Farnell Packaging Limited is a family owned and operated flexible packaging manufacturer.  Employing over 200 people at our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia facility, our responsive and dedicated staff continues to produce quality solutions guided by our founder’s values and today’s evolving marketplace. 

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to join our Converting Department team in the role of Operator. The Converting Operator role is the foundation for building a career as a Converting Foreman.

Job Duties:

  • Removing products from machines
  • Housekeeping duties
  • Quality checks
  • Making minor adjustments on the machines
  • Reporting of any inefficiencies or safety issues


  • 12 hour rotating shift schedule including overnight and weekend
  • Scheduled for 84 hours bi-weekly and rotate together with the same crew
  • Some overtime available depending on production demands


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Ability to read basic measuring instruments
  • Required to carry out basic arithmetic operations such as addition and subtraction

Manufacturing Plant Working Conditions:

  • Required to stand for long periods of time
  • Changing environmental conditions (hot in summer/cold in winter)
  • Frequent light lifting


  • $15.45/hour starting rate, incrementally increasing to $17.88/hour when fully trained (1 year)
  • Our competitive benefits package includes a generous vacation plan, health & dental insurance at 3 months, paid sick time at 6 months, safety boot allowance, EFAP, as well as access to our employer matched group RRSP plan.

Farnell Packaging Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive workplace for all employees.   Please advise if you require accommodation, including in order to apply for a position.

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