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Position: Organic Foods Packer & Set Up Positions, (starting at $16/hr)
Organization: Mama Earth Organics
Location: Toronto (near O'Connor & St Clair E.)

Mama Earth Organics

Mama Earth Organics source local and organic food directly from local farms and like-minded local businesses and artisans in Toronto, and conveniently distribute it to consumers’ homes in the Greater Toronto Area on a weekly basis. Our focus is local, organic, small-scale grown or produced food that tastes good. Our goal is to create an alternative, locally based, food system in Toronto. Mama Earth Organics is a Certified B Corporation.

As an essential service we have undertaken additional layers of protection for our staff and customers during the current pandemic.  We have health screening for everyone entering our warehouse, including temperature checks. We are all wearing masks and gloves (and are changing our gloves often throughout the day) as well as washing our hands and using hand sanitizer wherever possible.  We are also practicing physical distancing and recording any interactions within a 2m distance. We have contactless delivery.  The health of our Mama Earthlings and their families is really important to us!


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work as a member of our packing team, to pack customer orders at our warehouse. Our customers LOVE receiving beautiful, fresh, organic, local produce and other great organic food- and you are part of the team that makes this happen!
  • Ensure all produce orders are fulfilled, nothing is missed, and following instructions for products that might be out of stock, or substituted, depending on quality and inventory.
  • Pay specific attention to produce quality, ensuring that we are only sending our customers the highest quality, freshest items available- no nicks, brown leaves, bruises, or anything else you wouldn't want to receive yourself!
  • Work as a team to accurately pack customer orders on time, with care and an eye for detail- making their organic food delivery dreams come true!
  • Complete Setup for the following day: weighing, counting, checking quality in a quick and efficient manner.
  • Work in a warehouse environment; we have large walk-in coolers, so being comfortable working in a chilly environment, continuously on a daily basis, is really important.
  • Report any shortages, poor quality, etc.
  • Work with other warehouse team members as one large team to get the day's work done, taking initiative and being willing to assist others as necessary, rolling up your sleeves to get the job done!

Hours (may vary depending on operational needs during pandemic, shifts may vary as well)

  • Packers: Mondays-Thursdays: 7:00am-4:00pm (ish); Fridays: 7:00am-1:30pm (ish)
  • Set Up: Mondays-Thursdays: 9:00am-4:00pm (ish); Sundays: 11:00am-6:00pm (ish)

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Ability to meet the shift requirements (early morning starts) and work 5 days per week.
  • Experience working with produce is an asset
  • Ability to make quick quality decisions.
  • Experience in a warehouse setting and/or within the grocery industry would be terrific!
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs comfortably, and be on your feet throughout the day.
  • Ability to work comfortably in a cool environment all day, as well as time in fridges.
  • Ability to be punctual, and reliable.
  • Team spirit and willingness to work together.
  • Enthusiasm, energy, and a positive attitude!

How to Apply:

If our mission and values resonate with you, then please apply! Send your cover letter and resume to heather(at) Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line (and brownie points to those who send their cover letter and resume in one PDF file!)

Please apply via email only.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 3 2020    ID: 56514