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Opportunites

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Farm Equipment and Truck Operator

Job Summary

The Farm Equipment and Truck Operator will be responsible for the operation of farm equipment, trucks, and assisting with daily farm operations. Strong consideration will be given to hard working individuals with previous farm experience or experience in a comparable setting. Our ideal candidate will be a self-starter and a team player with exceptional attention to detail who holds a valid DZ driver’s license.

We offer certification opportunities and career advancement. We are also willing to train candidates who have the desire to learn.

Our operators work full-time. Evening and weekend hours vary during planting and harvest seasons. Overtime as required. Work hours will change based on seasonal requirements.

Experience

Farm Equipment Operations:

  • Assist with planting, seeding, cultivating, irrigating, and harvesting crops.
  • Operate and maintain various farm machinery and equipment such as tractors, tillage equipment, planting equipment, fertilizer applicators, combine harvesters, etc.
  • Perform daily safety checks of machinery.
  • Assist with farm equipment maintenance as required.
  • General farm duties as assigned.

Truck Operations:

  • Operate trucks safely and efficiently during harvest period, drive in correlation with harvest machinery.

  • Farm hauling; including but not limited to, driving grain trucks and potato trucks.
  • Operates vehicle in compliance with municipal driving and regulations as well as with Company policies and procedures.
  • Conducts thorough vehicle and tractor-trailer inspections for mechanical and safety issues and perform preventative maintenance.
  • This role requires flexibility in work and adaptability, other duties may be assigned.

General Farm Hand

Job Summary

This position will make a valuable contribution to the Canadian food supply. Farm work will be physically demanding and labor-intensive.

We offer certification opportunities and career advancement. We are also willing to train workers who have the desire to learn, our farm hands work full time. Evening and weekend hours vary during planting and harvest seasons.

 Overtime may be required. Work hours may change based on seasonal requirements.

Experience

  •  Stone and/or wood harvesting
  •  Hoeing crops
  •  Operating farm machinery and equipment if applicable to skills
  •  Examine the quality of produce/vegetables and prepare for the market
  •  Packing produce for the market
  •  Planting, cultivating, irrigating crops
  • This role requires flexibility in work and adaptability, other tasks can be assigned.

Millwright

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Plant & Sales Operations Manager, and indirectly to the Production Manager you will focus on the maintenance of Gwillimdale production equipment and facilities while demonstrating sound mechanical aptitude. The successful candidate will be a team player with the ability to work both independently and within a team environment.

Experience

  • Perform daily inspections of the production lines.
  • Conduct routine maintenance on general plant equipment to prevent potential failures and malfunctions.
  • Keep logbooks up to date and adhere to the preventative maintenance schedule for all plant operating equipment.
  • Inspect and examine machinery and equipment to detect and investigate irregularities and malfunctions
  • Install, troubleshoot and maintain power transmission, vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and programmable logic controls
  • Adjust machinery and repair or replace defective parts 
  • Source replacement parts and coordinate their pickup
  • Operate machine tools such as lathes and grinders to fabricate parts required during overhaul, maintenance or set-up of machinery
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on machinery
  • Construct foundations for machinery or direct other workers to construct foundations
  • Assemble machinery and equipment prior to installation using hand and power tools and welding equipment.
  • Manage and prioritize urgent maintenance and repair tasks for plant equipment.
  • Keep the maintenance tools and equipment safe, clean, and in good working order.
  • Strive to maintain a clean, safe, and organized work area
  • Maintain complete records of daily maintenance activities.
  • Assist co-workers when needed.
  • Following company policies and safety guidelines.
  • Performing additional tasks or requests as needed.

Plant Maintenance Mechanic

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Plant & Sales Operations Manager, and indirectly to the Production Manager the Plant Maintenance Mechanic will focus on the maintenance of Gwillimdale production equipment and facilities while demonstrating sound mechanical aptitude. The successful candidate will be a team player with the ability to work both independently and within a team environment.

Experience

·      General plant equipment maintenance, preventing possible failures and malfunctions.

·      Develop preventive and corrective maintenance programs.

·      Analyze repairs and troubleshoot to find root issues.

·      Handle emergency maintenance and repair work of plant equipment.

·      Maintain the maintenance tools and equipment in safe, clean, and good working conditions.

·      Strive to maintain a clean, safe, and organized work area

·      Maintain complete records of daily maintenance activities.

·      Assist co-workers when needed.

·      Adhering to company policies and safety regulations.

·      Ad-hoc duties / requests as required.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Job Summary

The Agricultural and Heavy Equipment Mechanic will be responsible for the maintenance of Gwillimdale’s farm operations fleet while demonstrating sound mechanical aptitude. This role reports directly to the Farm Operations Manager. 

