Production Technician

  • Golden West Baking Company ULC
  • Delta, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jan 13, 2022

Job Description

Our heritage is driven by our commitment to the core values of People, Quality and Growth; our employees demonstrate, promote and exemplify our core values.

At Guenther Bakeries - Canada we demonstrate high integrity, a commitment to excellence, and a positive attitude in all that we do. We are results driven, lead by example, communicate openly and honestly, value diversity and foster long-term relationships.
Operate Department under HACCP regulations and WCB safety guidelines. Rotate position with Technician #1, #2, #3, #4 equally throughout shift. Priority for all areas in packaging is to ensure that customer satisfaction and requirements are met at all times, responsible for final quality control check and proper documentation. Final stages for QC control are in this area. It is everyone's responsibility. If no Bagger Operator, Technician #1 will absorb the duties and responsibilities. Send each other for breaks.
Technician #1

Duties Performed while at the Culler Position:
  • Culler is to ensure that muffins meet customer requirements prior to bagging Priority QC area.
  • Ensure that all product is conveyed, sliced, forked grouped and packaged properly.
  • Clear jam-ups at the forkers, conveyors when needed
  • Clear jam-ups at air divider.
  • Assist Bagger Operator with bag and Quick Lock Changes
  • Assist Bagger operator when machine jams and tray off muffins when needed for all products.
  • Rebag product manually if needed
  • Report all equipment problems to the Bagger Operator. Page for a mechanic if necessary.
  • Keep muffin-packaging area organized, clean and sanitary. Dust machines and sweep the floor during production when possible. Set up double forkers for Raisin dough's and clean blades after Raisin production.
  • Keep top surfaces of machines clear and clean.
  • Keep all tools in proper storage.
  • Adhere strictly to all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) outlined for working in a food processing plant.
  • Assist in general cleaning of machinery and plant facility as assigned when production is stopped.
  • Work as a Team and cooperate with your fellow team members at all times.
  • Work under the direction of the Bagger Operator.
  • Communicate any product loss, time loss, QA issues, or machine problems to the Shift Supervisor


Technician # 2 and # 3

Duties Performed while on the Take Off Positions:
  • Ensure product is in proper bag and has correct clear kwik lok print.
  • Tray or box packages of English Muffins for shipping.
  • Check metal detectors as required and filling log sheets accordingly.
  • Place properly packaged English Muffins into clean plastic trays or boxes.
  • Assist Packaging area helper in stacking boxes or trays on pallets (skids) or carts when needed.
  • Assist Culler clearing jam-ups around air divider and reset diverter gate. Help if needed with forker jam ups.
  • Clean and remove muffins from diverter gate area.
  • Organize take-off area for the next run and at changeover times (set up trays, boxes dividers and skids).
  • Assist with bringing trays to Take-off area during production breaks.
  • Keep muffin-packaging area organized, clean and sanitary. Clean the take-off roundtables and sweep the floor during production when possible.
  • Adhere strictly to all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) outlined for working in a food processing plant.
  • Assist in general cleaning of machinery and plant facility as assigned when production is stopped.
  • Work as a team and cooperate with your fellow team members at all times.
  • Work under the Direction of the Bagger Operator
  • Communicate with Bagger Operator about shortages and needed product.
  • Set up box machine for customer and products with printing details on boxes, codes, lot numbers etc.
  • Communicate any product loss, time loss, QA issues, or machine problems to the Shift Supervisor


Technician #4
  • Duties while performing Extra position
  • Assist Bagger Operator with bag changeovers.
  • Responsible for rebagging all muffins.
  • Take boxed product off both lines and stack onto proper skids.
  • Assist Take Off with rebagging product when needed.
  • Ensure that all muffins are cleaned up prior to another product starting in the packaging area.
  • Responsible for breaking down stacks of trays to a manageable height.
  • Assist with the removal of large waste product bins.
  • Assist helper and take off with pulling trays in and out of the area and breaking trays down if too high
  • Assist with sweeping the floor, cleaning machines and emptying waste buckets.
  • Clean UBE packaging machines when required at the end of production.
  • Work as a team and cooperate with your fellow team members at all times.
  • Assist bagger operator with any tasks required
  • Assist technicians #1, 2, and #3 with any tasks that do not impede completion of other duties
  • Communicate any product loss, time loss, QA issues, or machine problems to the Shift Supervisor


Specific Job Requirements for all Technicians for Rotation:

Safety Training for Technicians

  • Training on proper lifting, bending and stretching techniques, provided by Production Coordinator and training team member.
  • Job rotation after every 2 hours or after breaks and lunches
  • Ergonomics risks defined during training.
  • Risk assessment gone over for proper lifting and handling of tray stacks, Chep pallets, and movement.
  • Physically able to lift and handle up to 20 kg weights regularly.
  • Strong Organizational Skills.
  • Participation in muffin forking inspection as required by Production Coordinator.

We offer extremely competitive compensation and benefit programs that include medical, dental, retirement savings plan, and more.

For additional information about our company, go to www.chg.com or gizellapastry.com.