Machine Operator – Utility Technician

  • Full Time
  • Ajax

Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee

Who we are Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee is a leading customer solutions provider, manufacturing and supplying quality coffee and tea to some of North America’s largest retailers and foodservice chains. Our fast-growing EcoCup® brand of single-serve pods makes it easy for consumers to recycle through 3 easy steps of separation. Combining state-of-the-art technology and new product innovation with more than 100 years of business success, Mother Parkers continues to grow. We take pride in delivering a better beverage experience for customers and consumers, and a better employment experience for our people! We operate multiple manufacturing facilities in both Canada and the U.S. We are committed to doing what’s right for the planet, people, and the communities in which we operate. From farm to cup, we’re engaged locally and at the industry level in ensuring a sustainable future for our customers and consumers. At Mother Parkers, we will give you every opportunity to voice your ideas, own what you do, , and share your passion for people, our products and our customers. We live by our mission to provide a better beverage experience for our customers; and as a fourth-generation family-run company, we know that it starts with great teams and innovative thinkers. We empower our people to turn their ideas into solutions, execute with integrity, deliver with quality, and take pride in their work. In turn, we foster a culture built on our values that supports everyone to be their best. Who we need Our Ajax plant is adding Machine Operators (Utility Technicians) to our team. You will be trained on our high-quality standards and work as part of a team to support our multiple machine centers throughout the plant. You will also be responsible for learning how to safely and efficiently operate multiple high-speed packaging machines to support the business during peak seasons. Shift Type: Rotating shifts on days (7 am – 3:30 pm), afternoons (3 pm – 11:30 pm) and nights (11 pm – 7:30 am). Must be able to work all three shifts and on weekends as required Pay Rate: $22.64-$26.29/hour + shift premiums What’s in it for you Professional Development. This is a rewarding opportunity for someone interested in developing their skills and gaining exposure to a highly-automated environment. You will receive training on our processing and packaging standards. You will gain insights into the industry and hands-on experience working in a cutting-edge food & beverage plant. You will gain exposure and training in Lean Manufacturing methodologies and focus on continuous improvement. As we continue to grow, you will have promotion opportunities to specialize within the Packaging department or move across into other areas of the plant. A company that cares. This is a well-structured, organized, and collaborative environment. Joining us is a chance to be part of a company that prioritizes the health and safety of their teams, from the highest level of plant operations, preventative maintenance, and quality standards. In addition, it’s an opportunity to work with leading programming, technology, and operations at a Canadian-owned food & beverage company. What you will do: Learn. You will undertake training in primary and secondary roles and participate in annual performance reviews with your Supervisor. You will gain insights into the emphasis on quality and how to prevent mistakes that have a high-cost impact. You will build out a good understanding of our processing and packaging from end-to-end. Support the operation of high caliber, complex equipment. You will adhere to our high standards, working alongside us to achieve world-class safety results. You will: Assist the machine operator with troubleshooting and problem solving of the line equipment. Perform sanitation duties, quality checks, and safety checks of the line equipment. Operate packaging equipment set up and perform changeovers, under supervision. Make minor adjustments on the line equipment. What you bring to the role: The certification and knowledge. You have completed Grade 12 or equivalent, and manufacturing experience in highly-automated packaging equipment. You have a technical and a mechanical aptitude with troubleshooting, analytical, and mathematical skills. The growth mindset. You want to grow your knowledge through training to develop an in-depth understanding of our automated manufacturing process in a lean environment. The accountability. You take ownership of your work and the quality of the products. You are detailed, accurate and capable of reading and understanding technical information. You work well under pressure, make quick decisions when needed, and handle multiple tasks at a physically and mentally demanding job. The interpersonal skills. You can take verbal and written directions and communicate effectively. You can work independently with minimal supervision and prioritize your work in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment. The flexibility. You understand and commit to the demands of a night shift. What we offer you: We want you to feel appreciated. We provide a competitive Total Rewards package, including health benefits from Day 1, employer matched retirement savings plans, and optional Health or Wellness Spending Account. We value continuous learning, skills development, and career growth and we offer a Tuition Assistance Program for learning outside our environment. We want you to take your work home. While you don’t have to drink coffee to work here, we have an employee discount on our tea and coffee products. If you want to join our mission of creating a better beverage experience as an integral and valued member of our team, and you have 70% or more of the qualifications we are looking for, we invite you to express your interest here. While we can’t guarantee an interview, we do promise to review your resume and see if this might be a good fit for both of us. Mother Parkers is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. Accommodation is available on request for candidates.