Production Operator Trainee
Cobourg, ON KA4S3, CAN
4d ago


Production Operator Trainee Job, Cobourg, ON

Arclin USA is looking for a Production Operator Trainee for our Cobourg, ON location. Reporting into the Production Supervisor , this position is an entry level, full time position, and Operator is responsible for performing tasks and duties pertaining to the manufacturing and processing impregnated surfaces.

This role is required to know and perform all assigned production department functions in compliance with HSE - Health, Safety and Environmental regulations and Arclin’s policies and procedures to contribute positively to an efficient and safely run operation.

Production Operator Trainee Job Responsibilities :

  • Manufactures related surfaces according to established procedures and HSE regulations.
  • Unloads and loads raw materials and finished products following established procedures (tanker trailers, railcars, box trucks, and bulk trucks)
  • Operates a forklift to load / unload raw materials (drums, totes, bags)
  • Collaborates with management to meet the production and shipping schedule
  • Ensures required shipping documents are completed and procedures are followed to be in compliance with all regulations and corporate requirements
  • Participates in the Joint Health and Safety Committee to facilitate safety improvements
  • Follows all site rules and procedures as they apply to quality, health, safety, and the environment
  • Visually monitors processes within their area of accountability and immediately informs the Lead Operator of any deviations or abnormalities
  • Works in close coordination with the Lead Operator to accomplish the tasks needed to safely and efficiently meet production and maintenance schedules across all processes
  • Communicates and confers with the Lead Operator as well as with Technical, Supervisory, and Support Personnel to resolve process conditions affecting safety, efficiency, and product quality
  • Responds to process alarms and interlocks promptly and coordinates timely confirmation and corrective actions to resolve conditions generating the alarms and interlocks
  • Performs In-Process Checks (IPC’s) to verify batch progression and quality using laboratory equipment (GC, Titrator, pH meter, etc.)
  • Performs troubleshooting in the event of process deviations
  • Production Operator Trainee Job Requirements :

  • High School Diploma Required or GED.
  • Forklift experience a plus but must be able to become certified.
  • Capable of Driving a Tractor / Tanker unit or being able to learn.
  • Analytical and mechanical mindset needed to be successful in this role.
  • Previous chemical / processing experience a plus.
  • Must be ok with rotating shifts.(Days / Nights / Evenings rotating every week)
  • Must be ok with following strict Health and Safety Guidelines and wear required PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
  • Ability to sit, stand walk and climb frequently working in elevated areas.
  • Will lift an average of 50 lbs frequently.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC) Systems experience a plus
  • Basic math skills required including the use of a calculator.
  • Please note : The above statements are designed to outline the functions and position requirements of this job. It does not identify all tasks that may be expected, nor address the performance standards that must be maintained.


    Dedicated : Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

    Detail Oriented : Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

    Team Player : Works well as a member of a group


    High School or better.


    Licenses & Certifications

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