Title: Shipper (Non-Union Position)

Location: Ottawa . Richmond Road

General Objective:

  • To assist in the daily preparation and shipment of products for domestic and international shipment while following accepted internal standards under the direction of the Shipping Coordinator/Manager.

Responsibilities: Duties, and Tasks:

  • Examine and verify contents and compare with records, such as DSA.s, to determine accuracy of shipments
  • Prepare documentation required for shipments (Proformas, Shipping Advices, Packing Slips, Waybills, Labels, etc.)
  • Check that all documents required for shipment outside of Canada are included and accurate.
  • Track shipments for Proof of Deliveries.
  • Confer and correspond with outside carriers to either verify or rectify problems, such as late or misplaced shipments.
  • Interact with other internal departments to arrange for delivery of finished product to the Shipping department.
  • Pick up finished goods from departments when required.
  • Wrap, strap and label products to prepare for shipping.
  • Contact carriers to make pick up arrangements and to issue instructions for shipping.
  • Record shipment data for reporting, accounting, and record keeping procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with established internal control procedures
  • Maintain safe and healthy work environment by following organization standards and legal regulations


  • College Diploma/ and or Canadian Customs Specialist (CCS) certification along with 2 plus years of related experience
  • Proven experience with governmental regulations regarding customs and shipment classification.
  • Extensive knowledge of proper shipping techniques and procedures
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods for moving goods, including the relative costs and security issues.
  • Experience preparing international shipping documentation
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems (Microsoft Office, office equipment)
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Basic math skills and problem solving skills
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs repetitiously to prepare shipments
  • Able to follow oral and written directions
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to research, verify and source information from relevant sources
  • Must be able to work a reasonable amount of overtime during the week and on weekends
  • Dependable and proven attendance record are a must

Personal suitability:

  • Able to assume responsibility
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Initiative and good judgment
  • Integrity
  • Able to work independently or as a member of a team
  • Must have Secret Level security clearance, or ability to obtain Secret level security clearance