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Shipper and Receiver

LocationWest Kelowna, BC
Position TypePermanent, Full-time
PostedMar 10, 2024


Opportunities for a Shipper and Receiver to Join our Growing Team

Competitive Wage + Retention Bonus of $500 + Shift Premium + Much More

Northside Industries, an industry leader in the manufacturing and assembly of a variety of steel and aluminum fabrications for the Oil and Gas, Forestry, Heavy Duty Truck, and Mining sectors, is looking for multiple permanent, shippers and receivers to join our team in West Kelowna, BC.

Northside Industries is the winner of the 2022 Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year and the 2022 Westside Board of Trade Large Business of the Year, which means we have been recognized by our business peers as a leader in the business community, and a preferred employer in the industry.

Northside Industries has been serving their customers a wide variety of products for over 55 years, providing only the highest level of workmanship and service to exceed customers' expectations. Northside Industries has an industry-leading mentality of training and developing our coworkers, allowing us to grow our team members, and frequently promote within our company.

Northside Industries requires positive, team-oriented individuals who can contribute to the growth of the company by supporting our Shipping and Receiving department. Reporting to the Logistics Supervisor, you will be responsible for:

Job Duties:

1. Receipt, Inspection and Shipping

  • Coordinate and ship of all goods and materials, including assembling and weighing packages, and tracking costs.
  • Record contents of outgoing shipments manually or digitally, and affix identifying information and shipping instructions to packages.
  • Determine method of shipment, prepare bills of lading, customs forms, invoices and other shipping documents.
  • Follow inspection procedures to ensure the condition and specifications of the goods and materials are as ordered.
  • When necessary, work with freight carriers, vendors, and quality team to resolve shipping / damage claims.
  • Use mechanical and power vehicles (forklift/pallet jacks) to load and unload goods and materials.

2. Data Entry and Records Management

  • Update status of inbound and outbound orders in ERP system.
  • Prepare appropriate receiving reports to document proof of delivery, short shipments, over shipments, damage, and discrepancies.
  • File, maintain receiving and shipping documents in a central filing system.

3. Expediting

  • Contact suppliers and/or respond to inquiries from suppliers regarding delivery status.
  • Resolve discrepancies between order and goods such as delays, shipment condition, weight, and quality.
  • Identify actual or potential delivery or documentation problems and work with Scheduling to take appropriate corrective action.

4. Shipping and Receiving Maintenance

  • Maintain a clean, orderly shipping and receiving area.
  • Perform general housekeeping duties within the shipping and receiving area.
  • Ensure forklift and other equipment is maintained and stored safely.
  • Ensure the Receiving/Shipping area is secure during the workday.

5. Communications

  • Forward all expediting information to Purchasing.
  • Notify operations on delivery delays.
  • Provide all invoices and receiving documentation to Accounts Payable.

Working Conditions:

  • Manufacturing environment subject to outside weather conditions while operating forklift to load/unload/pick customer orders and put away inventory.
  • Frequent lifting of heavy items including carrying, pushing, and pulling goods.
  • Will be required to stand for long periods of time.
  • Able to work in a highly active physical environment.
  • Continuously required to wear steel toed work shoes.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Ability to lift heavy objects and operate material handling equipment.
  • Ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Sound knowledge of safety regulations regarding equipment operation and product storage.
  • Familiarity with inventory management systems.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Forklift certification an asset.


Wage: $19.00 to $23.00 per hour

What We Offer:

  • Competitive wages and annual reviews
  • Steady full-time employment.
  • Significant training, certification, and growth opportunities.
  • RRSP matching.
  • Dental.
  • Extended Healthcare.
  • Employee Share Purchase Program.
  • Annual Safety allowance.
  • Initial safety loan forgivable after probation.
  • Signing and retention bonus (limited time offer).
  • Afternoon and Evening Shift premiums, where applicable.
  • Weekends off.
  • Company events.
  • On site parking.
  • And much more.

Additional Information

How to Apply:

Please apply via email at We accept resumes in both Microsoft Word and PDF formats.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.