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Warehouse Specialist 

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Description

Second Harvest Food Bank provides over 8 million pounds of food assistance annually, to over 55,000 people per month, through its network of 200 member agencies and programs. By increasing access to healthy food, Second Harvest is making a profound impact towards growing a healthier community.

 

JOB SUMMARY

Reports to: Warehouse Manager

As a member of the Operation Team, the Warehouse Specialist plays an important role in ensuring the highest level of inventory accuracy and the overall efficiency of the warehouse. The position is responsible for accurate and efficient order fulfillment, the safe operation of warehouse equipment, loading/unloading of trucks, receiving inventory, and general maintenance and cleanup duties.

Picking and Pulling Orders

  • Pull fresh, frozen, dry food orders in an accurate and timely manner, with attention to food safety and quality.

  • Accurately and efficiently fulfill inventory order requests, with attention to food safety and quality.

  • Move a variety of foodstuff and related material in and about the warehouse for the purpose of inspection/sorting.

  • Assist in the inventory, distribution, and recordkeeping of fresh, frozen, and dry foods received and delivered.

  • Inspect Material Handling Equipment to ensure that they are in safe operating condition and report the need for maintenance or repair.

  • May perform minor repair and maintenance; assist in keeping maintenance records.

  • Participate in and contribute to accurate inventory and cycle counts.

  • Work in conjunction with the Food Bank’s other warehouse staff to ensure the timely receiving and distribution of product.

Customer Service

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships and deal tactfully, cooperatively and effectively with staff members, volunteers, agencies, community organizations, growers, packers, processors, and potential donors.

  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with people of different racial, ethnic and cultural groups and from different backgrounds and lifestyles.

  • Work with other team members in a cooperative and supportive way; providing assistance and fill-in coverage for other positions.

Warehouse Operations

  • Safely drive a forklift in a warehouse setting.

  • Assist in verifying food safety standards are met for products and packaging materials through visual inspection, product handling and temperature monitoring when applicable.

  • Understand the personal responsibility to follow all safety policies and health rules, programs and procedures, to report all unsafe acts, environment or behaviors immediately and to always report safety issues, incidents or accidents immediately.

  • Complete and perform accurate follow-through on documentation for shipping, receiving, unloading, and warehousing of product, as defined by Feeding America and AIB policies and procedures.

  • Work with warehouse team to maintain food safety, pest control, and inventory control standards.

  • Perform cleaning and light maintenance activities on all vehicles and equipment.

  • Maintain safe food handling practices.

  • Maintain safe warehouse practices.

  • Participate in and contribute to accurate inventory and cycle counts.

  • Maintain vehicles and storage areas in a clean and orderly condition.

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

BENEFITS: For the employee: free dental and vision insurance (shared cost for dependents). Free life, long-term care, long-term disability, and AD&D insurances. Shared cost medical insurance: Kaiser and Blue Shield. Eligibility begins on the first day of month following 30 days of employment (i.e.if you are hired June 20th, you are eligible starting August 1st). This benefit package is valued at an average of over ten thousand dollars a year.

  • First year: 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 10 holidays. 

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan: Second Harvest matches employee contributions up to an annual cap.

  • Employee Assistance Program

 

JOB DETAILS: This is a full-time, regular, non-exempt position. Starting salary is $17.50 an hour. Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.

 

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume at https://www.thefoodbank.org/careers 

 
Position Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

Two years of inventory and warehousing experience. Experience in safe food handling and storage. Bilingual in English/Spanish is desirable.

Knowledge/Skills/Ability

  • Knowledge of safe food handling requirements for transport and storage.

  • Ability to safely operate a forklift.

  • Knowledge of basic vehicle repair and maintenance, and related recordkeeping.

  • Knowledge of inventory control practices, procedures and recordkeeping methods.

  • Ability to work as a part of a team, to foster teamwork and to provide excellent service to coworkers and customers.

  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with people of various ages, educational, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

  • Must have a minimal ability to use computers.

  • Basic math skills.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to repeatedly lift bulky items weighing as much as 50 pounds.

  • Able to see and read documents.

  • Able to hear normal conversations in person and on the phone.

  • Able to work in a cold environment.

  • Able to stand and walk for a minimum of eight hours.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Forklift experience required (both sit down and stand up).

  • Forklift certification strongly preferred: at a minimum, must enroll in training program immediately upon hire.

  • Must have access to a motor vehicle, as well as valid auto insurance coverage, for occasional driving on the job.

  • Must have valid California Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record, as documented by a current MVR (will be obtained by the Food Bank’s insurance carrier).

  • It is the responsibility of all SHFB personnel to participate in our Food Safety/Food Defense programs.

  • In instances of a federal, state or locally declared emergency, Second Harvest is typically considered an essential service and emergency responder; all of its employees may be called in to perform regular or emergent duties.

 
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About the Organization Second Harvest Food Bank provides over 8 million pounds of food assistance annually, to over 55,000 people per month, through its network of 200 member agencies and programs. By increasing access to healthy food, Second Harvest is making a profound impact towards growing a healthier community.  

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