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Best 50 Employer in Canada

Purdys Chocolatier is delighted to have been voted by our employees as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada for a 5th time this year. This esteemed award is a testament to the rich texture of our history and our more than 100 years of dedication to quality, trust, tradition, and innovation.

The Purdys difference is that we truly recognize the value of our people. We reward you with competitive compensation, recognition for your achievements, opportunities for ongoing training to grow professionally and personally, delicious perks, and much, much more.

Best 50 Employer in Canada

What To Expect

Here's a brief overview of the typical hiring process at Purdys. This should be helpful in showing you what you can expect when you apply with us!

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Reviewing your Application and Prescreening
Once you submit your information, it is reviewed within two weeks. Due to the substantial amount of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to everyone personally. If you are a shortlisted candidate, you will receive a phone call for a Telephone Prescreen Interview. At the end of the call, you will be given a timeline in which you will receive an update.

Interviewing
If you’re chosen as one of the best qualified candidates after the Telephone Prescreen Interview, we will contact you again in order to schedule further interviews.

Job Offer
Upon completion of the interviewing process and if you are chosen for the role, specifics such as starting salary will be discussed in further detail. From there an offer will be made and if accepted, a job offer letter will be sent to you.

We will also conduct professional reference checks and you will then be on your way to a SWEET career!

Unwrap a great career ... apply today!

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General Help
Manufacturing
Production Factory, Vancouver BC

Job Title :
General Help
Closing Date : 11/09/2014
Salary : $10.50/hr plus Delicious Perks!
Location(s) : BC, Vancouver - Other - Head Office - Store is not Available
Job Details :

Do you have a keen eye for detail, great communication skills, and a desire to work in a positive team environment?

Purdys Chocolatier is looking for General Help to join our efficient Production Teams at our Chocolate Factory in Vancouver, BC!

This is a great opportunity for seasonal full time work for an estimated 4-6 month contract.  Full, open availability for all types of shifts (day/afternoon/evening) is mandatory.

As a General Helper, duties include but are not limited to:
• Coating and garnishing of cream centres, caramels, and other products
• Sorting and packaging of the final products in proper boxes in accordance to the quality and productivity standards
• Consistently meeting daily production targets
• Keeping cleanliness of equipments, machines and work stations
• Examining products and recording results for quality control
• Maintaining a “team-centered” atmosphere
• Performing other duties as assigned

All applicants MUST have:
• Availability for ALL 3 types of shifts - Days, Afternoons, & Evenings
• Availability for a full time workweek, 40 hrs/week
• Excellent spoken and written English communication skills
• Great attention to detail
• Ability to work in a team
• Experience working with Food Manufacturing Machinery is an asset

**Forklift Certification, Shipping/Receiving Knowledge, Driver experience would be an asset for moving into other departments**

**As this is a unionized work environment – union membership is mandatory upon hire.                 

**For the safety of our employees, steel toe boots are also a requirement.

Pay:  $10.50/hr for the first 1040 hours.  Pay is increased to $11.00/hr afterwards.

How to Apply?
• Via our website,
www.purdys.com
• Via this ad
• Via fax, 604 301-4401
• Drop your resume off directly at one of our shops!
• Email your resume to
production_resumes@purdys.com


Please have “General Help” in the Subject line of your application.


Purdys Chocolatier recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal education and paid employment.  Applicants who present an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience will be considered and are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in Purdys Chocolatier, but due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview.  No phone calls please.


Temporary Kitchen Assistant
Manufacturing
Production Factory, Vancouver BC

Job Title :
Temporary Kitchen Assistant
Closing Date : 11/09/2014
Salary : Great Pay plus Delicious Perks!
Location(s) : BC, Vancouver - Other - Head Office - Store is not Available
Job Details :

Do you have a passion for working in the kitchen with candy and chocolate?  Do you love working as part of an efficient team and being hands on?  If so, Purdys is looking for a Temporary Kitchen Assistant for our Factory on Kingsway in Vancouver, BC!

The Kitchen Assistant takes care of all the groundwork necessary in order to enable the Candy Maker to devote their time and efforts in the cooking and production of candy. He/she is responsible for supporting the Candy Maker in changeovers, start ups, shut downs, and trouble shooting of all associated equipment and maintaining sufficient on hand quantities of materials in the work area.

