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Canning Line Operator

Job Title: Canning Line Operator
Reports to: Manager – Canning Operations, Local Canning Limited
Compensation: Competitive and based on qualifications

Local Canning Limited is the newest canning company in BC, beginning service to the craft beverage industry in May 2021, we are looking to expand our team.

Built upon our passion for local craft beverages, Local Canning Limited is ready to serve the growing need for mobile canning in BC. The voices of the industry are shouting loud and clear that more canning options are needed and our business is designed to cater to their needs.   

Using the highest standard equipment, operating practices, and level of service possible, our mission is to provide our partners’ products with the best opportunity to reach the market with the same high quality and care in which they are produced.

Local Canning Limited is concerned about environmental impact and will continuously work with clients to find cost-effective changes that can improve the industry’s environmental impact through packing, transportation and processes.  

Joining the team means:

  •  You enjoy problem solving & working collaboratively with a team as well as on your own
  •  You prefer a professional atmosphere where you are held responsible for what you do and say
  •  You love the technical & mechanical aspect of your work and you’re satisfied with a well maintained and efficient machine
  •  You are interested in becoming part of and contributing to a growing organization
  •  You want to be part of helping the industry improve its environmental impact

Team Skills

  • Communication – able to clearly and confidently discuss canning methodologies, problems and solutions within our company as well as our canning partners, documenting where necessary
  • Attention to Detail – able to notice when something isn’t right and troubleshoot on the fly
  • Professionalism – act as an ambassador for the company with all canning and industry partners, regardless of the situation
  • Collaboration – able to work as a team member to identify and troubleshoot problems as they arise
  • Punctual – canning days start when our partners need us there, not when you get there

Experience needed

  • 1+Experience operating & maintaining mobile canning equipment
  • Experience driving a 5-tonne truck and possess a clean driving abstract an asset
  • Experience/Certification operating a forklift as asset
  • Previous experience in a production/manufacturing environment an asset

Qualifications required

  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, push and pull heavy pallet jacks and canning equipment 
  • Willing to leave when the job is done, not when the shift is scheduled to end
  • Able to stand for long periods of time (12-hour shifts are not unheard of)
  • Understand how liquid temperature, carbonation, and other important factors affect canning procedures
  • Able to travel throughout the province as necessary

Responsibilities and Duties

On the Line:

  • Assist with setup, run, tear down, and operate the canning line and all peripheral devices as required (e.g. depalletizer, date coder, labeller, etc)
  • Complete consistent can seam test correctly to ensure specifications of the product ordered
  • Operate machinery to the highest level of quality control consistently
  • Maintain site cleanliness and leave the site in better condition than when you arrived
  • Record and report production data for constant improvements on methodology

At Home Base:

  • Complete inventory checks and ensure all materials are packed and prepared for each day’s run.
  • Drive company vehicle to and from the site in a safe and respectful manner
  • Carry out routine maintenance and cleaning of equipment upon returning to the warehouse, ensuring the canning line is operating at the best level of performance possible.
  • Work in the warehouse to prepare materials as needed, keep track of inventory, and document to ensure consistent inventory procedures
  • Maintain a clean workplace, inside and out

Contact Mike with your resume and let us know why you’re interested in this postion!