The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Storeroom Associate (Storekeeper)


Department: Culinary Services

FTE: 1.0

Status:  Term, One year with possibility of extension or becoming permanent. This position is subject to periodic breaks.

Competition No.: 17159-C

Salary Information: The salary range is $3,017.03 to $3,683.69 per month (Operational Services, Phase 2). The starting salary will commensurate with education and experience.

Primary Purpose: Reporting to the Assistant Director/Executive Chef, the Storeroom Associate supports the Culinary Central Stores Supervisor by assisting in the daily operations of the central stores and shipping/receiving area ensuring established procedures are consistently applied.

Nature of Work: Tasks are varied, with above average complexity. The work requires the application of a range of working knowledge and skills, typically gained through a combination of education and experience. A moderate level of physical demand is required. Can complete all aspects of assigned duties, exercising judgment within established guidelines. Typically adapts established methods and practices to solve problems. Discusses difficult or anomalous issues or problems with the supervisor to determine appropriate solutions. Communicates primarily with staff and occasionally with visitors. Contacts emphasize customer service and the accurate exchange of technical and factual information. The incumbent works in a warehouse environment and moves materials and equipment on a routine basis.


  • Assists in the day-to-day activities related to the Culinary Services storekeeping operations.
  • Works cooperatively with other staff to ensure seamless customer service. This includes but is not limited to covering sick and vacation time.
  • Food Safety as it relates to storage and handling internal transfers and product rotation
  • Inventory and cost controls
  • Treats all confidential information and materials in a confidential manner.
  • Communicates issues of importance or concern to the immediate supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Collaborates with others as required to complete assignments and support team efforts.
  • Works to resolve conflicts and maintain harmony among co-workers.
  • Effectively manages assigned projects as directed.
  • Sets priorities for own work and meets deadlines.
  • Complies with all relevant legislation, regulations, policies and procedures. Exercises judgment in the application thereof.
  • Participates as an active and supportive member of the Culinary Services group. 


Education: Minimum Grade 12


  • The incumbent requires a minimum 2 years of  experience in a multiunit food service or retail food service storeroom environment (receiving, storing and distributing)Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Must possess proven computer skills with the ability to learn and adapt to new software and programs.
  • Must be physically capable of moderate and heavy lifting
  • A Food Safe Certificate is required
  • WHIMIS Certificate is required
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers Licence
  • Preference may be given to those with relevant certification(s) in Food and Hospitality
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.    


  • Receives product into inventory ensuring accuracy of invoice and/or purchase order.
  • Ensures the products received meet all standards of quality and quantity
  • Checks for back orders, shortages and/or damaged goods and communicates accordingly
  • Properly handles, stores and issues stock to internal departments as outlined in production sheets and location product requisitions
  • Assists in preparing lists of stock items required based on par stock levels and as directed by production sheets and catering contracts
  • Ensures proper rotation of stock (first in/first out)
  • Properly handles, stores and issues stock to internal departments as outlined in production sheets and location product requisitions
  • Assists in ensuring appropriate inventory levels of regular stock.
  • Maintains general daily knowledge of inventory of products stored in fridges, freezers, dry storage areas ensuring par-stocks of perishable and non-perishable common stock items
  • Arranges and rearranges stock as required for efficient service and minimum handling ensuring proper rotation and storage (first in/first out)
  • Handles and stores all products in accordance to Public Health Food Safety regulations
  • Ensures cleaning product, chemical, and hazardous materials are handled and stored in accordance to WHIMMIS and Workplace Safety
  • Assists with the shipping and transfer of items from central stores to satellite retail locations as requisitioned.
  • Assists with the internal transfer, order, tracking/reporting system
  • Assists with monthly inventory
  • Ensures cleanliness and organization of stockroom and storage areas including fridges, freezers and dry storage areas
  • Works cooperatively with other staff to ensure seamless customer service. This includes but is not limited to covering sick and vacation time.
  • Assists in ensuring external clients and visitors are received and are directed to their destination and/or point of contact
  • May occasionally be required to assist truck drivers and utility person(s) during peak times. 
  • May occasionally be required to travel off campus to pick up items
  • Maintains productive and professional relationships internal and external business partners and stakeholders.

This position is in scope of CUPE 1975.

Applications will be accepted until filled.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to James McFarland at 966-7536.

Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.