Current Positions

-- Forklift Operator --

The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative (BCTFC) is owned by fruit growers throughout the entire Okanagan Valley, employs approximately 500 employees, and operates multiple facilities. Representing over 500 growers, we market fresh tree fruits including, apples, pears, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, prunes and grapes.

The Forklift Operator is responsible for stacking and moving bins, loading or unloading packed fruit from the racks, loading bins onto or off of equipment, and loading or unloading trucks (bins, supplies). All duties must be performed in a safe manner to ensure compliance with government regulations, industry standards and customer requirements to ensure both food and workers safety. This position is located in Oliver and Osoyoos and is seasonal.

The successful applicant will have the following key accountabilities:
• Follow all pertinent food safe and safe work procedures as required
• To load, unload, stack and move bins and pallets of packed fruit and supplies.
• To load and unload trucks and graders.
• At times, nest bins and perform light bin repair duties.
• Safe and efficient operation of the lift truck at all times.
• Understanding the requirements of the job and maintaining records pertaining to the job.
• Any other duties assigned within the nature of the job.

The successful applicant will be qualified by possessing the following key attributes:
• Have a valid driver’s license in good standing.
• Complete the lift truck training program.
• Have the aptitude to operate equipment and carry out general lift truck maintenance.
• Meet all physical requirements based on the demands of the job.
• Be able to communicate effectively with all employees and management.
• Have a good work record and above average attendance.
• Be comfortable working with and around machinery in a team environment.
• Must be able to work all shifts as required.
• Must have successfully completed the probationary period.
• Have valid forklift certification; or previously been a certified forklift operator

How to apply?

This position has a wage of $17.25 an hour, with benefits attending to the Union Collective Agreement. Please submit your application to hr@bctree.com quoting Seasonal Forklift Operator in the subject line by May 16th, 2015. BC Tree Fruits thanks all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those under consideration for the position will be contacted. Visit www.bctree.com for more information on the cooperative and future employment opportunities.

-- Counter Sales Representative --

Growers Supply Company Limited, a long established supplier of agricultural, nursery and garden center products is currently seeking a motivated and dedicated individual for a Full-Time Seasonal Counter Sales Representative position to work at our Oliver location from May until Mid-October (estimated time) with the potential to go full-time after the season ends.

Customer Service Responsibilities?
• In store counter sales of all products and services as required
• Accurately process orders, quotes and returns
• Answer customer inquiries by phone and at the counter
• Adhere to cash handling policies and procedures
• Receive, unpack and stock incoming store merchandise
• Identify items to be reordered or replenished
• Clean displays, shelves, and aisles

Customer Service Qualifications?
• Excellent customer service skills
• Must possess strong sales skills
• Good written and verbal communication
• Good market and product knowledge
• A team player who works well in a fast-paced environment
• Solid customer service background with sales experience
• Forklift operator’s license is an asset (will be trained once hired if not)
• Industry related experience is an asset
• TDG, WHMIS and Pesticide Dispenser’s License is an asset
• Punjabi as a second language is an asset
• Flexible to work in multiple locations as required
• Possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
• Be required to obtain a criminal record check

How To Apply?
Please submit your application hr@growerssupplybc.com or in person at 5911 Sawmill Road by May 13th, 2016 quoting Seasonal Counter Sales Representative Keremeos in the subject line. Growers Supply Co. Ltd. thanks all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those under consideration for the position will be contacted.

-- Seasonal Retail Store Clerk --

Looking for an exciting career opportunity? BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is looking for an individual to join our marketplace team and fill a part time position as a Retail Store Clerk in our Kelowna store.

The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative (BCTFC) is owned by fruit growers throughout the entire Okanagan Valley, employs approximately 500 employees, and operates multiple facilities. Representing over 500 growers, we market fresh tree fruits including, apples, pears, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, prunes and grapes.

The successful applicant will report directly to the Retail Store Manager and be responsible for selling vegetables, local product, and BCTFC fruits grown right in the Okanagan Valley, while providing excellent customer service and exuding passion for the industry.

