Parkland Food Bank is Hiring

Posted on
October 5, 2020 by

WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT

The purpose of Parkland Food Bank is to address food insecurity among residents of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County by providing weekly access to healthy food, to individuals and families in short term, long term and emergency situations.

Do you have a passion to make a difference in the community?

Are you passionate about working with diverse individuals?

Purpose

Food Donations are essential to Parkland Food Bank operations. We simply could not provide the services we do without the food and monetary support of our community. In 2019 we had over $2.1 million dollars worth of food processed through our warehouse.

How to apply:

Both cover letter and resume is required by interested candidates and is to be emailed to sheri@parklandfoodbank.org . Competition will remain open until successful candidate is found.

Job Type:  Part-time

Salary:  $17,784.00 Annually

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

We are currently seeking a Warehouse Assistant to join our team. This is a part-time position based out of Spruce Grove, Alberta. The successful candidate will be responsible in assisting Warehouse Supervisor to:

  • Ensure the safe and efficient receipt of product, within the limitations of the equipment and resources available.
  • Ensure all product received is properly identified and recorded as having been received.
  • Ensure proper recording of quantities and weights of all products received.
  • Supervise the stocking of the dry, refrigerated, and frozen shelves.
  • Supervise distribution to ensure sound product movement controls.
  • Coordinate and record product distribution to Food Hub Agencies and farmers for unsuitable food disposal.
  • Maintain an organized warehouse that maximizes space and efficiency while promoting a sanitary and safe work environment.
  • Supervise the handling of salvage and the sorting process in compliance with Food Banks Canada Food Safety Standards.
  • Ensure all products are identified, stored correctly, and their locations are accurately recorded.
  • Maintain a high standard of sanitation in all the warehouse facilities.
  • Ensure that all equipment is being operated properly and in safe manner.
  • Ensure that all the facilities have limited known potential hazards.
    • Monthly warehouse safety check.
  • Training new volunteers in coordination with Volunteer Supervisor.

Qualifications:

A successful Warehouse Assistant will possess the following specialized skills, knowledge and characteristics:

  • A demonstrated commitment to volunteerism
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Initiative- capable of identifying priorities and adjust to deadlines and demands
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Patience and tact in dealing with others
  • The ability to multitask
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding of food safety
  • Understanding of warehouse safety and basic OH&S

They should enjoy helping others, compiling information and maintaining contact with other agencies, and developing innovative approaches to resolve challenges.

Educational Requirements

Successful candidate should possess, or being willing to acquire:

  • Food Safety Certification
  • Warehouse safety

Days and Hours

18 Hours/Week

Weekly Schedule will approximately be:

  • Wednesdays     5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Fridays               12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Alternate Saturdays      8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Volunteer Training        4 – 9 hours weekly as needed