Processing Department – Team Lead

  • 3 weeks ago
  • Number of vacancies 1 opening

Job Description

VG Meats is looking for a Processing Department Team Lead in Simcoe, ON!

The Processing Department Team Lead will be a mature individual who will demonstrate the necessary qualities to perform this position with attention to detail, organization and efficient communication. They will lead, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers to execute the production plan, efficient operation of processing machines, and maintain inventory. Preference will be given to those who possess industry-specific knowledge with respect to meat and/or food formulation and those who have demonstrated the ability to follow process, recipe and machine operation procedures. They will also deliver a strong focus on implementing and maintaining a culture of continuous improvement throughout day-to-day operations.

Further your CAREER with VG Meats!


Why you should work for VG Meats:

  • Starting Wage: Up to $24.00/hour
  • Current opportunity: Day Shift / Ability to participate in all shifts as required
  • Up to 25% off employee discount
  • A growing company offering many learning experiences
  • We are a regenerative employer meaning that the organization continues to build a

workplace that is good for its staff, producers, customers and communities.

What you will do as the Processing Department Team Lead:

  • Check inventory of meat (including: beef, pork, poultry and speciality meats) to ensure availability for formulation of recipes to support production plan
  • Check and maintain inventory of spices at the prescribed frequency
  • Trouble-shoot production issues as required
  • Plan the efficient use of the smokehouse
  • Collect data and compile reports
  • Ensure efficient operation of equipment (KPIs)
  • Conduct daily huddle meeting
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Requirements (KSAOs) & Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (required); diploma in Meat Processing or related field of study (preferred) and/or equivalent on-the-job experience
  • 1 – 3 years of previous experience in a food processing and or manufacturing facility
  • 1 – 3 years of equipment operation experience.
  • Ability to set up and operate processing equipment: Sausage Stuffer (Handtmann),

Industrial Grinder, portioning equipment (Vemag), Brine Injector, Cutter, Mixer, Tumbler, Brine Mixer and Smoker

  • Knowledge of meat formulation
  • Documentation of personal actions related to recipe record formulation and supervision of other team members involved in this process
  • Ability to understand and participate in KPI recording/data input
  • Effective interdepartmental and immediate teams communication

About VG Meats:

VG Meats’ purpose is to improve the regenerative potential in the food and agricultural systems in a way that restores land produces nutrient-rich foods, engages customers, and supports a healthy organization so that our communities lead healthier and fulfilled lives.

VG Meats is an equal opportunity employer and accommodation will be provided during the interviewing and hiring processes.

Job Type: Full-time

Wage Range: Up to $ 24.00/hr


Please Note: Our recruitment team will send a Vervoe assessment to your email address listed as the next action in our hiring process. Further consideration requires the timely completion of the assessment.

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