Warehouse – Day Whse Worker- Forklift Operator

Full Time

Website The Chefs' Warehouse

At Dairyland USA Corporation, we are an industry leader in food distribution!

We have a distinct competitive advantage in serving our customers because of our extensive selection of distinctive and hard-to-find specialty and center-of-the-plate food products.

What’s on our menu?

Enticing Appetizers

A culture that is full of flavor and inviting! Creating an environment of belonging, where everyone is welcome!
Delivering our best in everything we do
We are committed to high quality food and dedicated to a positive team culture

Divine Entrees

Paid Vacations, Paid Holidays
Health, Dental and Medical Benefits
Weekly Pay
Life Insurance
5% above cost employee discount for our high-quality food products
Employee discounts for travel and events

What’s for Dessert?

The icing on the cake…..
The safety of our employees is our priority!
We have created essential guidelines to assure we are following CDC regulations!
$5000 sign-on bonus!
Overtime Available

The forklift operator is responsible for putting away, dropping down, and rotating full pallets of stock through the warehouse inventory reserve racks using a stand-up or sit-down forklift.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Maneuver Stand-Up, High Reach, or Sit-Down Forklift to put away or let down pallets into warehouse racks up to 46 feet high.
Picks/sorts and replenishes product from upper racks to front pick bins.
Unloads product from trailers using forklift trucks and powered riding pallet jacks.
Manually moves product from receiving dock to proper storage location.
Monitors and enforces safe product handling procedures.
Replenishes product from upper storage rack to lower pick bins within cooler.
Monitors product quality as product is being moved.
Breaks down pallets on receiving dock.
Maintains cleanliness (sweep, mop, restack pallets) of receiving docks and pick bin area.
Cleans and charges forklift at the end of shift.
Record daily actions by use of RF Scan Gun

Food Safety Responsibilities

Works with Quality Assurance Team to ensure specific Good Manufacturing Practices are being followed.


High school diploma or G.E.D.
Equivalent experience


2+ years of forklift experience.
Ability to pass a forklift operating exam.
Warehouse/distribution facility experience preferred.

Key Competencies

Communication Proficiency
Organizational Skills
Problem Solving Skills
Ability to Multitask
Time Management

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach; climb and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must be able to work in tight and/or dim places and be comfortable with heights.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 30 pounds, frequently lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Language Skills:
Ability to read, write and speak fluently in English.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

Work Environment
Perishable warehouse can range from 28° to 60° Fahrenheit.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


The Chefs’ Warehouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.Show more

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