Receiver/Material Handler


Halifax, NS, CA, B4B 1G9


Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, the Receiver/Material Handler performs receiving activities related to all materials purchased.  The Receiver/Material handler loads, unloads and moves materials within plant, warehouse, storage facility or worksite and assembles and issues component kits to support product manufacturers.


As a Receiver/Material Handler, your main responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):


  • Receives products, components into ERP system, ensuring accuracy and conformance to purchase order requirements
  • Counts, weighs, and records materials moved or handled in an ERP system
  • Attaches tags or labels to materials or otherwise marks information
  • Reads work orders or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved
  • Opens containers using steel cutters, crowbar, claw hammer, or other hand tools
  • Loads and unloads materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand
  • Conveys materials to or from storage or worksites to designated areas to include the manufacturing floor by use of hand truck, electric dolly, Forklift, or other device
  • Works under general supervision on duties and tasks that reflect substantial variety and complexity
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization


What you require to be successful in the role:


  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills (written & verbal)
  • Self-motivated (works independently)
  • Works effectively with teams and facilitates interaction
  • Maintains positive working relationships with other team members
  • Highly effective organization and planning skills
  • Excellent time management skills and able to prioritize and meet work schedules
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments
  • Maintain forklift certification
  • Highschool diploma or GED
  • Good understanding of MRP systems
  • Effective computer skills including Excel and Word

Benefits of working with DRS Pivotal Power:


  • A motivating team-based environment where your achievements matter
  • An opportunity to work on industry leading edge technology
  • Flexible work hours and a compressed work week to promote a healthy work/life balance
  • Industry leading wellness program including:
    • Health, dental, and vision coverage available on first day of hire at no cost to the employee with access to virtual healthcare
    • Access to Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Competitive compensation including:
    • Reimbursement for professional development initiatives and memberships plus access to free online learning resources
    • Registered Retirement Savings Plan with matching company contributions with access to complimentary financial planning
    • Maternity and Parental leave top-up
    • Vacation, personal days, sick leave, and additional company paid days off


About DRS Pivotal Power:

DRS Pivotal Power Inc., a subsidiary of Leonardo DRS, is a leader in the development and manufacture of high reliability power conversion equipment for mission critical military applications. DRS Pivotal Power is part of the Naval Electronics Canada Group.


All applicants must fulfill requirements for Canadian security clearance. 


Applicants requiring a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process are to advise Human Resources. DRS Pivotal Power Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


Applicants may apply to this position online at careers.


Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

The DRS culture is defined by our Core Values and Principles: 

- Integrity
- Agility
- Excellence
- Customer Focus
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Innovation

We strive to uphold them in all aspects of our business practices to inspire our employees and provide outstanding support for our customers.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at