Forklift Driver/Material Handler

  • Location

    Ottawa, Canada

  • Sector:

    Other Areas

  • Job type:


  • Contact:

    Dawn Roselle

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:


  • Expiry date:


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Title: Forklift Driver/Material Handler

Location: 469 Coventry Road, Ottawa, Ont. K1K 2C5

Type: Contract/ 1 year (possibility of extension) - must be a Sole Proprietor or Incorporated Contractor

Starts: ASAP 

Pay Rate: $21.00/hr

Shift: Monday to Friday, Full Time/ 6:00 am – 2:00 pm (40 hrs/ week) EST


  • Recent experience driving a forklift
  • Comfortable with computers and programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Must have own vehicle or reliable transportation to get to work 
  • Contractor position
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Must be double vaccinated

Job Description:

  • Driving a forklift
  • Material Order Placement (Create Sales Orders)
  • Post Good Issue
  • Provide inventory services as requested (Vehicles and DC)
  • Prepare orders for shipment or delivery
  • Prepare all necessary paperwork.
  • Surplus management

Yard Management:

  • Sorting and placement of reels in designated area
  • General yard housekeeping
    • Maintenance
    • All luggers (Same as today)
    • Hazardous waste
    • Poles containers
  • Load and or Unload Cable Reels and other materials
  • Deliveries from common carriers
  • Receiving
  • Physical verification of material
  • Post Goods Receipt

Equipment Maintenance

  • Packaging material and stationary replenishment.
  • Deliver material and pick up returns if required.
  • Service issues should be referred to Manager.
  • Refer field issues to Field Manager.

Soft Skills:

  • Communication
  • Accountability
  • Reliability
  • Resourcefulness
  • Able to prioritize on the fly
  • A willingness to learn
  • Accuracy
  • Desire to be efficient in task completion

A typical day:

  • Arrive at the site, log in and check emails for any emails that need immediate attention
  • If materials have already been delivered, sort and begin putting materials on the shelf as applicable.
    • Major materials need to be placed in their locations as applicable
  • Input into the computer materials received
  • As technicians or contractors arrive at the site to pick up material, provide what they need and document in the computer material handed out
  • Place orders as required
  • Complete audits  as required (usually once a week)
  • Communicate with support team:
    • Material not received
    • Material orders not in the computer to receive
    • Materials to be shipped to other sites
    • Materials late
  • General site cleanliness
  • Filing of documents in the filing cabinet for future reference
  • Address IT issues as they come up (there is a support network for this)