Jobs Department: Plant/Operations

QA Records Clerk

November 8th, 2022 |

Purpose:

The Quality Assurance (QA) Records Clerk examines all relevant Quality Control (QC) reports completed from the previous day. They are responsible for ensuring these reports are completed in full, are accurate, and there are no corrections needed. They are tasked with ensuring these reports, as well as any relevant documents they receive, are in compliance with Company practices, and that there are no discrepancies against Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Program and/or any legally regulated programs (FDA/CFIA). They are responsible for maintaining the physical filing system for all QC/QA records kept on file in their office. Lastly, they may be assigned additional duties to help support the QC Supervisor, the QA Supervisor, and/or any team members working in QC.

 

Duties:

  • Each day, accurately file all reports in the Snack, Steaks and Sardines, and Final folders.
    • Ensure all the relevant information has been entered, matches the product output, and is accurate to what was documented from various cross-facility reports.
  • Reviews received reports for:
    • Accurate timelines.
    • Completed signatures.
    • Accurate temperatures.
    • All relevant information has been completed in the proper places.
  • Complete the following reports daily:
    • Chlorine tests (from the retorts).
    • Histamine tests (to support the Krill/Histamine Inspector).
  • Ensure missing documents are noted and communicated to the Quality Control Coordinator or QC Supervisor promptly.
  • Support the QC team by filling in to help complete visual seam and weight checks when needed.
    • The checks are completed in periods of a minimum of 30-minute intervals; complete the scattered one or two to help support the team on the floor when needed.
  • Provide daily data for sauce amounts, as well as any holds/isolation products, for Cutting review.
  • Complete necessary Corrective Action Form(s) for review by the QC Supervisor and any relevant team members to promptly correct document(s) and/or to process any deficiencies.
  • Immediately communicate any issues that may present a food safety risk to the QC Coordinator, QC Supervisor, and/or Quality Manager.
  • Support the QA Manager, QC Supervisor, and the department in resolving quality issues and preparing for audits.
  • Communicate effectively with various levels of the organization to resolve quality concerns as they arise.
  • Maintains files, work area, and documents in an organized manner.
  • Other duties may be assigned to support the QC team.

 

Requirements:

  • Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other computer software applications (SAP).
  • Must have experience in an Administrative role.
    • Within an Office Environment is preferred.
  • Must demonstrate the following Behaviors:
    • Must be reliable with a proven record of consistent attendance.
    • Must be conscious of food safety/food handling procedures.
    • Must have a high degree of accuracy for reporting/documentation.
    • Must have a sense of urgency to attend to any corrections promptly after notice.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be flexible to work beyond the normal shift end when needed, 8-hours minimum upwards of 12-hours maximum (including any assigned overtime).
  • Must have a minimum of a Grade 12 education or equivalent.
  • Must be legally allowed to work in Canada.

 

Working Conditions and Physical Capacities:

This position can be physically demanding with a combination of standing, walking, sitting, and/or bending for extended periods of time during the shift. The ability to operate a computer is expected, as well as looking at the screen for extended periods of time during the shift. The ability to work in a Quality Inspector role (manually handling cans) is necessary.

 

Company Benefits:

  • Company Sponsored Pension.
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (Vacation, Insurance, etc.).

Production Planning Coordinator

October 27th, 2022 |

Who We Are

For over 100 years, Clover Leaf and Brunswick have delivered delicious, healthy and affordable canned seafood to consumers. Today, as the leading branded marketer of canned seafood in Canada, we’re expanding our business, and there’s never been a better time to join our team and grow along with us.

When you join Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp., you become part of a company that, together with our parent company, Bumble Bee Seafoods, is working hard to find new ways to protect the ocean and those that rely on it. From fishers to our employees, to customers, consumers, and to the communities we serve, we base our actions on shared, transparent values that hold us accountable to each other and the world.

When you join Clover Leaf Seafoods, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self through ongoing professional development in an inclusive environment.

About the Role:

We are looking for a Production Planning Coordinator to join our team at Connors Bros. in Blacks Harbour. Reporting to the Director, Plant Operations, as the Production Planning Coordinator, you will be responsible for forecasting demands for each SKU produced in our facility for domestic and international markets based on sales projections.

To be successful as the Production Planning Coordinator you should demonstrate strong collaboration skills through working with a variety of teams, organizational skills to meet customer demands and problem-solving skills to adjust plans based on unforeseen challenges.

