to be part of making some of the BEST fruit/chocolate covered treats.
-Reading, weighing, measuring and preparing ingredients and work in progress for production.
-Transporting raw materials, finished product and/or packaging materials throughout the plant and warehouse manually and/or with power equipment
-Feeding defined quantities of ingredients to hoppers and/or mixing machines according to quality standards.
-General cleaning of work areas and equipment to food quality standards.
-Assisting process control and machine operators in performing their duties.
-Labeling boxes and pails accurately.
-Washing and preparing equipment (e.g. trays, conveyor belts, skids, hoppers, scales, machines etc.) in a safe and timely manner using required PPE.
-Processing, recording and maintaining accurate paperwork including lot tracking and capturing production data etc.
-Monitoring equipment to ensure processing standards are maintained according to standard.
-Assisting in other areas as required and relevant to the position, including boxing, traying off and packing according to the needs of the production floor.
-Able to perform repetitive tasks while standing for extended periods -- e.g. on an 8, 10 or 12 hr shift
-Able to lift 40 kgs on occasion and 20 kgs on a regular basis
-Fluency in the English language; demonstrated ability to follow directions and communicate in English both orally and in writing
-Able to work accurately with numbers and basic calculations
-Able to work in a variety of environments including wet, humid, cold, hot, inside or outside
-Strong manual dexterity and hand eye coordination
-Able to working well with others with a strong can-do/ service attitude
-Mechanical orientation an asset
-Good problem solving abilities, task planning and organizing skills
-Possessing a continuous improvement and learning orientation (you always want to do things better and are open to change!)
-Previous production experience 1 + years
-Food Safe certification an asset
-WHMIS and HACCP knowledge and experience an asset
-High school plus other general education an asset
-Current Fork Lift certification is an asset.
We offer competitive compensation, opportunity for advancement and a team oriented work environment. Successful candidates must have their own transportation to and from the facility and be flexible to work a variety of work schedules that operate in a 24/7 facility. All employees must have strong English comprehension, both written and oral. All employees will be required to submit to both Criminal Record and Medical Assessments. We welcome applications from all candidates qualified and permitted to work in Canada.
If you are interested in joining a hard working, fun loving team who take great pride in creating some of the most delicious Fruit and Confectionary delights.