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Shipping Associate

Company: Vanguard Furniture Company
Location: Conover
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*Job Title: *Shipping

*FLSA Status: *Non-exempt

*Department: *Warehouse

*Reports to: *Department Supervisor

*Position Summary: *Manually move upholstery, casegoods, stock or other materials to and from trucks for shipping purposes.

*Position Responsibilities: *
* Load and unloading of furniture on/off truck for transport using hand truck, pallet jack, or team lift.
* Scan tickets for correct location of furniture.

* Move freight, stock, or other material to and from storage, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships or containers by hand or using trucks, tractors, or other equipment.
* Sort cargo before loading and unloading.
* Attach tickets and acknowledgement numbers to containers or mark them with identifying information.
* Distinguish the location of how furniture is to be placed and/or shipped.
* Stack furniture in locations using hand trucks.
* Record numbers of units handled or moved using daily production sheets or work tickets.

* Communicate with other departments ensuring complete shipment.
* Maintain neat and orderly work station; performs housekeeping daily.
* Ensure area has needed supplies and tools; kept in assigned locations.
* Wear required safety glasses, work shoes and other PPE as defined for work area; work safely and report unsafe conditions to Dept. Supervisor.
* Maintain packing materials, recycled cardboard, recycled pallets, and disposables per company housekeeping guidelines.
* Understand and ensure packing specifications are met.
* Measure, weigh, count items against pack slips.
* Works with team to keep dock doors unblocked and free of debris.
* Record product, packaging, and order fulfillment information on specified forms and computer based records.
* Performs stretching exercises.
* Performs other duties as required by supervisor.

*Essential Skills and Experience: *
* Must be knowledgeable in upholstery packing methods.
* English required for reading tickets and job notes.
* Must be organized and able to coordinate multiple tasks.
* Must be able to effectively communicate with others.
* Must have an understanding of numbers and know how to count.
* Must be able to properly distinguish different products and have directional skills.

*Physical demands and work environment: *
* _Lift / Carry: _ lift up to 150 lbs.; team lift greater weights. Most of the weight is moved by some type of equipment: hand truck, forklift, and team lift.
* _Manual Dexterity_: The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or maneuver objects.
* _Standing/Walking: Must be able to stand and walk 8+ hours._
* _Reach / Handle: _ Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
* _Crouch/Bend/Stoop/Kneel/Crawl: _Frequently required when moving a furniture item.
* _Push / Pull: _Frequently moving furniture items on/off pack conveyor or tables or sliding across floor.
* _Environment: _Indoors, environmentally controlled - 100%.

* _Automation: Conveyor system, battery operated pallet jack used _for positioning when needed.
* _Near Vision: _The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
* _Static Strength: _The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
* _Trunk Strength: _The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

*General sign-off: * The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies. *_I have read and understand this explanation and job description._*



Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $11.85 - $17.25 per hour

* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Parental leave
* Referral program
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Conover, NC 28613: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

* Forklift: 1 year (Preferred)

* English (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Vanguard Furniture Company, Gastonia , Shipping Associate, Other , Conover, North Carolina

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