Machine Operator

VPC Group Inc. is a Canadian manufacturer specializing in converting chemicals and fibre into quality foam and nonwoven products for the home furnishing markets. A privately owned company, VPC Group is committed to creating a positive work experience for employees by providing them with a safe work environment and opportunities for growth. VPC Group has become a supplier of choice by committing to operational excellence, investing in technology, and being close to our customers to deliver exceptional service.

Fybon Nonwovens, a division of VPC Group Inc., is looking for an experienced Machine Operatorto support our polyester fibre manufacturing operation in Brampton, ON.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate/possess the following skills, abilities and competencies:

Attitude

  • Patience to learn over extended periods of time
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Positive attitude/energy
  • High sense of urgency
  • Ability to work until the job is complete

Health and Safety

  • High regard for safety of self and others
  • Abide by all safety policies, procedures and best practices
  • Identify, report and avoid all hazards
  • Operate with safety in mind at all times
  • Report any near misses to supervisor

Technical

  • Learn and adapt quickly
  • Mechanical aptitude– strong understanding and working knowledge with pulleys, drive systems, speeds relative to each other
  • Mathematical skills, understanding and ability to set parameters (Grade 12 minimum math level)
  • Ability to think and act logically
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and troubleshoot technical problems
  • Process orientated with a technical aptitude
  • Forklift license an asset
  • Computer savvy – must be able to use Microsoft Outlook, experience using ERP system an asset
  • General maintenance including lubrication, checking for wear and tear, and proactively report on and replace parts as necessary

Communication

  • Strong command of the English language (must be able to read, write and speak fluently)
  • Ability to present information and discuss alternatives with management
  • Ability to engage line workers and provide direction in manner that is understood by different personalities

Leadership

  • Provide direction to line workers
  • Must have initiative to report on production status and issues (and solutions) to Manager/Supervisor

Criteria:

  • 2-4 years’ of mechanical work experience preferred
  • 2-4 years’ experience operating machines in a manufacturing environment
  • Must be dependable, trustworthy and value accountability
  • Must be flexible to work evenings, weekends, or holiday shifts as needed

VPC Group Inc. is committed to employment equity. Should you require accommodation please indicate your requirements and accommodation will be made available at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From $18.00 per hour

Work Location: In person

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