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Warehouse Associate

Company: United States Cold Storage
Location: Laredo
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewThe Warehouseman is responsible for operating electric powered industrial truck equipment with lifting devices such as forklifts, clamps, slip sheets and pallet jacks for the purpose of moving, locating, relocating, stacking and counting merchandise/product. The Warehouseman is also responsible for order selection and checking as the need dictates. The Warehouseman must be self-motivated and work with a minimal amount of supervision.ResponsibilitiesDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Key responsibilities for each area include but are not limited to: Operate forklift in cold and negative temperatures. Shipping & Receiving: Unload and load trailers and verify proper stacking and freight not being mixed on pallets. Tape or stretch-wrap pallet as required to ensure product stability. Checking: Prior to product storage, count all product, compare your counts to the drivers manifest and check all shipments for damage, infestation and production code dates. Must be able to stack and store the product in appropriate areas. Over, Short, and Damage: Identify and recover any received or shipping damage consistent with Company policy. Report shortages damages and misplacements to your immediate supervisor. Must be able to verify receipt of product at appropriate temperature. Inventory: Assist in physical inventories with use of scanners. Ensure proper stock rotation by following lot number identification. Order Picking: Pull and prepare product for shipment, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is located and shipped. Loading: Efficiently move product from the staging areas into railcars or trailers. Equipment: Load, unload, move, stack and stage product and materials in neat, clean orderly fashion. Daily inspect and verify equipment is operating prior to the start of the days activity. Responsible for any additional tasks delegated by management. Functions may vary dependent on areas of operation.Miscellaneous Maintain a professional manner in appearance and communications at all times. Participate in staff and/or customer meetings if required. Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner.Safety, Housekeeping, Security Proper PPE and ID badges must be worn at all times. Follow posted security procedures at all times while in the building. Maintain a clean, neat and orderly work area.MANDATORY JOB REQUIREMENTSThe requirements that an individual must absolutely possess to perform the essential functions of the job : Capable of operating forklifts and their attachments Have good arithmetic skills. Be able to read. Capable of following verbal and written instructions. Available to work various shifts. Capable of standing and walking extended periods of time. Understand and follow company policy as stated in the employee handbook. Be able to work in cold environment. Pass written and driving forklift exam.QualificationsQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below are representative of the qualifications required to successfully perform each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.Education: High School Degree preferred.Must be at least 18 years of ageExperience: 1 to 3 years preferred.Candidates will be required to successfully complete a mechanical aptitude test.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described below are representative of those required of an individual performing the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Stand, walk; use hands and feet to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear. Use of scanners, telephones, and warehouse machinery. Employee must be capable of occasionally lifting up to 70lbs. Work longer hours as needed to satisfy customer and USCS daily and seasonal requirements. Have acceptable and/or correctable vision. Able to lift and move product above head.The above job description may not include all tasks necessary to complete the job. This job description is a listing of the most common tasks the associate will be required to perform in that job area.

Keywords: United States Cold Storage, Laredo , Warehouse Associate, Other , Laredo, Texas

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