Warehouse Associates Job Description

Warehouse Associates Job Description

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Warehouse associates provides appropriate training on CI methods and initiatives to subordinates; basic understanding of management principles and concepts.

Warehouse Associates Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Unload trailers by pallet jack or PIT if certified
Separate freight and build pallets
Move within the department as needed
Follow methods and procedures of the receiving department
Follow and meet all required methods and procedures of the STAR program
Responsible for unloading, loading, picking, packing, replenishment, consolidation, put away and loading of merchandise
Maintain continuous flow of merchandise in conjunction with other material handling equipment such as conveyor belts
Stocking and consolidating product on a consistent basis using the FIFO method
Pull & pack orders in an accurate manner
Organize stocks and maintain inventories for orders

Warehouse Associates Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Warehouse Associates

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: TEAM, OSHA

Education for Warehouse Associates

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the warehouse associates job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in General Education, Education, Supervision, Associates, Supply Chain Management, Business, Diesel, Technical, Healthcare, MBA

Skills for Warehouse Associates

Desired skills for warehouse associates include:

Personal computers
Basic accounting
Reading
Typing
Variety of basic topics
Machines and tools
Manufacturing methods
Safety regulations and procedures
Statistical concepts
Ability to operate a forklift and meet medium level physical exertion requirements

Desired experience for warehouse associates includes:

High school/tech school graduate or G.E.D equivalent
Forklift certified required
Prior dock experience preferred
Prior experience with programs such as Excel, Outlook, and SAP is preferred
Must be able to use warehouse equipment (Drum lifts, pallet jacks, forklift, etc…)
Exterior building product knowledge is a plus

Warehouse Associates Examples

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Warehouse Associates Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a warehouse associates. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for warehouse associates
  • Inspect goods for defects and damages before packaging
  • Organize space in the warehouse
  • Process and package goods in a time efficient manner
  • Label packing if needed
  • Promote safe work activities by attending company safety meetings
  • Observe work progress to verify safety or conformance to standards
  • Required certifications are required for this level
  • Ensure that the policies and procedures are followed as defined by the company
  • Operations Manual and Employee Handbook are consistently followed
  • Perform other tasks and/or duties as they may be assigned
Qualifications for warehouse associates
  • May be required to work daily overtime and occasional weekends
  • Operating various machines
  • Entry level punch press and brake press
  • Flexibility in working in various areas of the warehouse
  • Check the conditions of the equipment delivered
  • Package product for transport
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Warehouse Associates Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of warehouse associates. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for warehouse associates
  • Stack totes when done, tidy up their work area, sweep
  • Reads production schedule, customer orders, work orders, shipping orders, and requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered, or distributed
  • Ensure that the policies and procedures as defined in the company Manual and Employee Handbook are consistently followed
  • Continuously be able to lift packaged chocolate
  • Continuously be able to sort the build of the day
  • Continuously be able to build a display for shipment
  • Pick items on the pick ticket quickly and accurately
  • Ensure the items picked are correct, verifying unit of measure, size, and quantity
  • Pack customer orders with care
  • Receive and check incoming freight
Qualifications for warehouse associates
  • Must be willing to submit to a pre-employment background and drug screening
  • Experience in a distribution/warehouse work environment
  • Proven ability to stand, bend and work continually for long hours
  • Physically dexterous to lift and move objects up to 45 lbs
  • Ability to follow warehouse safety precautions and procedures
  • Demonstrate willingness to work with minimal supervision
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Warehouse Associates Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of warehouse associates. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for warehouse associates
  • Process customer and vendor returns
  • Assist with inventory cycle counts when needed
  • Replenish packing supplies as needed
  • Loading/unloading trailers
  • Staging orders
  • Perform end of day duties which include cleaning work area, sweeping and emptying garbage, general housekeeping, securing dumpsters, turning off all computers, locking all windows and doors, turning of all lights
  • Perform other duties as requested and required
  • Responsibilities include picking, palletizing, and packaging orders according to pick lists
  • Loading packaged orders onto trucks daily
  • Receiving and unloading materials deliveries and returns
Qualifications for warehouse associates
  • Reliable transportation (positions are NOT bus route accessible)
  • Able to read and comprehend documents and write simple correspondence
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to work as an individual or on a team
  • Strong attendance record is important
  • The capacity to learn and work in a team-oriented, fast paced environment that requires lifting of 50 lbs repeatedly, bending, standing, walking and the ability to work in a non-air-conditioned environment
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Warehouse Associates Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a warehouse associates. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for warehouse associates
  • Scan and sort product
  • Place product on cart or pallet
  • Material handling, pick/pack, building pallets, handling product
  • Using an RF Scan gun
  • Moving this product from the conveyor belt down to the pallets
  • Small Parts Coordination
  • Labeling racks and checking for accuracy
  • Lift, place boxes
  • Break down Fridge totes
  • Remove unfrozen ice from cooler totes
Qualifications for warehouse associates
  • Able to pass the pre-employment testing which includes a physical, background check, and drug testing
  • Experience working in a warehouse an/or distribution environment
  • Familiarity utilizing MHE (pallet jack, forklift, hand truck and other MHE)
  • Basic mathematical skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to lift up to 70 lbs on a repetitive basis
  • No previous education required
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Warehouse Associates Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of warehouse associates. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for warehouse associates
  • Must have two or more years of experience in warehouse work
  • Adhere to all safety guidelines, rules, and regulations set forth by the company
  • Must follow Plant and Personal Safety Programs and Safe Work Practices
  • Manage incoming goods which may include lab chemicals, supplies and parts (other than bulk)
  • Receive into inventory and notify departments upon receipt
  • Receive and order supplies as requested
  • Inform departments of minimum inventory levels and reorder points for stock items
  • Procure inventory items based on predetermined reorder levels
  • Must be Forklift trained and able to operate on a daily basis
  • Ship miscellaneous items through FedEx, UPS, and other modes of transportations
Qualifications for warehouse associates
  • Ability to lift up to 70 lbs or more
  • No previous experience or education required
  • Ability to work in both a collaborative (team) environment perform independent work is required
  • While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to stand
  • The team member frequently is required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • This position must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

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