Shipper/Receiver/Forklift Operator

Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Gay Lea Foods is a proud Canadian owned dairy food and beverage co-operative that includes 7 established brands such as Gay Lea Butter, Gay Lea Whipped Cream, Nordica Cottage Cheese, Ivanhoe Cheese, and Salerno Cheese. We operate out of 10 manufacturing facilities in Ontario and Alberta.

Delivering high quality, locally made food products is what makes us market leaders. From the consumer favourite Spreadables and North America’s first Smooth Cottage Cheese, to Nothing But Cheese, we are continuously working at creating innovative new products to introduce to our customers and consumers.

As a co-operative, we do things differently! It’s our own business, in our own local community, and there’s a greater sense of pride and accountability. For over 60 years, Gay Lea Foods has brought innovative new products to the market, but that’s not all. The reason for our success is simple – it’s all about our people. Our employees inspire our culture of respect and ownership.

Bringing the right people on board means finding passionate and dedicated individuals who share our core values:

  • Open Dialogue
  • Accountability
  • Relentless Pursuit of Improvement
  • Recognition
  • Personal Growth

If you’re looking for a growth-oriented company, a vibrant culture that welcomes and encourages everyone’s talent, ideas, and innovative thinking, as well as respect and integrity in the workplace, then Gay Lea Foods is the place for you!

Gay Lea Foods recently opened a brand-new Distribution Center in Brampton and we are growing our team of warehouse associates!

Benefits of working full-time at Gay Lea Foods:

  • $22.00 starting rate
  • Group Health and Retirement benefits
  • Progression step increases and annual rate increases
  • Shift premiums
  • Annual bonus incentive program

Position: *Shipper/ Receiver - Full Time

Location: Brampton Distribution Center
Days of Work: Tuesday to Saturday or Sunday to Thursday
Available Shifts: Afternoons 2pm – 10:30pm or Nights 10pm – 6:30am

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the safe loading of pallets onto outbound trailers, as well as the unloading of product and materials coming in from suppliers and other interbranch warehouses
  • Perform picking and assembling of all orders using a RF scanner and warehouse management system to track movement of product
  • Work as part of a team to meet daily warehouse productivity, health & safety, and order quality related targets
  • Complete all shipping related documentation consistently and accurately
  • Ensure proactive steps are taken to minimize shipping errors and damages
  • Work with a continuous improvement mindset to identify opportunities to optimize processes
  • Rotate stock and conduct inventory cycle counts as required
  • Assist with DC and trailer housekeeping to ensure a clean work environment which meets required standards
  • Attend prescribed courses and training as required
  • Support other functions within the DC as required
  • Work in a variety of temperature-controlled departments ranging from 2-4 degrees Celsius (cooler) to -18 degrees Celsius (freezer)


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year of warehouse/distribution center experience
  • Counter Balance, Electric Lift Truck and Reach Truck certification or experience
  • Good communication skills, including written and verbal
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully in a team environment
  • Excellent sanitary and safety work habits
  • Must be flexible with the ability to multi-task and perform shift work
  • Capable of performing the physical demands of the job
  • Must be able to perform simple math and calculations
  • Aptitude to learn how to use an automated Warehouse Management System
  • Computer skills would be an asset

Working Environment:

Regular exposure to noise, cold temperatures, humidity and dry conditions. Continuous exposure to hazardous machines, moving objects (forklifts) and frequent interruptions. Occasional exposure to dust and extreme temperatures.

Physical Demands:

Sitting for extended length of time, standing and walking for considerable length of time. Occasional lifting of materials up to 10kg. Infrequent lifting of materials up to 35kg.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Toronto, ON (Preferred)