Milk Receiving & Pre-Treatment Operator in Kingston, Ontario, Canada - Canada Royal Milk ULC

Job Details

Milk Receiving & Pre-Treatment Operator

Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 10
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Permanent
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 40
  • Schedule Schedule: Shift
  • Education Education: High School, College, University


Canada Royal Milk will be Canada's only infant formula manufacturing facility. Located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada Royal Milk is building a world class manufacturing facility employing the most advanced dairy processing and packaging equipment available.

The success of our business relies on the Production Operators that ensure that the safety and quality of our products exceeds the expectations of customers. Production Operators are required to learn the fundamentals of the manufacturing processes and understand the mechanics of the equipment to be active participants in Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

Our team members must enjoy learning new concepts and have solid problem solving skills. A safety orientation and pride in one's work are key to success in this role.

Minimum Requirements

  • Milk Receiving/Pre-Treatement Operators must have the ability to complete the Plant Milk and Cream Graders' (PMCG) Training Program delivered through online, in-class and on the job training modules
  • Operators must be able to lift and tip containers weighing up to 25 kg (55 lbs) frequently throughout a 8-12 hour shift rotation
  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Must be able to use and understand calculations, production rates, and fluid inventories
  • Post secondary education or training and/or demonstrated ability to learn and apply new concepts
  • Advanced English language skills: verbal and written comprehension
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada: Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Current Valid Work Permit

Position Summary

Reporting to the Production Supervisor, with frequent interaction with the Production Manager, the Milk Receiving and Pre-treatment Operator has significant responsibility for product quality and safety. The Operator ensures that the raw milk meets the quality, safety and regulatory requirements and safely operates dairy processing equipment. This position requires cleaning and operating the receiving equipment and coordinating logistics within the receiving bay. All work will be conducted to GMP quality standards and CIP system while maintaining a safe and sanitary work environment within HACCP protocols. The Operator communicates frequently with maintenance, engineering, and quality control to ensure equipment is operating efficiently and product meets all quality standards.

The Operator maintains the production of a uniform product that meets all safety and quality standards. Attention to detail and communication is essential to the milk receiving and pre-treatment processes.

The Operator will be cross-trained in other operational areas once they have attained mastery of the equipment.

Working Conditions

During the commissioning of the new manufacturing facility, work hours may be irregular, requiring the incumbent to work outside of the administration hours of Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Shift work will be required when production begins, including evenings, weekends and over-night work.

Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Work involves frequent lifting of materials and product up to 25 kg (55 lbs). Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, and hardhats. Loose fitting clothes, electronic devices, and jewelry are not permitted.

Working conditions include working outdoors and working around various detergents and sanitizing solutions ranging in temperatures from 20 degrees to 70 degrees Celsius.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel and bend for virtually the entire shift (8 to 12 hours)
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently
  • Using a safety harness; may be required to climb high, restricted areas
  • Shift work will include days, evenings and over-night shifts

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Understand the product flow from the milk silos to packaging department;
  2. The Operator must know the type of product, the silo source, and all handling procedures involved each time they begin the process;
  3. Verify incoming raw milk tankers meet all quality, safety, and regulatory requirements according to Ontario regulation 761 under the Milk Act;
  4. Receive, hook up and unload raw milk from tankers into specified silos for storage and processing in a safe, proper and timely manner;
  5. Participate in the Plant Milk and Cream Graders’ (PMCG) Training Program through the Ontario Dairy Council and work to achieve the Plant Milk and Cream Graders’ Certificate;
  6. Analyze process data and equipment performance data to improve quality, throughput, and troubleshoot;
  7. Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, assist in identifying opportunities to improve processes;
  8. Master the plant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for pasteurization, wet processing, dairy separation, HACCP, CIP and the Site-clearing Management System;
  9. Responsible for food safety, pre-requisite programs and food quality related to designated areas;
  10. Ensure all quality assurance checks are performed at designated intervals and all paperwork is done correctly and completely at designated intervals;
  11. Maintain a safe, clean, and organized work area throughout the facility and common areas;
  12. Make decisions in a timely manner;
  13. Anticipate problems and implement solutions;
  14. Assume responsibility for the attainment of plant goals and objectives;
  15. Follow all GMP’s and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements;
  16. Other duties may be assigned.

Job Requirements

Education: Post-Secondary Education required

Experience: 1 year of production experience in a manufacturing environment; experience in food manufacturing preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bulk Tank Milk Grader (BTMG) certification and Plant Milk and Cream Grader (PMCG) are assets
  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Be able to effectively work in a team environment
  • Proficient English verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to identify problems, take appropriate steps to find solutions to problems, and implement recommended solutions
  • Demonstrated positive work ethic: take initiative and communicate frequently with other team members
  • Knowledge of Food Safety Programs (HACCP and GMP) is an asset

Perks & Benefits

  • Life insurance coverage
  • Medical, prescription, dental, and vision plans
  • Long term disability insurance
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Great pay
  • On the job training
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
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Canada Royal Milk is the Canadian company established by Feihe International Inc., China's largest domestic producer of infant formula and infant nutrition products.  We are part of an iconic Chinese Company that is a leader in the development of nutritional science that aims to improve the health and nutrition of the people who use our products.  Canada Royal Milk's new smart manufacturing facility is under construction in Kingston, Ontario and when we begin production in Fall 2019, we will be the only company in Canada manufacturing infant formula.  Our production process is unique, blending the formulations from fresh liquid milk before dehydration to produce the finished product.  We will be the only company in North America that will produce formulations from both cow and goat milk.  We are building a new Canadian company which will combine best practices in the production of infant formula from our parent company, technology from around the globe, and the knowledge, skills and expertise of Canadian talent.  The best part of the working at Canada Royal Milk will be your opportunity to shape it. We’ll be spending the next few months setting up and developing our team, and as an early member, you’ll have plenty of input. That means you’ll contribute to our success in many ways: everything from shaping our team and processes, to execution and growth.