Vervaeke - Millwright - St. Catharines, ON, Canada

Larry Vervaeke

St. Catharines, ON, Canada




I am Maintenance professional that loves what he does for a living.
I amvery skilled in all areas of millwrighting. I have been a Manager, Supervisor, spare parts, Lead Hand, PM Coordinator, and hands on tools kind of guy. I havew worked in the food ondustry for 30 years

Work History

Maintenance Associate

Rich Products

From October 2006

Repair, modify, fabricate, trouble shoot all types of machinery associated with frozen bread dough production. I am a Class B refrigeration operator


Bick's Slice Line

When jars would break on the line, All the product had to be thrown away as there was no quick way to stop the line. I created a team to rectify this. I ended up putting in a stop pull cable the entire length of the packing area. Now when a jar was broken, the line could be shut down immediately and as per GMP practice, 10 ft of product would then have to been thrown out as compared to the entire line. I also looked at reasons for the glass breakage. It was due to too much line pressure. I installed photo eyes that better controlled the empty glass feed. As a result, the line produced at 150% and they had to rewrite production expectations.

Qualifications & Certifications

Millwright Course

Sheridan College

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