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Job Title Warehouse Worker*
Location Denison, IA*
*Position is based out of Denison, IA
Department Warehouse
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Full-time, Weekends

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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