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Production Operator

Job Location: Brantford

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. 

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

  • Opportunities include both Contract and Permanent positions. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maximize output of Manufacturing by minimizing downtime and waste
  • Accountable for strict visual quality of product throughout process
  • Maintain high level of housekeeping within manufacturing
  • Identify machine problems and ensure they are resolved quickly
  • Ensure product is produced according to company quality standards
  • Ensure machine in locked out according to company safety policies and procedures
  • Strong commitment and involvement in Ferrero Operational Excellence (FOX), My Idea Counts (MICO) and continuous improvement
  • Responsible for working within the guidelines of all applicable aspects of food safety program (ISO, HACCP, GMPs)
  • Environmental awareness and compliance

Who we are looking for:

The successful candidate must have / be: 

  • Able to work straight continental shifts OR rotating shifts and overtime to support a continuous operation
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment, with high sense of urgency
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent hand-to-eye coordination
  • Able to perform heavy lifting when required (approximately 12kg or 25lbs). Meets the physical demands of the position
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexibility to cross train within different areas of production
  • Commitment to GMPs including wearing PPE
  • Commitment to Ferrero Safety policies and procedures
  • Previous Food Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Previous Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Computer/ SAP skills an asset

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

Why Work at Ferrero:

  • Contract and Permanent positions available
  • Straight, Rotating Shifts or Continental Shifts available
  • Competitive Rates
  • Shift premiums
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)
  • On-site Cafeteria
  • Dedicated Safety Covid Team
  • Free Parking
  • Employee events e.g. BBQ’s, ice cream days and Ferrero product give-aways!

Benefits with Permanent

  • 3 weeks vacation (pro-rated in first year)
  • Fully employer-paid benefits
  • Employer matched pension
  • 14 weeks Parental Leave top-up


Ferrero Canada will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities throughout all stages of the selection process. If you need accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise the HR Representative. Information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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