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Forklift Driver- Replenishment EBF

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Date: Feb 4, 2019

Location: San Juan Bautista, CA, US

Company: DANONE

Danone North America is the largest Benefit Corporation in the world. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Danone North America is looking for a Forklift Driver- Replenishment in San Juan Bautista.

GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Materials Inventory Supervisor, the Forklift Driver – Replenishment operates an industrial forklift that is equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, manufacturing facility, or similar location. This individual is responsible for delivering daily issuance of packaging materials to Production, and filing away all returned packaging materials utilizing the Warehouse Management System (WMS). This role is based at the San Juan Bautista, CA headquarters.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to complete each essential function (job duty) satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities or sincerely held beliefs, to perform the essential functions.  Contact HR for additional information.

Essential Functions Required:

  • Move controls to drive gasoline- or electric-powered forklift and transport materials between loading, processing, and storage areas.
  • Move levers or controls that operate lifting devices, such as forklifts, lift beams with swivel-hooks, hoists, or elevating platforms, to load, unload, transport, or stack material.
  • Position lifting devices under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, or boxes and secure material or products for transport to designated areas.
  • Manually or mechanically load or unload materials from pallets, skids, platforms, cars, lifting devices, or other transport vehicles.
  • Verify pallet tags with pallets to ensure correct codes and product for shipping orders.
  • Communicate all out of stock items to management in a timely manner.
  • Complete daily inspection of fork lift condition prior to operating.
  • Ensure packaging materials are issued to Production using proper rotation and depletion process.
  • Ensure garbage is removed from the warehouse in a timely manner to maintain cleanliness.
  • Replenish all inventory items which include empty totes, empty pallets for pack out and empty garbage bins.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ensure compliance with all company rules and regulations, Standard Operating Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21, Section 110.
    • Contribute to a successful food safety culture by following the established guidelines as outlined in the Earthbound Farm Food Safety Policy.
    • Follow all Company food safety protocols without fail.
    • Always perform tasks in a manner that protects and promotes food safety.
  • Proactively assist team members, managers and employees as needed.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and overtime as business needs.
  • Manage special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Change Management – Adaptable to a fast paced, shifting work environment; willing to remain flexible to accommodate changing business conditions, work requirements and scheduling needs.
  • Detail Oriented – Attention to detail, ability to focus on the project or task at hand and consistently deliver error free results.

 

Other Physical Requirements:

  • Able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (ear plugs, hard hats, coveralls, smocks, gloves, goggles, and other GMP required equipment; hair net, beard net).
  • Qualified candidates must demonstrate the ability to lift and walk with a load weighing up to 50 pounds for short distances.
  • Vision (Near, Distance, Color, Peripheral, Depth Perception).
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others.

 

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) preferred.

Related Experience, Qualifications and/or Certifications:

  • One (1) to (3) years forklift operating and inventory experience.
  • Ability to speak, write and read in the English language (i.e. digital displays and written documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals); Bilingual/Bi-literate English and Spanish skills preferred.
  • Must be willing and able to work in extremely cold temperatures (34-36 degrees F) and wet conditions.
  • Basic arithmetic skills including the ability to count, add, subtract, multiply and perform basic division.
  • This is a heavy labor position. Qualified candidates must have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

     

Computer Skills / Special Equipment Knowledge:

  • Prior experience using a computer-based Warehouse Management System (WMS) required.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Working conditions consist of regular exposure to outdoor weather condistions, a cold, wet food manufacturing environment (34-36 degrees F) with the smell of chlorine, the presence of heavy machinery and forklift traffic, and loud noises.

Danone North America is a Certified B Corporation business unit of Danone and operates in the U.S. from headquarter offices in White Plains, NY and Broomfield, CO. For more information, please visit DanoneNorthAmerica.com. 

Danone North America is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion. 

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Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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