Production Operator (Batching, Pelleting, Swing Operator)


Join a team that shares your passion and enthusiasm for Canadian feed! New-Life Mills, a division of Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited (P&H), has an opportunity for a detail-oriented, team player to bring their skills and experience to a fast-paced environment in the role of Production Operator based in Listowel, Ontario.


Make a Difference

This position gives you the ability to play a key role in Canada’s dynamic feed industry while maintaining a healthy and fulfilling work/life balance.


Work and grow with a family-owned company.

New-Life Mills is an exciting place to develop and grow a career in agriculture and agricultural processing, supporting Canadian producers of poultry and livestock as well as producers who grow and sell their crops to global markets. Part of a family-owned Canadian company with deep roots in grain trading, flour milling, animal feed production and live animal management, New-Life Mills has been serving the needs of livestock and poultry producers for more than 50 years.

P&H’s roots go back over 110 years, and we have always been a Canadian, family-owned and managed agri-business. Our corporate culture values are family values; honesty and integrity with a focus on listening and continuous learning. Like family, we support our staff to always do better.


Skills and experience for the next step in your career.

We are seeking a highly skilled individual who will play a key role in efficiently and effectively manufacturing high quality finished feed products in our 24-hour, 7-day facility. You are part of a manufacturing team who work on a rotating master schedule, promoting work-life balance.  The successful candidates will be able to work effectively both independently and within a team, which will allow production to capitalize on efficiencies promoting throughput to meet customer requirements.  You will work collaboratively with the Plant Leadership team to ensure continuous operation at our state-of-the-art feed manufacturing facilities.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Mixing feed and producing feed pellets;
  • Shipping and receiving duties including operating computerized batching system and pellet processing equipment;
  • Loading and unloading trucks, including operation of a forklift;
  • Read digital readouts with extreme accuracy and maintain and file records;
  • Quality control practices and procedures, participating in audit processes as required;
  • Performing daily with a Safety first mindset and abiding by all safety rules and company policies, completion of all required safety training and reporting all deviations to procedures, including feed safety and quality related issues to mill management in a timely manner;
  • Have a focus on the housekeeping and cleanliness of the facility, cleaning the bin deck and the basement, tape up ripped bags, sweeping or shoveling load out and receiving bays, sweeping stairwell and common areas;
  • Must be able to perform other related assigned duties including following HACCP and GMP regulations.


The successful candidate should enter the position with the following qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma
  • A mechanical aptitude and understanding of batching and pelleting equipment
  • Experience working in a production or manufacturing setting,
  • Experience working in a feed mill or agricultural related business would be considered an asset.
  • Possession of an AZ license would be considered an asset
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts that include days/afternoons and nights
  • Physically fit to lift and handle 25-40 kg in a safe manner
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Effective time-management skills with ability to meet deadlines, and achieve targets in a team environment
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions


We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


To Apply

To apply, please visit our career website: providing cover letter and resume.


An Equal Opportunity Employer



New-Life Mills, a division of Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that is reflective of Canadian society.  As a result, New-Life Mills is an equal opportunity employer and is in compliance with the Employment Equity Act.  We welcome applications from men, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.  Accommodations in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.


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