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Warehouse Assistant

NATURE OF WORK

An employee in this class performs work involving receiving, storing, inventorying, and issuing materials and supplies for a central storage warehouse having a large volume of materials and supplies and distribution activities.  Tasks require some physical labor in the loading and unloading of goods received and to be delivered.  Work is routine and directed by established procedures with instructions provided for new and unusual assignments. 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversees deliveries and pickups to insure quality and quantity of products.

Checks perpetual inventory regularly.

Recommends purchases to supervisor.

Loads and unloads materials and supplies using available hand trucks and front-end loaders.

Records deliveries and pickups.

Maintains inventory records and tracking system.

Determines appropriate places for storage.

Rotates stock as needed.

Monitors activities in warehouse to insure proper recording of outgoing materials.

Adjusts inventory levels to reflect receipts and disbursements.

Sweeps, mops, vacuums, strips, waxes and buffs floor surfaces.

Cleans restroom areas and replenishes paper supplies and soap as necessary.

Cleans windows, walls, woodwork, blinds and light fixtures.

Dusts and cleans desks and other furniture.

Empties trash receptacles; deposits recyclable material in proper receptacles.

Sweeps sidewalks and walkways outside of buildings; polices grounds, picking up debris; shovels snow and/or applies de-icing compounds to walkways and driveways, as necessary.

Replaces burned out light bulbs.

Prepares requisition forms to obtain necessary supplies for coming workweek.

Sets traps for rodents and other pests, appropriately discarding trapped animals.

Performs other related work as required.

 

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Raises and lowers flags at start and end of workday.

Performs minor maintenance on appliances/equipment, as abilities will allow.

May open and secure buildings at start and end of workday, respectively; may turn on and off lights at start and end of day, respectively, and adjust heating or air conditioning, as appropriate.

May arrange furniture for meetings or other events.

 

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from high school and 1 to 2 years of training or experience in inventory management or warehouse operations; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid Class A Commercial Drivers License endorsement required.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment and machinery including forklifts, pallet jacks, flat boards, dollies, etc.  Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of 50 to 100 pounds.

Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics of data, people or things.

Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, forms, logs, lists, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, reports, forms, lists, etc. using prescribed formats.

Requires the ability to apply rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.

Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Considerable knowledge of efficient warehousing practices.

Considerable knowledge of the warehousing organization, policies, and operating procedures to including functions relating to inventory and stock control procedures, record keeping and reporting of assets and inventory. 

Considerable knowledge of paperwork associated with warehouse deliveries.

Considerable knowledge of local and state laws, regulations and policies regarding purchasing and warehouse maintenance.

Considerable knowledge of warehouse fire and safety codes. 

Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.

General knowledge of maintenance required for warehouse equipment and vehicles.

Ability to maintain records, logs and reports.

Ability to maintain cleanliness of warehouse.

Ability to effectively express ideas orally and in writings.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.

 

REPORTS TO:     Director of Maintenance

FSLA STATUS:    Non-Exempt

DISCLAIMER

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this job.