Linamar Material Handler (Guelph Plants) in Guelph, Ontario

Job Description

Material Handler


  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Licensed to operate a tow motor and propane.

  • Ability to measure length, width and height of a truck trailer and length, width and height of filled pallets to find out how many pallets of products can fit in trailer. Estimate weight of products on pallets to decide whether they can be lifted by forklift.

  • Possess good communication skills to discuss with suppliers to confirm details, such as purchase order numbers. Interact with co-workers to co-ordinate tasks and to discuss how to move heavy objects. Interact with supervisors to discuss problems, such as damaged shipments or shortages in orders.

  • Possess good time management skills to prioritize assignments from supervisors at beginning of each shift and plan how best to sequence tasks to meet deadlines. Adjust plans as needed if new loads arrive from suppliers sooner than expected).

  • Ability to work with a partner and independently as needed. Use a team approach to get materials ready so that they may be moved out efficiently.

  • Ability to use computer-operated machinery. For example, print delivery slips using computerized printers.

  • Continuously learn on the job. Receive training in first aid or safe use of forklifts.


  • Load, unload and move products and materials by hand or using basic material handling equipment

  • Perform other material handling activities such as counting, weighing, sorting, packing and unpacking.

  • Operate winches and other loading devices to load and unload materials onto and off trucks.

  • Operate a tow motor in a safe manner, both loading and unloading freight.

  • Perform tow motor inspection.

  • Keep all manufacturing and shipping/receiving areas organized.

  • Empty chip bins into proper containers.

  • May perform other activities, such as opening containers and crates, filling warehouse orders, assisting in taking inventory and weighing and checking materials.

Linamar is committed to promoting accessible recruitment as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Linamar will attempt to accommodate persons with a disability in an appropriate and effective manner throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Accommodations will be provided upon request.

Req ID: 5820BR

Position Title: Material Handler (Guelph Plants)

No. of Positions: 1

Geographic Location: Guelph, ON, Canada

Facility: Camcor Mfg.

Department: Materials

Current Shift: Afternoons Continental Days Nights Rotating

Employment Type: Full Time Hourly

Percentage of Travel Required: 0%