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Job Title: Dairy Processing Specialist

Location: 70 Dickinson Dr, Ingleside, ON K0C 1M0

About Us:

Welcome to Lactalis Canada – where we take pride in being recognized as one of Forbes’ 2022 top employers! Our journey revolves around enhancing the lives of Canadians through a rich variety of dairy delights, including some of Canadian’s favourite dairy brands such as like Black Diamond Cheese, Lactantia Milk, Astro Yogurt, Balderson Cheese, and Cheestrings. In fact, we’re proud to say our products grace the shelves of an incredible 94% of Canadian households!

With a 140-year legacy driven by innovation and unwavering quality, we’re seeking like-minded individuals to join us in shaping our next chapter.

About the opportunity:

The Dairy Processing Specialist provides processing leadership and supervision of the R&D pilot plant operations and where applicable resources. They support the R&D team by organizing and conducting the pilot trials in support of innovation and renovation projects and with directive supports members with production scale-up trials. Responsible for liaising with manufacturing representatives plant quality and maintenance representatives to ensure the safe operating and sanitary maintenance of the pilot plant.

The attributes we are looking for:

  • line supervisor of the pilot plant, which includes a team of technicians and/or students, to support in the development of new products and/or renovation projects while ensuring compliance to Standard Operating Procedures and Health & Safety Guidelines.
  • a researcher by acting as the pilot process operator, exhibiting leadership in the qualification and validation of testing new ingredients and support the scale up of plant trials. This will include providing reports and recommendations to the R&D Manager
  • applicable, responsible for ensuring environmental compliance including swabbing of equipment per plant manufacturing directive. Participate in root cause analysis and deep cleaning to address non-compliance.
  • projects will be managed by coordinating all R&D support activities including maintaining complex technical notes and records of activity, along with ingredient preparation and processing equipment set up, confirmation of processing standards and subsequent sanitation.
  • alignment with the directive of R&D colleagues, prepare and organize the presentation of products for sensory evaluations.
  • identify, prepare, and recommend capex pilot plant requirements to maintain pilot plant operations and introduction of new technologies in support of innovation.
  • reporting of budgeted CAPEX or OPEX for the pilot plant. Identify gaps in a timely manner and provide recommendations in case of budgetary gaps.
  • and update Standard Operating Procedures for existing and new equipment installations. Validate electrical, drainage, cleaning etc. compatibility necessary for complex equipment introduced to the pilot facility or for any rental equipment.
  • to R&D Manager the sanitary maintenance schedule and equipment for repairs. Responsible for ordering and receiving all supplies, parts and materials used in the Pilot Plant.
  • to conduct routine laboratory analysis such as pH, Rapid Dairy Analyzers, Titrations or other laboratory techniques and/or bench experimentations in support of pilot plant activities.
  • Safety and Quality is fundamental in execution of all work activities and work in compliance to Lactalis Quality Systems, Health & Safety and applicable Company Policies. Practice good manufacturing and sanitation practices in daily activities.

What you will bring:

  • diploma or university degree in related discipline (Food science, Dairy Engineering, Maintenance, or related discipline) .
  • 2 years Food Industry experience.
  • analytical ability in troubleshooting and corrective actions.
  • of GMP’s & HACCP, specifically, in a food production environment.
  • oriented with a strong focus on accuracy.
  • with standard office computer technology such as Microsoft Office.
  • to prioritize and work in a result-oriented team environment.
  • communication skills, both oral and written.
  • of operation and sanitation of pilot dairy processing equipment; manual lifting and physical working environment.
  • knowledge of dairy products and their functionality.
  • analytical ability in troubleshooting and corrective actions. Creative problem solving.
  • of GMP’s & HACCP, specifically, in a food production environment
  • oriented with a strong focus on accuracy.
  • to produce accurate experimental documents.
  • knowledge of mechanical & maintenance.
  • with standard office computer technology such as Microsoft Office.
  • to prioritize and work in a result-oriented team environment.
  • written and interpersonal/communication skill
  • to organize and report results using a variety of computer applications (Excel, Microsoft Word)
  • to effectively handle multiple projects and the assignments of priorities within the defined project area.
  • capabilities including manual lifting.

What Lactalis will offer:

Lactalis Canada believes in rewarding its people with the following comprehensive benefits package and perks:

  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Performance-Based Bonus System
  • Weeks of Vacation
  • starting day 1
  • Pension Program with an Employer Match at 100% of up to 6%
  • reimbursement plan of up to $3,000/year
  • Volunteer Day to give back to your community
  • and Development opportunities
  • commitment to internal career advancement with potential for international mobility

Our ESG commitment:

Our ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) roadmap drives our sustainability mission. We aim to positively impact communities and the planet by enabling stakeholders including our people, consumers, customers, suppliers, dairy farmers, government, and industry partners to have a positive impact on the wellbeing of our communities and the planet through all that we do.

At Lactalis Canada, we value our employees as catalysts for positive change. Together, we will create a sustainable future, promote belonging, and make a lasting impact on the world.

Our commitment to DEI:

Fuel Our Culture with Your Uniqueness! Lactalis thrives on the value each person brings. We’re dedicated to amplifying diverse voices, inviting personal and professional growth, and embracing everyone’s true selves. We’re committed to crafting an environment that genuinely welcomes all, reflecting the richness of our people and communities.

Our promise extends to accessible processes and spaces. If you require accommodation due to a disability (which may be visible or invisible, temporary, or permanent), please inform our Talent Acquisition team – confidentiality will be maintained.

Note: Lactalis Canada does not conduct credit or background checks through LinkedIn. If required, we’ll contact you after signing a Job Offer.

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