Fun and challenging, at the same time
Whole Goods Shipper and Receiver (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 26 June 2017
My work-load as a Whole Goods Shipper Receiver was constant, even on a not-so-busy day. Customers delivering for Service and picking up machines released from Service.
Constant movements (inbound and outbound) of machines for Sales, i.e. - Sales, Demo, Rentals and Loaners and leases. Also, factory deliveries. Maintenance of the parking spots in ascending forms (model / machine-size) Same as the attachments, buckets, compactors, hammers, etc.
Wood chippers are a big challenge when delivered in multiple pieces. All of which need to be pulled off by the forklift with a hitch attachment.
Data need to be taken, hours and fuel of machines (in and out)
Pictures taken, serial # plate plus 4 corners of the machine to affirm the conditions of the machines.
Maintenance of the yard, cleanliness, snow plowing and de-icing in the winter and scraping of mud in the summer. Garbage bins and recycle bins, steel and wood, need to be monitored.
Manage was willing to provide the needs. Workplace culture is "safety".
Hardest part of the job - when multiple floats (4 or more) come simultaneously with no help at hand, and when multiple shipments (small parts) are to be received. The need to identify each and every item by labeling the model # Stock and # size.
Working with a big volume without help can be overwhelming. The work load then was a little too much for 1, but not enough for 2.
But, I'd do it again, if given the opportunity.
The regular "In the Know" meeting, information sharing. Needs are provided for.
Sales and Service are over bearing on occasions, lack of information which Whole Goods are good to go.