Website Johnston's

Fresh, Quality, Local BC Pork

General Labourer (Packaging/Industrial Butcher Helper)

Terms of Employment:
Permanent, full time or part time, overtime, day

Starting at $17.41/hour (up to $23.70/hour pending experience), 40hours/week, other benefits as per collective agreement, medical extended health benefits, dental benefits (orthodontics is available after 2 years of service), vision care benefits, disability benefits, life insurance benefits, RRSP contribution program available after one year of continuous full-time employment, two weeks vacation will be paid after one year of service at the rate of 4% of vacation pay.

Other Perks:
All Johnston’s products at wholesale cost plus 10% staff discount, boot allowance $130 per year, health and wellness program $300 per year, employee referral bonus $250 per referral that is hired and successfully passes6 month probation, perfect attendance accumulated banked hours, registered as an employee of Johnston Packers, with WorkSafeBC, and much more!

Anticipated Start Date:
As soon as possible

5828 Promontory Rd, Chilliwack, British Columbia, V2R 4M4


Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

None required, trained in-house, advancement to other fields available

Job Description:
You will be responsible for processing and packaging of various different pork products on a processing and production line. This includes but is not limited to assisting butchers, stunning, shackling, removing leaf lard (manually), washing carcasses, weighing carcasses, bagging, wrapping, boxing, operating packaging machines and equipment, including feeding skinning machine, and assisting meat cutters. You will transport raw materials, finished products and packaging materials throughout plant manually, or with powered equipment. You may measure and dump ingredients into hoppers of mixing and grinding machines or mobile tanks. You will feed and unload meat products into processing machines, stock coolers and freezers and maintain inventories, clean work areas and equipment, check products and packaging for basic quality defects, assist butchers, meat cutters and shippers in performing their duties. Also, must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, think, and react quickly, and have the ability to work independently with little supervision.

Weight Handling:
Up to 23 kg (50 lb)

Work Setting:
Meat processing and packing plant, refrigerated production area/hot processing floor

Required Skills:
English knowledge is required. Experience is an asset, but not required. Training will be provided. Food safety knowledge is an asset.

Specific Skills:
Process livestock and package products is an asset

Own Tools/Equipment:
Steel-toe safety boots

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities:
Repetitive tasks, handling heavy loads, physically demanding, manual dexterity, attention to detail, hand-eye co-ordination, standing for extended periods, bending, crouching

Work Site Environment:
Noisy, odours, hot, cold

Looking for applicants who are eager, dependable, have positive attitude & are safety conscious in an excellent work environment, knife skills an asset.

How to Apply:
By email: hr@johnstons.ca
By phone: 604-858-4121 ext. 110
By fax: 604-858-0090
Online: https://www.johnstons.ca/about-johnstons/employees-careers/career-application/
By mail: 5828 Promontory Road, Chilliwack, BC, V2R 4M4
In person: 5828 Promontory Road, Chilliwack, BC
Email: hr@johnstons.ca

Wholesale meat processing facility, supplying the Fraser Valley and the BC area with Fresh, Local, Quality Pork products for 95+ years.

To apply for this job email your details to skim@johnstons.ca

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