Warehouse Lead Operator

Coopersville, MI
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

Job details

Warehouse Lead Operator

Current Wage +$2/hr lead pay

company information

fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and value-added products to nourish consumers.

With more than $1B in annual retail sales, fairlife’s growing portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health.

A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation.

The company is driven by its values of caring for people, the animals that supply us with milk, and the planet. By providing nourishing products, implementing stringent care standards for animals, and stewarding efficient operations and responsible packaging, fairlife, LLC puts a focus each day on making a positive impact for all. 

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

job purpose: Assist warehouse supervisor in daily operational flow of the warehouse including dock management, operational checklists and personnel oversight.

 

responsibilities:

  • Support the Warehouse Supervisor in the execution of all tasks and duties in the warehouse based on predetermined expectations created by management
  • Responsible for overall dock flow and team breaks
  • Manage daily shipping schedule and perform inventory and yard checks to ensure accurate information is provided for proper decision making
  • Assist the Warehouse Supervisors in handling daily communication with 3rd party partners
  • Assist the warehouse operator team as needed throughout the day
  • Perform receiving duties as needed during scheduled and unanticipated time off
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues and other departments and communicates relevant information in a timely and effective manner allowing them to fulfill their duties.
  • Provide feedback and recommendations to their supervisor regarding changes to improve the operation and implements action plans as directed
  • Inform supervisor of major team developments and concerns in a timely and effective manner
  • Execute inventory operational controls including maintaining necessary supply of inventory of assigned items
  • Perform and upholds all warehouse policies and procedures and report any violations observed to supervisor
  • Become an active member in the safety team and ensure a safe environment by identifying and rectifying safety concerns and reporting any issues to maintenance and Supervisor team
  • Coordinate and ensure that Sanitation responsibilities in the Packaging areas, Batching areas, and VTIS areas are maintained throughout their shifts.  Maintain a state of “Audit-Readiness” with the physical condition of the area, as well as documentation
  • Periodically complete clerical work including shift report when covering for Supervisor
  • Inform other departments of necessary changes or inventory discrepancies. Report to Processing, Packaging, Warehouse, and Materials Managers for any problems encountered, and then follow any further instruction from management.
  • Follow all safety and working rules.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.
  • Maintain budgeted lanes and provide explanation of variance to plan. 
  • Maintain customer and supplier relationships through timely communications. 

 

skills/qualifications required:

  • Must have the ability to trouble shoot problems and be persistent until a highly repairable solution is found.
  • Must work in a safe manner and follow all safety procedures including use of safety equipment.
  • Must be proficient in excel
  • Must be able to effectively schedule trucks with the expectation of 100% on-time delivery.
  • Must be able to interpret production schedules and plan based on volume and transit times.
  • Must be able to represent Fairlife in a professional manner when speaking with customers and suppliers.
  • Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear.
  • Treat everyone with respect and fairness.
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be able to operate equipment efficiently.
  • Ability to work different shift including off shifts.

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, MI

reports to: Warehouse Supervisor

exempt/nonexempt: non-exempt

 

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 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].

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 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].