Career – Production Operator


Production Operator

Reports To

Production Manager

Job Type



The Production Operator will be required to perform tasks involving physical labour at a Production plant, and will be required to operate a variety of hand and power tools. Responsibilities will include the processing and packaging of fluid milk and milk by-products. The Production Operator will be responsible for the safe and efficient production of products according to established procedures, following all safety protocols and workplace policies.

Core Competencies – described in detail below

  • Customer Focus
  • Communication
  • Energy & Stress
  • Team Work
  • Food Safety /Quality Orientation
  • Time Management
  • Adaptability/ Flexibility
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Decision Making and Judgement
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Result Focus
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Mediating and Negotiating
  • Providing Consultation
  • Leadership
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Staff Management
  • Enforcing Laws, Rules and Regulations
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Development and Continual Learning

Job Duties

  • Operate and tend automated processing and packaging equipment
  • Connect fittings, pipes and equipment to configure processing set ups
  • Pack and assemble pallets of product
  • Mark, record and report defects
  • Operate pallet moving equipment, including forklifts
  • Clean and perform CIP and preparation of work-site.
  • Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery, equipment, and materials.
  • Lubricate, clean, and maintain machinery and notify maintenance staff of needed repairs to machinery, equipment, and tools.
  • Operate, read and maintain all quality control and food safety devices and procedures
  • Operate, read, and maintain air monitoring and other sampling devices when working in confined spaces and/or hazardous environments.
  • Grind, scrape, sand, or polish surfaces using abrasive tools or machines.
  • Load, unload, and identify building materials, machinery, and tools, and distribute them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans and specifications.


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Knowledge of workplace safety and safe lifting and handling procedures
  • Knowledge of First Aid and CPR preferred
  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to read electrical schematics, blueprints and other technical diagrams
  • Critical eye for identifying defects
  • Commitment to quality and safety
  • Proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current.
  • Respect diversity – treat others with respect.
  • Avoid unnecessary conflict.
  • Knowledge of appropriate materials, methods, and the tools required in various assembly processes
  • Strong working mechanical knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Ability to readily determine the correct tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time and perform strenuous physical labour.

Work Conditions

  • Job requires ability to work with a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Ability to lift and manipulate objects of up to 50 lbs
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment will be required (e.g. hard-hat, safety boots, etc.)
  • Regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in conditions that include heat and humidity, and exposure to dust.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull or carry objects, use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue and to effectively jump, sprint or throw an object.
  • Requires good manual dexterity (hand, hand with arm, two hands) and multi-limb coordination.
  • Noise level is generally loud.
  • Must be able to quickly move arms and legs.
  • Excellent stamina is required.
  • Hazards associated with the industry.

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