Production Technician

The Production Technician is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of equipment according to established Standard Operating Procedures and production records for the manufacture of natural health products in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices.

Thursday February 7, 2019

Monday March 11, 2019

Nature’s Way of Canada wants you to join our growing company and talented team! We are currently searching for an experienced Production Technician who thrives in a team based environment and demonstrates positive attitude to join our Operations team in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. Nature’s Way is known world-wide as a leading provider of high quality natural medicines and nutritional supplements, including an expansive line of herbs, omega-3 oils, probiotics, and multivitamins.
 
We operate eight hour shifts in a clean and bright work environment Monday through Friday with no overnight work required. Conveniently located in Burnside, we offer free on-site parking. As part of our team, you’re eligible for incentive compensation bonus on top of your base rate (paid out quarterly), generous employee purchasing discount, an hours’ paid lunch each day and a $250.00 annual Fitness Spending Account.
 
Reporting directly to and directed day to day by the Operations Supervisor, the Production Technician is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of equipment according to established Standard Operating Procedures and production records for the manufacture of natural health products in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

Production Duties:
  • Adhere to all standard operating procedures and Good Manufacturing Processes (SOPs/GMP) to combine ingredients and operate equipment resulting in compliant product
  • Adhere to all SOP’s for shipping and receiving materials
  • Lift and stack materials onto pallets and secure for movement
  • Perform general housekeeping duties to keep work area clean at all times
  • Daily staging of raw materials for production
  • Document all actions accurately and in a timely manner
  • Work in close collaboration with Quality Department to ensure compliance of product and process
  • Choose appropriate materials for use including first in first out.
  • Adhere to all company health and safety requirements
 
General Operations Duties:
  • Apply shipping labels to cases and pallets
  • Store/remove materials in warehouse following First In/First Out (FIFO)
  • May include other duties as assigned from time to time
Required skills and experience:
  • Direct experience with processing and packaging equipment is preferred
  • Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent education is required
  • Experience collaborating with a Quality team considered an asset
  • Experience with detailed documentation and basic math calculations, and a basic understanding of measurements and weights required
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs, safely maneuver heavy items and stand for prolonged periods
  • Production experience in the natural health product, pharmaceutical or food industry an asset
  • Forklift experience an asset, willingness to be trained is required required
  • Good understanding of health and safety requirements within a production environment
  • Must be a true team player who is also able to work independently as required
 
WHAT WE OFFER
It is Nature’s Way of Canada’s philosophy to inspire and promote a physically and emotionally healthy workforce. To enhance the health of each Associate and their families, we've created an environment to foster our philosophy. In addition to the details outlined above, all eligible Associates receive:
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid-time off upon hire
  • Comprehensive Group Benefits Plan for Associates and their families
  • Wellness initiatives that promote a healthy lifestyle including access to our Corporate Gym Membership
  • A Group RRSP plan with company match
  • Profit Sharing Opportunities
  • Educational assistance and ongoing-training

TO APPLY
If you have been consistently recognized as a positive team player and you are interested in making a sizeable contribution to an industry leader with your skills and proven experience, please apply for this position by sending your cover letter and resume, quoting your full name and competition number NWC1903 in the subject line, to CareersCanada@naturesway.com.

This posting will close Monday, March 11th 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career with Nature’s Way of Canada. We will contact those applicants chosen for an interview. Say Hello!