Summer Student - Production Assistant

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Winpak Division
Winnipeg, MB
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Winpak Ltd., a public company, operates ten production facilities in Canada, the United States and Mexico, with its head office located in Winnipeg. Continued growth in sales has positioned the Company as one of the leaders in the North American market for the supply of flexible and rigid plastic packaging. Winpak's location in Winnipeg, Manitoba is currently searching to fill the position of: Summer Student - Production Assistant

The term for summer student employment will be approximately May until end of August. Summer wage is $16.00 per hour. Applicants must be able to work rotating shifts (see schedule at bottom of posting). Positions available in the following departments: Blown Film & Wincoating, Multibarrier Value Stream, Laminating, Printing, Slitting, Material Handling & Shipping.

Reporting to the Supervisor/Leadhand and under direction of the Operator, the Assistant will assist with the safe and effective operation of manufacturing equipment in their assigned department. Responsibilities include ensuring that established production targets related to product quality, output, and waste are consistently achieved.  


  • Assist with both the simple and regular routine maintenance of the equipment under the direction of the Operators or Supervisor. 
  • Conduct routine safety,quality and housekeeping checks as outlined by the Company. 
  • Ensure all department documentation and paperwork is completed correctly. 
  • Operate forklift equipment and material handling equipment when required.
  • Promote teamwork, cooperation, and effective communication within the department and Company. Interact with all levels of the operation in support of process improvement activities. 
  • Perform duties and responsibilities in a manner compliant with ISO 9001 standards and the SQF Code.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent required.
  • Previous related work experience preferred.
  • Good aptitude for machines; ability to learn and work with machinery
  • Experience with hand tools, including tape measures.
  • Dependable and able to work rotating shifts (8 or 12 hour shift rotations).
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, with minimal supervision. 

The following departments work 8 hour shift rotations: Laminating, Printing, Slitting, Material Handling and Shipping.
Sample shift schedule is as follows:
Week 1 - Monday to Friday 7:00 - 3:00 (days)
Week 2 - Monday to Friday 23:00 - 7:00 (nights)
Week 3 - Monday to Friday 3:00 - 23:00 (afternoons)
Week 4 - Repeat rotation starting at week 1

The following departments work 12 hour shift rotations: Blown Film & Wincoating, Multibarrier Value Stream.
Sample shift schedule is as follows:
Week 1 - Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 8:00-20:00 (days)
Week 2 - Wednesday, Thursday from 8:00-20:00 (days)
Week 3 - Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 20:00-8:00 (nights)
Week 4 - Wednesday, Thursday from 20:00-8:00 (nights)
Week 5 - Repeat rotation starting at week 1



Winpak is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening may be required based on facility location.

Although we appreciate all applicants, only qualified applicants will be considered for interviews.