Career Opportunities with the Food Centre

The Food Centre is an innovative and team oriented organization. We provide technical support to agri-food business owners who want to take advantage of growth opportunities in the Canadian food processing sector.  We are an industry leader in providing services to advance Saskatchewan's food industry and giving companies a competitive advantage in the marketplace.  

To work at the Food Centre, you must be willing to work in an evironment that is challenging, team oriented, and results oriented. We seek individuals with a diverse background and skills in the food industry.

The Food Centre offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits package to qualified candidates.

Food Processing Assistant

The Food Centre has an immediate opening for a Food Processing Assistant.  This position will assist the Product Development team in creating new and exciting food and health products.  The ideal candidate enjoys cooking and is comfortable using a variety of commercial food processing equipment.  Attention to detail, organizational, communication and computer skills are assets to this job.  Applicants with  training in food preparation or high school diploma and/or previous food industry experience is preferred.  On the job training will be provided.
 
This is a full time position.  Start date to be determined.  Email resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AWESOME Program Specialist

The AWESOME Program (www.beawesome.ca) supports women entrepreneurs in food processing who operate in the Canadian Prairie provinces. We provide startup and growth services through one-on-one and group business development education. 

AWESOME is an initiative of the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre (Food Centre - www.foodcentre.sk.ca), and is funded by Western Economic Diversification Canada through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Ecosystem Fund. The Food Centre provides product development and production support for agri-food businesses. The Food Centre is an industry leader, providing a wide-range of services designed to advance the food sector in North America.

Who you are: Relevant experience and post-secondary education are assets to the function of this job. You:

  • understand the business development and creative entrepreneurial processes that contribute to business success;
  • listen attentively to entrepreneurs as they describe their business challenges and problems and respond with potential, viable and practical solutions;
  • are meticulous, thorough and enjoy organizing information;
  • are adaptable, flexible and embrace the unknown, working effectively with the information that you have available;
  • can guide and lead effective one-on-one interactions to achieve intended outcomes;
  • are comfortable presenting, hosting and public speaking, but also know how to work “behind the scenes”;
  • can learn quickly and work autonomously.

What you will do:  The AWESOME Program Specialist is a client-facing role which supports the development of the AWESOME Program. You will:

  • execute diverse tasks related to business development services for the AWESOME membership;
  • work closely with emerging and established entrepreneurs by being the first point of contact
  • support the delivery of online business development education;
  • assess client needs and requests on an on-going basis, provide solutions utilizing other team members’ knowledge
  • be responsible for executing certain marketing and administration duties as assigned;
  • work closely with the AWESOME Team, report to the AWESOME Program Managerwork close with the Food Centre Team and complete related tasks as assigned

The AWESOME Program Coordinator will work at the AWESOME Office, located within the Agri-Food Innovation Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Travel may be required. The Food Centre offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Interested candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to Shenuka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  

Extrusion Product Development Specialist

Do you like to develop new food products? Enjoy a dynamic workplace? The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre is seeking to hire a full-time Extrusion Product Development Specialist. We will train an extrusion operator to aid in food product development using extrusion.

The Extrusion Program helps food companies develop and manufacture food products using extrusion technology. Extrusion technology is a way to reshape food ingredients into snacks, breakfast cereals, alternative meat products, among others. The Saskatchewan Food Centre helps entrepreneurs and established companies with their technical production needs.  

The Extrusion Product Development Specialist will be an active participant in the Extrusion Program to help companies develop and manufacture extruded products. Activities will include set-up, tear-down and cleaning of the extrusion line, operating an extruder and auxiliary equipment (dryers, mixers, seasoning application equipment, among others).

The Extrusion Product Development Specialist will have the following skills and abilities:  
• An ability to learn quickly
• Mechanically-inclined
• Creative thinker, resourceful, problem-solver
• An ability to document equipment settings and observations
• An ability to follow food safety, quality and OH&S protocols
• Strong verbal communication skills.  
• A self-starter, enthusiastic and energetic with an ability to set time sensitive goals and to achieve outcomes.  

