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Sysco Industrial Athlete in Woodstock, Ontario

Industrial Athlete

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Warehouse Manager


Woodstock, ON


Hourly, Full Time

Closing Date


Official Job Title? Order Selector, but we like to think of our Warehouse staff as Industrial Athletes due to the extremely physical nature of their jobs. Professional athletes typically exert their energy in short bursts - for instance, a hockey game is finished in under 3 hours - but our Industrial Athletes expend that same energy level for a full shift, four days per week! In this job, you get a workout without paying for a gym membership!

As an Order Selector, you will handle an average of 1,500 cases per shift, with each case weighing an average of 30 pounds - but up to 72 pounds. You will also move a lot - walking, standing, stretching, and bending - on average you will walk over 10 kilometers in a single shift. It is very repetitive & physically demanding work, so the ideal person for the job is very self-motivated and likes to continually challenge themselves. The hours appeal to those who are night owls - shifts typically start in the afternoon and end in the early morning.

  • Starting hourly wage is $26.52, increases to $27.56 after 6 months - $30.68 after one year

  • PLUS $1.00 per hour night shift premium

  • PLUS $1.00 per hour freezer premium if working in that area.

  • PLUS pay incentives - potential to earn an EXTRA $1,000 weekly in incentives

(Our Order Selectors work hard, and some make 6-figures annually as a result)

  • Group Benefits available on day 1 - no waiting period!

Shift starts are between 5:00pm and 5:30pm, with 4 shifts per week occurring from Sunday to Friday. Each shift is an average of 10 hours but can be up to 12 on busy nights with overtime as required. Due to the nature of business, you will be required to work on most stat holidays with additional stat pay or time in lieu of (per ESA legislation).

This position also leads itself to plenty of opportunity for advancement. Many of our Management and Senior Leaders at Sysco have started in this very position and have grown their career with this Fortune 50 Company. Hard work, dedication and performance are rewarded!

The ideal candidate for this position must be:

  • Self-motivated to come to work, and work hard

  • Likes and continues to challenge themselves.

  • Physically active

  • Team player but works well independently

Role Responsibilities:

  • Maintains an acceptable level of production and accuracy while selecting foodservice orders.

  • Loads pallets to ensure safe delivery of product to customers.

  • Adheres to all Preferred Work Methods and Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Complies with Sysco’s Food Safety Policy and procedures to ensure food safety, quality and legality requirements are met.

  • Carries out duties in a safe manner as instructed through safety training.

  • Participate in various meetings/groups (shift, departmental, company and safety).

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Warehouse Manager and Supervisors.

Qualifications/Skills/Job Requirements:

  • Physically capable of heavy lifting and high endurance as there is constant standing, bending stretching, lifting, twisting and very fast-paced work.

  • Ability to work in cold (freezer) temperature environments for extended periods.

  • High volume warehouse experience using a pallet jack and/or forklift is beneficial.

  • Medium to high level of physical exertion is required; repetitive, continuous lifting up to 70 pounds.

  • Safety conscious with a teamwork attitude

  • Reliable transportation to and from work

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Must be 18+ years of age

  • English fluency

Company Overview

Sysco connects the world to share food and care for one another. Sysco leads from the heart of food and service to deliver the freshest of foods and ideas to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Our customers can count on us to deliver on-point products and solutions since only Sysco is the global leader, sitting at the heart of innovation supply, delivery, culinary and more.

With over 57,000 colleagues and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2022 that ended July 2, 2022, the company generated sales of more than $68 billion USD.

Sysco, one of Canada’s Best Employers 2022, as listed by Forbes, is dedicated to our global corporate social responsibility goals and to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We offer our colleagues the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations.

Sysco is more than just a place to work. Our passion for food and our customers has made us the industry leader. To remain on top, we will continue to think bigger, work harder and never give up. Are you ready to drive success?

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Our Purpose:

Connecting the world to share food and care for one another

Our Mission:

Delivering success for our customers through industry-leading people, products and solutions

Our Identity:

Together we define our future of foodservice and supply chain

Sysco is committed to Employment Equity. Accommodations during the recruitment process are available upon request for candidates with disabilities.

Here’s a sample of the many benefits Sysco colleagues enjoy:

Comprehensive Flexible Benefits including Health and Dental, Health Care Spending and Wellness Accounts • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability • Life Insurance • Voluntary Optional Insurance • Parental Leave Plan • Company Pension Plan • Group RRSP & TFSA • Employee and Family Assistance • Stock Purchase Plan • Maple Virtual Care • Unlimited on-line learning • Sysco product discounts • Preferred vendor discounts • Associate Resource Groups

(*benefits may vary based on location or bargaining unit)