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Horizon Manufacturing makes the worlds best super-premium pet foods in our state-of-the-art production facility located in Rosthern, SK. We are currently seeking a dynamic individual that is highly motivated, a good problem solver and has a high level of attention to detail. The successful candidate will join our Extrusion Team that is responsible for cooking the food for all of our furry friends. This role has a lot of responsibility, but also is very rewarding.

Our ideal candidate will:
Possess a growth attitude and be ready to learn new skills
Be consistently reliable
Wants to be in control and takes pride in quality workmanship
Can adapt to changing production conditions
Is excited to work with large, specialized equipment
A motivated self-starter
Appreciates and maintains a clean work area

Horizon Manufacturing Inc. produces Monday to Thursday, leaving Fridays for plant wide sanitation day. The scheduled shift is Monday to Friday, 7 am - 3 pm. Shifts may change or overtime may be required to meet production requirements.

Experience and Education:
Experience in any of the below fields is an asset, but not a requirement:
Experience in manufacturing, especially consumer-packaged goods
Experience working with a food safety system like HACCP, FSSC 22000, ISO 22000
Working within a fast-paced environment
Mechanical aptitude and problem solving
Other previous training like: First Aid, Fall Protection, WHMIS, Confined Space, Forklift Operator Certificate

Class 5 drivers license and reliable transportation are required
Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely
A self starter, with excellent time management skills
Critical and/or systems thinker
Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities
An unrelenting commitment to quality control and cleanliness
Have the ability to track and note production data
Technological proficient


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Document use
 - Numeracy
 - Writing
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Problem solving
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Finding information
 - Computer use
 - Continuous learning
 - Significant use of memory
Additional Skills
 - Record production information
 - Perform corrective machine adjustments
Specific Skills
 - Set up and adjust processing and packaging machines
 - Operate machinery to process and bag, box or otherwise package food products
 - Make adjustments to process variables
 - Check products for defects and to ensure conformance to company standards
Work Setting
 - Food processing plants
Type of Equipment
 - Multi-functional process control machinery
Type of Operation
 - Mixing
 - Cooling
 - Baking or cooking


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