Job Post

HTST Operator & Cream Receiver

Posted on September 15, 2023


GAY LEA Foods, Stirling ON is looking to hire a Full Time – HTST Operator & Cream Receiver

Reporting to the Production Manager, the scope of this position involves handing cream loads, testing cream for butterfat and titratable acidity, as well as the pasteurization of cream for butter manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate automated equipment through control panels
  • Conduct Clean in Place (CIP) and sanitize the tanks, silos and line circuits including housekeeping of the cream receiving and HTST areas
  • Take accurate and detailed production and CIP records
  • Perform routine manual checks of systems, valves and lines and troubleshoot as required
  • Conduct visual inspection of incoming bulk tankers to ensure they are clean and free of debris that may cause contamination
  • Blend product according to formulations and complete necessary documentation
  • DAX related activities, including but not limited to, daily input of cream volumes received, distribution of cream, washing of tanks
  • Troubleshooting of equipment in a fast-paced environment
  • Work closely with quality control staff to standardize raw products efficiently and adequately for processing
  • Responsible for respective Critical Control Points as outlined in the facilities HACCP manual
  • Monitor and maintain the Quality, Food Safety and SQF systems
  • Food Safety & Quality responsibility as outlined in SOPs & other training materials provided and accurate record keeping
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required
  • Other duties as assigned by Management


  • Minimum high school diploma and/or relevant dairy experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a regulated dairy or food manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), including excellent sanitary habits, CIP systems and possess knowledge of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • HTST Pasteurizer Operators Certificate
  • Milk and cream Graders’ Certificate considered an asset
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of shift work, weekend availability, and perform other duties as required
  • Physically capable of performing the demands of the job and ability to multi- task
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Mechanical aptitude and solid troubleshooting skills
  • High level of accuracy and mathematical abilities
  • Computer skills would be an asset

Additional Information:

  • Working Environment:
  • Regular exposure to extreme temperatures. Frequent exposure to hazards including chemical substances, hazardous machines and moving objects. Extended exposure to noise.
  • Physical Demands:
  • Standing and walking for extended length of time. Crouching, climbing stairs and working in awkward positions for a moderate length of time. Occasional exposure to chemical substances, working from heights and lifting of equipment to a maximum weight of 25 kg (Separator Lid
  • Experience: dairy or food manufacturing: 2 years (preferred)
  • Licence/Certification: HTST Pasteurizer Operators Certificate (preferred)
    • Milk Graders Certificate (preferred)

Job Type: Full-time


  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Store discount
  • Vision care


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Wages: To be Determined based on Experience

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Overtime pay

How to Apply Here:

Email your resume and cover letter, if applicable, to:  Careers @


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