Production Technician (T3)
Natural Factors
Kelowna, BC
Factors Laboratories is a leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements and other health-building products. We are committed to enhance the wellbeing of our customers - through research, development and delivery of effective nutritional products. It is our mission to contribute to the lives of our customers, employees, suppliers and the communities we serve, in a cooperative and sustainable manner.

Job Description

The role of the Production Technician is to maintain the encapsulation machinery as well as other production related equipment to a level that maximizes efficiency. The Production Technician accomplishes this by assembling and disassembling the critical machinery equipment, cleaning machinery, repairing parts, performing preventative maintenance, servicing and troubleshooting machinery that is not running properly. The Production Technician carries out the duties while taking into consideration the company’s commitment to our seven Core Values such as Sustainability (people, the planet, and profit) in the planning and implementation of all actions related to the area of responsibility.

Maintain and operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner
Proper assembly, removal and care of production related equipment including conveyors, lobe pumps, and other similar equipment
Perform routine inspection of encapsulation lines
Accountable for the maintenance of pump and die equipment and parts
Coordinate and perform routine maintenance including cleaning, oil changes, and parts replacements
Perform emergency, unscheduled repairs in a time sensitive manner
Assist in Line Change Overs including tear downs and reassembly
Work with Supervisors and Operators on set ups, startups, and continual operation
Rebuild machinery components and complete machinery repairs utilizing a variety of hand tools
Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair equipment to resolve functionality concerns
Assist with maintenance of spare part inventory
Clean and sanitize equipment on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis
May be required to assist other production areas
Maintain a clean work area at all times
Assist in the development of Production Technician related Work Procedures (WPs) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Follow and adhere to all given instructions including work procedures, SOPs and current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)
Strictly adhere to and observe all safety policies as outlined in the company policies and training sessions
Other duties as assigned


Must be mechanically inclined and have an aptitude towards working on equipment/machinery
General understanding of and experience working with mechanical systems
Ability to operate or to learn the proper operation of production equipment
Familiarity with LEAN manufacturing processes would be considered an asset
Good command of English, both written and verbal
Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
Able to work collaboratively with other team members
Positive attitude
Capable of lifting up to 20kg
Attention to detail, executing each duty with accuracy and precision
Able to prioritize work load and manage time according to production demands
Analytical with strong problem solving abilities
Previous production and GMP experience an asset

Posting Details

This position is open to all qualified applicants who are legally entitled to work in the country in which this job is located. Only electronic applications can be accepted. This position will close when a competitive candidate pool has been identified. We thank you all for your applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. You can check the status of your application by logging in to your account. All the best!

CompanyFactors Labs

T3 Wednesday to Saturday 6:00 pm - 6:10 am; Thursday to Saturday 6:00 pm - 6:10 am