The Warehouse Operator is responsible for the knowledge of warehousing operations, familiarization with production operations/requirements, Corporate and governmental policies, computer reports and safety procedures policies. Diagnoses operating problems and maintains shift log; performs preventive and routine warehouse functions; enters data in company database; performs custodial duties as necessary.
The position reports to the Warehouse Supervisor. No employees report to the position.
The Warehouse Operator is responsible for the safe operation of the associated equipment and/or processes, the quality of incoming raw materials, the quality of the outgoing products in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and safe work practices. This position is also responsible for maintaining 5S standards, and participating in and implementing continuous improvement.
The Warehouse Operator must be able to communicate effectively in relaying information to team members, team leads, supervisors, and managers as applicable.
The Warehouse Operator must be able to lift heavy weights repeatedly throughout the shift. The position holder is also required to stand/walk throughout the shift and must have the ability to work in hot, humid, and cold areas. The Warehouse Operator must be able to work overtime and holidays when required. The operator must be able to read/write and perform basic arithmetic in order to understand the S.O.P.’s, Good Manufacturing Practices, and safe work practices. The position holder will work in high noise areas, in a 28 degrees Fahrenheit cooler and with hazardous chemicals.
The Warehouse Operator must be able to understand the requirements of the position and successfully demonstrate proficiency in the job specific JTPRs (Job Training Progress Reports).
This position is responsible and accountable to ensure product meets food safety and quality requirements by following the Food Safety Plan, Quality Plan and company policies.
Inspect / verify incoming and outbound shipments in accordance with Corporate guidelines.
Load trailers according to customer specifications, Corporate policy and/or special instructions by team lead/supervisor.
Comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), Good Warehousing Practices, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).
Prepare bills of lading, inspection forms, pallet exchange forms, warehouse logs and other shipping/receiving paperwork.
Operate and maintain material handling equipment, floor scrubbers, and batteries and battery chargers.
Deliver supplies and/or raw materials on a timely basis to staging areas.
Maintain good housekeeping as assigned in the master sanitation schedule.
Re-palletize, re-label and/or rewrap according to customer or Corporate specifications.
Conduct inventory and reconciliation according to Corporate guidelines and Team Leads/Supervisors instructions.
Perform work in a safe manner by following safety procedures and policies, critical safety rules, and expected standard conduct. Maintain 5S standards.
Knowledge and Skills
A minimum of 18 years old; ability to speak, read and write the English language; ability to evaluate and identify mechanical conditions and make adjustments or corrective action as necessary; ability to access elevated work areas such as climbing ladders/stairs; basic math skills to be able to perform mathematical functions; warehouse operating guidelines; accurately track inventory; ability to understand and apply standard operating procedures; ability to wear required personal protective equipment and comply with all applicable safety practices; ability to maintain a clean work area according to good manufacturing processes; and have good communication skills to communicate with co-workers and oncoming/outgoing shifts.
Prior experience in related position.
Ability to perform warehouse shipping clerk duties.
Approximately three (3) months on-the-job training is necessary to become proficient in working with drive thru racking, push back racking, static racking, filling orders utilizing the first-in/first-out (FIFO) method, and operating in warehouse/production staging areas of the plant.
The Warehouse Operator will be required to lift 60 pounds when restacking pallets or hand stacking trailers.
Education and Experience
Basic knowledge of material handling equipment, process, palletizing, and packaging equipment, and general parts information; experience operating material handling equipment including sit down forklifts or stand up forklifts; and proficient skills in data entry, email, internet, Microsoft Office software, and computerized management systems (e.g. SAP).
Basic familiarity with all aspects of warehouse operations including, shipping and receiving (unloading and loading trucks), SAP or a similar inventory system, Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) (such as hand held bar code scanner, cycle counting, directed put away), Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheets, reviewing and ensuring accuracy of shipping/receiving documentation, including BOL, COA, and other Shipping/Receiving documentation.
Experience in a dairy/food manufacturing environment is preferred.
Experience with analysis/creating of BOL, COA, and other shipping/receiving documentation is preferred.
Experience with 10-key is preferred.
Applied and continuous learning
Working effectively with others