A competitive salary is available to the successful candidate, based on experience, education and a relevant skill set.  Apply by April 15, 2021.

Email resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Extrusion Operator

The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre is seeking to hire a full-time Extrusion Operator for our co-manufacturing operations. The Extrusion Operator is responsible for material handling, clean-up and control of machinery to manufacture puffed snack and other food products. Responsible for production, quality and food safety on the line.

The Extrusion Operator Duties and Responsibilities:
- Set up, tear down and cleaning of the processing line
- Operate mixer, extruder, dryer (training will be provided)
- Monitor product for quality issues
- Communicate with supervisor

All position duties:
- Be safety conscious
- Observe HACCP and other food safety requirements
- Clean and sanitize machines and work areas
- Assist line leader with start-up and shut down

Working Conditions:
- Employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts
- Employee is exposed to high noise environments at times
- Employee may need to lift up to 10 lbs regularly and up to 50 lbs occasionally

A competitive salary is available to the successful candidate, based on experience, education and a relevant skill set.  Apply by April 9, 2021.  Email resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Temporary Full-Time Extrusion Scientist (to cover a maturnity leave)

Do you like to develop new food products? Enjoy a dynamic workplace? The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre is seeking to hire a full-time, temporary Extrusion Scientist to cover a maternity leave. There is potential for extension.

The Extrusion Program helps food companies develop and manufacture food products using extrusion technology. Extrusion technology is a way to reshape food ingredients into snacks, breakfast cereals, alternative meat products, among others. The Saskatchewan Food Centre helps entrepreneurs and established companies with their technical production needs.
 
The Extrusion Scientist will have the following skills and abilities:  
• An ability to learn quickly
• Mechanically-inclined
• Creative thinker, resourceful, problem-solver
• An ability to document equipment settings and observations
• An ability to follow food safety, quality and OH&S protocols
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.  
• A self-starter, enthusiastic and energetic with an ability to set time sensitive goals and to achieve outcomes.     

Duties and Responsibilities include:
a. Develop experimental designs extrusion projects to meet clients’ needs
b. Understand, work with and explain ingredient interactions and manipulation for suitability in a variety of food products, focusing on extrusion.
c. Projects are coordinated effectively and efficiently, on time, on budget
d. Collect and maintain process data on projects and develop project-related SOP’s and ensures all proper documentation is completed accurately and timely
e. Liaise with program partners regarding project development, experimental design, processing matrix and information dissemination.   
f. Work in a cross-functional team
g. Coordinating projects considering ingredient suppliers, interdepartmental equipment needs, and client expectations

A competitive salary is available to the successful candidate, based on experience, education and a relevant skill set. Apply by April 15, 2021. 

Email resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Sanitation Lead 
 
The Food Centre is looking to hire a Full Time Sanitation Lead position to assist in coordinating sanitation requirements within our Agri-Food Innovaton Centre on Schuyler Street.
 
Job requirements:
  • Experience 2-5 years in a sanitation role
  • Excellent people skills
  • Well versed in OH&S
  • WHMIS 2015
  • Scissor Lift certified
  • PME Certified (preferred)
Wage/Salary range $16.50 - $18.50 per hour starting (depending on qualifications).   The Food Centre offers a good benefit package for full time staff.  Starting shift hours are 3:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. 
 
Email resumes to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 306-933-7208 
 
Part-time Food Processing Personnel

Saskatchewan's state-of-the-art centre of excellence in food processing is hiring Part Time/Casual Processing Personnel food production workers to staff its new facility in Saskatoon. Shifts vary starting as early as 6 a.m. to finishing as late as 5 p.m. with competitive wages for entry level food production workers.

Benefits package available for part-time and full-time employees.  Come work for a growing progressive employer in a new facility!

Email resumes to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 306-933-7208
 

Send Resume To:

2335 Schuyler Street

Food Centre
2335 Schuyler Street
Saskatoon, SK S7M 5V1, CANADA

Only selected candidates will be contacted. 

Resumes can also be mailed to the Food Centre or sent by fax (306) 933-7208