Shipper/Receiver (Food Services) Job

Job Overview

Ottawa, Ontario
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
$47,909 - $60,621 Per Year
Date Posted
1 year ago

Additional Details

Some Exp. Required (2 - 5 Years)

Job Description

Language Profile

Bilingual Imperative (English / French)

  • Reading comprehension: Basic level (A)
  • Written expression: Basic level (A)
  • Oral interaction: Intermediate level (B)

Your Challenge

If you dream of joining an organization that is small enough to be noticed and big enough to provide a meaningful career, we want to hear from you!

Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility:

As a key component of its strategic plan, the House of Commons is set on being a leader in inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. As such, we design and continuously evolve our practices to ensure that everyone can fully and equitably participate to the upmost of their abilities. We value that everyone has a contribution to make and has the potential for individual growth. We are One House that leverages diversity in all its forms.

About the Role:

The House of Commons Parliamentary Precinct Operations Services (PPO) is currently looking to staff the Shipper/Receiver position on a casual basis within Food Services.

PPO is responsible for providing efficient and modern operational services to Members of Parliament and the House Administration while ensuring a functional work environment. This includes but not limited to the provision of services such as food services.

The Shipper-Receiver is accountable for receiving, storing and shipping food, equipment, supplies and other merchandise to and from the Food Production Facility. Responsibilities include quantity and quality controls of the food received, knowledge and implementation of safe food handling and storing practices to prevent food-borne illness, packaging and identification of orders for different units through Parliament Hill and maintaining their equipment (carts, flat trucks and shelves) in good operating condition. The Shipper/Receiver is responsible for different administrative tasks such as inventory, transfers and receiving of invoices in the accounting program (ACCPAC) and entries of transportation in the Delivery system.

Position location: Ottawa, Ontario

Hourly Rate: $26.23 to $33.20

Top Reasons to Join the Food Services' Operations Team :

We work in a pleasant team work environment, and we like to get together formally and informally during our team meetings;

We promote an organization that allows for a good work/life balance, which is essential for the development of the employees;

We are proud of our teamwork, everyone has a say;

We listen and involve the team in certain decisions to develop a sense of belonging;

We strive for excellence in safe work;

Our small team is balanced and solid, the synergy is omnipresent, easy to merge;

You will work according to the parliamentary calendar, so you will be off during the holidays and summer vacations, as well as on statutory holidays.



  • Secondary school graduation and acceptable combination of experience and training related to the position.
  • Certification to operate an electric pallet lift and/or able to obtain it in position.


  • Good knowledge of food products (quantity, size, provenance, characteristics, specific part of meat or fish, freshness of the food received, caliber, cut size, varieties and species, products common name, ripening and maturity of fruit and vegetables);
  • Experience in receiving and shipping, including the application of quality assurance to shipments;
  • Experience in detecting and handling anomalies on receipt of products.


Experience using a computer.


Candidates will be evaluated against the House of Commons Administration Competency Framework – Specialized Support


Staff the position of Shipper/Receiver on a casual on-call basis (temporary). Create a pool of potential candidates that may be considered to staff future vacancies for this position or for other similar and/or related positions on an indeterminate and/or determinate basis. Consideration may be given to candidates with other linguistic profiles.

Essential Information

  • Accommodation Request: You are invited to email for support if there is any need for accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: Effective June 20, 2022, the requirement for all individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to gain entry to the Parliamentary Precinct is being suspended. Please note, however, that the House of Commons reserves the right to reinstate the same or similar requirements at any time without further notice.
  • Please note that the work requires handling merchandise that can weigh up to 75 pounds.
  • Other preventative measures will continue to be taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic until further notice.
  • Application Process: Please note that only applications submitted through our Career Portal will be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) on September 5, 2022.


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