US Cold Storage

  • Warehouse Trainer

    City US-IL-Minooka
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  • Overview

    The Job Trainer is responsible  for  operating  a  variety  of  material  handling  equipment  for  the  purpose  of  moving,  locating,  relocating,  stacking  and  counting  merchandise.  The equipment utilized in these functions is forklifts, slip sheets, and clamps.  The Job Trainer  is  responsible  for  the  safe  and  efficient  use  of  these  vehicles.  The  Job Trainer  is  also  responsible  for  order  selection  and  checking  as  the  need  dictates.  The Job Trainer must be self-motivated and work with a minimal amount of supervision.  The Job Trainer will be responsible for training, answering questions and assisting in the training of employees within the warehouse. Regular warehouse duties will apply when training is not needed.


    Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Accuracy of all paperwork produced.
    • Follow all customer requirements.
    • Assist supervision/management as needed.
    • Follow company policies, guidelines and work instructions.
    • Maintain professional relationship with the carriers and customers.
    • Professional and courteous to team members.


    Include the following. Other duties as assigned.

    • Shipping and       Receiving : Unload and       load trailers and       verify proper stacking       and freight not       being mixed on       pallets, one item       to a pallet       as required unless       instructed otherwise. Tape or stretch-wrap pallet as required to ensure product stability.
    • Checking : Prior to product       storage, count all product, compare your       counts to the       drivers’ manifest and       check all shipments for       damage, infestation and       production code dates.       Report shortages damages       and misplacements to       your immediate supervisor who       will forward the information to       the appropriate parties. Must be       able to move       product to the       storage locations. Must       also be able       to stack and       store the product       in the appropriate areas.
    • Must be able to verify receipt of product at appropriate temperature.
    • Over, Short, and Damage :       Identify and recover       any received or       shipping damage consistent with       Company policy. Report all shortages and overages to your area supervisor.
    • Order Picking:       Pull and prepare       product for shipment, ensuring that       the exact number       and type of       product is located       and shipped, Make       certain product comes       from the proper       locations and the       lot numbers agree       to the picking       documents. Perform picking       duties in an       efficient manner that       meets customer service       standards. Pallets are typically built to a height of approximately 7 feet.
    • Loading : Efficiently move product       from the staging       or storage areas       into railcars or       trailers.  
    • Equipment : Load, unload, move,       stack and stage       product and materials using       a forklift, clamp       truck, slip-sheet or       other power equipment Maintain       the facilities, equipment and       materials in a       neat, clean orderly       fashion. Daily inspect       and verify equipment is       operating prior to       the start of       the day’s activity. Advise your supervisor of any problems encountered. Operate all       equipment in a       safe and efficient manner       following prescribed work       methods        
    • Responsible for any additional tasks delegated by management.
    • Provide leadership to the efficient coordination and execution of workflow throughout the warehouse, consistently keeping safety, sanitation, cost controls, productivity, accuracy, team environment.
    • Participate in performance monitoring of new warehouse employees.
    • Provide hands-on leadership to the ongoing development of the assigned personnel and teams.  


    • Maintain a professional manner in appearance and communications at all times.
    • Participate in staff and/or customer meetings if required.
    • Develop PC/tablet skills to perform any e-mailing, reports, label preparation, order release, driver sign-out, inventory checks and/or any type of PC/tablet function necessary for that specific area.  
    • Safety, Sanitation, and       Security : Maintain a       clean, neat and       orderly area. Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse. Conduct operations in a manner, which promotes safety.


    Safety, Housekeeping, Security

    • Safety glasses, seat belts, and ID badges must be worn if associates are on forklifts.
    • Follow posted security procedures at all times while in the building.
    • Maintain a clean, neat and orderly work/lunch room area.
    • Ensure that all warehouse sanitation, safety and security activities are consistently performed within the highest USCS, OSHA and other government compliance, and industry standards.
    • Required to attend Ammonia Training Class yearly.

    Responsibility and Authority

    • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any non-conformities relating to product, process, and quality systems.      
    • Identify and record any issues relating to product, processes and/or quality.
    • Initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through appropriate channels.
    • Verify the implementation of solutions.



    The requirements  that  an  individual  must  absolutely  posses  to  perform  the  essential  functions  of  the  job :

    • Capable of operating forklifts and their attachments.
    • Have good arithmetic skills.
    • Be able to read.
    • Capable of following verbal and written instructions.
    • Available to work various shifts.
    • Capable of standing and walking extended periods of time.
    • Pass written and driving forklift exam.
    • Understand and follow company policy as stated in the employee handbook.


    The knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below are representative of the qualifications required to successfully perform each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

    Education:                               High School Degree/GED Required

    Experience: 2+ years experience in all warehouse functions

    2+ years experience with warehouse management computer system

                                                   -Ability to demonstrate knowledge and mastery of all warehouse functions



    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described below are representative of those required of an individual performing the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. 

    • Stand, walk; use hands and feet to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear.
    • Use of scanners, telephones, and warehouse machinery.
    • The employee must be capable of occasionally lifting up to 70 lbs.
    • Work longer hours as needed to satisfy customer and USCS daily and seasonal requirements.
    • Drive a registered motor vehicle to satisfy daily requirements.
    • Able to lift and move product above head.
    • Have acceptable and / or correctable vision. 
    • WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.




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