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  • Sector: Warehouse
  • Function: Forklift Operator
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  • Expiry Date: 11 October 2021
  • Job Ref: Nelson_2162088_1631396463

Job Number: 2162088

Warehouse Coordinator - Forklift
Sunnyvale, CA

Through the direction of the Warehouse Lead, the Warehouse Coordinator will have a shared responsibility with other Warehouse Coordinators for the successful running of the agency warehouse operation, proper care for the vehicles and warehouse assets, and the food distribution operations to low income and homeless clients in Sunnyvale.

· Keep pallets consolidated to maximize floor space.

· Manage FIFO Inventory process

· Place second harvest orders on time once a week and manage the delivery

· Complete month-end Inventory by the 4th of every month.

· Label pallets for USDA and other uses

· Drive cargo vans & 18' box truck to collect donations from individual donors & retail stores.

· Drive forklift and operate pallet jacks to move inventory safely around warehouse

· Organize pallets according to USDA and food handling guidelines

· Ensure all food is distributed promptly and according to Second Harvest of Silicon Valley freshness standards or better.

· Prepare volunteer food packing events by staging food, putting out necessary supplies and supporting stocking, stacking and cleaning efforts during the event.

· May be working with other operations staff to fulfill packing, sorting, lifting boxes, organizing warehouse and storage areas, determining how food will be used and assigned to programs, assisting clients with food pickup or other needs and helping with the direction given to other warehouse activities for the food program volunteers (adults, students 16 years and older and small groups).

· Clean and organize the warehouse, parking lot, storage units and vehicles on a regular basis to maintain a safe and efficient workspace.

· Load all food and other supplies into vehicles at assigned times to facilitate well-coordinated drop offs to offsite food distribution locations.

· Coordinate pickups and drop offs from donors, storage locations and retail stores.

· Keep vehicle and warehouse maintenance record in a secure and organized fashion.

· Always Develop strong relationships and represent the agency in a professional manner with vendors, volunteers and community partners.

· Actively participate in program evaluations and improving service delivery.

· Attend necessary Second Harvest of Silicon Valley and other trainings as directed.

· Implement changes to warehouse layout and operation that improve safety, cleanliness and efficiency.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Warehouse Coordinator - Forklift
Sunnyvale, CA

* Minimum of GED or High School degree, preferably an associate degree or equivalent

* Minimum of 4 years of warehouse experience

* Current Forklift Certification

· Proof of current CA Driver's license and insurance

· Clean driving record

· Effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills

· Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with large number of volunteers, staff, vendors and community partners in a friendly and professional manner at all times

· Able to work flexible schedule including occasional nights and weekends

· Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

· Strong written, oral and interpersonal skills

Physical Requirements

· Ability to lift 35 lbs. repeatedly over three hours (Grocery bags out of carts and into cars and similar tasks.)

· Ability to lift 50 lbs. with ease repeatedly for 20 minutes once every 10 minutes for 3 hours. (bags of potatoes 6 feet from a pallet to a worktable and similar heavy lifting requirement)

· Ability to utilize proper bending, lifting, stooping, pushing, pulling, climbing, dismounting and three points of contact techniques

· Ability to work on your feet most of the working day

· Ability to drive and operate a pallet jack, forklift, 18' box truck & cargo vans in a safe manner

Warehouse Coordinator - Forklift
Sunnyvale, CA

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