Materials Handler (Office Mail Room)

Job Code: 9688
Location: Waterloo, ON
Department: Corporate Services
# of openings: 1
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 30/08/19


Material Handler (Office Mail Room)


Because a changing industry calls for a new way of doing things. An ambitious, innovative and fast-paced company, we offer exceptional training and development programs, competitive pay, great benefits, a company-matched savings plan, and paid volunteer days — all within an engaging, fun, and collaborative work environment.

Founded more than 145 years ago, Economical is one of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurance companies. We rely on our national network of more than 800 independent brokers to sell a range of car, home, business, and farm insurance solutions. With Sonnet and Petline, we’re extending our reach through the direct-to-customer channel. With more than 2,400 active employees across the country and a commitment to rethinking the insurance experience, we’re poised for great things.

We’re now adding to our high-performance team to take us into the future. Let’s rethink insurance, together.

In this role, you will:

  • Reporting to the Manager, Administration, the incumbent is responsible for providing support in Materials Handling to Economical. This includes the handling of supply requests, both internal and external, managing supply inventory, preparing and receiving courier shipments, evaluating and selecting appropriate couriers to meet the daily requirements of the company as well as overseeing and managing the off-site records retention/destruction operations for all branches.

Your Responsibilities

  • Preparing and packaging goods for internal delivery or outgoing shipments and receiving, inspecting and signing for incoming shipments of goods.

  • Maintaining adequate inventory levels and processing updates to the inventory control management system.

  • Ensuring the supply area is organized, items are clearly labeled and obsolete materials are discarded appropriately

  • Evaluating and selecting appropriate courier/carriers to meet the daily distribution requirements of the company.

  • Verifying, allocating and tracking/reporting metrics of invoices for payment

  • Ensuring efficient and cost effective handling of records through storage, retrieval and destruction processes. Updating the contact information, ensuring appropriate access is granted to appropriate individuals. Providing information, guidance and supplies to departments in regards to storage, retrieval and destruction.

Your Skills and Experience

  • High school diploma and relevant work experience required.

  • Lifting will be required up to a maximum of 60 pounds. Comfort with heavy lifting required.

  • Proficient with computers, including MS Word and Excel.

  • Previous experience in a distribution environment and working knowledge of courier services is preferred.

  • Able to multi-task and work in a fast paced, team oriented environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Professional, friendly and courteous in all interactions, whether with customers or co-workers.

  • Perform well in a busy operation and remain calm under pressure.

  • Team player adaptable to a changing environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Good organizational skills

At Economical, we all work together to come up with big ideas — then bring them to life. We focus on our customers first, we bring our best, and we’re stronger together. If you’ve got the passion and the desire to help us reinvent insurance, let’s talk.


To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume before you apply for the role you’re interested in. Please note that only one document can be uploaded, so be sure to combine your resume and cover letter.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment that welcomes diversity and supports accessibility across the organization. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting:

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Economical Insurance includes the following companies: Economical Mutual Insurance Company, Family Insurance Solutions Inc., Sonnet Insurance Company, Petline Insurance Company.

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