How You Make a Difference:

  • Ensure there is sufficient supply of finished goods in the correct SKUs to ensure the optimal amount of product is shipped for customer orders
  • Maintain monthly production plans based on budget and forecast requirements. Advise production team of any gaps that exist between budgeted and forecasted amounts.
  • Provide direction to the production team on what cover to pack and the amounts required daily to meet production requirements.
  • Provide the packaging team with monthly requirements for the department to produce and wrap to plan based on product requirements.
  • Working with the team leaders, problem solve any unexpected production or packaging challenges.
  • Provide weekly and monthly production reports to finance and production.
  • Liaise between sales, marketing, and logistics for production related issues at the plant.
  • Lead weekly meetings with sales and logistics to review pack plans, production-to-date file, product availability and future requirements.
  • Issue new and update material numbers and issue new or update current BOM’s in SAP.
  • Work with the Packaging Coordinator and marketing to make sure artwork changes or new artwork are completed and approved in time to run production to meet marketing and sales requested ship dates.
  • Manage inventory of soya, sunflower and olive oil, and sauce blends as well as packaging materials.
  • Work with purchasing team to have orders placed to ensure timely delivery.

 What You Need to be Successful:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in food manufacturing knowledge of processing environment and packaging best practices
  • Strong collaboration skills with the ability to influence others to achieve objectives
  • Strong project, time management skills
  • Demonstrates high degree of flexibility and embraces changing priorities.
  • Strong knowledge of Connors Bros. products is considered an asset
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, electronic, interpersonal and presentation)
  • Must be steady, reliable, conscientious and have a good work history and attendance record
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and very adept at using SAP.

Posting End Date:  November 4, 2022

Hand Packers (Piecework)

June 14th, 2022 |

Fish Plant Workers – NOC 9463

Purpose:

Our Hand Packers are team members responsible for manually packing, and occasionally cutting, our raw product (fish steaks, fish fillets, precut fish, and/or whole fish) into designated cans based on the daily production requirements. These packers are responsible for ensuring the daily production quota is fulfilled to the best of their ability. These Packers pack, or cut, the product for further processing and packaging. They are responsible for visually inspecting the product that reaches them to identify any defects, issues, or problems with the product that render it unfit for further packing. They ensure their product follows Company standards before processing it at their designated workstation. Additionally, they may be tasked with packing their received product according to daily weight requirements (in the case of fish steaks and precut fish), or further cutting their received fish for packing (in the case of fish fillets and whole fish). Lastly, the Hand Packers are responsible for ensuring the cans provided are in good condition (meaning there are no defects, dents, or rips of the can).

 

Duties:

  • Manually packing processed fish (steaks/precuts) into designated cans.
  • Manually cutting fish product to daily specifications (fillets/whole fish).
  • Manually packing their cut product into designated cans.
  • Visually checking received raw product for defects/issues with quality.
  • Ensuring product is in accordance with Company standards.
  • Ensuring product cans comply to Company standards (no rips, tears, defects, dents, peeling).
  • Ensuring placed product conform to daily weight requirements.
  • Packing to meet the daily production quota (to the best of their ability).

 

Requirements:

  • Must be physically capable of standing, and/or walking for extended periods of time.
  • Must be physically capable of packing by hand (this will require some dexterity/movement of all fingers).
  • Must be capable of inspecting fish product (raw or processed) for defects.
  • Must be capable of following Company policies and ensuring product conforms to standards.
  • Must be capable of handling raw fish product for processing.
  • Must be capable of cutting (using Company provided scissors) fish for production (when required).
  • Grade 10 education or higher.
  • Must be legally allowed to work in Canada.

 

Working Conditions and Physical Capacities:

This position can be physically demanding at times, with a combination of standing and/or walking for periods of time during the assigned shift on cement floors. Additionally, the use of Company provided scissors (which are kept sharp and rust-free) require workers to be vigilant with clear eyesight (you must be able to clearly see what you are doing, and what is around you, at all times). Excessive noise may be experienced during periods of high production (dependent on machine production within the facility), as well as cold/hot temperatures above the normal level (depending on machine production within the facility).

 

Company Benefits:

  • Company Sponsored Pension.
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (Available upon Completion of Probationary Period).

