Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 October 2017
Kraft Canada was a great place to work. I was part of a great team of people working towards the same goal. I learned to look at the big picture for every project and the role everyone placed in making it a success.
Certified Forklift Operator (Current Employee) – Leamington, ON – 15 June 2014
It's been a good 7 years. It's a shame the plant had to close, I really enjoyed my job. Too bad there was a lot of poor attitudes and most weren't happy with a good paying job. People abused the attendance policy. It is what it is, the plant is closing june 25 and it does not surprise me with the way it was being ran.
Quality Control/Assistant Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 13 June 2014
Long, 12-hour, continental shifts do feel like they take up most of your life but it's not a hard job and there's usually enough to do to pass the time fairly quick. Management were always very understanding and kind but the managers for Kelly Services (the temp agency I went through) weren't always coordinated. Easy but repetitive job and not nearly as bad as it first seems.
Machine Operator/ Packer Feeder (Former Employee) – Nort York, On – 3 April 2014
Duties and responsibilities
• Operating various candy packing, twisting and case packing machines. • Prepare the machines for change over, make sure the previous candy was run out, clean the machine properly and set up for new flavour. • Change the data in the computer after change over and enter new data as per production sheet from Team Leaders office. • Monitor and inspect the finished product at regular intervals to ensure that it meets quality, weight and thickness specifications update quality production report in the system regular intervals. • Checking expiry and manufacturing dates printed accurately and make sure the cases sealed properly. • Monitor the candy on conveyor all time and inform other operators and team leader if found any defects. • Trouble shoots machinery if necessary and informs the mechanic and Team Leader in case of major complaints. • Assist mechanics with downtime maintenance repair. • Weigh the scrapes and attach the print out from the computer. • Maintain and care the machinery such as lubrication. • Consistently maintain a clean and hazard free work area. • Responsible for performing other duties as assigned.
Warehouse Labourer (Current Employee) – Leamington, ON – 10 March 2014
My typical day as of right now consists of managing and properly keeping a fully automated robot stocked with product so that production of pallets can continue on a regular basis. Over the years at Heinz ive learned many things.What I have learned that may appeal to you is the number one goal any employer wantss and thats saftey, its not anyone persons responsibility, its everyones. I have learned how to properly load trucks by weight , size of the trailer and how many pallets are on the particular load, ie . 53 foot trailer equals 28 spots on the floor , or 30 when product is loaded wide ways side by side, keep it light on the nose and light on the rear axles for proper weight distribusion.
Shipper/Receiver (Current Employee) – Leamington, ON – 21 February 2014
The work completion was based on a team strategy. All employees acquired their skills without the help from management. All training was passed down as you groomed yourself with the trust of fellow employees.
Enjoy working with different types of personalities.
Journeyman Electrician & Controls (Current Employee) – Leamington, ON – 1 February 2014
Very challenging on start ups in the morning. Learning how to troubleshoot on equipment that is very old up to newer equipment. Management is overstretched. My co-workers can be counted on for support. The hardest part of the job is knowing it's almost over. And the most enjoyable part of the job is the experiences I will take with me.
Quality Manager (Former Employee) – Ingleside, ON – 17 January 2014
A typical day was reading and answering emails, attending meetings. I learned that people can give the impression of knowledge with out actually having it, sometimes function is sacrificed for form. Management is negative that is to say performance appraisals are geared to show you where you need to improve with very little emphasis on strengths or use of strengths. Coworkers have an offensive strategy for job security. The hardest part of the job was understanding the expectations, which turned out to be more Form than Function. There were no enjoyable parts of the job