Summary: The Loader moves stacked and palletized products in a safe and efficient manner onto truck trailers in preparation for transport to customers. The employee locates all work orders and batches for a load in up to three different environments (dry or ambient, cold, freezer). Once products are located, the Loader plans truck loading, taking into consideration the load weight, size, temperature compartments, truck space and area. Products are then “married” onto pallets. This includes combining loads, re-stacking and re-palletizing products and wrapping the pallets. Trucks are then loaded using power jacks.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Re-stack, organize, “marry” and palletize products in preparation for loading trailers
- Operate power jacks and forklifts to maneuver products to load trailers.
- Inspect product packaging for transport.
- Apply knowledge of truck weight distribution and capabilities to plan, organize and efficiently load trailers.
- Handle manual wrap wand to wrap pallets prior to loading.
- Operate machine wrap to prepare the pallet for transport by securing products in pallet wrap.
- Perform pre-trip safety check on all equipment.
- Manually record loads onto schematic.
- Follow temperature sensitive protocols when transporting and loading product and prioritizing work flow.
- Secure shipments using load bars, straps and bulkheads.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Change power jack battery.
- Inspect inside of trailer for damage.
- Remove debris and sweep inside trailer.
- Maintain clean work environment which may include picking up trash or cleaning spills.
- Other duties may be assigned to fulfill DPI's objectives.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: The employee must have proficient knowledge of English and basic math skills. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Experience as a certified powered industrial truck (PIT) operator is preferred. Employee must be able to be certified for PIT operation by DPI.
Work Environment: The work environment is indoors. The employee may be exposed to variable temperatures from the three different product climates (dry, cold, freezer). The floors may be concrete in the warehouse areas. The employee may be exposed to exhaust fumes from trucks when working in colder climates as the trucks may need to be running during the loading process.
Work Hours: The work schedule is either 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, or 4 days a week, 10 hours a day. Start times vary. Work hours and shifts are subject to change depending on operating business conditions and needs. The employee may be required to work overtime, holidays or weekends.
Physical and Mental Demands: Medium, exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently, to move objects including the human body. This job also requires frequent standing. Know and follow proper safety protocols; know and follow DPI's grooming, hygiene and dress code standards, including appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) for safety compliance. Know and apply truck weight distribution, product loads and spatial relations to effectively and safely load trailers; know and follow temperature sensitive protocols when transporting goods, loading trucks and prioritizing workflow.
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