Coldstream salad products plant hiring

Ready-to-eat packaged salad producer Vegpro is hiring.

Jonathan Blais, western region director of corporate development and administration for the Quebec-based company said Vegpro expects to hire up to 100 people to get things going at their Coldstream operation.

Vegpro announced a $60 million investment into the rural lake-side community in December. The project is expected to create 200 jobs over the next three years.

“In addition to a significant capital investment in the region, approximately 100 direct jobs in addition to an ecosystem supporting our operation year-long will provide a substantial boost for Coldstream and Vernon,” Blais said.

“We believe that our activity will help this wonderful community thrive and help us grow for years to come.”

To handle the work as Vegpro opens this spring, Blais said the plant needs everything from farm labourers to power engineers.

“We are hiring a few supervisory roles who will be overseeing daily operations as well as farm labourers, who will complete various tasks including, but not limited to; soil preparation, irrigation, planting, weeding and so on,” he told The Morning Star.

Prior to opening, which is slated for July, Blais said the packaging plant is also hiring a refrigeration operator, production supervisor, a Class 4 power engineer, an electromechanical technician, a maintenance planner and a buyer.

Since they first posted the positions, Blais said Vegpro has received a strong response to their hiring call and hope to see more applicants as the will be at Tuesday’s job fair at the Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We are extremely encouraged by the good momentum we are seeing on the recruiting front,” Blais said.

“High quality people have responded to our approach and we believe these people from the community will create a strong foundation for this exciting project.”

Blais continued that several other positions will be filled closer to the start date in July, however Vegpro is currently accepting applications for all roles and welcomes anyone who is interested in joining their team. Job postings can be found at http://vegpro.com/en/jobs-opportunities/ or apply in person at the April 10 Vernon Job Fair.

Image courtesy of Vegpro Image courtesy of Vegpro

Just Posted

Cuteness overload: duckling thinks dog is its mom

Photographer Fiona Hook shot a cute video after noticing one of her ducklings had taken a special liking to her dog.

Fire near Vernon airport “not a concern”

Vernon firefighters attended the scene and found a resident performing a controlled burn

Keep an eye on this up-and-coming Vernon director

15-year-old Bowen O’Brien celebrates filmmaking successes.

Visiting author gets personal

Keri Lefave will be reading from her book, Unfinished, at the Vernon Public Library on Saturday, April 27th at 11 a.m.

Vernon poet launches new book

Kerry Gilbert’s new work, a cautionary tale through the guise of little red riding hood, will launch at the Caetani Cultural Centre’s Studio Gallery April 26 at 7 p.m.

Update: Fire destroys Peachland home on Somerset Avenue

Crews are still on scene pumping water onto the blaze

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Summerland student examines effects of sound

Science fair project will go to national competition in New Brunswick

Sons of Anarchy’s Kim Coates stops by Okanagan café

Coates was spotted in West Bank’s Kekuli Café on April 20

B.C. women make 2,200 cabbage rolls for charity

The money raised was donated to former NHL player Aaron Volpatti, who is raising funds for ALS

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, 35 people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

B.C. mom wages battle to get back four kids taken from her in Egypt

Sara Lessing of Mission has help from Abbotsford law firm

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Seven tips to travel safely this Easter long weekend

An average of three people are killed, and hundreds more injured, each Easter long weekend in B.C.

Most Read