Production Operator, Packaging (3rd Shift) in Acheson, Alberta

Champion Pet Foods


Champion Petfoods is expanding! We are excited to announce we are looking for a Packaging Production Operator (3rd Shift) to join our rapidly growing company.

Champion Petfoods is an award-winning pet food maker with a reputation of trust spanning 35+ years. Founded in a small town in Alberta, Canada, Champion – with its ORIJEN® and ACANA® brands – is a key player in the global premium pet food industry across three major geographic regions.

We would love to hear from you if you are passionate about personal and professional growth and see yourself as a key player contributing to our continued success as an award-winning company.

Here’s the Scoop – Summary

This position is based out of our state-of-the-art kitchen in Acheson, Alberta, and reports to the Production Supervisor.


The Packaging Production Operator (3rd Shift) has primary responsibility to operate the equipment safely and efficiently within the Packaging department at the state-of-the-art pet food production facility located in Acheson, Alberta . This role will report to the Production Supervisor.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Ensure compliance to Company’s policies, practices and procedures related to Health and Safety, Food Safety, and the Environment.

  • Maintain a neat and organized work area according to established corporate policies, procedures, and safety regulations.

  • Ensure empty packaging specifications and construction are suitable for applicable product and production runs.

  • Conduct visual inspection to control any damaged or incorrect packaging and remove same from production.

  • Identify food-safety concerns and perform actions appropriate for resolving them.

  • Operate lift trucks (sit and stand), as required.

  • Assist in conducting a daily inventory of all bulk and liquid ingredients, recording bin check, regular bulk inventory, and part bag count inventory.

  • Operate heavy machinery including tote massagers, grinding equipment for fresh meats and ingredients, and/or automated and manual packaging equipment in a safe and efficient manner, according to established Company policies and practices.

  • Develop and maintain successful professional working relationships, including good communication practices with relevant production department staff.

  • Participate in annual physical inventory as determined by the Company.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

This role is for you if you have:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum 2 years experience in a manufacturing environment and/or equivalent military experience, or college degree is preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Shift: Monday – Friday, 12:00pm-8:30am

  • Working inside a clean, modern, state-of-the-art pet food manufacturing facility, with brand new equipment

What can you expect from Champion?

  • Safety: a strong commitment to ensure all people are provided with a safe, healthy and respectful environment.

  • Earnings: Competitive Wages that give financial peace of mind, RRSP with Company, and donation matching.

  • Industry Competitive Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision and Employee Assistance Programs to meet your individual or family needs.

  • Continuing Education: In House & Online Learning & Development, as well as an Education Assistance Program.

  • Quality: a dedication to uphold the highest standards of authenticity, nutritional integrity, and food safety, to earn the trust of Pet Lovers everywhere.

  • Other Perks: Free Bag of Premium Pet Food each month, Free Parking and more!

What are you waiting for? Join the pack!

Come as you are.

We value diversity in all forms and know the power it can bring. Workplace equality allows for creative ideas to bloom, diverse points of views to be heard, and increases overall happiness. That sounds pretty good to us.

Champion is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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