Colorado Nonprofit Association

Distribution Freezer Specialist

Classification: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Distribution Supervisor

Location: Denver 45th Avenue

Compensation: $20.00/hr plus $1.00 differential

Overview:

A purpose-driven career path awaits you at Food Bank of the Rockies! We’re looking for dedicated ambassadors who are passionate about helping us further our mission to #EndHunger. Enjoy a great company culture that values YOU and the work that you do. Make an impact and be a part of an collaborative team environment that promotes a work-life balance and provides amazing benefits.

The Distribution Freezer Specialist is responsible for storing, staging and packing food products primarily in the freezer units. This role works closely with our distribution team and volunteers to pull and distribute product orders for our partner agencies. May occasionally train and direct volunteer workers to accomplish tasks.

We value diversity and inclusivity and are thus always looking to diversify our staff with an eye toward race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and age, among other areas. Candidates who bring such diversity are encouraged to apply.

Mission: We ignite the power of community to nourish people facing hunger

Values: Service; Integrity; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Collaboration; Innovation

Primary Responsibilities:

· Store, stage, and pack food products, in all freezer units (Main, Staging & Backup)

· Responsible for keeping pick locations full including restacking and rearranging product for maximum efficiency

· Ensure timely pulling of large delivery orders in order of importance

· Check all orders to verify accuracy

· Restock product as needed following specific food storage guidelines

· Monitor picking area, making sure that only designated people are present, i.e. Food Bank of the Rockies staff and volunteers

· Verify pick bins and work with Inventory Specialists to ensure accuracy

· Assist in maintaining accurate inventory counts; may research inventory to verify zeros

· Assist pulling product from warehouse to pick slots

· Replenish distribution bins

· Ensure maximum and accurate inventory is available

· Maintain the freezer in a neat, clean and orderly manner

· Secure distribution area at end of each shift and at end of work day

· Maintain freezer according to Feeding America and American Institution of Baking (AIB) standards

· Follow all safety guidelines and regulations

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Commitment to fulfilling the mission of Food Bank of the Rockies; represents the brand in a positive manner internally and externally

· Able to interact with others in a diplomatic, courteous and positive manner; maintaining a professional demeanor and respond with urgency when necessary

· Must have strong problem solving, time management, organizational, multi-tasking and critical thinking skills

· Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks and projects efficiently while meeting deadlines and objectives

· Exercise cultural competency, including race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and disability among other areas

· Self-directed, proactive and independent problem solver

· Show strong teambuilding and interpersonal skills

· Monitors levels of unsorted frozen product

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Works in a -5 degree area for most of the day

· Standing for long periods, walking intermittently

· Using office equipment such as computer, mouse, keyboard, printer

· Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear

· Occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds

· Ability to project voice to groups of 25 or more people

· Use specific vision abilities, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

· Ability to multitask

PreferredQualifications:

· High School diploma or equivalent required

· Prior experience working in a warehouse/manufacturing environment preferred

· Forklift certification preferred

· Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language fluently, and communicate verbally and in writing at a professional level

· Experience with Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and Outlook and warehouse management systems a plus

Expected Hours of Work:

This is considered a full-time non-exempt position working approximately 40 hours per week. Work schedules may vary each week and consist of weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays. Days would begin at 7am every weekday.