Warehouse Associate

Sterling Foods Union City , CA 94587

Posted 2 months ago

Warehouse Associate


This position is a role within the Warehouse Department and is primarily responsible for overseeing warehouse and employee functions for warehouse and production supply. This is a union role and new employees will be expected to join Bakers Local 24.

Employee Safety

Employees are encouraged to take an active role in improving our operations and communicate any unsafe work practices or safety hazards encountered on the job. All incidents are to be immediately reported to the supervisor on duty. Failure to comply with any company's safety policy may result in disciplinary action up to including separation of employment.

The primary responsibility of the employee is to perform his or her duties in a safe manner in order to prevent injury to themselves and others.

Food Safety

Employees are expected to work under high food safety standards in order to maintain a healthy and safe working environment. Employees must demonstrate an active role in maintaining a clean and hygienic work environment to minimize the risk of product contamination. Food safety involves working to standards that are set by the company to protect the consumer. Failure to comply with any company's food safety policies may result in disciplinary action up to and including separation of employment.

Essential Functions:

  • Monitor the accuracy of inventory records and transactions between warehouse, scaling area, and the production floor (ingredients, packaging, finished goods etc.)

  • Authenticate goods going to and from the production floor and maintain notes of any discrepancies

  • Ensure proper handling and storage of goods and supplies (allergens, cooler storage, dry storage, freezer storage, etc.).

  • Follow all safety regulations and legal documentation norms pertaining to warehousing

  • Follow direction and complete all the assigned tasks as delegated by the Manager/Supervisor.

  • Responsible for making sure product movement is achieved in a timely manner

  • Responsible for making sure all pertinent information is accurate, both written documentation and system transactions

  • Responsible for performing multiple warehousing functions to include receiving, shipping, and put away functions

  • Responsible for maintaining a clean work area

  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by supervisor

  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule to include weekends, nights and holidays

  • Must be able to work in a cold environment (0-38 degrees)

Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  • 2+ years' experience in the warehouse environment.

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Relevant combination, of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Must be able to operate a pallet jack and Forklift

  • Must be certified at Buena Vista Foods on material handling equipment

  • Must have experience with WMS applications to include handheld scanners

  • Must be able to work in a team environment

  • Ability to manage time to meet targets and deadlines

  • Must have strong Mathematical skills

  • Should possess good verbal and written communication skills

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 handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally operate moving equipment such as a forklift or motorized pallet, lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Overtime required.

Work Environment

  • Work environment characteristics 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 may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

  • The employee is expected to adhere to all policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies

  • Dress code appropriate to the warehouse environment.

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Warehouse Associate

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