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Proudly headquartered in New Brunswick, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has operations in Canada and the United States.  Since our inception over 135 years ago, our employees continue to build JDI into a diverse group of performance-driven enterprises with a team of 17,000+ dedicated employees.


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Universal Properties Limited (UPL), a division of J.D. Irving, Limited, is seeking a full-time Kitchen Assistant / Porter to join our growing team at 100 Midland Drive in Dieppe, NB!


The Kitchen Assistant / Porter will report directly to the Executive Chef and is an integral part of the cafeteria kitchen team assisting with catering preparation, delivery and pick up, as well as kitchen cleaning and supplies pick up.


Universal Properties Limited is part of a large company with multiple offices in the head office building of Irving Group Moncton, and the job can be fast paced with little downtime.  We also offer great benefits and vacation time from the moment you start working.  We pride ourselves on providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere. 


If you enjoy people and are committed to doing excellent work, then we want to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Organize and prepare sandwiches, pizza, salads, trays and other catering items in a quick and efficient manner.
  • Assist with the organization, set up and delivery of caterings in and outside of the building.
  • Clean and stock all kitchen areas.
  • Pick up orders from food providers and grocery stores, i.e. Costco, Superstore, Sysco, others as required, on a weekly basis.
  • Cover the Cashier on breaks and lunch as required. Be able to initialize and close the cash at the beginning and end of the day.
  • Put away orders and keep the dry storage area clean and neatly organized.
  • Assist with regular inventory count.
  • Assist the chef or cook as requested.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • High school diploma required; post-secondary education in the culinary field would be considered an asset.
  • 2+ years’ experience in the food service industry is required.
    • Food Safety Certification and WHMIS Certification considered an asset.
  • Ability to provide consistency in the preparation and presentation of food
  • Ability to prepare food trays as per specifications
  • Ability to adhere to all food safety and WHMIS standards
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; ability to give and receive feedback
  • Ability to perform physically demanding tasks; ability to physically lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work Monday to Friday from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm, as well as additional hours occasionally throughout the year.
What We Offer:
  • The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary commensurate with skill, ability and experience, along with a comprehensive package including:
    • A dynamic, safe and rewarding work environment
    • Opportunities for growth and career advancement 
    • Flexible Health and Dental Benefits package
    • Life and disability insurance
    • Enrollment in company RRSP matching program
    • Wellness benefits including Fitness and Weight Management Reimbursement
    • Employee and Family Assistance Plan 
    • Employee discounts and perks 

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:


Please apply online by July 14, 2019.  An up-to-date resume of past experience and education is required.


We appreciate your interest in our company; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


NOTE: The recruiter is reviewing and interviewing eligible applicants for this position as they are received. If you are interested in this posting, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 


To learn more about our products and services, click here.




Universal Properties Limited is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.


We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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