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Ontario Science Centre
Technical Operations Department
Job Term:
1 Temporary (up to 12 months)
Job Code:
95412 - Shipper, Receiver, Stockroom Clerk
$23.25 - $25.67 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Consider this opportunity to work behind the scenes at the Ontario Science Centre as a Shipper/Receiver. As a member of the team, you will play an essential role in the success of our operations by tracking shipments and maintaining inventory.

Guided by our mission to inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery, the Science Centre:
• engages visitors in lifelong learning
• is a vital link in the education and innovation ecosystems
• is a convener of public dialogue about science, technology and society

The Science Centre welcomes 900,000 visitors each year, and offers interactive experiences and insights into science and technology that help visitors of all ages understand and contribute to the world around us.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Handle warehousing functions which include: shipping, receiving and checking quantities of items
• Ensure seamless processing of outgoing shipments and incoming items ( including the lifting of heavy boxes)
• Deliver exceptional customer satisfaction through timely and accurate order fulfilment
• Prepare envelopes and packages for mailing and operate postage meter
• Order and maintain appropriate inventory level of stores/stockroom items

How do I qualify?


• An equipment operating license to operate a forklift
• Valid Class G driver's license

Technical Knowledge

• Extensive knowledge of warehousing/shipping practices and procedures in order to receive, store and distribute stock and materials
• Experience working with inventory tracking systems to record stock transactions
• Knowledge of relevant rules, regulations and legislation (e.g. Ontario Regulation 347 – Waste Management, WHMIS, Customs procedures) related to the incoming/outgoing of supplies to produce the appropriate documentation for receiving, preparing and labelling shipments
• Knowledge of Canada Post mailing requirements and operations of a postage metre

Analytical Skills

• Excellent analytical skills to assess incoming goods for quantity, quality or loss/damage by comparing shipments with purchase orders and packing slips in order to determine proper action
• Ability to review requests and select applicable stock items and materials, while dealing with inventory control
• Ability to determine suitable packaging and delivery methods
• Ability to make decisions to maintain adequate stock levels and to recommend removal of slow moving product
• Ability to prioritize tasks in order of importance in a fluctuating environment

Communication Skills

• Strong oral communication skills to exchange factual information with clients and suppliers regarding stock requests, materials and equipment
• Written communication skills to record stock transactions, update inventory records and complete requisitions using a computerized system
• Interpersonal skills to respond to customer complaints and liaise with suppliers regarding damaged goods, inferior quality, and backorders

Computer Skills

•Computer skills to use Microsoft applications such as Word and Excel to maintain spreadsheets/lists, etc.
•Email for correspondence with suppliers, clients

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:
Thursday, July 23, 2020
  • T-SC-152162/20
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, August 7, 2020 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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