Material Handler (Shipping/Receiving)


This position is responsible for the delivery and take away of raw and finished material to and from staging areas and assisting with production needs.

Hiring Organization: 
SunOpta - Niagara
St. Davids, Ontario

Must be forklift certified

Perform and document all inspections on forklifts

Must be able to read and understand inventory batch tickets

Stage and prepare ingredients and materials as outlined on batch tickets

Must be able to understand FIFO concepts

Load and unload trucks as needed

Utilizing the production tools and wireless handheld computers to correctly issue and scan materials that are consumed for production

Responsible for proper shift handoff with oncoming/outgoing operators

Trouble shoots and resolve basic to moderate operating issues involving inventory

Communicate to all other facility personnel regarding any delays or problems that may hinder production

Must follow all employee safety, food safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)

Must wear all required PPE as required, including safety glasses, gloves and seatbelts

Complete all required paperwork in a neat and professional manner

Must be able to work independently, as well as professionally with other team members

Complete additional duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Hours: 
Days 6am-2pm; Afternoons 2pm-10pm; Nights 10pm-6am

Benefits available at three months (health/dental/vision)

Education Requirements: 

High school diploma or equivalent required. Associated degree or higher preferred; or two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience Requirements: 

Preferably two years of forklift experience in a food manufacturing environment.

Employment Type: 
Full Time
Additional Information: 

Forklift certification required

Must be available to work rotating shifts: days, afternoons, nights

Must be able to lift approximately 50lbs

Must have reliable transportation (location is off bus route)

Strong attention to detail

100% of work involves being in the manufacturing environment

Job Types: 
Material Handler/Delivery Driver
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