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Operator, Production - JR49088

Business Location:
Tavistock, Ontario
Position type:
Full Time
Work Place Location:
In Person
Mon-Fri 6:00pm-2:00am

Job Description

At Saputo, our best comes from our people. We’re a talented and caring team with a longstanding history of excellence. Since our first days delivering cheese on a bicycle, we’ve grown into a leading global dairy processor by staying true to the culture that defines us. Each of our employees is committed to uphold our tradition of care, quality, and passion through food, and together, we foster an environment where we can all make contributions that matter–from our manufacturing plants to our office locations and everywhere in-between.


Overview of the Role

You'll discover a stimulating atmosphere that fosters your professional growth in a clean and safe environment. Reporting to the Supervisor, Production the Operator, Production is responsible for assisting in the manufacturing and bulk format finishing/packaging of whey powder, milk receiving, and external loads receiving in accordance with the standards and safety objectives established by Senior Management of the company.


Schedule: Monday - Friday 6:00pm - 2:00am

Salary: 25.90$/h

There are 2 salary increases in the first year of employment, with a target rate of $28.80/hour. 


We support and take care of our employees and their families by offering:

  • Vacation upon hire
  • Generous and complete benefit coverage with group insurance
  • Group retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Telemedicine and assistance program for employees and their families
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan with an employer match
  • Paid Parental Leave program
  • Paid time off: Sick days, floater days and volunteer day off
  • Opportunity to contribute to a collective RRSP & TFSA
  • Training and development programs
  • Organized activities for employees and their families  
  • Advantageous discounts on Saputo products


How you will make contributions that matter:

  • Operate all packaging and production equipment as assigned by the Whey Plant Supervisor, Operator or Lead Hand.
  • Responsible for packaging of whey powder and dairy blend powders.
  • Responsible for receiving of raw materials such as incoming milk, UF Milk, cream, secondary culture, and whey
  • Assist in shipping of blended dairy products.
  • Prepare for shipping of finished goods, including loading trailers, complete required forms
  • Adhere to Best Operating Procedures to ensure the highest quality product possible.
  • Accurate recording of all data and inventory entries into AS400.
  • Must demonstrate teamwork, co-operation, responsibility, initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Disassembly & assembly of whey packaging equipment for routine maintenance and regular cleaning
  • Understand the disassembly & assembly of cheese production equipment
  • Ensures that safe conditions exist at all times within the work environment; will take appropriate action to protect the health and safety of employees and comply with all requirements as stated in the Health and Safety policy.
  • Full participation in the HACCP program and adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Ensures the efficient and effective use of equipment and material resource.
  • Maintains effective internal working relationships.
  • Supports and maintains Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P.’s quality standards.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Whey Plant Supervisor, Operator or Lead Hand.


You are best suited for the role if you have the following qualifications:


  • Experience within a dairy or food manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Forklift license
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills.
  • Proven leadership and strong team orientation.
  • Self-motivated, results oriented and possess high degree of initiative, and work well with minimal supervision.
  • Must be available to work various shifts, weekends and performs overtime as required
  • Working knowledge of computers, including software programs such as Microsoft Office. SAP an asset



Saputo welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations up to the point of undue hardships, are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



Our story began in Canada in 1954, when the Saputo family's hard work and dedication created a thriving dairy business. More than 65 years later, our roots in this country remain strong with our Corporate Headquarters in Montréal. Today, we are a leading cheese manufacturer and fluid milk and cream processor in Canada with well-loved brands, such as Saputo, Alexis de Portneuf, Armstrong, Baxter, Dairyland, Joyya, Milk2Go, Milk2Go Sport, Neilson, Nutrilait, Scotsburn* and Woolwich Goat Dairy. Thanks to our national footprint, we're proud to bring our best to our customers and consumers, and have plenty of opportunities for our employees to grow in their own way. And we do it while also striving to build a healthier future for our people and the communities where we operate, guided by our values and the Saputo Promise. To learn more about Saputo in Canada, please click here. (


Join the Saputo Dairy Products Canada team to make your contributions matter every day!


* SCOTSBURN is a registered trademark and is used under license by Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P.


The material contained herein is provided for informational purposes only. All open jobs offered by Saputo Inc. and all companies, corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships and other entities controlled by Saputo Inc. (collectively, “Saputo”) on Saputo's web site are subject to specific job skill requirements. The job skill requirements, qualifications, and preferred experience are determined by a Saputo subsidiary, office or department, and all positions are subject to local prevailing employment laws and restrictions. This would include immigration laws pertaining to work authorization requirements and any other applicable government permissions or compliance. The materials on this site are provided without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this site or in any referenced links. While Saputo attempts to update this site on a timely basis, the information is effective only as of the time and date of posting. Strict confidentiality will be observed at all times. Saputo is an equal opportunity employer. The information on this site is for information purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon with legal consequence.


Saputo welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations may be available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



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