Summer Employment – Warehouse Assistant – Feed Nova Scotia – Dartmouth, NS

  • Location: Dartmouth, NS
  • Deadline: April 21, 2022

Warehouse Assistant
Temporary, Full-Time Summer Student Contract Position
Up to 42.5 hours per week, 16-week term
Tentative start date – Monday, May 23
Who are we?

Feed Nova Scotia is a charitable organization whose mission is to increase food security through food
distribution, education, and collaboration. In terms of food distribution, we collect and distribute more
than two million kilograms of food annually to 140 member agencies across the province, including
food banks, meal programs, shelters, drop-in centres and other organizations. This equates to about
$1 million worth of food each month. We also support our member agencies as they build capacity to
serve their communities, we raise awareness of the realities of food insecurity in our province, and we
advocate for social change to address food insecurity at its core.
Knowing change starts from within, we have committed to a continuous learning journey to centre
diversity, equity, and inclusion in our work.
What is a Warehouse Assistant?

The Warehouse Assistant is responsible for supporting the Operations team with all food activities in
our warehouse and can expect to be trained for various roles. Main activities include receiving food,
preparing orders for member agencies, always ensuring proper food handling practices are in place,
entering product data into the inventory database and maintaining a clean work environment. The
Warehouse Assistant is also accountable for engaging with volunteers and contributing to a positive
volunteer experience. Regular hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.
What does a Warehouse Assistant do?

• Assists warehouse team in maintaining standards with respect to safety and sanitation
• Receives, weighs, and organizes incoming product
• Inspects all food items for quality according to provided food safety guidelines and visual aids
• Verifies that food items are within ‘Best Before’ guidelines; place expired items in proper bin
• Disposes of damaged and expired donations properly
• Maintains a tidy work area; follows cleaning and sanitization procedures for their workspace
• Picks and stages orders for shipping to member agencies
• Sorts various products and retrieves them by category
• Enters product data into inventory database system
• Respects and adheres to the operational and safety policies surrounding warehouse
• Creates an environment where our volunteers can have an engaging and impactful experience
• Performs other warehouse duties as required
What are we looking for?

• Capable of repetitive movements and lifting up to 25 kilograms/50 pounds repeatedly
• Comfortable working on their feet for long periods of time
• Flexible; able to adapt to varied work requirements
• Reliable and punctual team player
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to work independently
• Competent with learning and using inventory software
• Good reading/writing skills; fluent in English; clear, legible handwriting
• Strong mental math skills
• Ability to understand and follow food safety principles and regulations
• Proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, and other computer programs required
Compensation – The compensation for this position is $19.17/hr plus 4% in lieu of earned vacation,
paid out on a biweekly basis.

If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to make an impact in your community, please submit
a cover letter and resume that clearly indicate how you meet the requirements of this position, in one
PDF document to: by 11:59pm on Thursday, April 21, 2022. Please
include Summer Student – Warehouse Assistant in the subject line to help us action your application
more efficiently.
For us to create meaningful, sustainable change, equity, diversity, and inclusion must be centred in
every aspect of our work. As a provincial organization with influence and credibility, we recognize the
responsibility we have to hold ourselves accountable to this. We know our efforts will effect more
change if our employees, their identities, and their lived experiences are reflective of the communities
we work with and live in.

Through ongoing work that empowers everyone to bring their full, authentic selves to Feed Nova Scotia
every day, we want to build a culture where difference is valued. We know where we want to be, but
we’ll be honest—we aren’t there yet, and we won’t get there overnight. But we’re committed to doing
the work, and we hope you’ll join us on our journey and share your strengths as a member of our
If you require any accommodations to submit your application successfully, please contact our
recruitment team via email at or by phone at 902-457-1900. Thank
you for your interest in working with us at Feed Nova Scotia!