This is a temporary (approx. 6 months) full time position and flexibility for any type of shift (day, afternoon, and graveyard) is a mandatory for this job.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Maintain stock on all raw materials (responsible for daily stock levels)
• Gather and prepare ingredients, set up tables and pickup finished product
• Produce centers according to the recipes and mix products in mixers
• Assist the Candy Maker with cutting products
• Grind oranges and cherries
• Perform equipment start up and shut down procedures and complete appropriate checklist documentation for various pieces of equipment
• Wash and clean the beaters and kettles
• Maintain area to a satisfactory level of cleanliness and sanitation
• Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

• Candy Maker Certification is an asset, but not required
• Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English
• Ability to perform jobs with high degree of accuracy and precision
• Ability to be quality oriented
• Ability to create neat, accurate, and legible reports
• Ability to enter data into a computer
• Ability to work flexible hours
• Ability to work independently or as a team player

Voted by its employees as one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada for a 5th time this year, Purdys prides itself as a company people want to be a part of. Each and every employee plays an integral role in the Purdys operation and is equally committed to creating a quality product.


How to Apply?

• Via our website, www.purdys.com
• Via this ad
• Drop your resume off at any Shop


Please have “Temporary Kitchen Assistant” in the Subject line of your application.


Purdys Chocolatier recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal education and paid employment.  Applicants who present an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience will be considered and are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in Purdys Chocolatier, but due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview.  No phone calls please.


Industrial Electrician
Manufacturing
Production Factory, Vancouver BC

Job Title :
Industrial Electrician
Closing Date : 11/09/2014
Salary : Great Pay plus Delicious Perks!
Location(s) : BC, Vancouver - Other - Head Office - Store is not Available
Job Details :

Do you have a passion for working hands on with factory equipment? If so, Purdys might be looking just for someone like you.

Our Production Factory on Kingsway in Vancouver, BC is looking for an Industrial Electrician to join our Maintenance team! This position applies electrical knowledge to install, test, repair and modify electrical machinery and electrical control equipment. This role will support all production and plant equipment in the facility.

Please note: The successful candidate MUST have experience working as an industrial electrician in a manufacturing plant.

Job Duties and Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

• Perform work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical theory and principles, statutory codes, properties of materials and principles of operation of electrical equipment
• Diagnose and repair or replace faulty mechanical and/or electrical/electronic components of machinery
• Test newly installed machines and equipment to ensure fulfillment of contract specifications
• Troubleshoot instruments; both electrical and mechanical ensuring applicable repair is performed for fixing
• Confer with the controls designers to determine operational problems and efficiency of automatic control systems
• Determine methods, procedures, and conditions for testing equipment, and follow accordingly
• Analyze operational problems and assist in the development, modifications and design to improve efficiency
• Confer with manufacturers' representatives and submit proposed design modification to improve efficiency of controls and instrumentation
• Plan, direct, and record periodic electrical testing, and recommend or initiate modification or replacement of equipment which fails to meet acceptable operating standards
• Help ensure compliance with the production schedule
• Establish standards and policies for maintenance of equipment
• Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

• Red Seal Provincial electrical certification (Red Seal Industrial Electrician) or Interprovincial certification
• PLC and Control System experience
• 5+ years' experience in a manufacturing setting with 480V and 600V motors 
• Ability to troubleshoot mechanical equipment, hydraulic equipment, control circuits, motors, motor control circuits, and other electrical and electronic systems and equipment
• Ability to install and maintain mechanical equipment, hydraulic equipment, electrical systems and controls
• Knowledge and experience with the installation, programming, troubleshooting, and repair of logic control systems, Programmable Logic Controllers, and adjustable frequency AC drives
• Ability to read electrical blueprints and schematics and apply NEC requirements
• Ability to draw electrical blue prints and electrical schematics using Auto Cad
• Ability to use appropriate hand, power and specialty tools and diagnostic equipment to complete job tasks
• Ability to program PLCs


APPLY NOW!
• Via this Ad
• Via our Website,  www.purdys.com
• Drop your resume off directly at one of our shops
• Or via fax, 604 301 4401


Please have “Industrial Electrician” in the Subject line of your application.

 
Purdys Chocolatier recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal education and paid employment.  Applicants who present an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience will be considered and are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in Purdys Chocolatier, but due to the volume of applications received, we are only able to contact those applicants who have been selected for an interview.  No phone calls please.