Forklift Operator - Dry Warehouse

Logistics/Supply Chain/Distribution/Transportation Laurel, Maryland


We’re starting a new chapter in our journey as Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, now part of Froneri. Having nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S with a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love, and the backing of a global pure-play ice cream organization, we’re poised to accelerate growth.


Headquartered in the Bay area, a hub for up and coming food trends, we focus on both the future and the present. In both our offices and our factories, we are determined to overcome obstacles, learn from failure, and raise our game. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea, and delivering the best ice cream experience to our consumers, when are where they want it.


Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career has in store for you.


  • Store and deliver all materials to the Production Lines in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Make cost effective decisions in a timely manner. This includes quality, safety, speed, and waste.
  • Have the computer skills and aptitude to operate various warehouse management systems (SAP and RF) spreadsheets, word-processing documents, etc.
  • Properly fill out all paperwork needed for operations.
  • Ensure that all packaging and raw materials are properly rotated on a First In First Out (FIFO) basis.
  • Verify Lot Control and FIFO is used for all floor deliveries and returns.
  • Ensure that partial pallets are delivered to the line first to prevent multiple partial pallets of the same resource.
  • Maintain good housekeeping in all Dry Warehouse storage, receiving, and tempering areas (includes ambient and frozen receiving docks, ambient, 40 degree and -20 warehouse locations, flammable rooms, tempering and hot box areas, all staging areas and pallet transfer areas) forklifts, work carts, stretch wrap machines, conveyors, dock and floors.
  • Keep rack locations safe and usable, restacking or uprighting any tipped pallets in racking. Always maintain safety requirements such as wearing fall protection harness and keep waste to a minimum
  • Collect, sort and organize pallets from Dry Warehouse. Good pallets should be saved for Palletizing and bad pallets should be placed on bad pallet trailer.
  • Monitor the availability and usage of plastic pallets to ensure that product is not setup on plastic pallets too far in advance. When return to stock product is received in the warehouse minimize the number of plastic pallets that are returned to the racks.
  • Safely transfer pallets from wood to plastic using the Pallet Transfer System and/or forklifts
  • Be certified on safe operation of all Material Handling Equipment.
  • Act with a sense of urgency to accomplish goals and tasks.
  • Know and understand department metrics of quality, reliability and safety.
  • You are responsible for your performance, efficiencies, waste, quality, safety, results.
  • Lead Pre-Shift meetings as necessary and conduct SHOs
  • Ensure SHO Boards are current and up to date
  • Understand NCE, Goal Alignment, GLOBE and SAP
  • Demonstrate that you can perform the essential job functions of Warehouse 2 proficiently.
  • May participate in committees, improvement teams, and operational meetings as business need dictates
  • Ability to problem solve through use of Go-See-Think-Do and DMAIC projects as assigned
  • Consistently comply with all GMP/HACCP/QMS and product safety regulations
  • Stay focused at all times! Make timely decisions. Find root cause and solution to problems.
  • Communicate with team and coach. Keep them informed of any issues.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned and Train others as assigned 

  • Must be able to read and write legibly in English and demonstrate good interpersonal, communication, math and problem solving skills


  • Must be able to work weekends, overtime, Holidays, work on 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift.


  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Inc. is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.