Warehouse Associate – Border States Electric – Cedar Rapids, IA

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Border States Electric

Be part of a growing, successful company in an exciting and challenging field. Border States is 100% employee-owned, which means you’re empowered to make decisions, find solutions and receive rewards for your hard work.

This position will be located in: Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Summary

Supports the operation functions of the warehouse. Receives incoming freight and checks the material for damages or shortages. Distributes material to the proper stock locations. Fills special orders and/or backorders as material is received. Follows up with appropriate departments, carriers and/or vendors on receiving discrepancies, damages and shortages. Maintains assigned inventory stock locations making sure the material that is put away has the correct locator and the shelves are kept neat and orderly. Fills orders for delivery to customers. Informs proper departments of “stock outs”, inventory discrepancies and other inventory problems or concerns.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Receives incoming freight and checks the material for damages or shortages.
  • Distributes material to the proper stock locations.
  • Fills special orders and/or backorders as material is received.
  • Follows-up with appropriate departments, carriers and/or vendors on receiving discrepancies, damages and shortages.
  • Checks and packs material to be delivered.
  • Should have a full understanding of truck routes and may coordinate deliveries with our own trucks, assigned freight companies or other carriers based on special requests or the best way to ship material.
  • Maintains shipping equipment and keeps work area clean and safe.
  • Maintains assigned inventory stock locations making sure material put away has the correct locator and the shelves are kept neat and orderly.
  • Fills orders for delivery to customers.
  • Assures all batched managed material is labeled accurately and inventoried, as needed.
  • Maintains delivery vehicle in clean, good working condition and monitors maintenance and mileage data, as appropriate.
  • Maintains daily driver logs and vehicle inspection sheets, as appropriate.
  • Operates and maintains all equipment in a safe manner and adheres to all local, state, and federal traffic and safety regulations.
  • Supports the operations functions of the warehouse.
  • Informs proper departments of “stock outs”, inventory discrepancies and other inventory problems or concerns.

Non-essential Functions

  • May assist the City Desk and Will Call areas in providing customer service functions including, but not limited to, order entry, filling orders, processing returns, expediting, technical assistance, Will Call, and other functions, as needed.
  • May provide delivery of material to customer sites.
  • Assists with loading and unloading of trucks.
  • Notifies supervisor of any building or equipment maintenance, repair needs and/or any security concerns.
  • Assists with other duties/projects as assigned by supervisor/manager.
Qualifications
  • Two-years of work experience preferred.
  • Prior warehouse distribution experience including forklift operation and knowledge of electrical products/systems is also preferred.
  • If the employee will be driving, the following criteria must be met
    • candidate must be at least 21 years of age,
    • possess a valid driver’s license to operate company vehicle and a current medical certification may be required.
  • PC working knowledge for Windows, Internet, email and SAP software is a plus.
Skills and Abilities
  • Two-years of work experience preferred.
  • Prior warehouse distribution experience including forklift operation and knowledge of electrical products/systems is also preferred.
  • If the employee will be driving, the following criteria must be met
    • candidate must be at least 21 years of age,
    • possess a valid driver’s license to operate company vehicle and a current medical certification may be required.
  • PC working knowledge for Windows, Internet, email and SAP software is a plus.
Physical Requirements

Lift and carry requirements (weight and frequency):

Occasionally 0 – 33% Frequently 34 – 66% Continuously: 67 – 100%

  • Lift from Floor to Waist:
    • < than 10 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 10 to 25 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 26 to 50 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 51 to 75 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 76 to 100 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 101 + lbs. – Occasionally
  • Above Waist Lift:
    • < than 10 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 10 to 25 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 26 to 50 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 51 to 75 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 76 to 100 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 101+ lbs. – Not at all
  • Unilateral Carry:
    • < than 10 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 10 to 25 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 26 to 50 lbs. – Not at all
    • 51 to 75 lbs. – Not at all
    • 76 to 100 lbs. – Not at all
    • 101+ lbs. – Not at all
  • Bilateral Carry:
    • < than 10 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 10 to 25 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 26 to 50 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 51 to 75 lbs. – Occasionally
    • 76 to 100 lbs. – Not at all
    • 101+ lbs. – Not at all
Physical Activity

Frequency at which you would do the following in a typical day:

  • Sitting (a continuous period of being seated) – Frequently
  • Standing (for sustained periods of time) – Occasionally
  • Walking (moving about on foot to accomplish tasks) – Occasionally
  • Bending/Stooping (downward and forward) – Occasionally
  • Crawling (moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet) – Not at all
  • Climbing/Walking Stairs (ascending or descending) – Occasionally
  • Reaching (extending arms in any direction) – Frequently
  • Crouching/Squatting (bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine) – Occasionally
  • Kneeling (bending legs at knee to come to rest on knee(s)) – Not at all
  • Balancing (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling) – Frequently
  • Repetitive Motion (substantial movement (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers) – Occasionally
  • Trunk Rotation (movement in any direction, whether standing or sitting, with at least one foot stationary and in contact with the floor) – Occasionally
  • Pushing/Pulling (using upper extremities to press against or draw or tug) – Occasionally
  • Handling (applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm) – Continuously
  • Fingering (picking, pinching, typing; working primarily with fingers and not whole hand) – Frequently
  • Talking (expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word) – Occasionally
  • Driving (the control and operation of a fork lift) – Frequently
  • Desk Work (tasks generally performed at a desk, including use of a computer, printer, fax machine, telephone and other office equipment) – Occasionally
  • Use of tools (safely operate equipment needed for receiving, conveying, stocking, packaging, and shipping parts) – Frequently
  • Hearing (perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels) – Continuously
  • Exposure to adverse weather & temperature conditions Frequently
  • Travel (travel needed to perform job duties) – Not at all
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This job description is a summary of the job duties and responsibilities and is not intended to cover all possible job duties and is subject to change at the employer’s discretion. Employees must be able to perform the essential job duties and satisfy job requirements either with or without a reasonable accommodation.

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