Measurement & Sample Process Specialist

UPDATED: January 13, 2023 03:00 PM EDT

The Opportunity

As a key member of the Logistics team, the Measurement & Sample Process Specialist is responsible for monitoring meters and samples at plants to ensure fair payment for producers and accurate billing for processors. In addition, the individual will be responsible for maintaining the functionality of the sample process, as well as scheduling and participating in all annual plant meter calibrations, ensuring compliance throughout Ontario.

The working environment is fast paced, and requires the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team. Flexibility to work extended hours, travel primarily throughout Ontario and be away from home are standard conditions of the role. To be successful, the ideal candidate must possess a strong sense of curiosity and have the ability to learn quickly and retain information easily. Having strong mathematical skills along with a natural mechanical inclination will be needed to perform the diverse and challenging aspects of this role.

To succeed, you will have:

· Post-secondary degree or diploma in mathematics or science, electronics or mechnical engineering technician;
· Minimum 5 years' experience in operations, preferably in a regulatory environment;
· Experience in delivery, implementation or oversight of quality assurance programs;
· Mechnically inclined, able to troubleshoot equipment failures;
· Strong verbal and written communication skills;
· Excellent listening, deductive and problem solving skills;
· Strong management skills;
· Excellent math skills;
· Possess an understanding of the concept of representative sampling;
· Knowledge of agriculture; and/or dairy industry an asset; and
· Bilingual (English/French) is an asset

Overview of job responsibilities:

1. Schedule and participate in all required annual plant meter calibrations in Ontario. 
2. Monitor the meters and samples through reports and through direct observation at all plants. 
3. Interpret and communicate relevant information to the plants and Board.
4. Determine and negotiate financial adjustments. 
5. Ensure systems are in place for proper cold chain maintenance and monitoring throughout the sample process.
6. Oversee fridge function, repairs, maintenance and replacement. Troubleshoot mechanical breakdowns. 
7. Ensure sample depot inspections are completed as required. Monitor results and implement improvements. 
8. Oversee and monitor delivery of samples from depots to labe and maintain the sample pick up. 

What DFO Can Offer You

· Opportunities for professional and career development
· An attractive Total Rewards Package that includes comprehensive benefits coverage.
· Commitment to continuous learning – access to video courses taught by industry experts
· Flexible working arrangements which include a hybrid work model

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

DFO is committed to the health and safety of our employees. A key component of our commitment to workplace safety includes our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees are required to be fully vaccinated and must provide DFO proof of vaccination prior to their first day of work. Accommodations for successful candidates unable to be vaccinated following human rights and other applicable laws will be considered.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dairy Farmers of Ontario is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to encouraging a diverse workplace. DFO maintains an accommodation policy and will provide accommodation to job applicants with disabilities during the hiring process. Please contact us should you require an accommodation.


Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume directly to by January 30, 2023.

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