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Full time
Training at Brampton Site - With move to New Milton location this spring
Reports to: Director of Operations
Position Overview
The Quality Control/Purchasing Agent inspects product quality within the plant, ensuring that product inspections and quality control procedures are carried through and meet the standards required by our customers and the end-user. Quality Control/Purchasing Agent will report to the Director of Operations and will be responsible for actively ensuring that all products meet program expectations.
The Company
Fillmoore Group develops, manufactures and imports high quality white goods and home décor products. Whether we are manufacturing our own product lines or producing goods for our clients, we are fully committed to quality and efficiency. We understand the needs and challenges that our clients face, so we offer full-service solutions to facilitate the flow of goods. From drop-ship programs to storing goods, we are committed to collaborating with our retail and wholesale clients to service their unique requirements.
Key Responsibilities 
  • determining, negotiating and agreeing on in-house quality procedures, standards and specifications
  • assessing customer standards and requirements with Product Development Department and ensuring that these standards are met during the development and production processes
  • recording, analyzing, organizing and distributing inspection reports
  • inspecting quality requirements of raw materials and finished goods and reporting deficiencies to the production supervisor
  • inspecting products coming off of the production line and ensuring workmanship meets standards set out with clients
  • acting as a catalyst for change and improvement in processes that ensure commitment to quality
  • Report chronic quality control issues to plant management
  • Comply with company and safety guidelines
  • Collate purchase orders and purchase requisitions of materials, goods and supplies and send them to the suppliers making sure that all relevant internal departments are adequately informed
  • Review inventory and order as required
  • Interact with the suppliers on a day to day basis
  • Review deliveries against the orders
  • Track the status of any orders
  • Deal with non-supplied, under orders, over orders and damaged goods by recording discrepancies and reporting to management as required
  • Communicate clearly and promptly with all internal and external stakeholders ensuring that proper processes are followed, including obtaining proper authorization on all transactions as stipulated through internal standard operating procedures 
  • 1-2 years experience in quality assurance for production/manufacturing
  • 1-2 years experience in purchasing role at a manufacturing company
  • Experience in the textile industry is preferred
  • Attention to detail, superior organizational skills, and a commitment to excellence
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Computer skills a must, ERP experience considered an asset
Monday to Friday
7:30am – 4:00pm
Post ID:
Hours: Full time
Status: Permanent
How to apply: jennifer.vanderbeek@centreforskills.ca
Part time
Milton ON
Admin Assistant (part-time: 2-3 days per week; flexible start and end hours) starting immediately, pay at minimum wage of $14.00 per hour.  
The Ontario Beekeepers’Association (OBA) is in urgent need of a well-trained Admin. Assistant who has very strong Microsoft computer skills (Word and Excel), Must have vehicle as office is located at Country Heritage Park where there is no transit.
Ontario Beekeepers’Association
8560 Tremaine Road

To apply, please contact your Employment Advisor;
Non-registered applicants, please email your resume to clarksonweb@centreforskills.ca using the Post ID number LM296-r.
Thank you!
Post ID: LM296-r
Hours: Part time
Status: Permanent
How to apply: clarksonweb@thecentre.on.ca
Full time
Brampton, ON
Job description: 
  • Responsibilities and Duties Manage specific customers Review purchase orders
  • Generate bills of materials for custom orders which include electrical, hydraulic and sheet metal components.
  • Design layouts
  • Create production drawing
  • Follow up with production to ensure job is complete and ready to deliver Schedule deliveries with customers
Qualifications and Skills
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, Solidworks and Microsoft Excel.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience
  • Good verbal, written communication skills and time management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Successful candidate will be motivated, innovative and able to work independently or as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment

Post ID: HC216
Hours: Full time
Status: Permanent
How to apply: Hemant.Chauhan@CentreForSkills.ca
Part time
Oakville, ON


POSITION: Cook (Part Time)

SHIFT HOURS: Up to 20 hours per week. 10:30AM-6:30PM and/or Weekends


We are a 2018 Diamond Award Winner for "Best Retirement Community". Guided by the philosophy that a balanced lifestyle is a better lifestyle, the Queens Avenue Retirement Residence is dedicated to providing seniors with programs and services that promotes a balanced retirement lifestyle and helps older adults lead better, more fulfilled lives.

We are a community nestled in a residential neighbourhood in Oakville, ON where older adults can thrive, participate and enjoy access to support. To learn more about Queens Avenue Retirement, please visit us at www.queensavenueretirement.com

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual to fill the role of Cook. This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to be part of a team that produces meals for residents and guests using production checks and standardized recipes

Responsibilities :

Preparing meals for residents and guests ensuring dietary needs are met. 
Ensuring residents are satisfied with the all aspects of food preparation and presentation.
Operating and cleaning food production equipment and food preparation areas.
Complying with all food preparation standards and health and safety requirements.
All other duties as assigned or consistent with work routines and job description.
Keeps work area clean and uncluttered, and completes scheduled cleaning duties.
Maintains cleanliness of floors in the food preparation, dish room, and storage areas.

Qualifications :

• Must maintain a current Food Handler’s Certificate .

• Police Criminal Reference Check.

• Ability to operate institutional cooking equipment.

• Must have effective verbal English communication skills.

• Excellent listening skills.

• Ability to organize work and work under strict time constraints.

• Must be able to respond to emergency situations.

• The work requires standing for extended periods of time, and lifting and carrying heavy trays and items.

• Previous experience in a food preparation environment is preferred

What we are looking for:

• Ability to work within a team environment.

• Good organizational abilities.

• Great interpersonal skills to maintain effective rapport with residents and staff.

• Demonstrates consistent well-groomed appearance and hygiene.

• Demonstrated empathy and understanding of the needs of seniors

• The successful candidate will be required to promote high quality care while maintaining a safe and healthy environment for residents, resident families, and visitors.

Work Hours: Up to 15-20 hours/week - weekend shifts will be included as required.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

If you are passionate, committed and interested in a job that allows you to make a meaningful difference in your community, we would like to hear from you. We invite you to submit a Letter of Introduction and Resume.

Post ID: JV0329
Hours: Part time
Status: Permanent
How to apply: jennifer.vanderbeek@centreforskills.ca

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