Food Processor- Night Shift ( $17.75/hr with $2/hr night premium)

Etobicoke, ON

From $17.75 an hour – Full-time

Full Job Description

Ventura Foods Canada is a leading Canadian-based manufacturer of custom and branded sauces, condiments, dressings, cooking oils, emulsified products, and much more. We are the brand behind the brand making great food for many of the most recognized restaurants and consumer packaged goods companies in North America. Our mission is to help our customers delight their customers. We do so by crafting the flavours and custom food solutions that our customers value.

We live by the Ventura Edge and believe that integrity, teamwork, personal ownership and a focus on customers are the ingredients to our success.

Why work with us?

  • Competitive wage
  • $1.00 Afternoon Premium and $2.00 Night Shift Premium
  • Competitive benefits with Health Spending Account
  • RRSP Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Amazing work culture with monthly social events
  • Lots of internal career growth
  • Fun work environment where you can work and grow personally and professionally

Location: located in South Etobicoke on Kipling and Evans

Reporting to the Production Supervisor, the Processor is responsible for ensuring the products scheduled for production are produced as per the proper recipes and formulas and in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) requirements

Key Deliverables and Responsibilities:

  • Setting up equipment for product runs and changeovers, including working with maintenance as required without assistance
  • Pre-scaling ingredients as per cook sheets accurately and efficiently without assistance
  • Monitoring processing activities against production schedule and update QC, Maintenance and Supervision on progress as needed
  • Implement changes/adaptations to formula and/or process as per written instructions without assistance
  • Execute modifications (without assistance) to ensure batches produced conforms to specifications
  • Ensuring all QC protocols are in place and completing all required documentation (including daily records) accurately and on time
  • Assisting in training as required to ensure proper production SOP’s. GMP’s, equipment and Health & Safety Standards are met
  • Inspecting equipment & initiating appropriate sanitation protocols as per the Company’s SSOP’s.
  • Ensuring all standards for sterilization, sanitation & housekeeping as per Company SSOP’s are met
  • Batch/process for product trails as required
  • Participate in Customer Audits as required
  • Integrating all plant, quality, safety and security policies and guidelines into all day to day activities on the job
  • Able to train new employees
  • Perform tasks on time
  • Delegate and work with Team Workers to perform tasks of the processing floor
  • Be the main contact for the processing department when Supervisor is absent
  • All other work as assigned by duly authorized Supervisor or Team Leader


  • To batch/process recipes that may be new recipes
  • Follow all proper maintenance, sanitation and Health & Safety protocols at all times
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and general housekeeping
  • Carry out timely and effective line handover between shifts, including the completion of proper documentation and accurate briefing on progress/issues
  • Ensure timely availability all raw materials/packaging required to meet the production plan (as appropriate)
  • Monitor high temperature batching processed as per instructions, formulas and recipes
  • Perform hot & cold blending processes
  • Make adjustments/modifications to batches to ensure conformance to specifications
  • Operate mechanical and digital scales
  • Blend various components to large and small batch processing
  • Operating sheer mixers, transfer pumps, processing valves and controls
  • Operating manual and automatic valves which control all bulk materials, dry materials and dispersion equipment
  • Accurately recording all CCP’s (Brix, pH, colour, flavour and taste)
  • Operating manual and/or electric pallet jacks
  • Operate forklift
  • Acquire new skills as per training provided
  • Work cooperatively with co-workers and supervisors as a Quality Focused, Service orientated team player
  • Solve problems independently as per standard guidelines and procedures
  • Written skills for document completion and use
  • Oral & written communication to give and understand work instructions (both written & verbal)
  • Working with others, problem solving, critical thinking, continuous learning, finding information
  • Significant use of memory

Reporting of any Food Safety or Quality Problems:

Staff are to report any food safety or food quality problems or concerns that they become aware of to personnel with authority to initiate action.

Ventura Foods Canada is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Ventura Foods Canada, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria for the designated position.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $17.75 per hour


  • Extended health care
  • RRSP match


  • 8 hour shift
  • Night shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1B8: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Industrial Food & Beverage Production Occupations: 1 year (required)
  • Food Processing/Chef: 1 year (required)

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