Production Operator, fairlife

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City : Peterborough ON, CA

Category : FullTime

Industry : Consumer Products

Employer : Coca-Cola Canada

Why Join Coca-Cola North America? 

It’s an exciting time to work in The Coca-Cola Company’s flagship market. We’re accelerating our momentum as the fastest-growing large consumer goods company in North America by putting people at the heart of our business and everything we do – whether we’re innovating to give consumers the drinks and packaging sizes they want, or building our eCommerce capabilities. People are our focus when we’re collaborating with our diverse network of locally-connected bottling partners, and when we’re returning every drop of water we use to communities and nature. And people – with the different backgrounds, skills and perspectives they bring to our workplace – are helping transform our business, one big idea at a time. We empower our employees to challenge the status quo, make bold recommendations, experiment and adapt, so we can grow together and make a great business even better.

Position Overview: The role of the Production Operator-l will be part of our brand new Fairlife dairy production plant in Peterborough, Ontario and will be required to effectively operate, troubleshoot, clean, maintain and optimize manufacturing equipment within processing and packaging operations.


The Production Operator plays a key role in the identification of performance issues and actively contributes to the resolution of problems and the continuous improvement of the plant performance.This is accomplished through strict adherence to prescribed equipment operating parameters, closely monitoring the performance of the process equipment and taking action to reduce occurrences of both efficiency and/or material losses.

Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand the production “Sequence of Operation”.

  • Ability to operate multiple pieces of production equipment within processing and packaging operations. Operations include equipment such as but not limited to milk separators, batching and blending equipment, heat treatment equipment, homogenizer, filler, labeler, caser, Clean In Place equipment, testing and monitoring equipment, etc

  • Proficiency in understanding, monitoring and remediating machine malfunction alarms and ability to efficiently and effectively manage solutions.

  • Ability to access and analyze machine reports, alarm log, and system monitoring pages from the operator console(s).

  • Analyze test results, machine error messages, and information in order to promptly and efficiently diagnose equipment problems and correctly adjust the machine to resolve operational issues

  • Monitor machine performance and quickly identify incorrect machine performance and implement first-level troubleshooting to implement corrective measures.

  • Must perform all Clean In Place (CIP), duties including chemical testing and documentation.

  • Safely operate a forklift to retrieve materials necessary.

  • Perform operator-based preventive maintenance on manufacturing equipment including disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly.

  • Assist maintenance technicians in the completion of corrective and preventive maintenance.

  • Maintain accurate records and logs as required.

  • Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in the execution of the work schedule.

  • Ensure the area is maintained in a clean, safe, and orderly fashion.

  • Work directly with cross-departmental personnel to problem-solve to ensure maximum production efficiencies.

  • Maintain proper safety conditions of equipment including immediately correcting or reporting safety issues to your supervisor.

  • Perform quality checks and accurate quality documentation as required

  • Ability to conduct milk and in process compositional testing involving use of laboratory instrumentation devices.

  • Read, understand and comply with standard operating procedures, Material Safety Data Sheets, and follow safety requirements inclusive of Lock-out / Tag Out procedures.

  • Ability to identify deficiencies within area of responsibility and take or recommend appropriate corrective actions to remove deficiency.

  • Able to set up and changeover equipment independently in an efficient and effective manner.

  • Cleans, lubricates, and adjusts parts, equipment, and machinery.

  • Ability to effectively provide training on role to others as assigned.

  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned by management

Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required.

Related Work Experience:

  • 2 – 4 years’ experience in manufacturing.

Functional Skills:

  • Proficient in the use of computers to input manufacturing data.

  • Ability to bend, lift and/or twist.

  • Ability to work on multiple levels, such as catwalks, ladders, etc. and ability to work in extreme temperatures.

  • Manual and finger dexterity.

  • Ability to grip, grasp, and squeeze materials, parts, hand tools, and products.

  • Ability to lift, push and/or pull up to 50 pounds.

  • Standing and walking for continuous periods, including 8-hour, 10-hour or 12-hour shift or required necessary hours.

  • Ability to work 8-hour, 10-hour or 12-hour shifts or required necessary hours to meet the business requirements.

  • Forklift Certified or ability to become certified in a reasonable timeframe.

  • Must have the ability and willingness to cross train in other departments

  • Ability to travel outside of Canada and possess a valid passport.

  • Perform all tasks in a safe manner while ensuring achievement of Quality, Service and Cost objectives.

  • Ability to trouble-shoot production-related problems.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work efficiently under challenging situations

  • Ability to participate in job development training (i.e. trouble-shooting, etc.)

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Coca-Cola Limited is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.  We have a number of programs and policies in place to support this goal. If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact our HR Shared Service team by calling 1-877-677-6774. Coca-Cola Limited will consult with all applicants with a disability who request accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure that the accommodation provided takes into account the applicants individual accessibility needs.


Our Growth Culture:
One of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years is having a company culture that supports and rewards behaviors that lead to growth. Our “Growth Behaviors,” as we call them, are ways of being and working that help to make us successful. Think about how you can bring this to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

Keep seeking, never settle.  Staying curious about what is outside, and two steps ahead inspires us to challenge the status quo. Having the courage to look and leap is the way we grow. Because asking “what if?” pushes us to the next level as people and as a company.

Make it happen. True empowerment is the result of taking responsibility. This means giving yourself permission to see it, say it and do it, and owning the outcomes. Because we move forward faster when we all take action.

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Include, value and trust each other. We are smart alone but together we are genius. This means being inclusive, giving the benefit of the doubt and being responsible for each other. Because, for our company to thrive for the next 100+ years, smart isn’t enough. We need genius.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.​

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