Warehouse Associate/Forklift Driver

at US Cold Storage in Covington, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Job Title: Warehouse Associate/Forklift Operator – $18 an hour starting wage

Resume can be sent to COVJOBS@USCOLD.COM

Who We Are: USCS is driven to advance, innovate and serve companies seeking the best service, facilities, and logistics in the cold chain. We are employee focused, an equal employment opportunity employer and would love to have you join our team.

The Job Details:

+ Shipping and Receiving: Unload and load trailers and verify proper stacking and freight not being mixed on pallets, one item to a pallet as required unless instructed otherwise. Tape or stretch-wrap pallet as required to ensure product stability.

+ Checking: Prior to product storage, count all product, compare your counts to the drivers’ manifest and check all shipments for damage, infestation, and production code dates. Report shortages damages and misplacements to your immediate supervisor who will forward the information to the appropriate parties. Must be able to move product to the storage locations. Must also be able to stack and store the product in the appropriate areas. Must be able to verify receipt of product at appropriate temperature.

+ Over, Short, and Damage: Identify and recover any received or shipping damage consistent with Company policy. Report all shortages and overages to your area supervisor.

+ Inventory: If needed, assist in physical inventories with use of scanners. Ensure proper stock rotation by following lot number identification.

+ Order Picking: Pull and prepare product for shipment, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is located and shipped, Make certain product comes from the proper locations and the lot numbers correspond to the picking documents. Perform picking duties in an efficient manner that meets customer service standards. Pallets height can reach up to 7 feet.

+ Loading: Efficiently move product from the staging or storage areas into railcars or trailers.

+ Equipment: Load, unload, move, stack and stage product and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, slip-sheet or other power equipment. Maintain the facilities, equipment and materials in a neat, clean orderly fashion. Daily inspections and verify equipment is operating prior to the start of the day’s activity. Advise your supervisor of any problems encountered. Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods.

What We Are Looking For:


+ High School Diploma or GED preferred


+ Previous high reach forklift and/or warehouse training

Other Abilities You Will Need to Have:

+ Bend and lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis.

+ Lift up to 70lbs with assistance on an occasional basis

+ Stand and walk for extended periods of time.

+ Use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls.

+ Be able to speak and hear for safety and productivity.

+ Use scanners, tablets, radio, phones, and other warehouse machinery.

+ Ability to lift overhead.

+ Ability to work overtime is an essential part of this position due to demand.

+ Drive a registered motor vehicle to satisfy daily requirements.

+ Have acceptable and / or correctable vision.

+ Work in an atmosphere range of + 50 to – 30 degrees F with a moderate noise level

+ Personal interaction and communication required to and from other people is extremely high.

+ Good arithmetic and reading skills.

+ Understand and follow verbal instruction, written instruction and company policies.

+ A self-starter that can work independently and coordinate with others.

+ Work in a fast pace environment with the ability to manage stress and productivity guidelines.

The Standard Details:

+ Always maintain a professional manner in appearance and communications.

+ Participate in staff and/or customer meetings if required.

+ Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any non-conformities relating to product, process, and quality systems.

+ Identify and record any issues relating to product, processes and/or quality.

+ Initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through appropriate channels.

+ Verify the implementation of solutions.

+ Always follow posted security procedures at all times while in the building.

+ Always follow safety procedures at all times.

+ Participate in Safety and Educational Training.

What’s In It For You:

A great company with great people. Full-time employees not under contract are offered: 401K and Educational Assistance after 1 year; If elected, Blue Cross Blue Shield after 30 days of service; Company Life Insurance; and a bunch of other great perks.

Things We Need To Mention:

+ The above job description may not include all tasks necessary to complete the job.

+ Job functions may vary based on area of operation. The job description is a listing of the most common tasks the associate will be required to perform in that job area.

+ Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Job ID: 2021-2565

External Company Name: United States Cold Storage

Street: 104 Witherington Dr.

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Job Posting: JC195324022

Posted On: Oct 20, 2021

Updated On: Dec 03, 2021