Seasonal Cherry Line Workers (Kelowna)

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Job Detail

  • Career Level Entry-Level Training
  • Experience No Experience Necessary
  • Posting ID SEASO001790
  • No. of Openings Multiple

Job Description

With summer and cherry season just around the corner, we are seeking full-time motivated, energetic, and dedicated individuals at our downtown Kelowna plant who would be interested in working as Seasonal Production Line Workers!

This position will start approximately middle of June and run until approximately to the middle-end of August. The hourly wage for this position is $18.71/hour day shift (7:00am-3:30pm) and $19.71/hour afternoon shift (4:00pm-12:30am), with overtime opportunities. This position is great as a first job, a way to gain great experience and get your foot in the door with a local company, or for someone simply looking for steady work throughout the summer!

Why Work with BC Tree Fruits?

Agriculture has been foundational to the development of the Okanagan Valley and at BC Tree Fruits, we want to continue that legacy as the Valley grows and evolves. BC Tree Fruits has been bringing the communities of the Okanagan Valley together with our delicious, top of the line fruits since 1936, something we will continue to do for decades to come. The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is owned by fruit growers throughout the entire Okanagan Valley, employs approximately 500 employees, and operates multiple facilities. Our 300 plus LOCAL grower families work together in the BC Tree Fruits Cooperative as part of a larger community. Each grower nurtures their orchards to create the best possible fruit, and by supporting our growers we get to watch the local agriculture COMMUNITY thrive.

Throughout our 85 years in the business, a lot has changed but people’s love for FRESH local Okanagan Fruit is not one of them! The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is ‘turning a new leaf’ and is ready to take on the challenges and opportunities of our ever-evolving industry. New technologies have allowed for fruit to be in season all year long, making our business more stable and reliable than ever. As we learnt this past year, certain things are essential, and others are not. Our business at BC Tree Fruits is essential and we need devoted and passionate people to join our team. So if fresh, local, and community driven are important values to you, we would encourage you to consider a career at BC Tree Fruits.

The Job

  • Sorting cherries to meet Government and/or Industry Grade Standards
  • Filling bags, trays, boxes or totes as well as consumer package and bulk filling
  • Operating in a safe and efficient manner by following proper safe work procedures
  • Adhering to food safe and safe work procedures at all times
  • Performing work at each station of the tray line area(s)
  • Operate machinery and controls at the various work stations as trained
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Safety Staff

The Ideal Candidate

  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment including repeated lifting of up to 15 pounds
  • Have a good work record and above average attendance
  • Be comfortable working with and around machinery
  • Must be able to work all shifts as required (including weekends)
  • Ability to work great in a team focused environment with a positive attitude and energy
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all employees and supervisors
  • Must be 16+ years of age
  • Able to obtain steel toed boots

This is a seasonal position with potential to lead to full time employment year round. This position will start approximately middle of June and run until approximately the middle-end of August. Start and end dates vary based on seasonal needs.

BC Tree Fruits thanks all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those under consideration for the position will be contacted. Visit www.bctreefruits.com for more information on the cooperative and future employment opportunities.

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