Food Packaging Machine Operator

ProductionFull TimeVancouver , BC

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Fresh Prep is a fast growing Vancouver company that makes cooking incredible meals easy. We do this by sourcing local ingredients for delicious recipes, which are then prepared and delivered to customer’s homes to cook in under 30 minutes. We've been in business for just over 3 years now and are expanding rapidly.

We love our staff, and show it with benefits (medical, dental), flexibility in scheduling, free Fresh Prep meals, a positive environment, generous vacation policy and working alongside co-workers who are passionate about food. Plus, we promote from within so lots of opportunities for advancement!

The Machine Operator, under the direction of the Machining Supervisor and Purchaser, sets up and operates all production and packaging machinery in accordance with established procedures and guidelines. Additionally, with the support of the Machine Supervisor, helps develop and train standard operating procedures. This position will be located in our East Vancouver warehouse and available to start immediately.


  • Responsible for setting up and programming machines for the proper size, weight, codes and dates for each bag/container produced
  • Verify set up of machine; verify that the machine has been properly put back together from sanitation crew along with scales and their proper function
  • Ensure that the products are safe and meet the customer specifications
  • Communicate quality issues of raw product or finished goods to the appropriate personnel
  • Responsible for machine set-up, general machine operation and changeovers
  • Responsible for the completion of all paperwork including, but not limited to, PCP as well as system productivity and downtime recording
  • Follow and complete the daily production schedule, including changes that may occur during the course of the day
  • Responsible to perform the following product quality checks: specification check, packaging check, produce quality check, seal integrity check, code date check
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Basic mechanical and math skills
  • Possess the ability to write routine reports
  • Be capable of meeting all required testing frequencies (detailed, fast-paced work)
  • Be capable of operating measuring instruments, such as weight scale and thermometer
  • Bagger / Automation operation experience
  • Food industry and food safety experience
  • Self-motivated individual who requires minimal supervision and direction
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada

Essential Job Functions:

Must be able to bend and lift up to 49 pounds repetitively

Must be able to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time

Must be able to push, pull, squat, bend, and reach above and below shoulders; repetitive use of hands


Upwards of $15 depending on experience, plus extended medical benefits and meal plan