The Warehouse Operator is responsible for accurately and promptly performing all or any combination of the following receiving, shipping, recordkeeping and inventory tasks pertaining to materials, equipment or products for the Company.
Essential Job Duties
Reads production schedule, customer order, work order, shipping order, or requisition to determine items to be moved, gathered, or distributed.
Reviews with prior shift and following shift all work-in-process status and requirements.
Receives and unloads finished product totes and incoming freight, raw materials and warehouse items. Follows inspection procedures and unwraps, checks and counts shipments for condition and accuracy against original orders. Creates and/or completes log sheets and/or paperwork and distributes it properly. Sends samples to Quality Assurance as appropriate.
Stages, routes, and delivers inventory materials to assigned location and in correct sequence to optimize storage space.
Moves goods to appropriate areas as designated by others such as product holds, machine relocation, etc.
Records, enters, tracks and monitors inventory either manually or through bar coding system. Performs physical inventories and/or warehouse audits as requested. Maintains and audits storage records and locations on paperwork and in the Company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Writes and keeps records and reports on warehouse activities.
Selects, inspects for condition, prepares and loads finished product and warehoused items for shipment and address containers.
Monitors packaging supply inventory and/or notifies Lead/Supervisor when supply reordering is necessary, and assists as requested.
Communicates with lead and/or supervisor any unfavorable situations or variances.
Maintains all forklifts and pallet jacks. Inspects and charges them on a daily basis and completes the log sheets.
Performs dock and area maintenance and sanitation.
Chocks all trailers before loading or unloading each load and confirm on sign-off that this is done.
Assists with visitor sign-in. Follows security procedures and have Confidentiality and Waiver documents completed and stored per procedure.
Inspects shipping trucks and vans to make sure they are food safe.
Follows procedures regarding rejection or acceptance of out-of-specification materials.
Provides backup and/or assistance for other positions such as Sanitor, etc. as needed.
Maintains a positive working relationship with internal and external customers, and co-workers.
Ability to alter their hours, sometimes on short notice and as often as weekly, to meet business needs.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
Ability to perform work related functions requiring ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Read, speak and understand the English language sufficient to interpret instructions, production sheets and work related documents, and be able to write correctly and spell accurately.
Ability to solve diverse procedural problems within well-defined standards by choosing from workable alternatives.
Apply the appropriate use of the US dating system.
Ability to clearly communicate problems and malfunctions to co-workers and supervision.
Knowledge, aptitude and understanding of manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, cycle counts and inventory control, and quality concepts.
Knowledge, aptitude and understanding of order staging and trailer loading, with orders ready for pick-up at customer appointed times.
Knowledge, aptitude and understanding of computers and processing equipment including ability to print labels and distribution reports.
Familiar with Bar Coding and ERP systems utilization, data entry, retrieval, printing and reports.
Ability and willing to safely operate the Yard-Dog to move trailers in/out of docks and around the yard.
Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED required; business arithmetic and other business coursework preferred; a minimum 1 year of forklift experience loading and unloading trailer/trucks and operating a power lift and material handling equipment required.