Warehouse Associate - Night Shift

Coopersville, MI
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

Job details

fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that produces nourishing and great-tasting milk-based products made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes some natural sugars while concentrating the protein and calcium naturally found in real cows’ milk.

Our line of delicious, lactose-free fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk; fairlife® with DHA, ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife YUP!®, a line of flavored milks; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support one’s journey to better health; and the newly launched fairlife® Light Ice Cream, a line of creamy, frozen desserts. In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife products are available in the U.S.

To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit fairlife.com.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: fairlife, LLC complies with the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination mandate, which requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, except for those with documented and approved medical or religious accommodations. Prior to starting with fairlife, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and in the process of getting fully vaccinated; (ii) be able to provide fairlife with proof of vaccination, or (iii) have applied for and received a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

job purpose:

Responsible for the full goods Put Away of all products off of the palletizers and supplies for finished goods. Assists with other Warehouse operational activities, as time allows, such as receiving of raw materials, loading dunnage trailers, Case Pick, Finished Goods Load out, inventory cycle counting, chemical receiving and miscellaneous other duties.



  • Reports to and follows the directions of the Warehouse Manager and Production Supervisors.
  • Ability to safely operate a variety of forklifts.
  • Put Away all product palletized from the palletizers in the proper location instructed by the warehouse computer system in a neat and orderly fashion.
  • Maintain proper First In and First Out rotation of the products, inventory of supplies, and of assigned items.
  • See that all Finished Goods orders are properly shipped, all necessary paperwork is properly filled out and computer documentation has been registered.
  • Check incoming full goods orders and determine if there is enough inventory to cover the orders. If not, consult with management and determine what action should be taken.
  • See that all case pick orders are properly, accurately picked and shipped, all necessary paperwork is properly and accurately filled out and computer documentation has been registered.
  • Check incoming dry and raw material orders and determine inventory placement of the materials in its proper locations. If no space is available, consult with management and determine what action should be taken.
  • Assure that the warehouse stays clean and orderly at all times and that white borders stay clean. All supplies and inventory items remain 18” from the walls.
  • Ensure the warehouse remains Audit Ready at all times.
  • Conduct monthly and yearly inventories.
  • Learn how to operate the palletizers and keep them loaded with pallets to ensure consistent non interrupted operation of the palletizer.
  • Keep management personnel up to date on warehouse operations through verbal and written communications.
  • Confirm product quality with Quality Assurance Department prior to shipping if product is being expedited and has not passed the release protocol.
  • Assure that all products meet customer requirements.
  • Inspects all trucks prior to loading; they must be clean and free of any foreign debris. Do not load any damaged product or into any damaged trailers.
  • Ensure all dock locks are engaged onto the trailer ICC bars and wheels are chocked.
  • Keep entire warehouse and shipping docks clear of debris and clean.
  • Responsible for removal of manufacturing refuse material from production floor.
  • Aid in the training of new personnel.
  • Follow all safety, working, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) rules.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


skills/qualifications required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must work in a safe, efficient manner and follow all safety procedures including the use of safety equipment.
  • Must have the ability to troubleshoot small problems, and be able to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.
  • Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear.

A High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required.

  • High School level verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computational skills required. Simple math and reasoning required.
  • Must be able to operate the equipment effectively after the appropriate break-in period.


working conditions and 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Sitting/Standing/Walking/Lifting/Carrying: The Warehouse Operator stands throughout their shift and sits approximately one quarter of their shift while operating an industrial truck. The warehouse operator walks on uneven concrete and tile surfaces. The Warehouse Operator lifts up to 60 pounds on a frequent basis and 80 pounds on occasional basis. Two or more employees complete lifts of greater than 80 pounds.

Pushing/Pulling/Bending/Stooping: The Warehouse Operator occasionally pushes/pulls filled bags when re-stacking a pallet. The Warehouse Operator pushes/pulls while using brooms and dust mops during cleanup duties.  The Warehouse Operator bends and stoops occasionally throughout the workday for varying lengths of time.

Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling/Twisting/Turning: The Warehouse Operator may squat to pick up product from the floor, or during various cleanup duties. Occasional slight twisting and turning at the waist when sampling powder, or when re-stacking pallets. 

Climbing/Balancing/Reaching: Warehouse Operator steps on and off the industrial truck. The Warehouse Operator reaches below and/or above shoulder level when removing or adding bags to a pallet.

Grasping/Manipulation: Frequent use of the hands and fingers is required.


food safety requirements:

  • Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.
  • Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.
  • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.
  • Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.
  • Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.
  • In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required.


position location: Coopersville, Michigan            

reports to: Warehouse Supervisor

exempt/nonexempt: non-exempt

Why fairlife

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  • "In my career, finding an organization that’s growing their core business at an exceptional pace, innovating for the future and having fun with good people while doing it is the holy grail, and fairlife has it. "
    Norm Baker
    Finance Director
  • “I absolutely love working for fairlife because of the positive values they have! In my time here I have been given many opportunities to move up within the plant and am treated as part of the family.”
    Nurul Yaminudin
    Warehouse Supervisor
  • “Over the past 7 years, I have had the opportunity to grow from a Processing Operator to my current position as a Packaging Coordinator. fairlife believes in better and shows it by caring for their employees while offering competitive pay and career advancement opportunities.”
    Leonarda Roma
    Packaging Coordinator
  • “First impressions are very important, and I felt very welcomed the first day I started training. The staff at the Coopersville facility made me feel like I was a valuable addition to the fairlife team."
    Chuck Passenier
    Warehouse Associate
  • "While our portfolio of brands is amazing, the people I work with every day is what I love. We operate small and big. We challenge the industry norms. We run when everyone else walks. It’s a dynamic culture."
    Nina Johnson
    Sr. Director, Strategic Revenue Growth Management
  • "I love that we're providing a healthy alternative for people who are lactose intolerant. I have family members who are lactose intolerant; I feel like I am doing a service to them!"
    Carlton Kirkpatrick
    Warehouse Associate
  • "It’s a place where I’ve grown and learned a lot, giving me the ability to move into my role as a Packaging Technician. The people here are positively great teammates and the heart of what makes fairlife the place it is."
    Katie Sanger
    Packaging Technician
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]