Company Details

Colonial Farms


Company: Colonial Farms

Business information: We are dedicated to the production of poultry products for the market (wholesale)

Business address: 3830 Okanagan Street, Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B0

Work Location: Same as above

Type of Employment: Full time – Permanent

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Description:
– Transport raw materials, finished products and packaging materials
– Remove filled containers from conveyors
– Manually pack poultry into bags and boxes or other containers
– Feed and unload processing machines
– Check products and packaging for basic quality defects
– Assist process control and machine operators in performing their duties
– Clean machines and immediate work areas

-Education: No formal education is required
-Experience is an asset, on-the-job training will be provided
-Fork lift experience loading and unloading flat decks and vans is an asset
-Weight Handling: Up to 23kg (100 lbs.)
-Language: English is required

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Repetitive tasks, Manual dexterity, Standing for extended periods, Work under pressure, Bending, crouching, kneeling, Physically demanding, Fast-paced environment, Attention to detail, Handling heavy loads, Tight deadlines, Combination of standing and walking

Personal Suitability: Team player, Effective interpersonal skills, Client focus, Judgement, Organized, Excellent oral communication, Initiative, Accurate, Flexibility, Reliability

Work Site Environment: Odours, Hot, Cold/refrigerated, Wet/damp
*Frequent exposure to factors such as temperature variations or extremes, fumes, moving machinery, humidity, and materials that cause periods of extreme discomforts and/or moderate risk of accident or illness.

Salary: Start rate: $17.62 OR $21.00 hourly (depending on the side of the facility the workers work their shift on a specific day/week), 40 Hours per week

In addition to the above rate, each full-time employee shall receive an off-shift premium of seventy cents ($0.70) per hour for all hours worked on shifts commencing between 2:00 pm and 10:00 pm and one dollar ($1.00) per hour for all hours worked on shifts that commence at or after 10:00 pm and prior to 4:00 am the following morning.

Benefits: After they have passed the eligibility period, they will be provided with the following benefits: Disability, Extended Medical and Dental insurance, Group insurance, life insurance, pension plan, and vision care benefits are provided. Additionally, candidates will receive the following if they achieve the certificates below:
First Aid – Level 1 = $0.40 per hour premium over rate
First Aid – Level 2 = $0.50 per hour premium over rate
First Aid – Level 3 = $0.75 per hour premium over rate

Important Information: Regular work schedule consists of 4 weekdays. The workday will include 10-hour shifts that start between 6:00 am or 8:30 am, and end from 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm.

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Apply by mail: PO Box 9, Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B0

** Please apply with the subject: Job Application – Poultry Packager**

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