Shipping Associate - Forklift Driver in Huntsville, AR at Butterball

Date Posted: 11/20/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Shipping Associate Days

Blast Freezer Forklift Operator

Pay:  Base (14.00)

Position Summary

The Shipping Associate position is responsible for transferring finished product into the blast freezer, and from the blast freezer onto refrigerated trucks.

Essential Duties, Functions and responsibilities:

Using sit-down and stand-up forklifts pull product out of blast and place in freezer racks, and load/unload trucks.

Use hand-held scanner to scan product into inventory system.

Using wrapping machine, wrap product on pallets to specifications.

Ability to work safely in sub-zero temperatures (to -40° F) for periods of up to 2 hours.

Must be able to become forklift and HACCP certified.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Follows all safety, USDA, and GMP policies and guidelines.

Maintain a clean and organized work area.

Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

Ability to communicate effectively and follow verbal and written instructions & policies.

Accountable to maintain punctual and regular attendance for scheduled work hours.

Must be able to work in a team atmosphere and possess good leadership skills.

Must be able to use basic math (add, subtract, multiply, divide) and basic typing skills.

Must be willing and able to perform physical requirements of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Must be at least 18 years of age and legally authorized to work in the United States.

Must pass a background check, drug screen and pre-employment physical

Physical Requirements:

Standing or sitting (8 hours a day or more).

Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling (up to and including 65lbs or more).

Operating hand held and/or mechanical machinery.

Walking/climbing stairs.  Gripping, grasping, and twisting using hands and wrists

Working Conditions/Department Description:

Start time depends on the position and will typically be during traditional 3rd shift hours.  Overtime and weekend work may be required.

There is mandatory seasonal work for approximately 5 to 6 weeks during the months of October and November, which includes working 7 days per week.

Job assignments are subject to the supervisor’s discretion, and job duties may vary day-to-day depending on production needs.

May work in damp, cold, hot, and warm environments and some jobs work in seasonal outdoor conditions.

Work with loud and noisy machinery.

Work with or around chemicals/fumes/pungent odors.


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