Lumber Yard Forklift Operator

Distribution / Warehouse Kitchener, Ontario


Description

DEPARTMENT:  KITCHENER DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

HOURS:  7:30AM TO 3:30PM

GRADE:  5

Responsible to the Kitchener Distribution Manager for the safe, efficient and accurate receiving and shipping of building materials from Vendors to Dealers.

Loading and unloading of trucks. 

Maintaining house-keeping standards while picking, loading, shipping and receiving product.

Assisting with inventory.

Completion of pre-start-up procedures on all power equipment, including propane handling.  Safe operation of forklift equipment.

Complying with all health and safety regulations.

Other duties as required.

Provide support as required for campaigns and special projects (i.e.: public relations campaigns, Annual Report, special events and activities, etc.)

Work cross functionally within the organization including but not limited to: Marketing, Merchandising, Leadership Team. to support successful press initiatives.

Other duties as assigned by Communications Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Two years’ forklift experience.  Familiarity with various types of forklifts preferred.

Comfortable working outside full-time.

Forklift Certification (provided internally). 

Knowledge of dimensional SPF (Spruce-Pine-Fir), pine lumber and wood panels preferred.

Excellent customer service skills.

Satisfactory reading and writing skills, good number skills and attention to detail.  Basic computer skills.

High school graduation or equivalent preferred.

Ability to perform physical activities including: walking, standing, bending and heavy lifting.

 

*We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants on request, under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.


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