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Cold Storage Warehouse Operator

Company: Danone North America
Location: Mount Crawford
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

About the jobGeneral Summary This position is a self-driven/self-motivated individual capable of working proficiently, both independently and as part of a team, without direct supervision. The successful individual must have a passion for safety and be able to foster effective working relationships built upon trust and respect within all levels of the organization.
This position safely and efficiently operates assigned equipment to receive and ship quality product at prescribed standards while minimizing waste and product loss. The position oversees and actively participates in all aspects of DC functions. This position rotates across varied Distribution Center Positions, multi-tasks and effectively interacts on a timely basis via appropriate communication media with customers/employees. Distribution Center Associate must maintain a thorough knowledge of the operating systems and quality standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Ensure all paperwork is filled out in a clear, legible and accurate format and completed with all required information Maintain FIFO inventory system of raw materials and finished product Operate warehouse management systems to print and apply pallet tickets, ability to perform changes in SAP Completes PM's and other routine operator maintenance tasks; assist in diagnostics, repairs and rebuilds of dock equipment; partner with maintenance or others on non-routine repairs and defect handling. Monitor equipment for malfunctions and defects, repairing and solving minor problems without assistance and eliminating potential threats to quality or customer service Communicate effectively with supervisors and forepersons regarding recurring problems or needs for repairs that will impact safety, quality and/or customer service Take part in PM's and utilize the Root Cause thought process to ensure corrective actions are sustainable Maintain communication with other departments, management and employees and notify them of any problems and/or concerns Utilizing continuous improvement mindset, actively participate in identifying and correcting opportunities to improve processes
including participation in the creation and documentation of Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions, the creation and maintenance of preventative maintenance standards, the writing of One Point Lessons, and participation in continuous improvement methodology events Follow QMS, Good Manufacturing Practices and 5S methodology to maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work area, maintaining audit ready status at all times Actively participate in Pillar activities (i.e. Quality, Focused Improvement, Safety, etc.) including but not limited to observations, inspections, and recommendations. Works diligently to achieve Business Unit Goals Ensure clean and inspect standards are up to date and completed in a timely manner Ensure lubrication standards are up to date and completed in a timely fashion; maintain lubrication logs Supports plant production needs and priorities to achieve plant goals Facilitate, attend and participate in team meetings and programs Assist, train, and coach employees. Comply with all regulations, policies and procedures All other duties as assigned or become evident About you Qualifications This section identifies the minimum job specifications required to perform the job.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to pass tests required for this position Proficiency in MS Office Excel and basic PC skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proven decision making ability Ability to prioritize and multitask Ability to learn all functions of job within a reasonable amount of time Ability to read and understand written instructions and to keep accurate written records Ability to work various hours and shifts
Able to work overtime when required
Education and Experience
High School education or equivalent Achieve and maintain required certifications
Nonessential Qualifications
Flexibility
Materials and Equipment Directly Used: Industrial power equipment (forklift, scissor lift, pallet jack, etc.) Office machinery including: computers, printers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc. Software including: Microsoft Office including Outlook and Excel: Warehouse Software, SAP Various equipment to include hand tools, compactors and various cleaning machines
Working Conditions Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; talk and hear. The employee will lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: Working Environment Work is performed throughout the facility. Potential hazards include proximity of moving machinery, chemical exposure, noise, or heavy lifting. The position may require an individual to stand, stoop, move equipment; bend, reach, or lift for prolonged periods of time. PPE includes safety glasses, hearing protection and Safety Toe footwear. Disclaimer The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Danone North America is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to give equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, genetic testing information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, military service, status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, disability or any other consideration made unlawful by state, federal or local law. All employment practices and personnel actions, including hiring, termination, job assignment, compensation, discipline, and access to benefits and training are made without regard to any status protected under applicable law. It is our policy to select the most qualified person for each position in the organization, whether that is a new hire, a transfer to another position, or a promotion.
This policy applies to all persons involved in the operation of Danone North America, including, but not limited to, employees, vendors, customers and their employees, contract and temporary workers and anyone else on the Company's property.About usAt Danone North America, you'll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world likeActivia, Silk, Two Good, Oikos, Evian, and Happy Family.You'll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corps--- in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement to bring health through food to as many people as possible.
Danone North America doesn't just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We're proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf
https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf
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Keywords: Danone North America, Harrisonburg , Cold Storage Warehouse Operator, Professions , Mount Crawford, Virginia

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