Forklift Operator (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)


  Arterra Wines Canada

  Oliver, British Columbia

Job Description:

We are currently recruiting for detail orientated, organized, team player who is self-motivated to fill the position of Forklift Operator on the Warehouse team based out of our Oliver, BC Production Facility. This is a full-time contract (6 month) position, with a chance to transition into a permanent role.


The role of a Forklift Operator is to support production with timely delivery of required packaging materials, maintain inventory control and accurate picking of orders for distribution.

•    Safe Operation of Warehouse allocated Counterbalanced Forklifts
•    Storage & Delivery of required production materials to bottling lines
•    Transportation and storage of finished products within Warehouse / Distribution Centre
•    Operation of Automated Palletizer
•    Assist with freight receiving and loading as necessary
•    Stock rotation and inventory control
•    Order Picking & Put-Away

Job Requirements
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required

  • Valid Forklift Operator Certificate.

  • Strong commitment to quality with attention to detail.

  • Candidate must be hands on, dependable, and self-starting.

  • Good problem solving abilities along with basic logistic skills required.

  • Teamwork and customer service skills.

  • Ability to work rotating shifts/weekends.

  • Ability to learn and operate production support equipment – palletizers/de-palletizers.

  • Knowledge of safe warehouse practices, including safe materials handling skills.

  • Ability to achieve and maintain valid Forklift certification.

  • Knowledge of basic inventory control principles and procedures. (FIFO)

  • Ability to understand and perform mathematic calculations.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Maintain an organized work place.

  • First aid is an asset but not required.

  • Ability to lift 55 lbs.

  • Ability to work with an automated inventory control program.

Additional Details:

  • Possibility of layoff over January and February

  • Your own transportation is required.

  • PPE must be worn. (includes Steel toe footwear)

  • Ensures product quality parameters are observed and met at all times in the supply and warehousing process.

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