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Full-time General Labourer - Mill - Entry Level

at Gillies Lumber Inc. in Cambridge

Gillies Lumber is located at 777 Industrial Rd., Cambridge

There is a GRT stop within 5 min walk of this location.

Hours: Monday to Thursday 7am – 4:30pm

Wage: $17.00/hour

Start date: ASAP

The purpose of this role is to assist with cutting, trimming and stacking lumber and to assist the yard manager with general housekeeping and grounds maintenance from time to time.

Job Duties:

  • Pile lumber cut offs from saws onto rolling carts or skids
  • Sort and pile lumber onto rolling carts or skids
  • Band lumber to secure for transport and/or storage
  • Help to secure cables on empty train cars
  • Assist with grounds maintenance including clearing brush, picking up debris and garbage in and around the property
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Qualified Candidates must be able to:
  • Must be able to read and understand numbers
  • Must be able to read and communicate verbally in English
  • Able to read and use a tape measure accurately
  • Able to follow direction and work as part of a team
  • Willing and eager to learn

Effort Required:

Regular physical effort is required to push, pull lift and carry up to 50lbs 

Work Environment:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee as well as the work environment characteristics an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Additionally, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles, outside weather conditions (all seasons), risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


  • Company Pension (after 1 yr)
  • Company Paid Benefits (after 1 yr) including;
  • Dental Care
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance (after 6 months)
  • Vision Care
  • On-site parking



Health and Safety and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Successful candidates must provide proof of full Covid-19 vaccination (2 doses of an approved vaccine) subject to the Human Rights Code

Successful candidate must provide their own Green Patch work boots in good condition. All other PPE required will be provided

Gillies Lumber Inc. Is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We are proud to be in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005 and Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment (if applicable) process as required in Gillies Lumber Inc. Accessibility policies and procedures. Applicants must make their accommodation needs known upon requests for interviews.

Application Process

Click "Apply now" button below or Submit your Resume by email: EmploymentOntarioJobDevelopment@regionofwaterloo.ca

Please state the Job Title and Company in the subject line as we have multiple employers and jobs posted.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected will be contacted for pre screening.

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