Freezing And Holding Worker

May 11th, 2022 |

Purpose:

Team Members working in Freezing & Holding are individuals that are among the first ones to receive, and handle, incoming product (fish from the fishing vessels, fish arriving in frozen blocks). These team members are opening the received product (when received via. Trucks) and providing the correct product to be smoked for production (Golden Smoke Fillets). They are also tasked with freezing the fresh product when necessary, collecting product to be used as bait (as well as distributing said bait), and lastly, supplying the correct amount of frozen goods (fish) to the Tank Room for usage. Depending on daily production requirements, tasks may be removed/changed/adjusted to fulfill product necessities. Depending on product supplied (fresh vs. frozen, whole fish vs. precut fish vs. fillets), duties may be adjusted to accommodate product necessities.

 

Duties:

  • Opening raw product (when received in frozen blocks).
  • Providing Production (Golden Smoke) with the appropriate product (fillets).
  • Freezing fresh product (when necessary).
  • Collecting product to be converted into bait.
  • Distributing finished bait when necessary.
  • Supplying the Tank Room with appropriate product in accordance with daily production requirements.
  • Operation of a company lift truck may be assigned on a day-to-day basis (Forklift certification would be a bonus).
  • Depending on daily production requirements, duties may be adjusted when needed.

 

Requirements:

  • Must be physically capable of standing, bending, crouching, and/or walking on cement floors for extended periods of time.
  • Must be physically capable of lifting upwards of 50 lbs. when necessary.
  • Must be physically capable of climbing/descending company ladders.
  • Must be physically capable of handling raw product (fish) when necessary.
  • Must be physically capable of working in a chilled environment.
  • Must be capable of working assigned shifts, in addition to overtime (if required).
  • Must be capable of working weekends if assigned.
  • Must be capable of working shifts upwards of 12 hours in length (includes weekends, if assigned).
  • Forklift certification a bonus, but not required.
  • Minimum of a Grade 12 Education is an asset, but not necessary.
  • Must be legally allowed to work in Canada.

 

Working Conditions and Physical Capacities:

This position can be physically demanding with any combination of standing, walking, and/or bending on cement floors for extended periods of time. Lifting frozen product weighing upwards of 50 lbs. during the assigned shift can be expected. Performance of duties in a chilled (not cold) environment may be expected (company provided gear is available). Operation of a Company Lift Truck may be assigned on a day-to-day basis. Excessive noise levels can be expected during periods of high production.

 

 Company Benefits:

  • Different work schedules available (days, afternoons/evenings).
  • Company Sponsored Pension.
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (Available upon Completion of Probationary Period).

Piecework Fish Plant Workers – NOC 9463

April 20th, 2022 |

Purpose:

These positions listed under NOC Code 9463 are piecework paid positions in our Production/Processing Department. These positions have such titles as SAP Packers, or Hand Table Packers, here at the Blacks Harbour Facility. These positions are responsible for manually, or through the use of our cutting machines, cutting/trimming fish for processing/packaging.

These positions can be tasked with packing processed fish (steaks/precuts) into designated containers/cans for weighing/packaging. They are responsible for visually inspecting their received fish product for any issues with quality, and ensuring their product is in accordance with Company standards.

They are responsible for determining the optimal number, and size, of available selections of their fish product. Lastly, they are responsible for cutting their product to daily production specifications, and packing (either by hand or through the use of company machines) their product into containers/cans for weighing.

 

Duties:

  • Manually cutting fish product to daily specifications.
  • Operating company cutting machines to cut fish product to daily specifications.
  • Manually packing processed fish (steaks/precuts) into designated containers/cans.
  • Visually checking received raw product for defects/issues with quality.
  • Ensuring product is in accordance with Company standards.
  • Determining optimal number, and size, of fish selections.
  • Cut sections according to daily specifications.
  • Placing product into container/can for weighing.

 

Requirements:

  • Must be physically capable of standing, and/or walking for extended periods of time.
  • Must be physically capable of packing by hand (if required).
  • Must be capable of inspecting fish product (raw or processed) for defects.
  • Must be capable of following company policies and ensuring product conforms to standards.
  • Must be capable of handling raw fish product for processing.
  • Must be capable of cutting (manually or with company equipment) fish into designated selections for daily production requirements.

 

Working Conditions & Physical Capacities:

This position can be physically demanding at times, with a combination of standing and/or walking for periods of time during the assigned shift on cement floors. Additionally, the use of Company cutting machines, in addition to manually cutting/trimming equipment, require workers to be vigilant with clear eyesight (you must be able to clearly see what you are doing, and what is around you, at all times). Excessive noise may be experienced during periods of high production (depending on location within the facility), as well as cold/hot temperatures above the normal level (depending on location within the facility).

