Shipper/Receiver – job posting


Position: Shipper/Receiver

Reports to:  Shipping and Receiving Group Leader


Job Brief

We are looking for a Shipper and Receiver to control the shipping and receiving of all products to and from IAI, and to control the handling, inspection, and storage of all products received within IAI.



Shipping Job Duties

  • Controls the shipment of all outgoing manufactured machined components safely
  • Uses information from part drawing to create a packing slip and arranges for the appropriate method of transportation
  • Ensures each oversized plate or frame is labelled clearly with the correct finish
  • Responsible for safe handling of all outgoing shipments and items are secured to pallet for transportation


Receiving Job Duties

  • Controls the receipt of all incoming manufactured machined components from external suppliers and internal machine shop
  • Ensures each manufactured machined component has a drawing
  • Ensures each machined component is engrave with the correct project #, and detail #
  • Inspects all incoming machining for visual damage and sharp edges
  • Verifies all incoming products to accompanying packing slip bearing:
    • Subcontractor name
    • PO # as applicable
    • Project # as applicable
    • Quantity of product shipped
    • Product description
    • Verifies the packing slip corresponds with purchase order and material received.
  • Attached scanned packing slip to ProPurchase Receiving to P.O.
  • Ensures each drawing required for a finishing treatment is scanned using barcode scanner to create P.O. and place part into corresponding finish treatment bin
  • Attaches a label/tape with project # and finish to each oversized plate or frame if the product has passed the above verification. Otherwise a red sticker is attached and goods are placed on the shelf for nonconforming material and a non-conformance is logged using Quality Workbench.
  • Stores the product in the appropriate location
  • Responsible for the safe handling of all incoming products


Kitting Duties (assist when required) 

  • Controls the accuracy of supplier due dates, contact suppliers when needed
  • Ensures all received purchased and machined components are checked in on the bill of materials in the corresponding project binder
  • Ensures all checked in material is put into correct labeled assembly boxes on project cart
  • Responsible for delivering oversized items to designated project build space on shop floor once above procedures are complete

Maintenance Job Duties (assist when required) 

  • Collects all waste, organic waste and recyclables from shop, and all organic waste and recyclables from office (office cleaners responsible for deskside waste and recycling bins)
    • Waste-sent curbside weekly, Large waste items to bin for pickup on call
    • Pop Cans and Rigid plastic recyclables curbside weekly
    • Cardboard to baler, 2 bales fit in Wasteco cardboard bin for pickup on call
    • Fine paper from offices, and all paper to Wasteco paper bins for pickup weekly
    • Plastic wrapping, including bubble wrap, from shop containers to large bin beside baler, to clear plastic bag for pickup weekly
    • Organic waste from office and lunchroom to large bins outside for pickup weekly
    • Metal Recycling bin on call
  • Maintenance of shop
    • Daily sweeping of floors in entire shop area
    • Regular cleaning of floors using power cleaner
    • Daily inspection of forklift using checklist
    • Monthly inspection of exit lights, fire extinguishers, etc. using checklist
    • Change batteries and bulbs as required
    • Regular maintenance of water coolers and water tray under lunch cooler
    • Regular cleaning of stainless steel sinks
  • Pickups of various items using IAI pickup truck within Barrie and GTA (valid class G licence required)



  • Minimum Gr. 12 or Equivalent
  • Minimum 2 Years’ Experience in a shipping/receiving role
  • MS Office Software (Word, Excel)
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to lift weights reaching 50lbs, carry weights reaching 40lbs, and push and pull weights reaching 100-150lbs

Job Fit

  • Confidence in dealing with people
  • Ability to deal with all types of personalities
  • Adaptable and able to modify approach in dynamic environment
  • Able to prioritize competing job functions
  • Possess structured problem solving and analytical skills

Innovative Automation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.