Riverside Natural Foods, home of MadeGood Foods has an immediate opening for an additional Forklift Operator who is flexible for day or afternoon shifts, for our location in Vaughan.

Fresh, innovative, positive, forward thinking. Riverside Natural Foods is a young company manufacturing award winning, organic, allergen free snack foods. Ours is an open, friendly, fast paced work environment where everyone pitches in to help. Our company and our brand is growing fast and we are adding positions in Toronto and across Canada. Today, we have an exciting opportunity for YOU to join a GREAT TEAM as a Forklift Operator.

MadeGood® with people in mind

We believe the choices we make affect the people around us. Positive choices have the power to inspire goodness in others and we like to lead by example. We value and respect the relationships we have with our employees and customers and like to leave the communities we work with better than we found them. You can learn more about us at www.madegoodfoods.com.

Position Summary/Objective:

The Forklift Operator primary responsibility is for the accurate and timely loading and offloading of trailers as per the shipping and receiving SOPs. Picking and Staging of raw materials & packaging as per daily picklists. Wrapping of pallets, moving of equipment and any odd jobs as required by the Warehouse supervisor or lead hand. Always follow the Warehouse SOPs and operate in a safe and responsible manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate and uphold Riverside’s core values
  • Operate equipment, verify inventory and update and scan to system
  • Support co-workers, identify unsafe practices or safety violations and escalate as required
  • Receive goods based on existing SOP’s, making judgements on whether a shipment meets quality standards escalate as required
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers and drivers
  • Ability to work collaboratively with production coordinating replenishment and picking.
  • Consistently evaluating continuous improvement opportunities and safety
  • Operating safely in a fast-paced environment. Accurate picking and shipping, verifying paperwork
  • Occasional support for the team offloading and picking
  • Constant standing and walking with lifting and packing and sorting as required
  • Some computer work including operating scanners and material handling equipment.
  • Must always adhere to the company’s Health and Safety and GMP policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:

  • Pallets picked/ received / moved
  • Loading / Picking errors
  • Material Handling Accuracy

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1-3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience in the Food industry preferred
  • Previous experience with ERP systems & RF Scanner (SAP considered an asset).
  • Experienced with both reach and counterbalance a must.

REQUIRED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Proven proficiency in material handling as well as picking orders & receiving
  • Basic MS Office skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • The ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively under minimal supervision
  • Strong time management skills with an ability to work in an environment with shifting priorities
  • Willingness to learn and teach others, be self directed and motivated
  • Strong aptitude and inclination to learn
  • Candidate must be business, results and values oriented, work as part of a functional team and be an exceptional fit with our Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. values.

How to Apply

If you have the commitment to excellence, the energy, the attitude and experience we need, then please submit your resume to us!

Riverside Natural Foods is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you have a disability and require accommodation in the interview process, please let us know when you apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to volume, please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.