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FORKLIFT OPERATOR

 

Cavendish Farms is a leading producer of frozen food products for retail and foodservice markets throughout Canada, the United States, and around the world. We have state-of-the-art potato processing plants in Prince Edward Island, Lethbridge, Alberta, and Jamestown, North Dakota, and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, Ontario. Our Head office is in Dieppe, New Brunswick and has sales office locations in Toronto, Montreal, and Boston.

 

Reporting to the Warehouse Supervisor, the selected candidate will be a self-starter with a strong work ethic, “Can Do” attitude and be able to adapt to a fast paced, dynamic work environment.

 

Qualifications:

  • Education Required: Trade Certification or Associate’s Degree
  • Years of Experience: 2-5 years of related work experience preferred
  • Willingness to complete forklift certification, food safety, and other job training and comply with SQF standards
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Mechanical background or experience with equipment is helpful
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate various pieces of equipment in the freezer in compliance with regulations with regard to safety and reliability to ensure a high quality product
  • Proactively participate in a timely and professional manner with the process team
  • Operate forklift and place product in freezer in a rack system to heights in excess of 30 feet
  • Load trucks with product and complete paper work for inventory and shipments
  • Safely operate all lifts used in the warehouse
  • Monitor and record information gathered from equipment checks and to ensure effective utilization of Statistical Process Control (SPC) on the process line
  • Effectively and accurately use JDE system by proper transferral, scanning, issuing, and confirming of product as it moves through inventory
  • Respond to company or vendor product requirements ensuring a uniform high quality product so that maximum reliability and confidence in our product is maintained
  • Follow all load protocols as required by our customers, and monitor carrier temperature compliance to pre-cool and set point requirements
  • Ensure product and pallet integrity is maintained and product temperature requirements are met during shipping process
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and safe work area and also assist other personnel as needed to maintain the same conditions in the shipping area
  • Keep supervisor informed of daily issues relating to the efficient operation mechanical systems
  • Attend and participate in meetings, training and continuing education programs internally or externally as deemed appropriate by management

What We Offer:

  • We take pride in our people and support them.  We have an industry-leading employee incentive program, 401K with a company match up to 5%, and continually review and adjust our rates of pay to ensure we remain competitive.  We provide unrivaled benefit plans for our employees and their families, most of which start the first of the month after hire, including medical, prescription, dental, and vision coverage, flex spending accounts, life and supplemental insurance, long term disability insurance, and paid time off with carryover.  Our other industry leading benefits include internal growth opportunities, paid breaks, uniform and shoe allowance, referral bonuses, and relocation assistance.  Plus now offering a $500 sign on bonus!

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

 

Please apply online, position will be posted until filled. 

 

We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

To learn more about our products and services, click here.

 

  

 

Cavendish Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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