Plant Labourer

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West Coast Reduction Ltd.
March 14, 2023
Lethbridge, Canada
Job Type
  • Lethbridge


Full Job Description

West Coast Reduction Ltd. - Nothing Left Behind*. At West Coast Reduction, nothing is important to us. Because when there’s nothing left – that is when we’ve done our job. We collect food waste and by-products from food producers, like farms, restaurants, bakeries and even supermarkets, transforming them into ingredients used in animal feed, renewable energy and thousands of other products we use every day. Our efforts contribute to a sustainable local food supply, and help us all live in cleaner and healthier communities. Visit our Company website at to learn more.

Based at our Lethbridge plant location, the Plant Labourer is responsible for safely operating equipment throughout the hide process. Other important tasks of the role include grading, sorting, and trimming hides, and managing the brining tanks to ensure that materials are handled properly to exceed customer’s expectations and ensure the high quality and efficient production of WCRL products.


  • Receive and unload incoming hides from conveyances
  • Grade, sort, and trim hides and ensure they meet or exceed company and customer expectations
  • Load and unload hide brining tanks in a safe and efficient manner
  • Trans load Specified Risk Material (SRM) removed carcasses as required
  • Maintain tools and equipment used in the hide process
  • Monitor brine salinity by adding salt and synchlorozene content accordingly
  • Perform thorough pre-trip inspection checks of mobile equipment
  • Load outbound hide trucks using mobile equipment
  • Adhere to strict requirements related to cleanliness and safe operations of specific material risk handling
  • Perform shift work based on company business needs which evolve and change in response to customer demands
  • Work overtime as instructed to ensure minimal downtime of facilities
  • Adhere to the company Code of Conduct and all West Coast Reduction Ltd. policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor


  • Possession of a valid Class 5 Driver’s License with a clean abstract an asset
  • 1-2 years of experience in a hide plant or similar environment an asset
  • Hides and skins knowledge and knife skills an asset
  • Proficiency in English, both written and verbal, with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to read or interpret diagrams, schematic drawings and manuals to determine work procedures
  • Ability to frequently move, carry, lift, push and pull equipment up to 100 lbs without assistance and occasionally greater with assistance
  • Perform repetitive motions including bending, kneeling, crouching, climbing and reaching overhead above the shoulders daily
  • Adaptable to adverse conditions including confined space, heights, cold weather, odours and animal by-products


Thank you in advance for your interest in this opportunity, however, only those individuals who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


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