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Northstar Access is currently seeking a top tier, high performance individual to fill our Yard Operator role in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 Job description

The qualified candidate will be responsible for the handling of all scaffolding equipment and must have a Counter Balance Forklift license. The candidate would be responsible for all activities required for shipping and receiving and inspecting incoming shipments according to Northstar Access requirements and standard operating procedures.

Yard Operator Specific Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

  • Loading and Offloading scaffolding equipment to and from trucks using forklifts and manually.
  • Checking loads are secure.
  • Accurately fill orders and prepare shipments
  • Operate forklift or other equipment to manually load, unload, transport, and store goods.
  • Inspect and verify incoming equipment against invoices or other documents, record shortages, and reject damaged goods. Making sure paper work for orders are correct and complete
  • Using a forklift or manually moving and stacking materials and equipment in the correct storage bays, following inventory control instructions, and with little or no supervision
  • Rotate floor inventory and assisting with inventory count
  • General daily housekeeping duties
  • Perform proper forklift inspection
  • Perform routine maintenance and service of applicable equipment
  • General manual labourer yard duties; including organizing and clean-up
  • Dealing with customer issues in a professional manner, ensuring their satisfaction with the equipment and the job.
  • The Yard Operator will perform approximately 50% Forklift and 50% General Labourer duties.


  • Minimum 1 year of shipping-receiving forklift experience.
  • Minimum 1 year of general labourer experience.
  • Working knowledge of receiving, quality control, and shipping practices.
  • Working in an Outdoor Yard or Construction site experience is a must.
  • Ability to work in physically demanding outdoor conditions.
  • Must have proven ability to work in tight spots
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must have an outstanding safety record and follow all safety policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with WHMIS
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Good analytical ability and manual dexterity
  • Effective communication skills and able to work independently with multiple departments
  • Excellent problem-solving skills required
  • Able to lift up to 75 lbs. occasionally
  • Able to complete repetitive manual work and keep up in a fast-paced environment
  • MUST currently have a valid Counter Balance Forklift license
  • Must have CSA approved steel-toed boots
  • Successful candidates are required to have a valid driver’s license and a personal reliable transportation

Education Required: HS Diploma or equivalent experience

MUST HAVE Licenses: Counter Balance Forklift License and a G-Class Driver License for this Yard Operator Role

*Please do not apply if you do not have the following:

  • Counter Balance Forklift and
  • G-Class Diver Licence!

*Must be physically in Canada, legally able to work in Canada, and have a SIN card.*

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent, 11am Shift, Mon to Fri, flexible with some Sats.


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Vision care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Vacation
  • Casual dress
  • Boot Allowance
  • 1 paid Diversity day
  • Weekly payroll

Compensation: $20/hour

  • Competitive Salary based on experience/qualifications
  • Full time position, carrying inclusion in the company health, dental, vision, life and employee bonus plans
  • RRSP matching program

Location: 215 Milvan Drive, North York, Ontario, M9L 2A3

Northstar Access thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Relocation and travel expenses incurred during the recruitment and selection process are the candidate’s responsibility.

About the Company:

Northstar Access is a dynamic, rapidly growing, and forward-thinking company. Since 1968, we have expanded locations across Canada, with over 250 employees. As part of our growth plan we want to continue to expand our swing stage product offering in western Canada.

Our customers have depended on us for the highest quality products, industry leading experience and a dedicated focus on safety. We pride ourselves on reliably completing jobs on time and on budget We measure our success by the success of our customers. We hold ourselves to high ethical standards and prioritize the Health & Safety of our customers and employees. YOUR BUILD OUR BUSINESS

You’ll love working at Northstar Access because:

The People. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, smart, supportive, and passionate teams – people you can be proud to work with.

The Business. Northstar Access Inc is an industry leader in access solutions in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia.

Management & Ownership. Northstar’s ownership and management team are long-term focussed. We are focused on making the right long-term decisions for the business and bringing in values-orientated individuals who can grow with the company over the long term. Being privately-owned and Canadian focussed, we are not focused on quarterly financial results or short-term objectives.


To keep our employees safe we practice social distancing, masks, hand sanitizer, daily monitoring, and safety awareness talks. To view our statement on Covid-19 click here.


Northstar Access is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religious affiliation, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

Northstar Access welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or agency, please.

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Toronto

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