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At Apeel, we look to nature to help the global food system extend quality, prevent waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet.

We believe that our most essential ingredient in our recipe for success is our people. We strive to cultivate an environment where everyone is welcomed, and can bring their full, authentic selves into everything they do at Apeel. Humility, Ingenuity, Leadership and Teamwork are the values that define us and how we work with each other, customers, and communities across the globe.

About This Role

We are seeking an independent, team-oriented Technical Operator to join our team. In this role, you will be working directly with the Field Operations team and Apeel’s customers in their packing house facilities to support the application of the Apeel product to fresh produce. You will ensure operations are fast and efficient while creating an environment that puts people, safety, and quality first. 

This opportunity is based in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. The shift schedule will vary to include mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays. This position will have up to a 25% travel requirement. 

What You'll Do

  • Safely and effectively mix and apply Apeel product onto produce (ie – “treatment”), while complying with Standard Operating Procedures
  • Clean and sanitize systems per local regulations to meet Food Safety requirements  
  • Make adjustments to the treatment line and to produce being treated during treatment and operation of the equipment to ensure the process is operating effectively.    
  • Perform preventative maintenance on Apeel equipment and support the customer when troubleshooting is needed. 
  • Develop/maintain strong positive relationships with customers to coordinate operations
  • Collect and analyze product quality data on Apeel-treated produce
  • Work closely with Process Engineers to enhance produce product performance
  • Work with Field Services Supervisor to manage Apeel product, parts and consumable inventory level

What You Bring

  • 1+ years of experience working in a produce packing house, post-harvest applications, field services, agriculture, food & beverage, or chemical manufacturing (familiarity with cucumbers preferred) 
  • Good interpersonal skills; able to work cross-functionally with all departments
  • Detailed and able to follow instructions
  • Good hazard recognition and applicable controls, related to working with and around operating equipment
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office and Google Suite including: Excel, Email, Calendar, etc.
  • Ability to work indoors/outdoors in cold and/or hot environments and lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays 
  • Must have reliable means of transportation
  • Must have a valid drivers license
  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 50lbs
  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 25lbs for up to 2 hours total per day
  • Must be able to lift/carry up to 10 pounds for up to 4 hours per day

Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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