Warehouse Forklift Operator

Warehouse West Chicago, Illinois


Description

Since 1922, Shorr has been providing its customers with products and services designed to deliver the best packaging solutions with an ongoing focus on innovation and progress. Steeped in the tradition of a family business Shorr proudly offers its customers a unique combination of in-depth business knowledge and personal service and our employee’s ownership in our success. Shorr Packaging has experienced significant growth year over year. Our growth can be directly tied to our culture of employee ownership and unparalleled customer service and support.

As an employee-owned company since 1984, every member of the Shorr Packaging team is committed to the company's success.  Today, Shorr has employee owners in branch locations across the U.S. and represents premier manufacturers like 3M, Pregis, and Lantech.

The solution to our success is our people, both our customers and our employee owners.

Position Summary:

As a Warehouse Operator, you will be responsible for operating powered equipment for the purpose of moving, locating, stacking, and counting product in the warehouse to serve our customers with their custom packaging solutions.

What you will do:

  • Fill customer orders, work orders, shipping orders, or requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered, or distributed
  • Prepare proper shipping documents
  • Move inventory materials and items from receiving or production areas to storage or to other designated areas
  • Record amounts of materials or items received or distributed
  • Open bales, crates, and other containers
  • Maintain warehouse equipment
  • Assist with any secondary warehouse duties: receiving, put away, shipping, and assembly
  • Keep warehouse area clean including sweeping the floors and picking up loose materials
  • Other duties as requested

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 1-3 related experience and/or training as a warehouse operator; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Basic computer skills
  • Experience with RF Scanners and Warehouse Management System (WMS) preferred
  • Proficient reading and writing skills and ability to follow directions
  • Forklift certification preferred

Physical Demands:

  • The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.  The employee must lift, slide and/or move up to 100 pounds of material from pallet to pallet and lift up to 20 pounds 72 inches from the floor

Work Environment:  

  • Our facilities are in state-of-the-art climate-controlled buildings. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles.   The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Shorr Packaging Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Female/Male/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity) that provides our employee-owners with excellent compensation and benefits including 401K, employee stock (ESOP), medical, dental, life, and more