Operations Worker

Location US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
# Positions
Operations - Warehouse


Top rated Food Bank warehouse environment - with efficiency and food safety priority - this function operates in warehouse performing any of the following:  order picking, checking, shipping/receiving, stocking, salvage sorting, production - involves electric pallet jack and fork-lift operations. Requires flexibility to all areas of assignment.  Exposure to dry & temperature controlled (cooler/freezer) environments.  May include evening & week end hours.


Key functions including, not limited to:

  • Operating of forklift, pallet jacks (manual and electric)
  • Off-load/load product upwards of 50 pounds from/to dry/refrigerated/freezer areas
  • Ensure accuracy in loads, whether in-coming or out-going
  • Check loads for infestations, damages, and code dates; applying food safety standards
  • Follow organizational procedures for warehouse and food safety, in keeping with all Food Depository policies
  • This position might entail interaction with volunteers during repack sessions and sorting salvage products from food drives/donations 


  • High school diploma/GED equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license preferred (with current vehicle insurance)
  • Experience operating material handling equipment, including forklifts and pallet jacks
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Ability to take direction and process paperwork
  • Physically fit, high energy and capable of lifting fifty pounds and standing six to eight hours
  • Capable of adapting to different assignments in the warehouse:  dry, refrigerated, frozen
  • Ability to manually load and unload freight from vehicles
  • May include evening and weekend hours, depending on events
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Able to work as part of a team


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