Career Opportunities

The Premier Family is growing and looking for experienced, motivated and positive people to join us in the following positions. We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Refrigerated AZ Driver

    Premier Express Lines

    Premier Express Lines
    Refrigerated AZ Driver

    Posted on March 1, 2019

     

    Premier Express Lines, located in the Niagara Region, is currently seeking Transport Drivers.

    Job Description:

    The refrigerated transport driver will transport processed poultry to various locations.  Local runs, home daily.  Premier offers onsite mechanics, fuel station and electronic log books in every vehicle.  Pay rate ranges between $20/hr – $22/hr depending on experience and performance.  Premier offers employee benefits and incentive bonuses.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Pre-and post inspection of vehicle
    • Work with customers to weight product samples
    • Complete paperwork daily
    • Clean trailer at end of shift

    Qualifications:

    • AZ Class license with 2 years of road experience
    • Clean criminal record (company requires criminal check)
    • Must be physically fit (able to pick up approx. 25 kilos)

    Job Type:

    Full Time

    How to Apply:

    Qualified Candidates, please send your resume to careers@premierfamilyfarms.com. We thank all who apply however, only those considered will be contacted for an interview.

  • Chicken Catchers - 56 Positions URGENT

    Premier Catching Services

    Premier Catching Services
    Chicken Catchers - 56 Positions URGENT

    Posted on: July 1, 2019

    Last updated on: February 5, 2020

    Chicken Catchers – 56 positions URGENT

     

    Premier Catching, chicken catching company from Smithville, immediately requires chicken catchers for work in various parts of Ontario including Smithville, Welland, Cayuga, Jarvis, Brantford, Hamilton, and Niagara Falls area.

    We have 56 positions available immediately for employment.

    Positions are permanent non-seasonal full time employment, salary is $ 14.85 / hr for 40 hrs a week. Work schedule will vary.

    No skills or minimum education required, however previous experience would be an asset.

     

    Duties include:

    Helping with equipment setup, manual collection of poultry, loading of poultry into holding crates on the transport truck.

    All candidates must be willing to travel frequently for extended periods of time.

    Please apply in the following manner:

    Via email at careers@premierfamilyfarms.com

    Via phone: 1-905-957-7771 – ext 230

    Via fax: 1-905-957-6445

    In person at 2659 Industrial Park Road, Smithville, L0R 2A0

    Job Title Chicken Catchers – 56 positions URGENT
    Company Name Premier Catching
    Email careers@premierfamilyfarms.com
    Category Agriculture / Forestry
    Job Type Full-Time
    Salary $ 14.85/hr for 40 hrs a week
    Location Smithville, Niagara Region, Hamilton, Brantford
    Area ON – Hamilton
  • Production Line Workers

    Premier Kosher Inc.

    Premier Kosher Inc.
    Production Line Workers

    Posted on March 1, 2019

     

    Job Summary:  

    Food production workers operate in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment.  They are responsible for the production and packaging of the poultry before it is released to the shipping department.  Members of this team will work in areas such as the evisceration room, salt room, cut and pack, tray pack and box assembly.  This team has direct impact on the efficiency of our operation and contributes daily to the quality of our products.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Contributes to a healthy work environment, while maintaining high food safety and health and safety  standards
    • Perform tasks to clean and eviscerate (remove the organs of) recently-slaughtered chickens to prepare for secondary and further processing.
    • Season poultry with salt
    • Hang birds on chiller racks and on the cut and pack line
    • Package poultry products in trays and boxes
    • Preparing / affixing labels to packaged product and boxes
    • Miscellaneous movement of boxes / bins / product
    • Takes action to correct any issues and to make improvements
    • Directly helps the department to meet targets and goals while maintaining a healthy and safe work environment
    • Maintains productivity that meets/exceeds standards
    • Contributes to the team and the whole facility in a positive way
    • Other responsibilities as required

    Required Skills, Ability and Experience:

    • Able to work in a fast-paced work environment with repetitive lifting and hanging
    • Able to stand and walk throughout the shift for extended periods of time
    • Able to bend, squat, twist and move up to 25kgs
    • Ability to grip, grasp, and lift repetitively through the course of the workday
    • Operate hand held mechanical machinery
    • Inspects chicken cavities and ensures that it is free of defects, disease or foreign matter
    • Checks products for quality defects
    • Can work well in a team environment (with CFIA) and support fellow team members with minimal supervision
    • Good communication skills, able to speak and read English
    • Previous experience working in a food processing facility is an asset
    • Ability to wear all personal protective equipment (PPE) and hygiene equipment, including but not limited to steel mesh guards, bump cap/hard hat, steel-toed footwear, hearing protection, smock, and gloves
    • Able to work in cold environment
    • Environment is noisy, strong odors

     

    Interested candidates, please send your resume to careers@premierfamilyfarms.com. We thank all who apply however, only those considered will be contacted for an interview.

