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Portland, OR

Salary: $14.00/hr - Earn in excess of $700/wk with OT
Date Posted: January 23, 2019
Job Type: Temporary to Hire
Job ID: 282595

Job Description

Warehouse Associate:

Our client was originally founded as a Home Delivery Service in 1970, they have over 40 years of proven success extending brand experiences through over 80 million home deliveries in North America. Now, servicing more than 9 Industries with distribution centers across the US. They offer a diverse work environment where all associates are valued and treated with respect. They empower their associates to ask questions and bring forth new ideas, and to act in an entrepreneurial way. Our client recognizes that our people are our most important asset and will set us apart as the nation's leading home delivery provider. The primary business of the client site in Portland is as a service provider to furniture and home furnishing manufactures. The client site inventories and then prepares for delivery, via a group of Independent Contractors, various home furnishings to families across the Portland Metropolitan area.

While this is an entry-level position, our client offers great training and career advancement opportunity. Once converted to a full-time employee for our client, they offer world-class benefits; 401k investment matching, PTO, Healthcare, etc!

Job Summary:

As a member of the warehouse team you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of roles: Receiving, Staging/Shipping and/or Returns. All positions work in a modern, new and clean warehouse that offers the safety and quality environment you expect from a great company.

Our client has a key focus on Quality and the principles of Lean Six Sigma and 5S. You will have the opportunity to learn and to increase your personal skills.

Significant Career Opportunities! This client is a large multi-national company with career and growth opportunities not only in the Portland Metropolitan area but also across the country and around the world. Don't just get a job, get a career!"

Receiving department: you will be responsible for the unloading of trucks delivering goods from a variety of companies. All items are placed in coded inventory locations. You will use a start of the art warehouse management system that supports an efficient workflow and successful task completion. Inventory accuracy and workflow efficiency are key to being successful in the role.

Staging/Shipping: In this role, the team members are picking from inventory and pre-staging product for pick up from local delivery companies. Items are moved from warehouse inventory locations and put into delivery lanes in the shipping area. Some items are uncrated and assembled to manufacturer specs and other are left crated for pick-up. All team members provide Quality Assurance and inspect products prior to pick-up from the delivery agents.

Returns: Products are brought back to the warehouse by the local delivery agents. Some items are in original packaging and simply need to be returned to inventory. Others need to be re-wrapped and packaged for return to the vendor. 

Recycling: The team member will be responsible for sorting of raw materials: cardboard, foam, plastic etc. Along with this, they will operate an industrial shredder; demonstrating adherence to  safety protocols. 

Required Skills and Experience:

  1. Minimum of 1-2 years general work experience
  2. Strong attendance history
  3. Ability to lift up to 50lbs from time to time
  4. Ability to learn the use of a warehouse logistics system
  5. Strong attention to detail
  6. Assembly experience and/or aptitude for the Staging/Shipping role.
  7. Desire to succeed

Shift Schedule:

  • Receiving Department: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Overtime is generally available each week.
  • Staging/Shipping Department: Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Overtime is generally available each week.
  • Returns: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. Overtime is generally available each week.

Pay Rate: $14.00/hr (with 10hrs of OT) earn in excess of $700/week with overtime.