Warehouse Associate II

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Job Description: 

At The Common Market, we envision a nation composed of vibrant regional food systems- where interdependent urban and rural communities thrive through relationships that build the health and wealth of all people. Our mission is to strengthen regional farms while making the local bounty accessible to communities and the institutions that serve them. We strive to improve food security, farm viability, and community and ecological health. We are currently serving New York City, Greater Philadelphia, Baltimore, Greater Washington, DC, Houston, Birmingham and Atlanta.

We are looking for a capable Warehouse Associate II to support The Common Market's distribution operations to receive, handle, store and stage perishable food items. The job is in a refrigerated space with coolers set to 0, 34, and 50 degrees. We are a food distribution company working with produce, meat, dairy, and grocery items.

This position requires that candidates be able work Saturdays and Sundays. 


  • Quarterly performance evaluations with opportunities to move up in our growing organization
  • Group Medical Insurance offered after probationary period
  • Option to enroll in retirement plan with 100% employer match (up to 3% of annual compensation)
  • 5 paid days off in the first year
  • Free Common Market Farm Share, a bi-weekly box of eggs and 6-8 types of fruits and vegetables
  • Boot Allowance to buy work boots

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Pick, stage and load onto refrigerated trucks customer food orders
  • Follow FIFO
  • Ability to identify differences in packs/weights/varieties to ensure accuracy of fulfillment
  • Quality assurance of all product slotted, picked and staged for orders
  • Apply shipping labels to all allocated products
  • Build out pallet in a safe manner for shipment
  • Inspect products for defects and damages as dictated by Food Safety standards, including and not limited to pulping temps and weighing cases
  • Upon delivery of goods - compares identifying information and counts, weighs, or measures items of incoming shipments to verify information against bills of lading, invoices, orders, or other records
  • Prior to storing products, print and apply trace labels
  • Maintain accurate inventory balances by proper storage, FIFO, and counting processes
  • Abide by all company safety and hygiene regulations
  • Contribute ideas on ways to improve or optimize warehousing procedures
  • Keep warehouse clean and organized daily
  • Ability to back 26' Box truck into loading door
  • Complete accurate inventory count sheets and inventory adjustments.
  • Perform location and product verification tasks as required.
  • Monitor and react to issues with products by communicating to supervisor and/or procurement as soon as possible.
  • Perform monthly inventory counts as directed by the supervisor, and investigate and/or correct any issues they arise.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
  • Minimum of 2+ years of warehouse operations experience, perishables/cold warehouse A PLUS
  • Reliability is a MUST
  • Attention to detail and fast learner is needed in this position, connecting the dots of the how and why of our operations
  • Ability to operate hand truck, pallet jack and other warehouse equipment. Forklift experience preferred but not necessary.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word and Excel (copy/paste/save, etc)
  • Willingness to work in a cold environment (34 F degrees) for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift or move heavy products up to 50 lbs
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently. Ability to Multi-task
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Works quickly.
  • Be positive, have a strong work ethic, a sense of urgency, and high energy
  • Be proactive and a multi-tasker
  • Inspire your teammates to be their best

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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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