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Shipper Receiver - Days - D Shift Tues 6a-12p; Wed/Thur/Fri 6a-6p

Simmons Pet Food

1 Positions

ID: SHIPP030173

Posted On 10/24/2023

Job Overview


The operator is responsible for storing and retrieving goods in the storage area of the workplace. Rotates stock so oldest materials are used first. Notes and reports any damaged cartons, crates or containers. Records items added or removed from inventory.

Prepares products for shipment by retrieving the designated product and ensuring it is properly loaded and sealed correctly.

Stores product by using an industrial forklift and uses a handheld scan gun/RFGEN for lot tracking to maintain accurate inventory. Working from written or verbal instructions by operating a forklift to pick up, move, load and unload product on, or from trailers while meeting department, facility, company, and regulatory guidelines.

 Performs minor service of equipment and completes written daily safety inspections. Identifies and reports noted problems to supervisor for further inspection and repair.

 Responsible for changing batteries or fuel bottles, refueling forklift or troubleshooting repairs as needed.

 Maintains the work area, dock and equipment in a clean and orderly condition adhere to storage design principles, and recommends improvement.

 Creates product labels for inventory purposes. Reads and understands lot numbers, expiration dates, ingredient lists, and production schedules. Completes various reports daily and enters the required information into the computer program efficiently and timely.

 Responsible for using basic tools such as wrenches, tape measures, scales, air, and water hoses. Consolidates partial pallets as directed by productions supervisor.

 The operator must be able to maneuver forklift in tight spaces while maintaining a safe work zone for other drivers and team members.

 Participates as a member of the Team. Participates in ongoing development, communication and implementation of team concepts, programs, and policies; coordinates work to ensure B.E.S.T practices with all team members. Attends appropriate team meetings. As a member of the Team, fosters strong cohesiveness regarding all major issues; e.g., direction, annual plan, budget, policy changes, etc. Accepts responsibility to quickly identify any areas that lack cohesiveness, bringing them to the attention of the team leader and working with the team in a supportive manner to resolve issues and actively look for ways, and reinforces actions needed, to achieve synergy possible within the larger organization.

 Simmons Operating systems principles and objectives: Is familiar with Simmons' established operating systems (e.g. quality, security, office environment, company policies); understands the responsibility to maintain familiarity with the systems and this position's role in support of these systems - including a consideration of the impact of individual actions on the systems and the responsibility to communicate concerns and improvement ideas.

 Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives: This position description is intended to guide the activities of the Shipper/Receiver and is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person to the work of this function nor is it intended that this describes all the work that may be required of the person in this position.

 Physical Activities: Must be able to climb on and off of the forklift; must be able to back fork-lift up safely which requires turning neck and body in the opposite direction. Must be able to lift and stack up to 75 lbs from floor to crown, will be required to work in extreme temperatures both hot and cold, wet, dry, dusty environment. Must be able to sit and walk for long periods of time, lift up to 75 pounds multiple times daily, work in temperature extremes.

 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Safety Glasses, Rubber Gloves, Rubber boots, Rubber Apron, Hearing Protection, and any other PPE as required in the appropriate area.

 Technical Experience: Knowledge of Julian calendar, FIFO practices, preferred experience in shipping and receiving, working with large moving equipment. Basic computer literacy. Knowledge of military time, RFGEN and JDE.

 Industry Experience: Shipping and receiving knowledge preferred.

 Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent. Perform basic math. Must be able to obtain and maintain company issued forklift license. Must be able to read, write and understand English

 Preferred Education: N/A


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Dubuque, IA

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Simmons Pet Food

About the Company

Simmons Pet Food is a trusted leader in private label and contract manufacturing of pet food. We source high-quality ingredients and use state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to produce premium and value-focused pet food. We supply top brands and retailers with products in a variety of formats, including dry kibble, jerky treats and wet in cans, pouches, and cups. These operations are in Northwest Arkansas, Iowa, Emporia, Kansas, and Ontario, Canada.

We’re excited that Dubuque will be the home of our newest pet food operation. Join us in the rewarding work of making food for the pets we love. We’re building our team today!