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Press Technician | YVR

July 30, 2020 2 min read

Press Technician/Operator


ChopValue’s novel manufacturing process gives recycled chopsticks a second life. The Press Technician plays a vital role in transforming this under-utilized urban waste into an innovative and beautiful material. In this role, you will be in charge of operating the press machinery and parameters as well as maintain and troubleshoot the custom press machine that turns chopsticks into raw tiles. You will liaison between Engineering’s research and development efforts and with production order needs.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Operate custom production press machine and achieve daily goals specified by Production department leads.
  • Conduct quality inspections on chopstick tiles and implement quality control measures to ensure successful tile turnout 
  • Log, analyze and audit each press cycle while consulting the engineering team to resolve and diagnose any issue that may come up
  • Operate various production assembly machines and may use small power tools
  • Rotate through tasks of different production processes: chopstick sorting, resination and re-manufacturing station
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and streamline the manufacturing material process
  • Flexible in changing from assigned tasks without diminishing the quality of the products
  • Provides general support and assistance for a variety of activities performed in the manufacturing department as needed
  • Keeping the shop clean, tidy and clutter free

The Ideal Applicant:

  • Can lift and carry up to 50+ pounds occasionally 
  • Is willing and capable to stand for long periods of time
  • Able to handle repetitive tasks and work methodically
  • Thrives from working independently as well as a good team player
  • Values good two-way communication and can think analytically about problems ahead
  • Has exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A self starter with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Has previous manufacturing and/or carpentry experience

Benefits of Joining:

  • Comprehensive benefits after 3 month probation
  • On the job training
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • A friendly, family-like progressive workplace

Just as there is diversity in the types of chopsticks we collect, there is diversity in our design, production, and talents.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company committed to creating an inclusive, equitable and accessible work environment. Our commonality lies in our authenticity, curiosity, and dedication to what we feel is a worthwhile endeavour, not just personally but also environmentally and socially. We might be small in size but, with the right people on our team, our impact can be massive

Please include your resume and contact information tocareers@chopvalue.ca to let us know how your interests and experience align with ChopValue’s mission and values. 

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