Employment Opportunities

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana has open posistions for the following: Driver, Environmental Services and Warehouse Associate.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to .  No phone calls, please.

POSITION TITLE:                               DRIVER

POSITION PURPOSE:                          The main purpose of the Driver is to assure all orders are filled and delivered accurately and in good condition.

EXEMPT / NON-EXEMPT:                   Non-exempt, part-time

DATE UPDATED:                                February 2020

POSITION REPORTS TO:                     Warehouse Manager

REPORTING TO THIS POSITION:        None (Community Service/Volunteers on occasion)

The following is a list of major duties and responsibilities for this position.  It is not all inclusive.  Other duties may be added as needed and management as appropriate may modify this job description.

MAJOR FUNCTIONS:

  •  Responsible for local trucking of product, both distribution of product to agencies and receiving of products from donors.
  •  Responsible for vehicles, including cleaning and maintaining proper maintenance.
  •  Responsible for proper use and care of all equipment (pallet jacks, forklifts, etc.).
  •  Responsible for proper and safety handling of all food and product.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS:

1.  Position is responsible for trucking, scheduling with donors and agencies, the pickup of donations and delivery of orders.

2. Position is responsible for checking in all products picked up from donors and complete all necessary paperwork. 
3. Drivers are required to assure orders and donations are properly accounted for before leaving facility.  This includes all necessary paperwork, proper charging of product and service fees before leaving on deliveries.
4. Position assists in warehouse duties when not delivering.  This includes filling of orders, maintaining all aspects inventory control and cleaning/maintenance of facility, when needed.
5. Drivers must keep vehicles in good condition.  This requires routine maintenance checks, cleaning of vehicle inside and out, as well as reporting to Warehouse Manager when a problem or potential problem exists.
6. Drivers assure safe transportation, maintaining proper food handling requirements.  This includes Feeding America, USDA, and OSHA guidelines.
7. Position requires assistance at food drives and other events which might require evening, weekend and other “off hour” work times.  These events might also require working with volunteers assisting with the event.
8. MUST maintain the highest customer service acumen possible.  This includes common courtesy, quality assistance and proper appearance when representing the Food Bank.
9. All other assignments as required by Warehouse Manager and Assistant Warehouse Manager.

  • QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR TRAINING:
  • Must be of good character and willing to maintain good customer service. 
  • This position must have a valid Indiana or Michigan driver’s license. 
  • Good math skills are required. 
  • Customer service skills, people person, a work history reflecting good driving skills is preferred; history of good attendance and performance is required. 
  • Become Serv-Safe certified: with commitment to adhering to principles and practices of food safety. 
  • Requires the ability to use warehouse equipment and become certified to use such equipment (forklift and electric pallet jacks).
  • One-year driving experience of a box truck.
  • Have a personal cell phone for work usage.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Lifting (a minimum of 50 lbs.), redistribution and handling of food, is required. Must be able to stand and/or walk on concrete floors for extended periods of time, as well as areas of extreme cold for short periods of time. 

Must be able to pass a drug and alcohol test.     

BENEFITS

  • Paid uniforms.
  • Cell phone – partial reimbursement.
  • Paid holidays based on days scheduled to work.

Title:                                     Inventory Specialist

Classification:                       Full-time; Non-exempt

Salary Range:                        $31,200 – $33,000 ($15.00 – 15.87/HR)

Reports to:                             Warehouse Manager; dotted line report to Finance Manager

Job Summary:                       The Inventory Specialist is responsible for all aspects of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana’s receiving, inventory and order process including inventory cycle counts, receipting, and invoicing; processing orders; and maintaining the warehouse in a clean and organized manner suitable for the storage and handling of food items; maintaining records and providing required reports regarding inventory handling and controls.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for proficiency in inventory control through Primarius 2 Software including receiving, item setup, tracking, transfers, physical inventory, and order confirmations.
  • Conduct inventory cycle counts on a regular schedule.
  • Lead year end physical inventory count.
  • Responsible for the input of data into various statistical spreadsheets.
  • Effectively communicate with Operations Department to ensure a comprehensive understanding of all inventory movement (receiving, sorting, distribution, internal transfers, etc.)
  • Submit required reports to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Procure donor information and products into Primarius 2 within 24 business hours of receipt.
  • Update reports to relevant departments with any discrepancies, root cause and recommendations for improvement.
  • Work closely with Agency Relations team to develop positive relationships and understand various product needs of partner agencies.
  • Assist with facilitation of Mobile Food Pantries and other specialized programs as required.
  • Understand personal responsibility to follow all safety policies and health rules, programs and procedures and the necessity to report issues immediately.
  • Assist in verifying food safety standards are met for products and packing through visual inspection, product handling and temperature monitoring when applicable. Complete and perform follow-through on activities and documentation when necessary.
  • Through product expiration process, manage FIFO (First In First Out) process.
  • Track inventory levels and work with other departments to control the distribution of product in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires High School Diploma
  • Demonstrated work experience in inventory systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Strong, independent worker.
  • Self-starter, able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Experience in data collection and analysis.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and be part of a team.
  • Familiarity with a warehouse environment a plus.
  • Experience with Primarius a plus.

Working Conditions

This work is performed primarily in an office environment while sitting at a computer terminal for extended periods of time. May involve periodic lifting and carrying of items that weigh up to 20 pounds. May work outside normal work hours and drive own vehicle for projects.

Employment requires a negative drug screening and successful background check.

 

POSITION TITLE:                   WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE  

POSITION PURPOSE:              Assists with handling, storing, processing and distribution of donated and purchased food products for member agencies. 

EXEMPT / NON-EXEMPT:      Part-time, Non-Exempt, hourly

DATE PREPARED:                  March 2021

POSITION REPORTS TO:        Warehouse Manager

The following is a ist of major duties and responsibilities for this position.  It is not all inclusive.  Other duties may be added as needed and management as appropriate may modify this job description.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS:

  • Pull agency shopping orders.
  • Assist agencies with putting their order together.
  • Assist agencies with loading of product into car/truck.
  • Restocking the shelves in the agency distribution area.
  • Maintain a clean work area along with some light cleaning throughout warehouse.
  • Unload incoming donations and purchase product; count, weigh and record donations on receiving reports; affix pallet tag and place into the proper storage area.
  • Keep warehouse neat and clean.
  • Serve as back-up for Agency Distribution Coordinator.
  • Assist with special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND OR TRAINING:

  • The Warehouse Associate is of good character and willing to maintain good customer service, physically fit and be able to work at a fast-paced environment.  This position must have a valid driver’s license.  Good math skills are required.  A work history reflecting good driving skills is preferred; history of good attendance and performance is required.  Become Serv-Safe certified; commitment to adhering to principles and practices of food safety. 
  • This position can involve operating machinery to move pallets and requires proficiency with inventory management software.  Must have computer skills along with customer service skills on the telephone and in person.    

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lifting (a minimum of 50 lbs.), redistribution and handling of food, is required.  Must be able to stand and/or walk on concrete floors for extended periods of time, as well as areas of extreme cold for short periods of time.  It is mandatory that the warehouse assistant has the ability to use a variety of warehouse equipment and the ability to learn and use such equipment. 

BENEFITS:

  • Paid uniforms.
  • Paid holidays based on days scheduled to work.

The Food Bank of Northern Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individals, regardingless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin or any other legally protected category.

Interested candidates should send a resume to . No phone calls, please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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