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Now Hiring: Shipping & Receiving Production Team Member & Backup Delivery Driver

Equator Coffee Roasters is an Ontario-based, mission-driven coffee roasting company from the friendly town of Almonte, Ontario. We exist to connect the coffee drinker to the coffee farmer, from one family to another. We believe the world is a better place with better coffee that is sourced ethically and cared for organically. At Equator, coffee is more than just a beautiful beverage; it is a way of changing the world.

The shipping and receiving team member is responsible for picking, packing and shipping all of our products as well as receiving and placing products in appropriate locations through the warehouse. All production team members at Equator also learn how to work on the packaging line and participate in cleaning and maintenance tasks. You will also act as our backup delivery route driver as required. It truly is a team and everyone backs each other up.

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Picking and Packing – Using order pick lists, you’ll pick coffee and related products and pack them into appropriate boxes for shipping. Good spatial awareness, organization and attention to detail is essential.
  • Shipping Logistics – Understand the unique requirements of the who, what, when, where, and whys of our shipping partners so that packages go out in an efficient manner. You will have to compare and analyze costs and timelines to select the best option.
  • Delivery Logistics - You are also responsible for setting the route producing the manifest for our local deliveries and must be able to work with the related software and understand the unique parameters of our customers and our driver. 
  • Receiving and Warehousing - Keep track of expected shipments to be received. Check for accuracy and place within the warehouse appropriately and manage the paperwork with the administrative office. Rearrange the warehouse shelves as necessary when new products are added or removed in order to keep an organized and efficient space. 
  • Order and Restocking - work with the office and cafe staff to order and restock certain product lines keeping the appropriate inventory levels and assessing order size based on previous use and current stock.
  • Back up Delivery Driver – Fill in on our delivery route when our current driver is on vacation or unavailable. Must have a valid G driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Back up Packaging Line – All production team members learn how to work the packaging and grinding equipment in order to fill packages and orders. If ever your own tasks are done before your team members, you will offer your assistance to complete the day’s work order.
  • Housekeeping – Keep a tidy and well managed environment. Assist with the daily and weekly cleaning of the production area (including the production bathroom!). Occasionally assist our roaster with additional equipment maintenance tasks. 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Monday – Thursday 8am-4pm with the possibility of working Friday when order volume requires it..
  • Heavy lifting, walking and standing for prolonged periods. 
  • Comfortable with computer software related to delivery routes, spreadsheets and purchasing and receiving.
  • Must hold a valid G driver’s licence. 
  • A very strong ability to communicate clearly with team members.
  • A positive, problem solving attitude.
  • You must have the ability to work in a team environment where you will be asked to participate in tasks other than outlined above. 

 

This position reports to the Production Team Leader. Compensation is $18-$20/hour based on experience and education with the ability to grow based on time worked, demonstration of a great attitude and commitment to the team and competence with added responsibilities. 

Equator team members receive free coffee for home consumption, free beverages while on shift (some limitations apply), as well as discounts on food and merchandise. After a 3 month probationary period, you will also receive health benefits. All team members are entitled to 4 paid sick and 2 paid personal days annually as well as 2 weeks paid vacation.

 Location: Equator Coffee Roasters, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0

To apply, email production@equator.ca with your resume and cover letter.

 

Inclusivity:

For Equator, social justice is a prime motivating factor for why we do what we do. We wish to apply social justice as it pertains to how we hire, how we speak and how we welcome people to participate in our business. In all aspects of our organization, we challenge assumptions, patterns and our existing world views in order to include everyone and welcome all people as they are and how they peacefully wish to live. We believe that all people are unique and valuable.

 

We are committed to building a community that accepts and invites people of any age, gender, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and religion to join us in creating a socially diverse community that respects and values each other. We exist to promote a world that is more fair, more inclusive, and characterized by respect towards others.

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