Candy Maker Apprentice

  • Purdys Chocolatier
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • May 17, 2022

Job Description

Are you ready for a taste of the one of Canada's Top Employers?

Purdys Chocolatier is delighted to have been voted by our employees as one of the Canada's Best Employers. This esteemed award is a testament to the rich texture of our history and our more than 100 years of dedication to quality, trust, tradition, and innovation.

The Purdys difference is that we truly recognize the value of our people. We reward you with competitive compensation, recognition for your achievements, opportunities for ongoing training to grow professionally and personally, delicious perks, and much, much more.

Purdys Chocolater is hiring Candy Maker Apprentices to join our production facility in Vancouver, BC!

An apprentice will learn the Candy Making trade from Purdys Classified Candy Makers. This involves the ability to make and cook candies according to established recipes. Each process will be taught and reviewed until the Apprentice is capable of performing the task on their own. The apprentice period will include 4160 hours of cooking and recipe preparation, after which the Apprentice should be deemed fit/able to successfully and competently progress into the Candy Maker role, as needed. Throughout the apprenticeship training period, the apprentice will be required to complete on-line or in class part-time courses at BCIT or other approved institutions on their own time. Other requirements are outlined in The Apprenticeship Training Program.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Complies with all company GMP's; Comply with SQF policies and procedures
  • Carries out responsibilities identified in the Purdy Quality Management System including required documentation and quality checks
  • Orders materials and ingredients required to replenish kitchen inventory from warehouse
  • Maintains area to a satisfactory level of cleanliness and sanitation
  • Cooks candy centers according to recipes, process scrap as defined in the recipes and cleans equipment daily
  • Carries out any required preventative maintenance tasks and completes required documentation
  • Performs equipment start up and shut down procedures and completes appropriate checklist documentation for various pieces of equipment including but not limited to: Awema, fire mixers, extruder, depositors, mixers, grinders and beaters
  • Produces products according to production schedules and specifications. Is responsible to maintain quality requirements and can troubleshoot and resolve specific equipment problems
  • General duties as required. Other duties may be added or deleted as necessary

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in a commercial food production environment
Ability to read recipes, measure, perform calculations and communicate effectively in spoken and written English Ability to lead and influence others and create a teamwork environment Has excellent organizational skills Can create neat accurate and legible reports Ability to enter data into the computer/WMS System

Performance Expectations:
  • Must have a positive attitude and excellent attendance record
  • Able to work flexible hours
  • Has a high level of initiative and works efficiently
  • Works safely and maintains a clean and organized work area
  • Takes direction well from a variety of people
  • Capable of working independently or as a team player
  • Performs jobs with high degree of accuracy and precision


Purdys Chocolatier recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal education and paid employment. Applicants who present an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience will be considered and are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in Purdys Chocolatier, but due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview. No phone calls please.
Purdys Chocolatier is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us via email at [email protected]

Other details
  • Pay Type Hourly

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