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Outbound - Selector

Company: Sherwood Food Distributors, LLC
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

We encourage you to bring your talent and effort to Harvest Sherwood and contribute to our shared success, while having fun, serving our customers, and strengthening the local communities in which we operate.As the largest independent wholesale food distributor in the U.S., with 15 distribution centers from coast-to-coast, Harvest Sherwood is an essential business.We buy, sell and deliver fresh, high quality protein products and other foods to over 6,000 retail and foodservice customers.

Job Purpose

As a Selector at Harvest-Sherwood Food Distributors your primary job responsibilities will be reading order labels and picking orders assigned to you by your supervisor. The job requires you to work in a refrigerated environment with temperatures ranging from 0-28 degrees. The job also requires a full range of physical activity including bending and lifting up to 90lbs. You will be trained and certified to operate stand-up tow motors and pallet jacks. It is your responsibility to come to work on time, ready to work and dressed accordingly, rubber soled work boots are required. You will also be expected to work until released by a supervisor each day. After your (90) day probationary period your performance level will be measured daily, you are required to maintain a box count average of (120) boxes weekly for 3rd shift and (150) boxes weekly for 2nd shift.

Key Responsibilities

Select pallets, cases and/or bags of dry or frozen goods to fill customer orders from multi-level rack storage systems. Manually load items on pallets, move to the loading dock staging area with an electric pallet jack, shrink wrap and label items. Label and ready the order for shipment. Dispose of or replace empty pallets, cardboard packing, wood debris and strapping to proper receptacles or areas. Keep work area clean.

Order selectors:

  • Operate powered or manual low-lift trucks in areas such as general warehouse, docks, cooler, freezers, and building exterior
  • Position the lifting platform and pick up the load
  • Make sure loads are stable and safe
  • Drive forwards and sometimes backwards to the staging or unloading area
  • Deposit the loads on the floor, or stack the goods in piles or on shelves (tiers)
  • Carry out daily pre-operational maintenance checks on the industrial vehicle
  • Remove shrink-wrap from pallet of goods and shrink wrap pallet of goods being shipped to customers
  • may fill in delivery forms and manually or electronically record the movement of goods
  • Clean work area using broom, hose, mop, and other cleaning equipment
    • Ensuring shop and warehouse are free from obstructions
    • Ensuring all lifts and trailers are properly secured and batteries are charged and operational before use
    • Performing a variety of secondary support tasks as requested by the Lead Person, Supervisor, or Manager
    • Attending and participating in all required and requested safety meetings and training sessions
    • Learning basic industrial vehicle operator maintenance skills Becoming familiar with First Aid and medical emergency techniques

      Qualifications and Experience

      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function assigned satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      • Understanding of Safety guidelines
      • Warehouse/Operations preferred but not required
      • Have an understanding of procedures in other areas of the warehouse for a more global understanding of all processes
      • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions and to deal with ordinary, standardized situations
      • Ability to perform very basic math skills including adding; subtracting, multiplying, and dividing two-digit numbers
      • Balancing: May involve walking, standing and/or crouching on narrow, slippery or moving surfaces
      • Stooping: Bending downward and forward at the waist. Requires full use of lower extremities and back muscles
      • Kneeling: Resting on knee or knees
      • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
      • Lifting: Use of upper body and back muscles to lift objects
      • Working Conditions: Worker subject to changing inside temperature (such as freezers or cold rooms) Harvest-Sherwood is committed to offering competitive benefits to our employees and their dependents, including paid vacation, health insurances, and a 401K plan!

        *We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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