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Preload Package Handler at UPS

Preload Package Handler

UPS Burlington, Ontario Full Time
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Explore your next opportunity at a Fortune Global 500 organization. Envision innovative possibilities, experience our rewarding culture, and work with talented teams that help you become better every day. We know what it takes to lead UPS into tomorrow—people with a unique combination of skill + passion. If you have the qualities and drive to lead yourself or teams, there are roles ready to cultivate your skills and take you to the next level.

Job Description:

Preload Package Handlers play a very important role at UPS. He/she is responsible for loading and organizing UPS trucks and getting them ready for delivery.

In this general labour type role your responsibilities will include scanning unloading loading packages from UPS trailers and sorting packages on UPS package cars based on the delivery area.

This is a fast paced physically demanding job. All work is performed in a warehouse environment that is subject to temperature changes with the weather.

Preload Shift:

  • Monday to Friday (5 days a week)
  • Shift start and finish times will vary depending on daily volume. If the volume is projected to be high then the sort/shift starts earlier.
  • Shift start time will range between 02:00 AM - 04:00 AM
  • Shift will generally finish 5 hours after your start time. OT is calculated after 5 hours.
  • Flexibility with start and finish times

Job Responsibilities:

  • Loading packages onto UPS delivery trucks by hand
  • Following load charts to sort and organize packages based on the order of delivery
  • Loading 2-4 trucks at one time and ensuring the proper packages are loaded onto the right delivery trucks
  • Learning UPS safe package handling procedures and methods
  • Working in the UPS warehouse – hot and cold temperatures
  • Working in a fast paced environment which is physically demanding


  • Ability to lift up to 70 lbs. (35kg) without assistance
  • Full availability to work Monday to Friday (all five days of the week)
  • Ability to read and memorize postal codes
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and physically demanding environment
  • Comfortable working inside truck trailers and package delivery vehicles and staying longer than the usual shift hours depending on the operational needs and shipment volume


  • $15.50 an hour to start
  • Guaranteed wage progression in the Teamsters Union Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Top rate of pay $30.09 an hour after 90 working days plus 48 months of service
  • Paid weekly every Friday
  • Health, dental and vision care benefits after one year of service
  • Immediate access to employee discounts
  • Promotion from within. This is a great way to get your foot in the door. The majority of our full time management and specialist roles are filled internally.
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $1500 per semester

UPS Canada is a diverse and equal opportunity employer. Please advise our HR representatives if workplace accommodation is needed. Thank you for your interest in UPS Canada.


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