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Cooking Operator

Day Shift

Posted on 6/21/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Global producer of plant-based spreads

Consumer Goods


Oakland, ON, Canada

QA & Testing
Security Testing
Quality Assurance
Required Skills
SAP Products
  • 2-3 years’ experience in manufacturing environment required; food production environment preferred.
  • Prior SAP experience required.
  • Forklift experience is an asset; however, certification is not required – will train in house.
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and work well within a team environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. maximum
  • Knowledge and understanding of company safety policy, systems, and good practice relevant to Sourcing Unit and the responsibility placed upon individuals.
  • Ensure that procedures and practice adhere to safety policy and legislation.
  • Report all safety related issues and near misses to supervisor.
  • Industrial vehicles must be operated in a manner as not to endanger any person or property.
  • Wear required PPE while performing all job duties.
  • Complete basic safety training provided to handle chemicals and dangerous goods.
  • Maintains close communication with maintenance (Mechanics and Electricians) as well as Process Operators and Packaging Technicians / Operators.
  • Coordinate with Production Supervisor to understand schedule requirements for production.
  • Assures good interactions with co-workers and with other functions of the company. Displays appropriate work ethics in the workplace.
  • Maintains good housekeeping and clean work areas in assigned work sites.
  • Assure that all work assigned to position is performed in accordance with specifications, instructions and requirements, including cleaning the sifter discharge as needed, Completing the Beta Carotene and Citric Acid prep as required.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet production standards on specific assignments within a reasonable time, depending on the degree of difficulty of their job functions.
  • Carries out forklift checks to ensure that it is clean and in a safe condition per the established procedure.
  • Leading 5s activities and helping push forward the overall TPM agenda. Working on focused improvements and being an active member of a cell team responsible for the overall safety, quality, waste and efficiency for a specific area.
  • Follows proper containment and reporting procedures and escalates any environmental release as soon as they are known, this includes releases to internal drains.
  • Reduce costs due to waste and minimize impact to health, safety and the environment through working to eliminate waste and through the correct management of waste and hazardous materials.
  • Must actively contribute to an eco-efficient environment including, but not limited to disposing of materials in the appropriate waste streams.
  • An awareness of how to identify, prioritize and address problems using appropriate tools and techniques that eliminate recurrence.
  • Ability to make decisions when identifying in-process problems. Ability to deal with a variety of job assignments.
  • Must be a good team player capable of working within a highly effective team; responsible, supportive and able communicator. Embrace for a cultural change.

Upfield, as the leading global producer of plant-based spreads, offers a forward-thinking work environment centered around sustainability and health. Employees are engaged in innovative practices that focus on creating plant-based nutritional products, aligning with the company's commitment to a 'Better Plant-Based Future.' Moreover, being at the forefront of this rapidly expanding industry positions Upfield as an industry leader, providing ample opportunities for learning and growth within an impactful, environmentally-conscious field.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands



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