St. Louis Area Foodbank
  • 29-Nov-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Operations
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Warehouse Associate

Immediate Supervisor: Warehouse Manager or management designee

Employees Supervised: None

General Description/Position Summary

Primary responsibility is the acceptance and delivery of all Foodbank products, general maintenance, cleanliness, and organization of facilities and equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with Inventory Control Manager to oversee the storage, and rotation of product in an efficient, organized and safe fashion.
  • Ensure that all product is labeled, racked, and rotated accurately. Product must also be remove as directed.
  • Conduct accurate count of physical inventory as determined by Inventory Control Manager.
  • Responsible for picking and staging orders for pick up or delivery.
  • Assist in inventory reconciliation. Assist in various duties pertaining to maintaining accurate inventory.
  • Assist in monthly distribution preparation, tracking and reconciliation.
  • Assist in the distribution process to meet customer needs.
  • Inspect all product upon receipt, paying close attention to the temperature of freezer and refrigerated items, and determine fitness of product for distribution
  • Responsible for assisting with recycling program, including loading of baler and transporting cardboard through warehouse.
  • Responsible for learning agency dock policies and procedures and to be able to work it when required.
  • Responsible for following safe workplace policies.
  • Responsible for following policies and procedures related to food safety and equipment safety.
  • Be active in reinforcing safe work practices.
  • Maintain daily cleaning schedule including the inside and outside of warehouse.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Warehouse experience required.
  • Forklift and pallet jack experience preferred.
  • Skilled in the operation of standard warehouse equipment.
  • Ability to work, on a regular rotation, in a freezer/refrigerated environment .
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail, handle interruptions, maintain focus on tasks and produce accurate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in warehouse with a significant amount of walking on concrete surfaces. Entrances may be open and work conditions during the summer months can be very hot, and during the winter very cold. Employee will be going in and out of freezers and coolers with extreme variations in temperature. Workspace could be very dusty, and on occasions can be noisy due to the traffic of motorized vehicles operated in the building. Periodically may work outside and be exposed to the elements. Employee may be exposed to spoiled food and sharp objects due to working with damaged product. Work involves moving boxes and employee must lift, bend, stoop, pick up and move objects up to 75 pounds. Work involves using manual pallet jacks and therefore requires an ability to push and pull pallets over 2,000 pounds.

May work evenings and weekends due to special events and other projects related to timely and accurate warehousing and distribution of product.

The impact you'll make

At the St. Louis Area Foodbank, we are working to build a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities, and transforming systems. With the dedicated partnership of over 600 hunger-relief programs and local agencies - including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and residential programs - we are responding to hunger in communities across 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois by distributing food to more than 400,000 people every year.

Since opening in 1975, and with the tremendous support and generosity of this community, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has grown to become our region's largest food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need. Together, we are feeding people and working to address the root causes of hunger for lasting impact every day.

About the St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB)

  • The St. Louis Area Foodbank (SLAFB) is a member of Feeding America, which is a national network of 200 food banks all working together for the common goal of ensuring equitable access to nutritious food
    • This nationwide network offers us a variety of resources, like food, funds, best practices, and gives our work a much bigger, louder voice than we could hope to have on our own
  • The St. Louis Area Foodbank supports 26 counties - 14 in Missouri and 12 in Illinois - thus serves, supports and stewards a diverse group of stakeholders across our region, as well as serves as a member of Feeding Missouri (the 6 Feeding America Food Banks in Missouri) and Feeding Illinois (the 7 Feeding America Food Banks in Illinois)
  • As a food bank, we collect food from a variety of sources, such as manufacturers, retail stores, farmers, and individual donors
  • We then store, sort, and repackage that food at the highest safety standards and finally distribute that food to our network of agencies and programs, which work directly with people in the community
  • We facilitate the movement of food safely and efficiently and offer the kinds of resources and support to our partner agencies that a single food pantry or shelter could not hope to access on its own
  • VISION: A nutritionally secure Missouri and Illinois
  • MISSION: Building a stronger bi-state region by nourishing people, empowering communities, and transforming systems

What we can offer you

Beyond a great mission, dedicated team members, and an incredible opportunity to truly make a difference in our community, you will be generously rewarded for your contributions including:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) plan
  • 403b plan with robust company match
  • Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, group company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and more!)

We work hard, play hard and change lives - so apply to join our Foodbank Family!

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. Performance of other duties may be requested. Evaluations will be in part based upon performance of the tasks listed in this job description. St. Louis Area Foodbank has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.

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