Production Technician (Vancouver Based)

Operations · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

DO YOU


  • Feel passionate about sustainability and making this planet a better place?
  • Want to be part of a driven, high-performance team with big aspirations?
  • Do whatever it takes to succeed?
  • Have an innate hunger to rise to your highest potential?
  • Want to #ButcherBeans? (R.I.P. to Bertie the Bean)


WHO ARE WE


First of all, you found us. Fantastic. That wasn't random. Something led you here. An instinct. A curiosity. A glimpse at potential. Good. That's how we feel about The Very Good Food Company. We’re gearing up for massive growth and we’d love YOU to be a part of it! 


So what’s our story?


Our founders were fed up with the overly-processed meat alternatives available and knew they could raise the bar. As trained chefs with years of experience, they set out to make the most delicious and nutritious plant-based meats they could. A bajillion butchered beans, a Dragon’s Den appearance, 15 new products, and the opening of our first production facility later, we are ready to revolutionize the plant-based industry. We're on a mission to show the world that making good food choices doesn’t mean sacrificing flavour. We create food that’s Very Good for people, animals and the planet (all while having a TON fun along the way!).


So who works here?


All of us strive to create an environment that reflects our organization’s core values: sustainability, compassion, innovation, harmony, trust, and transparency. We’re a group of forward thinkers. We’re passionate. We do not discriminate. Period. We believe companies should measure and be accountable for their impacts on people and the planet. Our approach is to simply be  “more human and less corporate”. We love doing work that matters. We celebrate our wins. And we recognize that we only win as a team. If you’re yelling at your computer screen, “GET ME IN!” — keep reading…


WHO YOU ARE


We are searching for ambitious team players and self-starters to grow within a fast paced start-up environment. As a Production Technician located in our Vancouver facility, you will play a key role in producing plant based products, working the production line as instructed, and strictly following health and safety guidelines related to the operations of The Very Good Butchers plant based products. You will be working alongside a great team and for a fast growing company.


Responsibilities Include:

    • General production operator, steaming, branding, vacuum packaging, and other tasks as required
      • Working closely with vegetables
      • Weighing of dried and fresh herbs and spices
      • Creating plant based meats by hand
      • Packaging our delicious plant based products
  • Lifting of heavy boxes and materials required 
  • Setting up of equipment from production
  • Operating a wide array of machinery, including tanks and kettles, to prepare food for production
  • Maintaining a clean work station and clean equipment while it is not in use at the end of every shift, and sterilize thoroughly to ensure it remains sanitary
  • Being cognizant of any changes in a machine’s capabilities, and report any malfunctions to Leads
  • Recording production data including weight tracking, inventory tracking, etc.
  • Cleaning and sanitization of equipment
  • Other duties as assigned by the Production Lead and/or Manager

Must Haves:

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination
  • Physical dexterity and ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Basic troubleshooting skills and basic mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work in temperature controlled environments with loud noises
  • Ability to follow safety procedures and protocols 


Qualifications:

  • 1+ years experience in a manufacturing environment, ideally within the food or production
  • Strong technical skills and an understanding of machines and troubleshooting is considered an asset
  • Food Safe Level 1 is considered an asset
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs
  • Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 2 Certification or equivalent is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of safety and health standard regulations is considered an asset
  • Must be comfortable working in a temperature controlled environment
  • Previous experience with warehouse machinery and equipment, such as a pallet jack, is an asset 


Shift Requirements:

  • Must be able to work any day of the week from 7:00am to 3:30pm OR 3:00pm to 11:00pm


We welcome all applicants regardless of race, gender, orientation, sexual identity, economic class, ability, disability, age, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, or status. We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. Thank you for your interest in The Very Good Food Company, and we encourage you to apply today!

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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
    Operations
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level