MATERIAL HANDLER

Company
Foley's Candies Ltd.
Location
Richmond
Contact
hiring@foleyscandies.com
Posted On
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 09:24
Description

 

Foley’s Candies Limited Partnership has been manufacturing fine quality chocolate for over 40 years. Located in Richmond, BC, we are the largest chocolate manufacturer in Western Canada and one of the largest in all of Canada; producing a wide range of industrial chocolate ingredients, panned chocolate products, and private label goods.

We source our raw chocolate ingredients from environmentally responsible suppliers that support the World Cocoa Foundation and Rainforest Alliance. Foley’s is Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program Level 3-certified, with an in-house lab staffed by highly experienced food technologists. All of our products are Kosher-certified; some are designated Pareve dairy-free; some verified GMO-free.

Foley’s is GROWING and presently welcoming applications and interest in a wide variety of permanent/regular full time and seasonal full time positions.

MATERIAL HANDLER

Under general direction, the Material Handler's primary role is to manipulate, move, load and unload materials by hand or through use of a variety of material handling equipment, including Forklift. Material Handlers provide assistance to the production floor, with a focus on moving product in an organized manner following FIFO (First in FIrst Out) standards, ensuring that product including raw materials, work in progress (WIP) and finished goods, flow smoothly from location to location, on time and on schedule.

This position is responsible for ensuring items are tracked and stored accurately while following all health and safety and food quality standards. Specifically, the Material Handler works in a team and carries out duties including but not limited to loading and unloading trucks using material handling equipment; preparing orders in the warehouse; rotating stock; receiving and shipping goods; completing related records and documents; inspecting trailers prior to loading and unloading; transporting raw materials, finished product and/or packaging materials throughout the plant and warehouse manually and/or with powered equipment (fork lift, electric/manual pallet jack) in a safe and courteous manner.

Qualified candidates are those who possess a solid command of the English language and capable of using moderately complex oral and written communication skills.  In addition, they demonstrate the ability to:

  • Follow directions and communicate both orally and in writing
  • Perform physically repetitive tasks while standing, walking or sitting (8-10 hour shift)
  • Lift up to 25 kgs. on a regular basis
  • Exercise manual dexterity and hand eye coordination
  • Showcase good problem-solving task planning and organization and space planning abilities
  • Work in a variety of environments including wet, humid, cold, hot inside (40 C) or outside
  • Work accurately with numbers and basic calculations
  • Work well with others; possessing a strong customer service attitude
  • Maintain a continuous improvement and learning orientation; adaptable and open to change

 

This position is required to operate and perform in a food manufacturing, production, and warehousing environment. Unique or special features of the job include:

  • 80-90% of day is spent operating forklift or other material handling equipment
  • Repetitive physical activity including lifting, push/pull, and carry is required

 

Valid Forklift Certification and at least 1 year of hands-on experience is required.  Assets: Mechanical orientation, Food Safe Certification, knowledge of WHMIS and HACCP

Our production facility runs on a three-shift schedule and all employees are expected to operate within a flexible scheduling / rotation environment. Centrally located in South Richmond, we are close to transit, the Tunnel, and a short walk from the beautiful Fraser River.

We are long established and growing company and proud to offer training, growth and development opportunities to our employees, along with competitive compensation including Group Benefits (health & dental) participation, and FREE parking. Many of our team have made a career of working with us – learning and moving around the organization and helping to train the next generation. 

And what could be sweeter - than a job surrounded by chocolate?!

Please submit resume including contact information to hiring@foleyscandies.com or mail to 11520 Horseshoe Way  | Richmond, BC  | V7A 4V5 | Attn: Production Manager

We welcome applications from all eligible to work in Canada. Successful candidates may be required to submit to reference checks, Criminal background check, and or Medical Fitness Assessment. 

 

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