Imperial Beverage
  • Marquette, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Job Summary

The 1st Shift Warehouse Associate is responsible for moving beverage cases and kegs in, out of and around the warehouse in a safe, accurate, and efficient manner and for maintaining a clean and organized warehouse. The 1st Shift Warehouse Associate will rotate through warehouse roles as needed, but is primarily responsible for receiving and stocking product while maintaining accurate inventory counts. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Receiving Duties:

  • Check-in incoming product from suppliers by comparing the purchase order and bill of lading to what is unloaded from the truck and adjust inventory system accordingly
  • Check-in incoming product from internal delivery trucks, move this product to the designated storage and update inventory accordingly
  • Unload delivery trucks containing incoming product by hand, on a forklift or with a pallet jack
  • Assist In-Bound Logistics Manager and Supplier delivery drivers over the phone with scheduling delivery times, as needed
  • Verify, document and report damaged product
  • Prepare and report Over/Short Mispicks spreadsheet

Stocking Duties:

  • Accurately and safely move product with forklifts or pallet jacks from delivery trucks to the designated storage area
  • Rotate products in inventory as needed
  • Balance inventory by matching warehouse counts with system counts and maintain accuracy of inventory system, including the addition, deletion, correction and verification of entries

Recycling Duties:

  • As out-of-date product is located, verify if the product should be destroyed or left in inventory and prepare product for transport to Kalamazoo headquarters
  • Remove damaged product from inventory system daily

Order Filling Duties:

  • Accurately locate and pick orders by reading a pick sheet to verify product type (name, dates, vintages, varietals) and quantity needed
  • Pick and build pallets of product for supplier pick-up

Loading Duties:

  • Track empty kegs to return to brewery for refill until there is a truck load; Wrap kegs, load the truck and remove kegs from inventory

Delivery Duties:

  • Deliver product to events and customers as needed

General Warehouse Duties:

  • Process employee sales and collect payment
  • Complete driver correction log daily
  • Maintain a clean warehouse environment through cleaning duties such as sweeping, removal of debris or products in walkways and cleaning of products and equipment
  • Safely operate warehouse equipment (vans, forklifts, pallet jacks, and pick carts) according to OSHA/DOT and Imperial rules and regulations
  • Maintain a safe warehouse environment by adhering to safety rules, regulations and procedures, including equipment maintenance procedures
  • Assist other employees and customers as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 3 months warehouse/materials handling experience preferred
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend the English language
  • Basic computer skills for use of email, time clock, and data entry
  • Ability to compute basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) without a calculator
  • Listening skills to follow instructions from manager
  • Flexibility to work with scheduled break times and varying shift end times
  • Self-starter with a high productivity level
  • Sense of urgency and attention to detail while working within deadlines
  • Ability to work with teammates in a united effort
  • Customer service skills
  • Forklift license preferred, but not required

Physical Requirements

While performing duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to lift/carry an average of 30 pounds and move up to 165 pounds, often on a repetitive basis. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, twist, squat, bend and sit, often for long periods of time. The employee may be exposed to varying temperatures and must be able to perform physical tasks in hot and cold areas of the warehouse and on trucks.

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