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 Extrusion Department team in the entry-level role of Assistant. The Extrusion Assistant (Apprentice) role is the foundation for building a career as an Extrusion Shift Leader.

Job Duties:

  • Wrapping and moving skids of product
  • Removing rolls of product from machines
  • Housekeeping duties
  • Quality checks
  • Reporting of any inefficiencies or safety issues
  • Supports the Shift Leader with the setup and operation of the Extruders


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


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Ability to read basic measuring instruments and carry out basic arithmetic operations
  • Comparable experience preferred but not required (General labour, construction, etc.)

Manufacturing Plant Working Conditions:

  • Required to stand for long periods of time and climb multiple sets of stairs regularly
  • Changing environmental conditions (very hot in summer/cold in winter).
  • Frequent heavy lifting


  • $18.77/hour starting rate, incrementally increasing to $20.12/hour when fully trained (1 year)
  • Our competitive benefits package includes health & dental insurance at 3 months, night shift premium, paid sick time at 6 months, generous vacation plan, annual 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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