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We are currently seeking a seasonal Warehouse Associates. Please see job description below.


Warehouse Associate

Competitive pay based on agricultural knowledge and background

Summary: Perform work related to the receipt, shipment, storage, processing and delivery of packaged and bulk seed and materials.

Duties and Responsibilities

(The following list not a comprehensive but highlights the major areas of responsibility for the position)

Essential Job Functions

  • Perform a variety of warehouse tasks including; picking orders, forklift operation, stocking, mixing and bagging of seed
  • Heavy labor including; repetitive lifting and stacking of 50# bags throughout the day
  • Interpret and accurately complete paperwork for sales orders, work orders, receiving and processes
  • Operate a variety of machines and equipment including, but not limited to: forklifts, hand trucks, pallet jacks, conveyors, ladders, augers and other equipment

Warehouse:

  • Pick orders for shipment or delivery
  • Load/unload seed shipments according to delivery or routing documents and supervisors instructions
  • Organize inventory in warehouse
  • Assist with additional warehouse functions repackaging, tagging, restacking damaged products

Mill/Mixing:

  • accurately prepare and process ingredients for mixing department
  • Receive and store bulk seed
  • Package seed in bags and stack on pallets

Interactions with freight carriers and customers:

  • Conduct loading of seed onto trucks for freight carriers and customers
  • Listen to customer and freight carrier instructions, provide courteous, attentive and energetic service towards our customer and carriers
  • Have high attention to detail for accuracy when loading pallets onto trucks, making sure processes for shipping organic seed are followed accurately

Warehouse Safety and Maintenance:

  • Safely operate equipment, practice safe lifting technique and abide by all safety protocols
  • Maintain the warehouse in a clean and orderly fashion including; sweeping, putting tools away, repairing broken bags and cleaning up spills
  • Empty all garbage cans and recycling into large dumpsters for proper garbage and recycling disposal
  • Ensure compliance with all company policies, state and federal law licensing requirements regarding seed sales and treatment
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings and training sessions as required by the Albert Lea Seed House
  • Perform other job and work related responsibilities, tasks and projects as need or assigned

Sales Floor Stocker/Parcel Shipping:

  • Maintain clean/organized retail space
  • Stock and organize inventory on sales floor
  • Pick, package and label orders for parcel shipping
  • Receive incoming parcel shipments

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, prioritize and organize to effectively manage multiple projects and activities. Respond to change in a flexible manner to meet evolving department needs
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing – is comfortable and effective at speaking to groups of employees
  • Provide excellent customer service through clearly communicating and expressing appreciation
  • Exhibit a high degree of ethical conduct and discretion. Exercise good judgement and exemplify professional behavior at all times with accountability, integrity and follow-through
  • Remain current on all required trainings and certifications
  • Adhere to department procedures regarding punctuality and attendance and exhibit flexibility and cooperation with shift scheduling
  • Support the Albert Lea Seed House mission

Education, Credentials and Experience:

  • Must be certified in forklift operation or be willing to become certified
  • Agricultural background knowledge in regenerative and sustainable practices preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds without assistance and 50+ pounds with assistance
  • Bending, twisting and reaching conducive to both and office and warehouse environment
  • Must be able to lift horizontally and vertically, climb and crawl, work on slippery or uneven surfaces, bend, stoop, kneel and walk for extended periods of time
  • Must be comfortable working in uncontrolled climates including heat, cold, dust and dirt

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $14.00 – $18.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • Day shift

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • agricultural: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)
  • Forklift Certification (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Warehouse Skills:

  • Forklift experience
  • Customer service
  • Packaging
  • Pallet jack

Work Remotely:

  • No