  • Truck and Trailer Mechanic (310T)

    Premier Express Lines

    Premier Express Lines
    Truck and Trailer Mechanic (310T)

    Posted on March 15, 2019

    Premier Express Lines is currently looking for a full time Truck and Trailer Mechanic (310T).

    **310T Apprentices welcome to apply!!

    The Truck and Trailer Mechanic will be responsible to service, repair, overhaul, diagnose and inspect truck-trailers and their various related systems and components. Our equipment includes 2006 to 2015 Kenworth, Mac and Peterbilt trucks, and flat-bed and reefer trailers.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Perform all levels of preventive maintenance services
    • Inspecting, diagnosing and repairing:
    • Electrical Systems
    • Landing Gear Assemblies and Trailer Frames
    • Hitching/Coupling Systems
    • Trailer Bodies
    • Suspensions Systems
    • Tires, Wheels, Hubs and Axles
    • Air and Auxiliary Systems
    • Braking Systems
    • Heating and refrigeration systems as well as ventilation devices and hydraulic systems
    • Testing and adjusting repaired systems to manufacturer’s performance specifications
    • Performing scheduled maintenance service
    • Road test all vehicles that are in for repair to ensure requirements are met
    • Maintain work area appearance and safety

     

    Qualifications:

    •  2-3 years with a 310T Licence Required – Valid Ontario Government mechanic certificate of qualification and a valid license as a Trailer Mechanic
    • 5+ year experience working in a similar role, on similar equipment
    • Must have Welding and Fabricating experience
    • Welding ticket considered an asset
    • Proficiency in the use of all tools of trade (including welding equipment, paint equipment, shop machines, and power tools)
    • Must have own tools
    • Must be able to work independently
    • Knowledge of relevant government legislation, government health and safety act and standards for appropriate equipment maintenance procedures and legislated certifications
    • Ability to compile reports, documentation and forms

     

    Compensation:

    • Commensurate with experience

     

    How to Apply:

    Qualified candidates, please send resume to  careers@premierfamilyfarms.com.  We thank all who apply however, only those considered will be contacted for an interview.

    Premier Family Farms is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. Premier Family Farms believes in fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment that brings people together to realize their full potential. We are committed to compliance with all applicable legislation including providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities. Please advise us at any point during the recruitment and selection process if you require accommodation.

  • Live Hang/Receiver

    Premier Kosher Inc.

    Premier Kosher Inc.
    Live Hang/Receiver

    Posted on March 1, 2019

     

    The Live Hang/Receiver works in a fast-paced food manufacturing environment. He/she us responsible for the loading and unloading of crates as well as the receiving and hanging of live chickens. This person has direct impact on the efficiency of our operation and contributes daily to the quality of our products.

    Responsibilities:
    • Contributes to a healthy work environment, while maintaining high food safety and health and safety standards
    • Receiving, handling and hanging of live chickens according to humane animal welfare standards
    • Works in receiving bay to unload crates from trucks and reloads empty crates on to trucks after they have been cleaned and sanitized
    • Takes action to correct any issues and to make improvements
    • Maintains productivity that meets/exceeds standards
    • Contributes to the team and the whole facility in a positive way
    • Other responsibilities as required

    Qualifications:
    • Able to work in a fast-paced work environment with repetitive lifting and hanging
    • Able to stand and walk throughout the shift for extended periods of time
    • Able to handle and work with livestock
    • Ability to move/lift crates up to 25kgs (50lb)
    • Can work well in a team environment and support fellow team members
    • Good communication skills, able to speak and read English
    • Previous poultry/live hanging experience an asset
    • Ability to wear all personal protective equipment (PPE) and hygiene equipment, including but not limited to steel mesh guards, bump cap/hard hat, steel-toed footwear, hearing protection, smock, and gloves
    • Able to work in various season temperatures

    Premier Kosher Inc. is located in Caistor Centre, which is not accessible by public transit.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Compensation: $18.00 /hour

    How to Apply:
    Qualified candidates, please send resume to careers@premierfamilyfarms.com. We thank all who apply however, only those considered will be contacted for an interview.

    Premier Kosher Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. Premier Kosher Inc. believes in fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment that brings people together to realize their full potential. We are committed to compliance with all applicable legislation including providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities. Please advise us at any point during the recruitment and selection process if you require accommodation.

