Distribution - Lead Hand

Ippolito | 201 North Service Road Facility, 201 North Service Road, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Req #24
Friday, May 19, 2023

We are a fast growing & highly respected group of companies. The Ippolito Group of companies has been in the produce business over 75 years, family run & with an excellent reputation.


· Pay $21.24/hour + job security

· Continental shifts – 6 fewer workdays every month plus vacation!

· How it works: 2 days on/2 days off, 3 days on/3 days off.

· Working from 8:00 – 8:00. Days & Night Shifts available. Perfect for Families trying to save on childcare.

· Save up to 90% on our produce with our discounted employee purchase program and produce/grocery giveaways – save on monthly groceries while eating fresh!

· Comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision coverage.

· RSP program, with company matching portion, highest match in Ontario for our industry.


Some of the day-to-day tasks involve (but not limited to):

Lead Hand Responsibilities

  • Help transition the workload and status details to the next distribution supervisor at shift hand off
  • Ensure all coolers, equipment and resources are properly set up and ready for the shift
  • Hold pre-shift meetings with distribution team regarding safety, quality, processes, new items or events. Gather input from Distribution Supervisor, Distribution Manager, Inventory Control Manager and Continuous Improvement Specialist.
  • Ensure plan outlined by supervisor is followed by all material handlers. Help answer questions or offer support if needed
  • Ensure food safety and GMP’s are followed by Material Handlers. Lead by example
  • Conduct ongoing inspection of orders; correct product, proper case count, proper lot codes, proper labels, proper pallet and load stabilization. Advise supervisor of any concerns.
  • Inspect warehouse on a regular basis/correct any hazardous situations; Inspect coolers and dock
  • periodically throughout the day to ensure correct product is captured and in fact shipped
  • Complete verification to ensure that pallets are scanned to correct locations and quantities match
  • Help train and support new hires during onboarding process. Working with the Distribution Supervisor and Continuous Improvement Specialist
  • Fill in for the Distribution Supervisor, as needed

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Oversee the loading and unloading of trucks from loading docks and organize available personnel and resources to best meet the shipping/receiving requirements.
  • Supervise inbound receiving and outbound order fulfillment.
  • Review any new shipping directives that arise from modified production scheduling due to customer requirements and ensure accuracy for customer compliance.
  • Communicate shipment discrepancies or errors to the Distribution Manager upon detection.
  • Participate in investigation and root cause analysis of shipping/receiving errors and recommend
  • corrective action.
  • Ensure staff compliance with all food safety, health and safety, policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for all equipment, ensuring maintenance and safe working conditions. Advise maintenance of any necessary requirements.
  • Communicate shift status to next shift Supervisor through hand off

Food Safety and OHS Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all main doors are closed, and that all rollup doors are operating.
  • Follow all applicable health & safety and food regulations and procedures, including wearing Personal Protective Equipment, such as steel toe shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection, Teflon gloves etc.
  • Ensure each worker follows all applicable health and safety and food safety regulations.
  • Shows interest in Ippolito Fruit and Produce Ltd H & S performance.
  • Upholds safety rules and supports safety enforcement.
  • Corrects substandard or unsafe acts or conditions
  • Reports all injuries and incidents.
  • Report all workplace accidents or health and safety concerns to the Supervisor.
  • Attend training sessions as required
  • Ensure hand wash stations are operating


  • Material Handling experience in Distribution/ Warehouse of 2-3 years is required (preference for food industry background)
  • High school diploma
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Safe Quality Food (SQF), and Hazard

Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)




  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • RRSP match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision care


Flexible Language Requirement:


  • French not required




  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Night shift
Work Location: In person

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Ippolito | 201 North Service Road Facility, 201 North Service Road, Burlington, Ontario, Canada