Order picking gets repetitive and tedious.
Order Picker (Ancien employé) – Halton Hills, ON – 27 juillet 2019
This is a good place to work if you have the patience and attention span to drive a Crown order picker up and down a warren of aisles stopping every few feet to rise up to a cell (location on the racks) and count and pick product and build skids. Some of the product you will have to shuffle onto your skid include 75-pound full toilets, and 20-30-lb. blind flanges made of solid steel.
The management is decent, willing to accommodate, and easy to get along with so long as you're not lazy or insolent. The crew is very nice, and I miss working with them. They're a good bunch.
Because the ratio of pickers to lead hands is approximately 40:1 on any given shift, chances for advancement are very rare. They only happen when a lead hand quits or goes on leave. The management never turns over, which is a good thing in a way, but you can forget about moving up for the most part. This is more a job for people who want to make a straight wage. There are generally occasional opportunities to make a lateral move, a.k.a. moving from one shift to another, but with no aggregate increase in wage.
The wage, I believe, is decent for the work you are required to do. You must not be afraid of heights. You must be willing to wear a fall-arrest harness and be linked to a lanyard for your whole shift (save one of your two twenty-minute breaks in an 8-hour period).
In sum, this is another job that not everyone can fit into, but it is relatively simple, requires little skill, and work is abundant, often with options of up to four hours daily overtime.
Barbecue once a month, generously supplied by management. Unionized environment, if you're into that sort of thing. Managers are good listeners to your concerns, and generally stay on top of the job quite well. Professional HR department.
Can get tedious due to lack of skill needed, Very repetitive, Counting all day can get on your nerves, Must start on nights or afternoons until a vacancy opens in the day.