Material Handler

Farnell Packaging Limited is a family owned and operated flexible packaging manufacturer.  Employing over 200 people at our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia facility, our responsive and dedicated staff continues to produce quality solutions guided by our founder’s values and today’s evolving marketplace. 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Shipping Department team in the role of Material Handler.    The goal of this position is to successfully move materials through the facility.

The incumbent will perform general warehouse duties including; shipping/receiving, processing orders in the system, inventory, and other warehouse related job tasks as assigned.

You will have the opportunity to work in a very fast-paced position, where time management and organizational skills are essential.   You will be provided hands on training and timely feedback in order to safely perform your work duties and foster your career development.

Key Job Duties:

  • Manages activities related to changes or modifications of Farnell Packaging Limited infrastructure, equipment or facilities as directed by the Plant
  • Moving product by forklift throughout the production facility
  • Loading/unloading trailers
  • Receiving incoming products
  • Processing orders in the system
  • Inventory
  • Housekeeping duties
  • Reporting of any inefficiencies or safety issues


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must hold a valid forklift operator license (Counterbalance, Walkie, Raymond Reach) from a recognized training provider
  • Basic Computer Skills (knowledge of MS Office, Paradox or SYSPRO ERP experience an asset).
  • Fall Protection Certification
  • Minimum six (6) months of experience as a forklift operator
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a production facility or warehouse is preferred
  • Criminal Background Check

Working Conditions:

  • May be required to climb several flights of stairs
  • Changing environmental conditions (Hot/Cold)
  • Some lifting is required


  • 12 hour rotating shift schedule including overnight and weekend (example follows)
  • Scheduled for 84 hours bi-weekly and rotate together with the same crew
  • Some overtime is available depending on production demands


  • $20.53/hour starting rate, incrementally increasing to $22.65/hour when fully trained (1 year)
  • Our competitive benefits package includes: night shift premium, generous vacation plan, health & dental insurance at 3 months, paid sick time at 6 months, safety boot allowance, EFAP, as well as access to our employer matched group RRSP plan.

Farnell Packaging Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive workplace for all employees.   Please advise if you require accommodation, including in order to apply for a position.

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