  • Fleet Coordinator

    Premier Express Lines

    Premier Express Lines
    Fleet Coordinator

    Posted May 25, 2020

     

    Premier Express Lines is currently seeking a Fleet Coordinator to join their growing teamReporting to the Logistics Manager, this exciting opportunity will support Premiers service divisions by professionally and efficiently tending to the following position responsibilities:

    • Handle all tractor/trailer breakdown calls
    • Source out parts and equipment; find the best prices and maintain good vendor relationships
    • Organize and maintain shop work orders and PO’s
    • Work closely to the shop team for preventative maintenance on trucks and trailers through uses of spreadsheets to track and organize information
    • Responsible for all aspects of licencing and insurance renewals
    • Obtain quarterly driver abstracts/CVOR’s from fleet and maintain requirements and standards
    • Maintain E-logs and paper driver logs for the MTO
    • Monitor and maintain driver safety stats and files; including use of internal safety software
    • Assist with on-boarding new staff and provide training
    • Manage satellites on equipment
    • Other duties to be assigned as needed

    Qualified candidates will possess the following;

    • Completion of a 2-year diploma or 3 + years of related experience
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communication skills – both verbal and written
    • Strong computer literacy with Excel proficiency
    • Must be hands-on, proactive, and results-driven

     

    Compensation:

    • Commensurate with experience

     

    How to Apply:

    Qualified candidates, please send resume to graziella.tzellos@premierfamilyfarms.com Thank all who apply however, only those considered will be contacted for an interview.

     

    Premier Family Farms is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. Premier Family Farms believes in fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment that brings people together to realize their full potential. We are committed to compliance with all applicable legislation including providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities. Please advise us at any point during the recruitment and selection process if you require accommodation.

  • Shipper & Receiver / Walkie Operator

    Premier Kosher Inc.

    Premier Kosher Inc.
    Shipper & Receiver / Walkie Operator

    Premier Family Farms, is looking to hire a Shipper & Receiver / Walkie Operator for their growing food processing plant, located in the Niagara region.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Operation of an end/mid rider truck
    • Prepare customer orders to be shipped
    • Safely load products onto trucks
    • Clean up area at the end of each shift
    • Operate powered equipment safely and efficiently

     

    Qualifications:

    • Must have Walkie certification
    • Must be able to lift 50 lb
    • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
    • Pride in producing top quality workmanship to satisfy our customer’s needs
    • Must be in good physical condition and enjoy manual work
    • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment
    • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment

     

    Salary

    • Commensurate with experience

    Job Type

    • Full-time

     

    How to Apply

    Qualified candidates please send resume to careers@premierfamilyfarms.com.  We thank all who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

    Premier Family Farms is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. Premier Family Farms believes in fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment that brings people together to realize their full potential. We are committed to compliance with all applicable legislation including providing accommodation for applicants with disabilities. Please advise us at any point during the recruitment and selection process if you require accommodation.

  • Chicken Catching Supervisor - 5 positions

    Premier Catching Services

    Premier Catching Services
    Chicken Catching Supervisor - 5 positions

    Posted on: July 1, 2019

    Last updated on: February 5, 2020

    Chicken Catching Supervisor – 5 positions

     

    Premier Catching, chicken catching company from Smithville, urgently requires 5 Chicken catching Supervisors for work in various parts of Ontario including Smithville, Welland, Cayuga, Jarvis, Brantford, Hamilton, and Niagara Falls area..

    Positions are available immediately, permanent full time employment, salary $ 17.00 / hr/42.5 hrs / wk.

    No minimum education required, however previous experience of a minimum 6-12 months either hands on supervising or direct work in chicken catching process is an asset.

    Duties include:

    Organizing, collecting and transporting crews to the farm, setting up farm for poultry catching and loading into trucks, assist in poultry catching and loading into crates, loading crates into transportation trucks, cleaning work area after completed loading and removing supporting equipment.

    Suitable candidate must have a valid driver’s licence, driving abstract and criminal record check.

    Company transportation van provided for work related tasks.

    Please apply via:

    Email at careers@premierfamilyfarms.com

    Via phone: 1-905-957-7771

    Via fax: 1-905-957-6445

    In person at 2659 Industrial Park Road, Smithville, L0R 2A0

    Job Title Chicken Catching Supervisor
    Company Name Premier Catching
    Email careers@premierfamilyfarms.com
    Category Agriculture / Forestry
    Job Type Full-Time
    Salary 17.00 / hr for 42.5 hrs a week
    Location Smithville, Niagara Region, Hamilton, Brantford
    Area ON – Hamilton