Warehouse Shipper/Receiver

Reports to: General/Branch Manager
Location: Harriston

Purpose and Summary Statement
Under the direction of the Branch Manager or General Manager, the Operator co-ordinates the warehouse function for the branch. Working with limited supervision, the Operator is responsible for product security and movement into and out of the warehouse.

Responsible for preventative maintenance and inspections of the warehouse and related equipment.

Supervision and Leadership
May on occasion assist with the training of seasonal and part-time staff. Provides leadership for the proper storage, care and organization of the inventory for the branch.

Essential Job Functions
Drives and operates plant equipment and machinery, such as loaders, forklifts, power equipment and/or trucks safely which includes performing the required daily checks to minimize risks, injury, and property damage, inside and/or outside the facility as required.

Performs and records daily safety checks of assigned vehicle(s) and associated equipment by conducting pre-trip inspections.

Ensures the safe operation of equipment used in moving goods within the storage facility; also regularly cleans and maintains equipment and/or vehicles used in receiving and shipping and keeps the storage facilities clean, organized and presentable at all times in compliance with NWC’s Workplace Health & Safety Standards and Policies.

Follows a preventative maintenance program for the facility, equipment and/or vehicles. Obtains approval for repairs exceeding $500.00.

Loads, unloads and transports crop inputs, livestock feed, hardware and equipment ensuring all associated documentation, including bills of lading, shipping tickets and invoices are accurate and completed according to schedule. Verifies the correctness of receipts against bills of lading or other records, checks for shortages, identifies damaged goods, etc. Reports all discrepancies to supervisor as soon as possible.

Assists NWC operators and drivers with the location, loading / unloading of product including the completion and receipt of all required documentation.

Provides excellent customer service to NWC member/owners picking up product at the facility and to visiting vendors and contractors.

Ensures that product in storage meets quality standards and is stored, rotated and handled in a safe and organized manner. Ensures all product is identified by the proper code.

Monitors and maintains adequate inventories of key products within budgetary limits under supervision of the Branch and General Managers.

Assists with prelisting, counts inventory on a monthly basis, and assists with analysis of variance reports for accuracy.

Completes all assigned record-keeping duties, such as Truck Reports, Bills of Lading, Transfers and Equipment Inspections in a timely manner, returning them to the main office at least once daily.

Performs a combination of yard work such as snow removal, mowing, trimming, watering lawns; maintaining flower beds; rakes and bags leaves; cleans grounds and removes litter; shovels snow from walks and driveways and spreads salt on public passageways.

May support other divisions during peak seasons as required.

Working as part of the Co-op team, ensures that company objectives, customer service levels, employee relations and inter- branch relations are improved and promoted.

Other Job Functions
Follow the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) regulations for employees: use or wear any equipment, protective devices or clothing required by the employer; report any known workplace hazard to the employer or supervisor; report any known contravention of the Act or regulations to the employer or supervisor; not use or operate any equipment or work in a way that may endanger any worker. Interested employees are encouraged to attend Joint Health and Safety (JHSC) Meetings, serve on the executive and become certified workers. All employees are required to participate in the representative selection process and to complete inspections with a Certified Worker when requested.

Participate in NWC training which includes, but not limited to, the mandatory Ministry of Labour course, NWC Health & Safety Standards and Policies, and Accessibility Policies (AODA).

Performs other duties as assigned.

Normally requires a high school diploma, college diploma, or equivalent, or a combination of experience and training to provide the required knowledge and skills.

Must also possess a valid DZ driver’s license (or ability to obtain), a driving abstract that represents a history of safe operation, as well as the ability to maintain insurability.

May be required to be trained in the following: Agriculture Exterminator, Chemical Handling and Spills Response, Confined Space, Defensive Driving, Lifting Devices (Forklift, Payloader, Skidsteer), Lockout/Tagout, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Working at Heights/Fall Arrest.

Demonstrates safe driving techniques, with ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely and efficiently in adverse road, weather, and traffic conditions; demonstrated time management such as determining cost efficient routes, and time efficient scheduling of deliveries.

Demonstrates ability to read maps, bills of lading, follow/provide specific delivery directions and instructions, follow posted safety rules and safe operating procedures to ensure proper techniques are performed; write and make accurate entries on required documentation.

Demonstrates basic math skills, such as the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure and understanding of basic computer skills as they relate to the position.

Proven ability to work independently, and in a team-oriented environment, and achieve results through others.

Understanding of basic computer skills as they relate to inventory control and management, communications and vendor interface.

May be required to work extended hours, particularly during peak seasons.

Working Conditions
Work will regularly be conducted outdoors or in a warehousing environment. Regular outdoor activity should be expected, especially during peak seasons

May be exposed to a moderate amount of climbing and working at heights.

The Operator may be continuously exposed to dust, agricultural chemicals, fertilizers, fumes and smells from gasoline, propane, diesel, fuel, and lubricants.

The Operator can encounter all kinds of yard, road, weather and traffic conditions and may on occasion load and unload freight in varying weather conditions at company or customer facilities.

CSA approved safety boots are mandatory safety attire. Other personal protective equipment maybe required to be worn such as hard hats, coveralls, safety glasses, hearing protection, dust masks, respiratory equipment and fall arrest equipment.