|Job Title||Warehouse Worker|
Job Summary: The general warehousemen stocks items and selects (“picks”) for filling customer orders.
- Reads and follows computerized work orders to determine quantities and types of products to be shipped.
- Identifies products requested through work order through reading, interpreting, and scanning pallet identification (PID) numbers; locates requested items in warehouse.
- Reads computers for pallet ID code of items to be stocked; processes and stocks items in the correct location within the warehouse.
- Changes over pallets for picking, visually inspects items for damages or flaws; documents and reports damages to supervisors or leads.
- Lifts carries and sets requested items in an organized fashion onto a pallet for shipping; aided through use of a forklift.
- Packs, seals or labels to prepare materials/pallets for shipping, using hand or power tools.
- Documents and verifies counts of picked items through handled computers; alerts supervisors/inventory control to the issue and awaits further directions for rectifying the problem.
- Helps other warehouse personnel at end of shift with putting away/organizing warehouse.
The general warehouse unloads shipments and supplies from delivery trucks.
- Receives and counts stock items; records data manually or using computer.
- Verifies inventory computation by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies or adjust errors.
- Inspects temperatures of received items; documents if temperature does not meet requirements.
- Visually inspects shipment items for quality, including identifying errors or defects; may take pictures to provide to suppliers.
- Records shipment data, such as weight, charges, space availability, damages, or discrepancies for reporting, accounting, or recordkeeping purposes.
- Reports any inventory discrepancies (e.g., quantity or labeling issues) to supervisors or shipping clerk; legibly documents the incident on a written log.
- Packs items to be stocked on shelves in stockrooms warehouses.
- Marks stock items using identification tags, stamps, electric marketing tools or other labeling equipment.
The general warehousemen loads shipments and supplies to delivery trucks for disbursement.
- Verifies counts, recounts, and files appropriate paperwork.
- Evenly distributes weight throughout truck while on-boarding items.
- Ensures units are organized properly to reduce movement.
The general warehousemen works as a team with other warehouse personnel, leads, clerks and supervisors.
- Confers with supervisors upon arrival.
- Receives update pertaining to the previous day’s/weeks activity.
- Remains informed of any issues that may arise on the coming shift.
- Stays aware of new projects/customers.
- Communicates with warehouse personnel, managers, and supervisors verbally about stocking/shipment needs and issues.
- Confers with supervisors and other warehouse personnel to initiate, plan and review work activities and to resolve production problems.
- Receives assignment(s) for the day from the office.
- May be designated to primarily selecting orders (“picking”), docking (in-bounding, out-bounding, or put-aways), or a combination of several roles.
- Receives oral and written instructions from supervisors, follows instructions.
- Trains new and seasonal employees, follows advice through training and mentorship programs.
The general warehousemen prepares and monitors tools, equipment, and products to observe safety and quality regulations.
- Prepares for shift through warm-up drills and stretches.
- Wears safety equipment at all times, including freezer gear (hats, gloves, boots) and reflective outwear.
- Inspects designated equipment at beginning of shift for problems, including misalignment, physical wear, flaws, or obstruction.
- Goes through computerized or written safety checklist attached to equipment.
- Documents and informs supervisors if equipment does not pass inspection.
- Notifies other employees or supervisors if problems occur while equipment.
- Follows a standard procedure to prepare the machine or equipment for stocking/loading in order to maintain a safe environment.
- Carefully handles items in order to maintain quality and integrity of products.
- Powers down forklifts/lift trucks after use; puts on emergency breaks; lowers forks
- Participates in safety training at the beginning of employment and following any documented employee accident in the warehouse.
General Education Factors
- Listening skills, oral comprehension skills, active listening
- Writing abilities
- Use of computers
- Oral communication skills, oral expression, speech clarity
- Reading abilities and skills
- Mathematical skills
- Supervisory or leadership skills
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