Warehouse Assistant - Straus Family Creamery

Warehouse Assistant

  • Full-time/Hourly (Hours: 2 pm to 10:30 pm)
  • Non-exempt hourly – $14.50 per hour
Essential Job Functions
  • Ensure accuracy and timely processing of customer orders and the receiving of product from various suppliers
  • Accurately review all Purchase Orders (PO ), Bills of Lading (BOL) and Work Orders
  • Assist with loading and unloading of trucks for all deliveries and shipments
  • Assist in the regular maintenance of the cycle count program and accurate counting of finished product
  • Assist in protecting the finished goods inventory assets of the Company and protect against product loss
  • Assist in ensuring that the warehouse, equipment, shipping and receiving, refrigerated and freezer areas are kept clean and free of hazards
  • Complete data entry reports, as needed or required
  • Safely operate forklifts, electric and manual pallet jacks, and REACH lift
  • Comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Safety rules and any/all established processes and policies, whether established by their manager, by the company or by law
  • Participate in weekly team meetings, biweekly huddles, safety meetings and other Company meetings, as requested
  • Ensure work is produced in the most sustainable manner
  • Maintain excellent attendance and have good work ethic
  • Scheduling flexibility – to work different shifts when required and to work weekends to support operation of a 24/7 facility
  • Other duties as requested

Education and Experience

  • Previous warehouse and materials management experience in a food processing facility, preferred
  • Experience operating varied warehouse equipment, i.e., power and manual pallet jacks, electric and propane forklifts, shrink wrapper, REACH lift, baler
  • Basic computer experience, required
  • Prior experience using an ERP (Navision) software, preferred

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Basic comprehension of math as needed for accurate inventory counting and calculations
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills required to work with customers, vendors, and peers
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently, be resourceful and creative, and problem solve with sometimes limited direction
  • Ability to calmly respond to equipment or other problems and find solutions
  • Strong listening skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Able to maintain a positive working environment and perform with a high level of professionalism
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing/warehouse environment
  • Extended periods of standing, squatting, walking, climbing, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and stooping, turning the head and torso, reaching, grasping, bending and flexing the arms, legs, wrists, hands, and fingers. – Repetitive at times.
  • The ability to climb and balance is essential
  • Ability to withstand temperatures ranging from -20° to 100° Fahrenheit
  • Ability to work in cold, wet, humid environments
  • Ability to work in high allergen environments
  • Ability to withstand noise produced by manufacturing and warehouse machinery up to 90 decibels
  • Ability to lift, hold and/or carry 55 pounds, unassisted
  • Ability to work on a computer and look at a computer screen for short periods of time

The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and not construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

Team Benefits

  • Fully sponsored medical & dental, and LTD benefits for employees
  • 6 paid holidays per year
  • Training & Development
  • PTO and floating holidays
  • 401k with company match
  • Partially sponsored gym/health club dues
  • Free ESL & Citizenship prep classes
  • Straus sponsored soccer & softball teams
  • Community food, fresh fruit, and snacks
  • Generous discounts on dairy products for employees
  • All the ice cream you can eat and delicious organic milk you can drink, while at work 🙂

Straus is an equal opportunity employer

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