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Master Warehouse/Cooler Operator

Allerton, IA
Role Description

Reports To: Planning and Warehouse Manager

Location: Allerton, Iowa

Start Date: ASAP

Master Warehouse/Cooler Operator performs accurate and efficient movement of product and inventory throughout the warehouse and cooler environment to meet and exceed operational goals, internal standards and customer needs. Demonstrates mastery of all job functions in the warehousing area/department, including how shipping and receiving operates. Receives, processes, stores, moves, and distributes items (products, materials, ingredients, equipment, supplies, etc.) within a warehouse or cooler/refrigerated environment. Unloads and loads trucks, truck trailers, cases, pallets, stacks, etc. Reads production schedules, customer orders, work orders, shipping orders, or requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered, or distributed. Conveys materials and items from receiving or production areas to storage or to other designated areas by hand, hand truck, or electric hand truck. Records received and shipped items. May be responsible for training or re-training employees.

Role Responsibilities
  • Demonstrate mastery of all job functions in the warehousing area/department, including how shipping and receiving operates.
  • Proactively communicate warehouse issues, including those involving deficiencies, to warehouse supervision.
  • Possess a complete knowledge of all warehouse and shipping and receiving documents, accurately completing all necessary paper and electronic forms in a timely manner
  • Consistently meet or exceed production demands and needs by moving product accurately and efficiently
  • Load and unload stacks and move items as assigned; sort and place materials or items on racks, shelves, or in bins according to predetermined sequence, such as size, type, style, color, or product code
  • Sort and store perishable goods in refrigerated area
  • Maintain organization, rotation of stock, and neatness of all coolers and warehouse
  • Fill requisitions, work orders, or requests for materials, tools, or other items and distribute to production workers
  • Accurately pull and prepare customer orders for shipping and for efficient loading onto trucks/trailers
  • Check all information for accurate shipment of customer orders; check bills of lading for accuracy before any product is shipped or received; check products for cleanliness and condition prior to loading
  • Complete daily pick sheets, cycle counts, and production take backs
  • Assist with or perform monthly inventory counts, year-end inventory counts, and cycle counts as required
  • May sort, bundle and fill containers or place in assembled units
  • May mark or put identifying labels on product loads
  • May operate a forklift, including a standing forklift, to load and unload trucks and move inventory from one location to another
  • Keep a clean and safe working environment and optimize space utilization
  • Follow all GMP's and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements. Inform QA personnel of any quality issues

The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required

Skills & Qualifications
  • Able to work in a team environment and contribute to the overall success of the warehouse/ cooler team
  • Able to problem solve, multi-task and prioritize own work activities
  • Able to perform accurate basic math computations and inventory counts
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing (including legible writing)
  • Able to perform routine machine adjustments
  • Able to adapt to changing situations and perform tasks as assigned
  • Able to work with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 to 4 years of warehouse, distribution, production, or related experience
  • Certification and/or License - may require forklift, walk behind jack, or other related work certifications

Physical Requirements
  • Able to lift 50 lb./25 kg bags or drums during the batching and bagging process.
  • Need ability to stand, crouch and climb to perform adjustments to equipment, use ladders, and perform various types of manual labor.

Regulatory Requirements
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures, follow CGMP's, and work in a manner consistent with all corporate and regulatory, food safety, quality and sanitation requirements.
  • Will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local standards for the manufacture of infant formula and other non-infant nutritional foods.