Warehouse Worker - Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Providence, RI 02907

Posted: 04/02/2021 Industry: Manufacturing/Warehouse Job Number: 2514

Job Description

Skills for Rhode Island's Future (Skills RI) is recruiting Warehouse Worker for Rhode Island Community Food Bank in Providence, RI.  Please read more about Skills RI at the end of this job description.

COMPANY: Rhode Island Community Food Bank 
JOB TITLE: Warehouse Worker
LOCATION: Providence, RI
HOURS: Full-Time

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interacting with volunteers that come in to sort and pack in production as well as representing the food bank, it's work and mission to any visitors in the building
  • Picking orders within the monthly standard for cases per hour and within acceptable error rates.
  • Assist in monitoring warehouse capacity including physical inventory, managing product disposal including bread and produce.
  • Assisting in monitoring and maintaining product integrity by having knowledge of all procedures, codes and regulations that effect product.
  • Understanding the work flow and the overall food bank operation in general and specifically how the work of the warehouse team affects other areas of the department.
  • Customer services duties include interacting with agencies that come in for orders, walk-ins making donations and representing the food bank, its work and mission to any visitors in the building.
  • Assisting with special events both at the food bank and occasionally off-site.  Duties may include set-up, breakdown, serving as a food bank representative, etc.
  • Assisting with special events both at the food bank and occasionally off-site.  Duties may include set-up, breakdown, serving as a food bank representative, etc.
  • Having comprehensive knowledge of safety procedures, equipment handling & training.  Must participate in departmental training and certification programs.  Also, safely operating equipment such as hand trucks, pallet jacks and powered equipment such as electric pallet jacks, forklifts and reach trucks after the completion of in-house training.
Successful candidates will have: 
  • High school diploma or GED and at 3-5 years’ experience in warehousing.
  • Forklift certification preferred and experience using standard warehouse equipment including pallet jacks, man-ups and reach trucks.
  • Experience with food warehousing and distribution strongly preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a team environment consisting of other staff members and volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with attention to detail, deal with interruptions, and maintain focus on tasks while producing accurate work.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

For more information and a full job description, please visit Skills for Rhode Island’s Future website at www.skillsforri.com/jobs. Applicants interested in this position will be screened by Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and Rhode Island Community Food Bank will make the final hiring decisions. 

Our mission is focused on supporting unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Our goal is to get you back to work. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future’s team will guide and provide you with support throughout the hiring process.
Skills for Rhode Island’s Future has agreements with employers to recruit talent like you, making us a resource to get the unemployed and underemployed job seeker back to work.

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