JD Sweid Foods is one of the largest poultry and red meat further processors in Canada. We service both the retail and food service channels and offer high quality products that deliver on taste. With locations in Langley, BC and Waterloo, ON, we employ over 600 people nationally. At JD Sweid we have created something special: A better place to work and feel like a part of a team. Many employees start just expecting a pay cheque but end up with a rewarding career. We provide exceptional training during your early days. We always try to promote from existing employees by creating internal advancement to all employees. We are currently looking to add a Material Handler at our Langley facility:


Material Handlers are responsible for the efficient processing of plant products as directed by product SOP’s and process requirements. The successful candidate will spend the majority of their shift in that role however they will also be required to work on the production line when required. All duties are performed in a safe and efficient manner. The Material Handler will be responsible for following established food safety and quality procedures.


  • Ensure proper movement of raw material and product as needed for planned production in a safe and efficient manner
  • Follow all safety, HACCP and process plans and guidelines
  • Maximize efficiencies where possible, minimize down time and report problems promptly
  • Perform a variety of sorting and packing tasks as a part of the production crew and provide leadership to others as required
  • General cleanup and product movement with pallet truck
  • Perform line checks as needed
  • Perform all tasks to ensure compliance with specifications of the customer product
  • Adhere to food safety and HACCP principles
  • Keep work area clean, free of slip and trip hazards at all times
  • Other duties as directed by Production Lead Hands and Supervisors


  • Able to handle heavy lifting of up to 25kg boxes
  • Experience with food safety and HACCP principles
  • Must be dependable and hold an above average attendance record
  • Good communication skills and able to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with little supervision
  • Responsible to maintain a hand truck and forklift license

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.45-$19.45 per hour


  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Morning shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Langley, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Material Handler: 1 year (preferred)


  • Forklift Licence (preferred)

Work Location: One location