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Date Posted:
Jun 18, 2020

Closing Date:
Jul 22, 2020

Industry:
Sales & services

How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter to Jeannine Kralt: elgbwarehouse@gmail.com

Eat Local Grey Bruce- Warehouse Packer & Co-operative Intern

Local Employer

Job Description:

 

Positions: 

1) Warehouse Packer (6-20 hours/week);

2) Co-operative Intern (Paid, 20-30+ hours/wk for 1 year)


Employer: Eat Local Grey Bruce Cooperative
Location: Owen Sound, Ontario
Hours: Part time and occasional (pool) roles available

 

Eat Local Grey Bruce is a not-for-profit cooperative of producers and consumers. We operate an online farmers' market, aggregate food in our Owen Sound warehouse, and distribute to homes throughout Grey-Bruce.

Our operations are growing. This growth was steady in 2019 at 35%. Then it exploded in March 2020 with the emergence of COVID-19 and physical/social distancing. Orders reached almost 250% in a single week. By providing home delivery, we get food to people in a safe and efficient manner. Before COVID-19 we were delivering to 100+ households per week. Since mid-March we are now delivering to 200+ households, and are again hiring (this time for the summer, likely longer) to continue to handle the growth we've seen.

We need super-people to help prep the warehouse and pack orders for delivery to co-op members throughout Grey Bruce.

Do you have what it takes to work in our warehouse?

  • Able to handle a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Very quick learner
  • Great attention to detail
  • Motivated team player
  • Respectful of new and developing public health directives
  • Can make a commitment for at least 2 months
  • Can lift upwards of 50lbs

We also are interested in occasional delivery drivers (coverage for existing drivers).

 

Compensation:

Employee wages start at $15/hr, with a paid 1/2h hour lunch. Additional benefits include a free membership and staff discount.

 

*Please note:  The Co-operative Intern role is a grant-based position that has conditions that apply.  Under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy, recipients must be a youth (under 30), and eligible to work in Canada.  We are hopeful that the recipient would be willing to commit to a year with the organization.  The hope is that the position would generally be a full-time role, with opportunities across the organization depending on interest (in-warehouse, outreach, events, etc).  The position is currently somewhat limited due to COVID-19 - it is our hope that we will see a return to business-as-usual during the project period.

Work Site Location:

Owen Sound

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