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Warehouse Worker/Forklift Operator

Comprehensive Benefit Package - 100% for employee

Reports to: Lead Warehouse Worker

Back up: Other warehouse workers

Purpose

Responsible for performing a variety of manual tasks associated with the acquisition, storage, and distribution of food products, including loading and unloading deliveries, picking orders, operating warehouse equipment, and cleaning and general maintenance.

General

In addition to the performance standards later outlined in this document, all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with other employees, customers, and suppliers.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Performance Responsibilities

  • Perform a variety of warehouse duties, including loading and unloading deliveries, general maintenance, and janitorial duties in the warehouse, and common areas and grounds.
  • Accurately picking orders (not barcoded).
  • Assist in unloading and loading products from/onto trucks; assure accuracy of quantity as well as quality of deliverables; place products in assigned storage bins or warehouse areas.
  • Operate forklift, pallet jacks, and other equipment within the warehouse in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Follow safe food handling guidelines.
  • Assist in the daily operation of the warehouse and other related activities as required or as assigned by Lead Warehouse Worker.
  • Work to uphold the positive image of the Foodbank.
  • Provide supervision to warehouse volunteers as appropriate.
  • Work with Operations staff to insure that all regulatory requirements are met including Public Health, USDA, Feeding America and AIB standards.
  • Make accurate counts on inventory, receiving, and distribution of food.
  • Treat staff, volunteers, and agencies with respect and courtesy.

Qualifications

  • Education:
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Job Knowledge:
  • Must possess basic mathematical/measurement skills and reading skills.

Special Position Requirements and Preferences

  • Willingness to pursue certification and sanitation requirements.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; warehouse is heated but not air conditioned; all-day multi-lifting.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 - $18.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Enhanced cleaning protocols, masks and hand sanitizer provided to all employees. Daily temperature checks, social distancing, air purification system. Installed touchless faucets and toilets in restrooms. Providing hand washing stations in warehouse.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience:

  • Warehouse Experience: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Forklift: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

 

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Food Sourcing Manager


Full-time

Reports to: Program Manager

Purpose

Formulates strategies, develops and implements a work plan to solicit food and products from food industry to meet the distribution needs of the Foodbank’s partners. Responsible for the development, retention and enhancement of food donations, government food sources, food drives and food purchases.

General

In addition to the performance standards later outlined in this document, all employees are expected to conform to the following:

  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision
  • Interact professionally with other employees, volunteers, agencies and vendors
  • Work effectively as a team contributor
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Performance Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the growth and success of the food procurement program by means of solicitation, communication and engagement with retail, distributors and buyers to procure donated and purchased product that is in line with the Foodbank’s nutrition policy
  • Work with Feeding Illinois State Director to secure foods that are consistent with the newly develop nutrition policy
  • Manages ordering of TEFAP program and ensures accurate allocation and timely distribution of product
  • Manages ordering and tracking of grant food purchases
  • Coordinate the Agency Retail Pickup Program
  • Manage Meal Connect (software for agency enabled pickup)
  • Responsible for the growth and success of the food drive program
  • Monitors Choice System
  • Collaborate with operations staff to make the most efficient use of transportation and other logistics needed for handling donations
  • Establish a schedule for regular visitation to retail donors
  • Executes donor tracking, reporting and acknowledgments, including blue receipt reporting
  • Maintains documentation and reports on purchases and needs to support operational goals
  • Develops and maintain donor recognition program for major food donors
  • Complete accurate monthly reports and for staff, management, and Feeding America

Qualifications

  • Experience:
  • 3 years of experience preferred
  • Prefer prior computerized inventory experience
  • Job Knowledge:
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including phone, customer relations skills, mathematical and business skills, and organizational and planning skills required
  • Ability to learn Microsoft Navision Ceres Inventory System

Special Position Requirements and Preferences

  • Ability to relate effectively with other staff, volunteers, Board members, and the general public
  • Ability to travel throughout twenty-one county region, have own means of transportation, and possess a valid Illinois driver’s license

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
The Foodbank has installed an I-wave system to clean the air. Social distancing is enforced. Masks are provided as needed.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Springfield, IL 62703: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Customer service: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: One location

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