Warehouse Associate
Garden Protein International - Gardein
Coquitlam, BC
Warehouse Warehouse Associate

Job Summary:
The Warehouse Associate plays a role in achieving Company objectives by handling raw materials and finished goods, while maintaining a safe working environment. A Warehouse Associate is responsible for material handling, using an RF gun to process and track inventory, and transporting materials throughout the facility. They are required to work in various areas as assigned, including the cooler and freezer. The Warehouse Associate reports directly to the Warehouse Supervisor.

Key Responsibilities - Warehouse:
Using an RF gun to perform transactions, including: receiving, put away, transfers, and performing inventory inquiries
Transporting raw materials, finished goods, and equipment throughout the facility using a forklift, reach truck, dock stocker, or ride-on pallet jack
Conducting pre-shift inspections on equipment to ensure safe use during the day and communicating any issues to Warehouse Supervisors
Performing vehicle inspections by checking tires, lights, brakes, and the reefer unit ; driving a 5 ton truck to transfer goods and materials on urban and inter-urban routes
Maintaining a clean working environment
Adhering to the Company's safety policies and procedures, as well as those set out by WorkSafeBC
Working in other areas as needed
Other duties as assigned

Key Responsibilities Material Handling:
Coordinating and communicating with production to assess the need for raw materials; locating supplies in the warehouse and bringing it to where it is needed
Informing Warehouse Supervisors of raw material shortages
Operating an electric pallet jack to transport raw materials and finished goods throughout the warehouse
Adhering to the Company's safety policies and procedures, as well as those set out by WorkSafeBC
Working in other areas as needed
Other duties as assigned

Requirements, Skills & Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED is preferred
Minimum of one to three years experience in a production environment is preferred
Previous experience using an RF gun
Experience driving a 5 ton truck is considered an asset
Forklift certification
Class 5 driver's license required
Must be self motivated and able to multitask in a fast paced environment while maintaining a positive, safe, and respectful workplace
Working as part of a team, often with minimal supervision
Abiding by Company policies and procedures
Ability to read, write, and speak English
Ability to use critical thinking and problem solving

Working Conditions:
Must be available for day, evening, and weekend shifts
Cool environment
Hearing protection, visible vests, and steel toe shoes required
Standing and walking for long period of time (approximately 8 hours a day)
Operation of motorized vehicles
Maneuvering heavy objects, including: lifting (floor to waist, waist to shoulders, and overhead) and carrying up to 25kg and pushing and pulling of up to 400kg using a pallet jack
Exposure to job related hazards, including but not limited to: heavy objects, moving vehicles, and slippery floors