US Cold Storage

  • Warehouse Associate

    City US-PA-Bethlehem
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  • Overview

    The  Warehouseman 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   Warehouseman  is  responsible  for  the  safe  and  efficient  use  of  these  vehicles.  The  Warehouseman  is  also  responsible  for  order  selection  and  checking  as  the  need  dictates.  The Warehouseman must be self-motivated and work with a minimal amount of supervision. 


    MANDATORY JOB REQUIREMENTS: The  requirements  that  an  individual  must  absolutely  possess  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


    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 50 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.

    • Work in an atmosphere range of + 40 to - 10 degrees F

    • The noise level in the work area is usually moderate

    • Personal interaction and communication required to and from other people is extremely high

    • Daily workflow is fast paced, dependent on daily and seasonal customer and USCS company requirements


    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following:

    • 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. • Inventory:  Assistant in physical inventories with use of scanners.  Ensure proper stock rotation by following lot number identification. • 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. • Safety glasses, seat belts, and ID badges must be worn if associates are on forklifts.

    Other duties as assigned.


    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 preferred Must be at least 18 years of age.


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