The successful applicant will have the following key accountabilities:
• Organize and maintain sales area, stock and face shelves
• Fill racks and bins, rotating products, recording shrink
• Unload and receive freight
• Adhere to opening and closing responsibilities
• Field and respond to inquiries, requests, and complaints in a professional manner

The successful applicant will be qualified by possessing the following key attributes:
• 2+ years in a customer service role
• Ability to deal with any customer complaints/or inquiries
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to stay organized and on-task
• Excellent customer service skills
• Strong communication and listening skills
• Willing to be flexible to work weekends
• Able to lift 40lbs

How to apply?

This position is a part-time temporary position, with the possibility of turning into a permanent part-time position in the fall. This position will range from 15-32 hours a week. Please note that jewelry is not allowed during work hours, and steel toed shoes will be required for safety reasons.

Please submit your application to hr@bctree.com quoting Retail Store Clerk Kelowna in the subject line by May 6th, 2016. BC Tree Fruits thanks all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those under consideration for the position will be contacted. Visit www.bctree.com for more information on the cooperative and future employment opportunities.

-- Production Line Workers - Oliver Plant --

The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is owned by fruit growers throughout the entire Okanagan Valley, employs approximately 500 employees, and operates multiple facilities. Representing over 500 growers, we market fresh tree fruits including, apples, pears, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, prunes and grapes.

We are currently seeking motivated and dedicated individuals to join our team as Seasonal Production Line Workers at our Oliver plant.

Production Line Worker Responsibilities?
• Sorting fruit to meet Government and/or Industry Grade Standards
• Filling bags, trays, boxes or totes as well as consumer package and bulk filling
• Operating in a safe and efficient manner by following proper safe work procedures
• Adhering to food safe and safe work procedures at all times
• Performing work at each station of the tray line area(s)
• Operate machinery and controls at the various work stations as trained
• Additional duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Safety Staff

Production Line Worker Qualifications?
• Ability to work in a physically demanding environment including repeated lifting of up to 15 pounds
• Have a good work record and above average attendance
• Be comfortable working with and around machinery
• Ability to communicate effectively with all employees and supervisors
• Must be able to work all shifts as required
• Able to obtain steal toed boots

How to apply?

This position has a wage of $14/hour day shift and $15/hour night shift. If you are interested please drop off a resume and cover letter to Gillian Tucker from 8:00am-3pm Monday-Friday before May 13th at our Oliver plant – located at 327 Co-op Avenue.

-- Production Line Workers - Kelowna Plant --

The BC Tree Fruits Cooperative is owned by fruit growers throughout the entire Okanagan Valley, employs approximately 500 employees, and operates multiple facilities. Representing over 500 growers, we market fresh tree fruits including, apples, pears, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, prunes and grapes.

We are currently seeking motivated and dedicated individuals to join our team at our Kelowna plant as both seasonal and permanent full-time Cherry Production Line Workers.

Production Line Worker Responsibilities?
• Sorting fruit to meet Government and/or Industry Grade Standards
• Filling bags, trays, boxes or totes as well as consumer package and bulk filling
• Operating in a safe and efficient manner by following proper safe work procedures
• Adhering to food safe and safe work procedures at all times
• Performing work at each station of the tray line area(s)
• Operate machinery and controls at the various work stations as trained
• Additional duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Safety Staff

Production Line Worker Qualifications?
• Ability to work in a physically demanding environment including repeated lifting of up to 15 pounds
• Have a good work record and above average attendance
• Be comfortable working with and around machinery
• Ability to communicate effectively with all employees and supervisors
• Must be able to work all shifts as required
• Able to obtain steal toed boots

How to apply?

This position has a wage of $14/hour day shift and $15/hour night shift, with overtime opportunities. If you are interested, we will be holding our Job Fair with on the spot interviews on May 28th, starting at 10:00am-2pm at 880 Vaughan Avenue. Please come prepared with a resume and cover letter, stating if you are looking for either seasonal or permanent work. We look forward to seeing you there!