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Wash Line Operator – Plastic Recycling

Maple-Ridge - BC, British Columbia,CANADA
Job ID
Fraser Plastics Ltd.
Job Category
Posting Date
March 23, 2018
Expiry date
November 21, 2019

Wash Line Operator – Plastic Recycling
(National Occupational Classification 2016 - NOC Code: 9422)

Company Summary: 

The principals of Fraser Plastics Ltd. are experienced manufacturing businessmen and women who have developed their process gradually to meet the growing demand for an effective grinding, washing, and extruding processing facility in the Pacific Northwest. The plant is located in the Albion Industrial area of Maple Ridge. Fraser Plastics processes post-consumer and post-industrial plastic, and sell plastic pellets, washed/regrind flakes and baled plastic.

The company’s success in attracting multi-national and domestic end-users, coupled with its acquisition of a fleet of tanker railcars to service the plant, resulted in notable growth and has allowed us to employ and provide work for Millwrights, Plant Maintenance Electricians, Supervisors (Plastic Products Manufacturing), Yard Supervisors (Shipping and Receiving), Extruder Operators, Sorters (Plastics Product Manufacturing), Wash Line Operators, Truck Drivers and other workers.  We are currently looking for an energetic, experienced and efficient Wash Line Operator to join our team. This is a permanent full time position reporting directly to the Maintenance Supervisor. 

Company Operating Name:  Fraser Plastics

Business Address:  23371 Fisherman Road, Maple Ridge BC V2W 1B9 Canada

Job Summary:

The Wash Line Operator is responsible for setting up and operating wash line machine, sort recycled plastic to ensure the correct material is sent for processing, perform quality checks on finished products and complete daily production paperwork. You work as part of a team but would routinely perform work independently and maintain a high level of accuracy and safety, while performing your duties.

Job Title: Wash Line Operator

No. of Positions: 1

Job Description and Duties:

  • Set up and operate wash line machine

  • Troubleshoot, maintain and make minor repairs to equipment

  • Understand and follow all safety procedures

  • Sorting recycled plastic to ensure the correct material is sent for processing

  • Perform quality checks on finished products

  • Maintain inventory of material and clean working area

  • Adhere to workplace safety policies, regulations and compliances and maintain a clean and environmentally safe work area

  • Monitor operation, regulate material supply and add chemicals and colorants to mixture

  • Complete daily production paperwork

Terms of Employment:
Permanent Full Time, Long Term

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Wages:  $17.00 per hour

Overtime: One and one-half times the regular wage rate as per provincial regulations 

Benefits Package: 

  • Insurance from Workplace Safety and Insurance Board covered by employer

  • Vacation pay as per provincial regulations will be paid each payday on a semi-monthly basis 

Location of Work: 23371 Fisherman Road, Maple Ridge BC V2W 1B9 Canada

Anticipated Start Date of Employment:  As soon as possible

Education, Experience and Language Requirements:

  • Completion of Secondary School is required

  • Two years of experience preferred 

  • Able to speak, write, read and understand English 

Working Conditions and Physical Capabilities: 

  • Fast-paced environment, manual dexterity, attention to detail and
    hand-eye co-ordination

  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching and kneeling

  • Strength and agility are necessary for lifting and climbing 

Additional Skills and Other Requirements: 

  • Ability to develop and sustain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, contractors and company management

  • Ability to anticipate, troubleshoot and solve problems

  • Effective interpersonal skills

  • Flexibility and Judgement

  • Must be a team player, reliable and organized

  • Must be available for all hours of operations and shifts including overtime and weekend work as required 

Preference to Canadian citizens, Canadian Permanent Residents, New Immigrants, Indigenous Persons, Aboriginals and Youth

If interested in this position, please apply by email to us at   with resume and cover letter. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.