 

Company Benefits:

  • Our 4-year Collective Agreement is in place to provide annual wage increases of 4%, 3%, 2%, & 2% over the next 4 years (2022 – 2025).
  • Overtime rates of 1.5x after 40 hours worked in a single week.
  • Employees are paid on a weekly basis.
  • Shift premium of an extra $0.75/hour after 3pm (Shift start time of 3pm or later).
  • Shift premium of an extra $1.00/hour after 11pm (Shift start time 11pm or later).
  • Twelve Company Paid Holidays each year.
  • Vacation Entitlement that increases with each year of service.
  • A Benefits Plan that allows employees to maintain all medical benefits during lay-off period(s).
  • Various work scheduling options (days, afternoons, and evenings).
  • Most positions within the facility are Monday – Friday (day shift) with the occasional weekend and overtime.
  • On the Job training.
  • Company Sponsored Pension.
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (Available upon Completion of Probationary Period).

 

Please feel free to send along a resume, or application, to any of the following places:

By Mail:
Human Resources, Connors Bros., A Division Of Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp.
180 Brunswick Street, Blacks Harbour, N.B. E5H 1G6

By Website:

By clicking on the above “Apply” link.

Hourly Fish Plant Workers – NOC 9463

April 20th, 2022 |

Purpose:

These positions listed under NOC Code 9463 are hourly paid positions in various departments throughout the facility. These positions are related to positions such as Machine Operators, Quality Control (QC) Inspectors, and Fish Trimmers that exist within the Blacks Harbour Facility.

These positions are responsible for setting up, and operating, machines to clean, cut, cook, smoke, or otherwise process the fish according to daily production requirements. They may also be responsible for setting up, and operating, machines to can, box, or otherwise package the fish product according to order/shipment requirements.

These positions can be responsible for accurately recording any necessary production information, such as the quality, quantity, weight, date, and the type of product packaged. They may also be responsible for manually checking the raw, canned, and/or packaged fish product for defects and ensuring all product conform to Company standards.

Lastly, these positions can be responsible for checking the raw fish product to determine optimal number, and size, of fish selections, in addition to cutting the product to these specifications before placing product in container/cans for weighing.

 

Duties:

  • Setting up, and operating, machines to clean, cut, cook, smoke, or otherwise process fish as per daily requirements.
  • Setting up, and operating, machines to can, box, or otherwise package processed fish product.
  • Recording product information when necessary, such as:
    • Quality of product,
    • Quantity of product produced (or incoming),
    • Weight of product,
    • Date processed/packaged,
    • Type of product.
  • Manually checking raw, canned, or packaged fish products for defects.
  • Ensuring each product checked conforms to Company standards.
  • Determining optimal number, and size, of fish selections.
  • Cut sections according to daily specifications.
  • Placing product into container/can for weighing.

 

Requirements:

  • Must be physically capable of standing, and/or walking for extended periods of time.
  • Must be capable of operating various machines to clean, cut, cook, smoke, or otherwise process fish (training provided).
  • Must be capable of operating various machines to can, box, or otherwise package processed fish products (training provided).
  • Must be able to record necessary information in company logs (either by hand or with computerized equipment).
  • Must be capable of inspecting fish product (raw, canned, or packaged) for defects.
  • Must be capable of following company policies and ensuring product conforms to standards.
  • Must be capable of handling raw fish product for processing.
  • Must be capable of cutting (manually or with company equipment) fish into designated selections for daily production requirements.

 

Working Conditions & Physical Capacities:

This position can be physically demanding at times, with any combination of standing, sitting, walking, crouching, and/or squatting for periods of time during the assigned shift on cement floors. Additionally, operation of company machines may require some pushing, pulling, and/or lifting of weights upwards of 50 lbs. frequently during the assigned shift. Excessive noise may be experienced during periods of high production (depending on location within the facility), as well as cold/hot temperatures above the normal level (depending on location within the facility).

 

Company Benefits:

  • Our 4-year Collective Agreement is in place to provide annual wage increases of 4%, 3%, 2%, & 2% over the next 4 years (2022 – 2025).
  • Overtime rates of 1.5x after 40 hours worked in a single week.
  • Employees are paid on a weekly basis.
  • Shift premium of an extra $0.75/hour after 3pm (Shift start time of 3pm or later).
  • Shift premium of an extra $1.00/hour after 11pm (Shift start time 11pm or later).
  • Twelve Company Paid Holidays each year.
  • Vacation Entitlement that increases with each year of service.
  • A Benefits Plan that allows employees to maintain all medical benefits during lay-off period(s).
  • Various work scheduling options (days, afternoons, and evenings).
  • Most positions within the facility are Monday – Friday (day shift) with the occasional weekend and overtime.
  • On the Job training.
  • Company Sponsored Pension.
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (Available upon Completion of Probationary Period).

