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Oakville (Etobicoke for training)
2021.05.03
2021.05.28
Did you dream of working in the Wonka Factory as a kid? We did too!
The Food Processing Machine Operator – Hard Candy is responsible for making batches of hard candy as per formulation, and ensuring product quality and food safety.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 Weighing and measuring ingredients as per formulations.
 Monitoring the automated cook kettles. 
 Operating the Mixer to incorporate flavour and colour into the sugar mass as required.
 Operating the Batch Kneader.
 Transferring the candy mass to the batch roller/rope sizer using trolleys.
 Monitoring the forming machines – ensuring product is being fed into the machine properly, ensuring the cutting is to specification, and to minimize waste.
 Visually inspecting product.
 Assisting/training team members.
 Cleaning work areas and equipment.
 Disposing of garbage/cardboard.
 Maintaining production records as required.
 Perform additional tasks as required. 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT 
 Fast-paced production environment.
 Working in areas where machinery and forklifts are being operated.
 Daily exposure to strong odours from products being manufactured.
 High levels of noise in manufacturing area.
 WHMIS controlled chemicals used for maintenance, cleaning.
 Regulated inside climate.

EQUIPMENT USED 
 Cooker, Transfer Trolley, Batch Mixer, Batch Kneader, batch roller/rope sizer/forming machines, Feed elevator/conveyor
 Pump truck, electric walkie pallet truck (training required)
 Cleaning equipment (i.e. brooms, mops)

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS 
 Safety shoes (steel toes) are required in the plant.
 Hairnets, safety glasses, and gloves may be required for personal protection and/or quality assurance reasons.
 Security procedures require all employees to be screened for criminal convictions. 

SKILLS 
 Ability to read and write in English /  Ability to communicate orally in English.
 Basic numerical ability (counting, addition, multiplication).
 Mechanically inclined: able to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain equipment.

KNOWLEDGE (training provided)
 Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices.
 Knowledge of HACCP.
 Knowledge of Safety & Security procedures.

ATTRIBUTES/COMPETENCIES
 Ability to work with minimal supervision.
 Ability to follow instructions and procedures.
 Strong attention to detail.

EXPERIENCE
 1-2  years experience in a food manufacturing environment  a definite asset

EDUCATION/TRAINING
 Completion of high school.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
 Ability to communicate orally in English.
 Ability to stand for long periods of time.
 Mobility through manufacturing plant, around pallets, machinery and in the vicinity of lift trucks.
 Manual dexterity.
 Hand-eye coordination.
 Ability to perform visual inspection of products.
 Ability to lift up to 25kg.

COGNITIVE DEMANDS
 General learning ability and comprehension
 Ability to work on repetitive tasks 
 Ability to read and understand formulas and specifications.
 Attention to detail. 

Location: Oakville (Training at Etobicoke location until new Oakville facility opens - transportation costs during training may be provided )
Full time hours:   40 hours per week 
Salary: $17-$18 per hour 
 Security procedures require all employees to be screened for criminal convictions. 

For a virtual tour, PLEASE VISIT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANDh1PCHP-g&feature=youtu.be

Please contact your Employment Specialist for more information;
Non-registered applicants, please contact your nearest Centre for Skills Development  Employment Services office to find out how to apply:
• Burlington: 905-333-3499 x140
• Oakville: 905-845-1157 x101
• Milton: 905-693-8458 x101
• Mississauga: 905-855-6933 x101
Post ID: LM346-4
Company: Kerr's Candy
Hours: Full time
Wage: $17-$18 per hour
Status: Permanent
How to apply: lori.mclaughlin@centreforskills.ca


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