Kitchen operator- candy manufacturing | 12 hours day shift

From $18.75 per hour
The kitchen operator hard candy is responsible for making batches of hard candy as per formulation, and ensuring product quality and food safety.

Reporting structure
The kitchen operator hard candy reports directly to the kitchen supervisor, and the operations manager.
No positions report to the kitchen operator.

Key relationships
All manufacturing personnel, planning & inventory control manager, quality assurance manager & technician essential functions
Weighing and measuring ingredients as per formulations.
Monitoring the automated cook kettles.
Operating the mixer to incorporate flavour and colour into the sugar mass as required.
Operating the batch kneader.
Monitoring the forming machines ensuring product is being fed into the machine properly, ensuring the cutting is to specification, and to minimize waste.
Visually inspecting product.
Assisting/training team members.
Cleaning work areas and equipment.
Disposing of garbage/cardboard.
Maintaining production records as required.
Perform additional tasks as required. working environment
Fast-paced production environment.
Working in areas where machinery and forklifts are being operated.
Daily exposure to strong odors from products being manufactured.
High levels of noise in manufacturing area.
WHMIS controlled chemicals used for maintenance, cleaning.
Regulated inside climate.

Equipment used
cooker, transfer trolley, batch mixer, batch kneader, batch roller/rope sizer/forming machines, feed elevator/conveyor, pump truck, electric walkie pallet truck (training required)
Cleaning equipment (i.e. brooms, mops) other considerations
Safety shoes (steel toes) are required in the plant.

Hairnets, safety glasses, and gloves may be required for personal protection and/or quality assurance reasons.
Security procedures require all employees to be screened for criminal convictions. job specifications skills
Ability to read and write in English.
Ability to communicate orally in English.
Basic numerical ability (counting, addition, multiplication).
Mechanically inclined: able to operate, troubleshoot, and maintain equipment.

Knowledge (training provided)
Knowledge of good manufacturing practices.
Knowledge of HACCP.
Knowledge of safety & security procedures.

Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to follow instructions and procedures.
Strong attention to detail.

1-2 years experience in a food manufacturing environment education/training
Completion of high school. physical demands
Ability to communicate orally in English.
Ability to stand for long periods of time.
Mobility through manufacturing plant, around pallets, machinery and in the vicinity of lift trucks.
Manual dexterity.
Hand-eye coordination.
Ability to perform visual inspection of products.
Ability to lift up to 25kg. cognitive demands
General learning ability and comprehension.
Ability to work on repetitive tasks.
Ability to read and understand formulas and specifications.
Attention to detail.

We are an equal opportunity employer should you require special accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know.


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