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Full-time Forklift Operator

at Waterloo Brewing Ltd. in Kitchener


Everybody has a part to play in making our award-winning beer. We believe in teamwork, superior quality, respect for each other, and supporting our local community.

And you’ll be surprised what we make here.... From our own Waterloo craft beers to the exciting beverages we make for other organizations, our world-class facility is passionate about our growing business!

If you're passionate and enthusiastic then we are the right place for you. 

“HOP” on to our growing team! 

We don't just brew beer...We brew memories!”

Job Description:

  • Reporting to the Warehouse Manager, the Forklift Operator is responsible for daily warehouse task completion ensuring quality, order integrity, and schedule fulfillment are met while working in a safe manner according to operational policies and procedures.
  • Fast-paced manufacturing environment.


  • 12-hour straight continental shifts either on Days (7am-7pm) or Nights (7pm-7am)
Example schedule:

Week 1: 2 days on (Mon & Tues), 2 off (Wed & Thurs), 3 days on (Fri-Sun)

Week 2: 2 days off (Mon & Tues), 2 days on (Wed & Thurs), 3 days off (Fri-Sun)

The starting rate is $20.30 per hour + $2 weekend premium
If Nights, the rate is $20.30 per hour + $4 night premium + $2 weekend premium

Key Responsibilities:

  • Moving product on pallets or in crates around the storage facility
  • Stacking goods in the correct storage bays, following inventory control instructions
  • Stacking empty pallets
  • Operate forklift in a safe manner
  • Complete all required paperwork while ensuring legibility and accuracy
  • Ensure pallets are properly labeled and stored in the correct locations
  • Remove products from the palletizer in a timely manner
  • Perform general warehouse cleaning duties (sweeping floors, trailers, storage)
  • Understand and demonstrate GMPs, FIFO principles
  • Able to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for all duties
  • Ensure all orders are accurately assembled, and report any product that does not meet quality standards
  • Understand inventory management principles and be able to assist in month-end inventory procedures
  • Perform ad hoc duties as assigned by supervisor 

Skills for Success:

  • Must be reliable
  • Puts people first, supports and actively helps others
  • Collaborative and inclusive when making decisions
  • Challenges respectfully, holds oneself and others accountable
  • Ability to build positive relationships across the organization
  • Solution mindset to issues and challenges
  • Results driven, able to get tasks completed, with a right the first-time mindset
  • Takes personal responsibility for quality work delivered

Qualifications and Experience:

  • High School completion or equivalent
  • 2+ years Warehouse experience
  • Valid Forklift Certification is an asset
  • Recent Forklift Experience is an asset
  • Strong communication skills: verbal, written and the ability to read English
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Computer literate 

Perks for Team Members:

  • 100% Employer Paid Benefits
  • RSP matching
  • Uniform & boot allowance
  • Beer benefit
  • Discounted company merchandise

Waterloo Brewing Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employing a diverse workforce and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

How To Apply: 

Please apply through the company website: https://waterloobrewing.com/our-team


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Published at 27-01-2023
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