The ideal candidate will be a licenced mechanic and have experience with the repair and diagnostics of both large and small engines, tractors, tractor trailers, wheel loaders, and excavators, etc. 

The successful candidate will be a team player with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as a part of a team. This role will directly report to the Farm Operations Manager. 

In this role, heavy shop tools are provided by the Company. 

Typical hours of work: Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. During the farm’s busy season (planting and harvest), there are planned blackout periods, no vacation can be booked during these periods. 

Experience

  • Maintaining the farm’s fleet of agriculture, construction, and transportation equipment e.g., harvesters, tractors, trailers, lift trucks, excavators, pick-up trucks, tractor trailers, etc. 
  • Operate equipment and or use diagnostic equipment to diagnose, plan, and execute repairs. 
  • Inspect machinery and conduct preventative maintenance and repairs, based on a strong working knowledge of farm machinery and gasoline, diesel, and electrically powered motors to ensure agriculture equipment is safe and suitable for operations. 
  • Design and develop an annual preventive maintenance program including schedules and maintenance logs. 
  • Ensure that complete records of daily maintenance activities are maintained. 
  • Ensure external vendors are booked for annual maintenance and inspections, e.g., Liftow. 
  • Ensure necessary parts and supplies are ordered as required. 
  • Maintain maintenance tools and equipment to ensure they are safe, clean, organized, and in good working condition. 
  • Responsible for mentoring/training/guiding the Maintenance Technician. 
  • Adhering to company policies and safety regulations. 
  • Additional duties as assigned. 

 

Procurement Inventory Specialist

Job Summary

The Procurement Inventory Specialist is responsible for having a lead role in the purchasing and delivery of parts and supplies for the farm, shop and packaging plant as well as creation and maintenance of inventory systems. This position requires experience in the agricultural and/or food packaging sector. Current knowledge of legal and regulatory industry requirements and trends to ensure that the organizations purchasing function, vendors and products meet the standards of quality at competitive prices.

This position reports directly to the Business Operations Manager and indirectly to the Farm Manager and Plant Operations Manager.

Experience

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent Organization and Time Management Skills
  • Accountability
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Take Initiative
  • Responsibility
  • Outstanding written and verbal
  • Communication Skills
  • Thorough knowledge of health and
  • safety and accessibility
  • Execute efficiently and effectively
  • Timely responses and ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to address Emergencies as they arise
  • Ownership
  • Quick Learner
  • Creative, innovative, analytical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork
  • Process driven
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Multitask
Procurement:

  • Ensures operational success and organization of Procurement Inventory of the Farm,
  • Plant and Shop Operations
  • Assess requirements of all three establishments.
  • Obtain quotes, organize, and coordinate inbound freight.
  • Develop, lead, and execute purchasing strategies.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to support purchasing goals of lowest possible total cost.
  • Identify and research prospective suppliers and assess the risks of potential contracts and agreements.
  • Develop specifications for equipment, materials and supplies to be purchased.
  • Review invoices, negotiate contract terms and conditions, and market research for quality cost and availability of items to be purchased.
  • Provide supporting documents for payment to Finance.
  • Purchase general and specialized farm, shop and plant equipment, materials as needed.
  • Follow up with suppliers regularly on open POs and expedite/delay POs when required.
  • Establish and monitor progress of delivery schedules.
  • Monitor supplier performance and resolve issues and concerns.
  • Ensure materials meet requirements of price, quality, sustainability, and timing.
  • Analyze material requirement planning tool on weekly basis for the Farm, Plant and Shop Operations.
  • Manage vendor/supplier lists.
  • Manage vendor/suppliers’ invoices and work with Finance to ensure processing in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate with managers/supervisors’ suppliers, vendors, third-party agencies and any applicable internal and external parties.
  • Ensure compliance with our Food Safety and Regulatory programs and the QA Team.
  • Performs other duties defined and assigned by the Company when required.
Management of Inventory Systems:

  • Manage inventory to ensure sufficient levels of materials and product is maintained.
  • Lead and coordinate any planning, purchasing, and scheduling of equipment procurement.
  • Create, Implement, Reconcile and Maintain inventory lists, using applicable software and existing systems to ensure accurate and up to date inventory.
  • Process and handle inventory adjustment and investigation requests in a timely manner.
  • Work in a collaborative environment on projects as necessary.
  • Seek and recommend process improvements as related to inventory.
  • Ensure inventory reports are prepared and distributed for internal teams to ensure product integrity, traceability, and inventory updates.
  • Pro-actively communicate with colleagues and other departments as necessary to attain pertinent information and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Ensure effective written and verbal communications via all channels including but no limited to reports, emails, calls, presentations, meetings, etc.
  • Establish Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as needed.
  • Maintain accurate information of SOPs in the Farm, Plant and Shop Operations and ensure internal controls are effective and in place.
  • Other duties as assigned.