Storekeeper I (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada, V6A 4K6)

Requisition ID: 31973 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function

The Storekeeper I performs material/product handling functions at the City of Vancouver’s warehouse facilities including: receiving, sorting, storing, counting and issuing general stores material/products, automotive parts and equipment; Accountable for accurate recordkeeping regarding all material movement to ensure adequate stock levels; Responsible for precise recordkeeping to ensure proper control over material movement and effective utilisation of available storage space.

Reporting to a Storekeeper II or Inventory Planner/Buyer II, the Storekeeper I works collaboratively with warehouse employees and frequently interacts with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Material/Product Handing and Recordkeeping

  • Receives material/products, automotive parts and equipment and confirms received goods to orders
  • Inspects material/products, automotive parts and equipment for quality and quantity
  • Stores material/products, automotive parts and equipment in order to minimise the occurrence of risks and to prevent losses due to improper storage handling
  • Issues material/products, automotive parts and equipment according to the completed and approved order
  • Maintains accurate recordkeeping and reporting of complex records for all inventory movement of material/products, automotive parts, and equipment in Materials Management System (SAP, M5, CCG, Excel, or other System)
  • Regularly reviews records documenting the inventory movement, identifies errors in the data and escalates the errors to Supervisor to resolve 
  • Reviews and matches packing slips, invoices and Purchase Orders in Materials Management System (SAP, M5, CCG, Excel, or other System); compares details with the associated Purchase Order in Materials Management System (SAP, M5, CCG, Excel, or other System); investigates and resolves all routine discrepancies and escalates all challenging and unusual inconsistencies
  • Prepares and obtains the appropriate authorization to order recurrent material
  • Works with customer to identify material needs, and escalates any concerns around inventory availability of stock and non-recurrent stock  
  • Counts and records inventory totals according to set schedule and set parameters and reports and escalates any discrepancies between inventory count and the data recorded in the system or historic records
  • Proposes effective storekeeping and recordkeeping methods – allocates proper bins, shelves, and improved recordkeeping systems
  • Sorts, counts, and records inventory that is stored outside of the main warehouse (such as, in the yard) to ensure proper controls over material and space management
  • Makes non-routine transportation arrangements for supplies with shipping representatives and prepares fairly complex shipping orders
  • Performs related work as required

Warehouse Operations

  • Adheres to the necessary safety methods and procedures, departmental processes, and corporate policies
  • Maintains warehouse cleanliness and organization
  • Operates motorized material/product handling equipment (vehicles, forklifts and stock pickers)
  • Performs other duties/responsibilities as assigned 

The successful candidate must be prepared to work at various warehouse locations within the City of Vancouver, and will be required to work non-standard hours, as operationally required. The work location and schedule may be subject to change due to facility requirements and in accordance with the Collective Agreement.


Education and Experience:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent supplemented by the completion of course work in Inventory/Supply Chain Management
  • Related warehouse experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of warehouse operations and materials movement
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts
  • Ability to communicate effectively in individual or group settings
  • Ability to work in high volume environment with frequent interruptions and changing priorities
  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks and changing priorities with tight time frames
  • Ability to occasionally work at any one of the Warehouse locations within the City of Vancouver
  • Ability to read, write, count, and speak English
  • Sufficient physical strength and agility to handle and lift heavy items
  • Ability to perform physical work in all weather conditions
  • Knowledge of computer programs including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, scheduling programs, and other City of Vancouver software applications is preferred
  • Ability to operate a vehicle, forklift, and order picker is considered an asset
  • Forklift Operator Certificate (in good standing) is preferred
  • Ability to work at heights is preferred


Business Unit/Department: Finance, Risk & Supply Chain Management (1150) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: July 2021 

Position End Date:  September 2021

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-018: $29.70 to $34.96 per hour

Positions Available: 2

Application Close: July 16, 2021

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

To be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity with a generous benefits package, please apply on our careers site.

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