Material Handler (Fixed Term) in Richmond Hill at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 8/22/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


ON Richmond Hill

Job Type:

Supply Chain Logistics

Job Posting Title:

Material Handler (Fixed Term)

Job Description:


Material Handler



Reports to:

Production Manager

Employment Type:

Full-time, Contract



Hours of Work:

Monday – Friday; Occasional weekends and overtime as required

About Protenergy Natural Foods:

Protenergy Natural Foods Corp. is a rapidly growing and profitable mid-size company specializing in the manufacturing of aseptically packaged natural food and beverage products. Founded in 2004 by industry veterans who recognized an opportunity to bring innovative technologies to the food production industry, the company has a strong track record of growth. Our parent company, Treehouse Foods of Oak Brook, Illinois, is a food manufacturer servicing primarily the retail grocery and food service distribution channels, and is one of the largest private label food manufacturers in the United States.

Our Environment:

Protenergy Natural Foods maintains a 24 hour 7 days per week continental shift rotational environment. Shifts are 12 hours, from 7am to 7:30pm (days) or 7:00pm to 7:30am (nights). We maintain a 2-3 rotation, where in fourteen calendar days you will work a total of seven where every other weekend is a long weekend

Position Summary:

Protenergy Natural Foods Corp, a fully integrated manufacturer of natural food and beverage products has an immediate opening for a Material Handler at its Richmond Hill facility. Reporting to the Production Manager and working closely with the Inventory Analyst, this role will involve verification, counting and cycle counting of physical inventories in the plant. The incumbent will issue, allocate materials to the batchers, and ingredient handlers in the plant. This role is also responsible for re-locating materials and ingredient to the proper and appropriate locations as specified on the respective items: allergens, ambient and refrigeration class as stipulated. The ideal candidate must follow all GMP procedures and policies up to and including proper cleaning and sanitation of the cooler, freezers and trailers.

Responsibilities includes but not limited to the following:

  • Maintaining physical inventories and performing daily and weekly cycle counts and reconciliations
  • Performing all functions for maintaining inventory accuracy; investigating and reporting discrepancies where required
  • Keeping appropriate records and reports to ensure tight inventory control and security are maintained
  • Maintaining accurate and orderly shipping and receiving documents and entering them into the system
  • Operating a forklift and walk-behind pallet truck to load, ship, sort, move, locate, relocate, stack, restack and count materials
  • Maintain accountability for the safe and efficient operation of the forklift and comply with all applicable safety rules and SOPs
  • Ensuring proper stock rotation, returning and organizing unused products to its appropriate location
  • Working with QA and Team Leaders on quantity and quality deviations
  • Comply with all food safety regulations outlined by the Quality Department for all raw materials and finished goods
  • Work with the Replenish Team to ensure appropriate inventory levels are available for production.
  • Ensuring inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage; reporting quality variances where applicable
  • Efficiently stacking and storing merchandise in appropriate areas
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, neat and orderly work area including the cooler and freezer
  • Ensure that operations are conducted in a manner that promotes health and safety
  • Comply with OSHA and MSDS Standards
  • Supporting shipping and receiving operations as needed
  • Participate in special projects/assignments when needed
  • Identify and report discrepancies and report to Team Leader immediately
  • Organize raw material returns to storage warehouses
  • Use FEFO and FIFO techniques to manage raw material usage
  • Provide management with inventory updates during daily meetings
  • Update stock location slots on excel, to ensure items are easily located by plant staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience required
  • 1-3 years of inventory control experience
  • Forklift license required
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of good manufacturing practices (GMP) and HACCP program
  • Flexible and adaptable in a complex, changing environment
  • Strong attention detail and demonstrate high level of accuracy in tasks
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able to read, write, perform basic arithmetic and computer skills
  • Able to lift/carry 50 lbs

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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