Careers in Sustainability
This position is supported through the Careers in Sustainability program, a joint initiative of the Nova Scotia Innovation Hub and IGNITE. Wage subsidies are available for candidates who are unemployed, getting less than full-time hours, or are getting full-time hours in a low-wage or precarious position. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're unsure of your eligibility, or visit www.careersinsustainability.ca to learn more.
Oberland Agriscience is a Halifax-based agribusiness that is tackling the challenge of global food insecurity by transforming organic waste and by-products into innovative goods by rearing black soldier fly larvae. These goods include high quality protein (as an ingredient for commercial feed product), specialty pet foods, live feeder insects, and fertilizer. In its pilot farm on the outskirts of Halifax, pre-consumer organic waste is diverted to an indoor farm that is thousands of times more productive than a traditional land-based farm.
The Operations Manager is a full-time position within the Oberland team to manage the industrial scale protein production process at Oberland’s facility. This, which includes feed handling, full lifecycle management, and wholesale product packaging.
Specific duties of the Operations Manager include:
Specific qualifications required:
The Operations Manager role requires an ability to work independently as well as part of a cooperative team. As head of Operations, this role will be required to manage staff and be the champion of production efficiency within the Oberland facility.
The Operations Manager reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer, and will supervise the Process Technician(s) and Rearing Technician(s).
Closing Date: July 31, 2021
Start Date: September 7, 2021
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