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.

  • Poultry Service Worker: Chicken Catchers - 44 Positions

    Premier Catching Services

    Premier Catching Services
    Poultry Service Worker: Chicken Catchers - 44 Positions

    Posted on: May 15, 2018

    Last updated on: October 22, 2018

    Premier Catching Services, located in the Niagara Region, is currently seeking Chicken Catchers to work in various parts of Ontario including Smithville, Welland, Cayuga, Jarvis, Brantford, Hamilton and Niagara Falls area. 44 positions available immediately for employment.

    Job Description:

    With full training provided, the night shift Chicken Catchers’ roles is to work as a team to guide chickens into a loading area, and load chickens into crates. Premier offers a shuttle service for this role. The company will organize close proximity driving routes and pick up and drop off employees to their homes at the expense of the company. Positions are permanent, non-seasonal, full time employment. Salary is $14.85/ hour for 40 hours / week. Work schedule will vary.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Help with equipment setup
    • Guide chickens into loading area in humane manner
    • Loading of poultry into holding crates on to transport truck
    • Work as a team to handle chickens without startling or angering birds
    • Manual collection of chickens

    Qualifications:

    • No skills or minimum education required however, previous experience would be an asset
    • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
    • Good physical condition
    • Must be willing to travel frequently for extended periods of time
    • Living within the outskirts of Smithville including Niagara Falls, Hamilton and Welland is an asset

    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.

  • 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.

  • Machine Operator

    Premier Kosher Inc.

    Premier Kosher Inc.
    Machine Operator

    Posted April 1, 2019

     

    Premier Family Farms, is looking to hire a Machine Operator for their growing food processing plant, located in the Niagara region.  There is a tray packaging machine and a meat grinder that need a focused disciplined individual to operate them.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • 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
    • Responsible for machine set-up, general machine operation and changeovers
    • Responsible for the completion of all paperwork
    • 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

     

    Requirements:

    • Basic mechanical and math skills, ability to write routine reports
    • Be capable of operating measuring instruments, such as weight scale and thermometer
    • Food industry and food safety experience
    • Self-motivated individual who requires minimal supervision and direction
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
    • 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

     

    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.

  • 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.

  • Jr. Accountant

    Premier Express Lines

    Premier Express Lines
    Jr. Accountant

    Premier Family Farms is currently seeking a Jr. Accountant to join their growing teamReporting to the Controller, this exciting opportunity will support all of Premier’s companies by accurately and efficiently tending to the following position responsibilities:

    • Accounts Payables
    • Billing and Accounts Receivables
    • Payroll and health care benefits
    • Assist with preparation of monthly Financial Statements, Annual Budgets and year-end file preparation
    • Cash Management including deposits, cash flow reports
    • Tax remittances, including Corporate Income Tax and Transactional HST

     

    Qualified candidates will posses the following;

     

    • Completion of a 2-year accounting related diploma or entry Level CPA program
    • 1 to 3 years of accounting related experience
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communication skills – both verbal and written
    • Proven analytic skills
    • Must be hands-on, proactive, and results-driven
    • Strong computer literacy with excellent Excel proficiency
    • QuickBooks and EDI software systems experience a definite asset

     

    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.