 

Please feel free to send along a resume, or application, to any of the following places:

By Mail:
Human Resources, Connors Bros., A Division Of Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp.
180 Brunswick Street, Blacks Harbour, N.B. E5H 1G6

By Website:

By clicking on the above “Apply” link.

Canning Fish Plant Workers – NOC 95107

April 20th, 2022 |

Purpose:

The positions listed under NOC Code 95107 are hourly paid positions in various departments throughout the facility. These positions are Heavy Labor positions so applicants can be expected to perform duties related to any and all heavy labor duties.

These positions can be responsible for unloading incoming fish from our fishing vessels as well as transporting the unloaded fish into our processing area for work. They may also be responsible for transporting both our canned goods, and company supplies, throughout the facility (our Plant/Processing areas in addition to our Warehouse areas) manually or through the use of powered equipment (lift trucks or hand lifts).

They can also be tasked with manually handling our frozen fish products, and manually handling our fresh fish products for freezing (for later production requirements). They can be tasked with sorting incoming fish by size, weight, and final destination according to daily production requirements. These positions can be responsible for weighing our canned products to ensure the proper weight specifications are met each day. These positions can be responsible for weighing, recording each weight, and packing our fish in ice. Lastly, these positions can be tasked with measuring, and dumping, ingredients into the hoppers of our mixing & grinding machines.

 

Duties:

  • Unloading fish from fishing vessels.
  • Transporting unloaded fish to processing work areas.
  • Transporting canned goods and company supplies throughout the facility.
  • Manually handling frozen fish for processing.
  • Manually handling fresh fish for freezing.
  • Sorting incoming fish by production requirements (size, weight, location).
  • Weighing canned goods to ensure weight requirements/specifications are met.
  • Weighing, recording, and packing fish into ice.

 

Requirements:

  • Must be physically capable of heavy labor.
  • Must be physically capable of lifting weights upwards of 50 lbs. frequently.
  • Must be physically capable of bending, crouching, and/or squatting frequently.
  • Must be physically capable of standing and/or walking for extended periods of time.
  • Must be physically capable of pushing and/or pulling with a hand lift.
  • Must be physically capable of holding, lifting, and/or pushing fish products (both frozen and fresh).
  • Must be able to sort fish by daily specifications (weight, size, etc.).
  • Must be able to operate a company weight scale.
  • Must be able to record all documented weights in company logs (either by hand or with computerized equipment).

 

Working Conditions & Physical Capacities:

This position can be physically demanding at times, with any combination of standing, sitting, walking, crouching, and/or squatting for periods of time during the assigned shift on cement floors. Additionally, lifting, pulling, and/or pushing weights upwards of 50 lbs. frequently during the duration of the shift can be expected. Excessive noise may be experienced during periods of high production (depending on location within the facility), as well as cold/hot temperatures above the normal level (depending on location within the facility).

 

Company Benefits:

  • Our 4-year Collective Agreement is in place to provide annual wage increases of 4%, 3%, 2%, & 2% over the next 4 years (2022 – 2025).
  • Overtime rates of 1.5x after 40 hours worked in a single week.
  • Employees are paid on a weekly basis.
  • Shift premium of an extra $0.75/hour after 3pm (Shift start time of 3pm or later).
  • Shift premium of an extra $1.00/hour after 11pm (Shift start time 11pm or later).
  • Twelve Company Paid Holidays each year.
  • Vacation Entitlement that increases with each year of service.
  • A Benefits Plan that allows employees to maintain all medical benefits during lay-off period(s).
  • Various work scheduling options (days, afternoons, and evenings).
  • Most positions within the facility are Monday – Friday (day shift) with the occasional weekend and overtime.
  • On the Job training.
  • Company Sponsored Pension.
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (Available upon Completion of Probationary Period).

 

Please feel free to send along a resume, or application, to any of the following places:

By Mail:
Human Resources, Connors Bros., A Division Of Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp.
180 Brunswick Street, Blacks Harbour, N.B. E5H 1G6

By Website:

By clicking on the above “Apply” link.