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Warehouse Associate I
Ref No.: 18-04304
Location: Shakopee, Minnesota
Work Authorization:USC/Green Card
Position Description

Perform a variety of distribution activities including shipping, receiving, material handling, put away and inventory.


1. Trained and assigned to work in multiple areas of distribution.
2. Receives incoming materials and ships outgoing product/materials to ensure accuracy, completeness, and condition of inventory and product.
3. Picks and routes items to specified departments. Properly and safely handles and moves materials throughout the facility to meet production demands and customer delivery expectations.
4. Assists in putting received product away in the assigned location with the proper labeling.
5. Compares identifying information and counts, weighs, or measures items of incoming and outgoing shipments to verify information against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records.
6. Unpacks and examines incoming shipments, rejects damaged items, records shortages, and corresponds with shipper to rectify damages and shortages.
7. Examines outgoing shipments to ensure shipments meet specifications.
8. Maintains inventory of shipping materials and supplies.
9. Operates tier lift truck or uses handtruck to move, convey, or hoist shipments from shipping and receiving platform to storage or work area.
10. Assists in inventory control processes.
11. Follows established safety and environmental policies, procedures and methods applicable to the work area.
12. Performs other duties as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

• High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

• 1 – 2 years of experience in a warehouse role preferred.

• Previous forklift experience and training preferred.
• Knowledge of order processing systems.
• Computer skills including MS Office, Lotus Notes and ability to learn Client business systems.
• Flexibility in working hours – willing to work any hours needed and overtime as necessary.

Special Requirements:
This position may also work in a small assembly environment as well... this person must be comfortable working with a table saw, table cutter and an industrial glue gun.(Customizing filter sizes and cutting filter pads to size).

Shift: Days (7.30 - 4.00)


Client is seeking to hire a Warehouse Associate to support its Shakopee, MN branch. The Warehouse Associate is responsible for safely picking and fulfilling customer orders, packaging, and document preparation of shipment across all product lines following documented procedures for their branch location. Other responsibilities include receiving inbound freight, checking in product, stock put-away, operating manual or mechanical equipment to load and unload product and properly updating of inventory transactions in Company business system. Other computer systems will also be utilized for outbound shipments. This position may be responsible for producing special sized filters as needed.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Complies with all safety policies and procedures, including the use of Personal Protective Equipment as required, understanding that safety is a priority.
• Understands and complies with all company policies and procedures related to the Warehouse position.
• Order selection (picking) of outbound shipments, including but not limited to, UPS and LTL (Light Truckload) shipments following documented processes
• Efficient packaging and palletizing of outbound shipments
• Assist in preparation of shipping documents as well as carrier scheduling of outbound shipments following documented processes
• Unloads incoming product and verifies accuracy of inbound product, matching packing slips to Purchase Orders and pull Sales Orders to prepare for shipping.
• Accurately processes stock, ensuring it is placed in the proper areas
• Utilizes the company's business system to update inventory receiving transactions
• Utilizes reports provided as required by position
• Makes special sized filters including cutting pads, hot wire rolls, etc. following documented processes.
• Perform self-audits and audits others' work to ensure accuracy of order
• Participate in the physical inventory process, including completing regular cycle counts as required
• Loads daily delivery and service trucks
• Reports all non-conformances following company's documented procedure
• General housekeeping and facilities maintenance
• Participate in required company training initiatives
• Completes local and regional deliveries which may include the need for a DOT health card or CDL
• With proper certification and training, may be required to assist with occasional service- and or office-related work.
• Employee is required to timely report all hours worked utilizing the company's Time and Attendance system.
• Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

General Qualifications:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills utilizing the English language
• Good attention to detail with solid follow-up skills
• Professional appearance and behavior
• Solid organizational skills with the ability to prioritize effectively
• Good computer skills, including Microsoft Office
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage multiple assignments simultaneously
• Meets appropriate deadlines
• Accurate and results oriented.
• Committed to providing exceptional customer service
• High mechanical aptitude with the ability to quickly grasp technical information
• Solid individual contributor who functions equally well as a member of a team

Educational and Experience Requirements:
• High School diploma or equivalent required
• Warehouse or distribution experience required
• Forklift experience preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license in good standing
• Must be able to drive a commercial vehicle
• May require a DOT issued heath card or CDL depending on the type of vehicle driven

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; utilize ladders with a weight capacity of 250 lbs. or less, balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.