Job Posting: Consolidated Fruit Packers – Production Line Employees

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Status: Full-time and Part-time, Seasonal

Company: Consolidated Fruit Packers, a division of Star Produce Ltd.

Reporting to: Production Supervisor

Wage: $15.70-17.00/hour, plus productivity bonus

Consolidated Fruit Packers (CFP) has been a leader in the Canadian fresh fruit industry since 1993. Supplying premium Okanagan valley apples, cherries, blueberries, and more to satisfied consumers. With over 60 years of combined experience and the backing of The Star Group, CFP is bringing new varieties and fresh approaches to meet the needs of our customers worldwide.

Our Osoyoos packing facility receives fruit (including cherries, stone fruit, pears, and apples) in bulk from Okanagan-based growers and we sort it for quality and size before packaging it for shipment to our domestic and international customers. Quality production line work, including making boxes, sorting, and packing fruit is vital in ensuring the quality of produce for our customer.

Responsibilities

  • Examine fruit by hand and/or with machines, according to size, colour, and grade, to ensure quality specifications are met
  • Remove defective fruit, report quality and/or maintenance issues to Production Lead or Production Supervisor, and place it in specified area(s)
  • Examine containers to ensure packaging specifications are met
  • Measure, weigh, and/or count fruit and place it into packaging container, by hand and/or using machines such as spouts and/or chutes
  • Assemble packaging containers by hand and line containers with paper, cardboard, prepared padding, trays, and/or separators
  • Report quality, maintenance, and safety issues to Manager or Supervisor
  • Maintain a clean work environment, during and at the end of the shift, using brooms, mops, cleaning wipes
  • Completion of other responsibilities as assigned.

Skills We Look For

Communication (Basic English: verbal, written, listening)Quality Orientation
Recognize differences or similarities in productsSafety Awareness
Basic mathematical skillsAdaptability
Attention to DetailTeamwork
EnergyInitiative

What We Offer You

Respect for PeopleDiverse Workforce
Team AtmosphereQuality Leadership
Competitive WagesProductivity Bonus
Paid TrainingCustomer & Grower Focus

Working Conditions

Work is mainly conducted indoors in a fruit processing plant environment and can be subject to extreme temperature conditions. This position may be required to work on weekends. Positions are seasonal, with limited days off and extended hours as necessary through peak months (i.e. June through October).

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of standing
  • Ability to quickly grasp, manipulate, move, and assemble objects
  • Frequent lifting and carrying of up to 25 kilograms (50 pounds)
  • Frequent walking
  • Occasional handling and use of cleaning tools