UPS Package Handler (Canada - Global) in Kitchener, Ontario

Position Details

  • Package handlers are responsible for unloading and loading packages on and off of UPS trucks and trailers. These packages move through the warehouse on the conveyor belts. All work is performed in a warehouse setting. Package handling is a physically demanding job; excellent work out! Continuous lifting and lowering.

  • The morning operation is responsible for loading packages on drivers trucks according to their route. You will load packages on a shelf in the trucks according to a sequence chart.

  • On the job training provided.

Job Summary

  • Permanent Part Time

  • Monday through Friday - 5 days of the week

  • Shift start time: 03:00AM approx.

  • Shift finish time: 09:30AM approx.

  • please note we do ask employees to have flexibility with the start and finish time of the shift. When we are busy we can start the shift in the morning as early as 02:00 AM. Each day before you punch out your supervisor will let you know what time the shift starts at for the next day.


  • $11.60 / per hour to start

  • Package handlers are unionized. There is a guaranteed pay progression outlined in the Collective Agreement which will be discussed during the interview

  • 30 day training provided

  • Immediate access to employee discounts

  • Paid orientation $11.60 / per hour for 3 hours

  • Health and dental benefits eligibility - 1st of the month after 12 months of employment

  • 2 week paid vacation after 1 year of employment ( 3 weeks after 5 years; 4 weeks after 10 years; 5 weeks after 20 years; 6 weeks after 25 years)

  • Employee family assistance program

  • Each employee is paid on a weekly basis and it is directly deposited into their bank account

Company Info

  • Largest package delivery and supply chain services company

  • Recognized industry leader

  • Community involvement programs

Career Opportunities

  • Promote from within

  • Career development programs


  • Must be able to lift up to 70lbs unassisted and assist in moving packages up to 150lbs

  • Able to work in a fast–pace environment

  • Work cooperatively in a diverse environment

  • Willing to learn

  • Sturdy lace up work shoe or boot with a non-slip rubber sole is required

  • No excessive loose clothing, jewelry, or audio gear

Work Environment

  • Repetitive lifting - routine

  • Warehouse has variable temperatures & humidity, dust, dirt, and noise

  • Informal management style

  • Steady work schedule

  • Hardworking, dedicated people

  • Teamwork environment


  • Union dues once a month

  • Union initiation fee of $50.00 deducted after 90 working days (split between two pay cheques)

  • Criminal record background check: $20.50 (Including taxes) (Reimbursed after 90 working days)


Category: Package Handling

Requisition Number: 041568

Location: Kitchener,Ontario