Material Handler

Toronto, ON

Organization: Real Food for Real Kids 


Location: East End of Toronto, ON 

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 10am-6pm or 6am-2pm

Compensation: $21.00 per hour

About Real Food For Real Kids:

Real Food for Real Kids (RFRK) is a growing company on a mission to make real food the standard rather than the exception.

A multiple award-winning company recognized for excellence and innovation, we’re a leading healthy catering company for child care centres, schools and camps. RFRK proudly serves nutritious meals and snacks to thousands of children throughout the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area every day. Having recently received HACCP certification, we’re well poised for growth into new markets and planning for significant expansion over the coming years.

Our Receiving Team is looking for a fantastic person to join us as a Material Handler. If you like the sound of us so far, keep reading to see if you have the experience and skills needed for this rewarding role!

RFRK Values:

  • Put Health First
  • Find a Better Way
  • Trust & Team
  • Spread Good Energy
  • Authenticity

About the Role:

The Material Handler/Receiver is responsible for all functions and paperwork related to receiving and inventory duties. This includes, but is not limited to, verifying the quantity and quality of products/ingredients being delivered and monitor inventory within the facility to ensure production requirements are met. Putting away product, rotating inventory, entering inventory values into our ERP, and maintaining organization within all inventoried areas of the facility. This particular position is incremental, and will bear direct responsibility for managing the inventory and rotation of our finished goods.

Some of the things you’ll get paid to do:

 Inventory & Quality Control
  • Track on hand quantities and locations of finished goods
  • Manage, store and organize inventory utilizing proper methods and procedures
  • Ensure inventory is rotated, First-In/First-Out policy, to maintain quality and avoid expiration/waste with a specific focus on finished goods
  • Manage and maintain accurate stock by assuming responsibility for inventory counts and identifying and communicating discrepancies to appropriate parties 
  • Verify product quality and temperature of goods coming into the facility, recording information as required
Staging & Other:
  • Prepare, stage and transfer inventoried product to adhere to production timelines
  • Foresee future requirements to prepare and temper ingredients in advance, where applicable 
  • Identify any potential shortages or quality issues to the appropriate parties in advance to avoid delays
  • Provide exceptional and timely service for your internal customers
  • Occasional assistance with Pack Team duties 
Work Hazards Safety Focused:
  • Able to frequently lift up to 50lbs with possible repetitive motion
  • Comfortable working in transitional temperature environments associated with food storage, working in both colder fridge and freezer temperatures 
  • Able to work and maintain large, heavy mechanical and electrical equipment  
  • Be cautious when working around the facility to ensure both personal safety and damage prevention
Receiving (As these shifts fall outside of our standard receiving hours, the following duties would be very infrequent) 
  • Receive all deliveries (products, ingredients, equipment and supplies) ensuring accuracy and quality meet expectations
  • Verify receiving documentation such as delivery receipts, invoices and packing slips against purchase orders and receiving calendar 
  • Update receiving calendar and communicate discrepancies or rejections/returns
  • Unload and load delivery trucks and move product into storage, fridges and freezers as required
  • Safely operate and maintain pump trucks, forklifts or other related warehouse equipment

About You

  • Natural alignment with RFRK Food values and mission 
  • 3+ years of warehouse experience
  • Forklift certifications/licence (Reach truck and walking tow motor)
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.), comfortable with internet navigation and communication via email
  • Good written and oral understanding of the English language
  • Experience working in a HACCP certified environment
  • Experience in food manufacturing or the restaurant industry
  • Knowledge of determining good produce quality

Working at RFRK comes with other perks too:

Comprehensive Savings & Benefits Package

  • Employee Savings Program: Enjoy peace of mind for your financial future with our RRSP//RESP matching program.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Our benefits program includes coverage for alternative and preventative health treatments, ensuring your wellbeing is a top priority.
  • Profit-Sharing Program: Beyond a competitive salary, our Profit-Sharing Program ensures you directly benefit from our success when we meet our financial performance targets.

Continuous Growth

  • Professional Development: We invest in your growth. Receive annual financial support for professional development to enhance your skills and stay ahead in your career.

Time for You

  • Vacation: Begin with two weeks of vacation and unlock additional weeks as you achieve set service milestones. Your dedication is rewarded.
  • Paid Sick & Wellness Days: Take up to 8 paid sick and wellness days each year. Your wellbeing and work-life harmony matter to us

To apply, please upload your résumé and cover letter, including salary expectations, explaining why you’d be a great fit for this role. If you meet almost all of the requirements and are not sure if you should apply, apply anyway! We may see something special in your application that sets you apart from the rest.

 Real Food for Real Kids is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity and inclusion in our workplace and at all levels of our organization. We strongly encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and communities.

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.

 No phone calls, emails or in person visits, please. We’ll contact applicants who fit the bill, and invite them in for an interview.

We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.


Thanks for your interest in Real Food for Real Kids!


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