Sysco Canada Inc.

Canadian Head Office - Toronto, Ontario, Ontario
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Industrial Athlete, Night Shift

Edmonton, Alberta
Entry Level

Company Overview

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products, equipment and supplies to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. We have a forty-year history of consistent success and now serve over 400,000 customers, delivering approximately 1.3 billion cases yearly. (NYSE: SYY)

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As an Industrial Athlete, you will handle an average of 1,500 cases per shift, with each case weighing an average of 30 pounds ? but up to 95 pounds. You will also move a lot ? walking, standing, stretching, & bending ? on average you will walk over 10 kilometers in a single shift. It is very repetitive work, so the ideal person for the job is very self?motivated & likes to continually challenge themselves. The hours appeal to those who are night owls ? shifts typically start early in the afternoon & end in the early morning.

As challenging as this job is, it is also very rewarding. The pay is above average, with opportunity to earn more on each bi?weekly pay check depending on your ability to work quickly, accurately, & safely. There is also plenty of opportunity for advancement ? many of our Management & Senior Leaders started in this very same position & have grown their career with our Fortune 50 Company. Your hard work & dedication can pay off.


  • Hand select orders within various warehouse environments of fluctuating temperatures, including Dry, Cooler, and Freezer
  • Operate assigned Sysco Order Selection (SOS) unit to scan and create labels; correctly place labels on product. - Stack product on pallets in accordance with proper selecting procedures (for example, no stacking heavy-on-light, labels facing out, etc.).
  • Frequently lift product that weighs 1-75 pounds, up to 88 pounds; frequently reach and constantly bend and twist while operating a pallet jack and/or forklift, retrieving items from lower shelf areas.
  • Operate an electric pallet jack or forklift to transport product.
  • Stage pallets for loading on proper dock locations.
  • Shrink-wrap product on loading dock.
  • Follow sanitation requirements in order to comply with policy set forth by the Company.
  • Maintain and safely operate all assigned equipment, including but not limited to pallet jack, SOS unit, and personal protective equipment. Perform pre and post-trip inspections, and safely operate all mechanical equipment.
  • Attend all required company meetings.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Must be 18+ years of age
  • Able to read, write and communicate effectively in English as it relates to the job and to the safety regulations
  • Must pass pre-employment testing (Background Check, Physical Abilities Test)
  • High school diploma or equivalent - Warehouse experience is an asset

Hours of work:

  • 4 days a week, 10 hour shifts
  • Start time of 3 pm or 6 pm
  • Work most stat holidays and get "floater" time off in lieu that can be booked like vacation

Qualifications/Skills/Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience in a similar capacity.
  • Supervisory experience in a union environment is an asset.
  • Completion of a related post-secondary certificate or diploma is desired.
  • Thorough knowledge of industry practices, government legislation and standards.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Leadership and time management skills.
  • Responsible and accountable for appropriately managing confidential information.
  • PC skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Superior ability to build relationships and affect positive change.
  • AS400/Warehouse Management System WMS knowledge would be an asset.

Note: Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered

Core Qualities for all Associates:

  • Sysco's Leadership Framework Basics
  • Integrity & Accountability
  • Flexibility & Adaptability
  • Proactive Learning

Internal candidates apply via the Career Centre on your HR Portal / ADP Workforce Now. External candidates submit cover letter & resume via

Sysco's Mission is to market and deliver great products to our customers with exceptional service. Sysco's Vision is to be our customers' most valued and trusted business partner.

We offer our associates 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 expectations.

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 associates enjoy:

  • Comprehensive Flexible Benefits including Health and Dental, Health Care Spending and Wellness Accounts
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Company Pension Plan
  • Group RRSP
  • Employee and Family Assistance
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Unlimited on-line learning through Sysco Interactive University
  • Sysco product discounts
  • Preferred vendor discounts
  • Free on-site parking
  • Employee appreciation events
  • (*benefits may vary based on location or bargaining unit)