Order Picker

Position Description:
Title: Order Picker
Department: Warehouse
Reports to: Warehouse Manager and/or Night Warehouse Manager and/or Assistant Night Warehouse Manager
Job Summary:
Picks orders, palletizes merchandise, operates material handling equipment, receives, stores, and distributes material, tools, equipment, and products within establishments by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Picking, palletizing, labeling, wrapping, and loading merchandise on to trucks for delivery.
  • Safely operate forklift/reach trucks/pallet jacks.
  • Read production schedule, customer order, work order, shipping order, or requisition to determine items to be moved, gathered, or distributed.
  • Conveys materials and items from receiving or production areas to storage or to other designated areas.
  • Sorts and places materials or items on racks, shelves or in bins according to predetermined sequence such as size, type, style, color, or product code.
  • Assembles customer orders from stock and places orders on pallets or shelves, or conveys orders to packing station or shipping department.
  • Marks materials with identifying information.
  • Opens bales, crates, and other containers.
  • Records amounts of materials or items received or distributed.
  • Weighs or counts items for distribution within plant to ensure conformances to company standards.
  • Compiles worksheets or tickets from customer specifications.
  • Prepares parcels for mailing.
  • Maintains inventory records.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Teamwork – Balances team and individuals responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interest; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s effort to succeed.
Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours or work when necessary to reach goals (The regular workweek shall consist of five (5) consecutive eight (8) hour days, Monday through Friday; Overtime may increase shift hours, not to exceed fourteen (14) hours per shift).  Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative – Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
Innovation – Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work.

  • High school education preferred and/or up to one month related experience or training.
  • OSHA certification preferred
  • Certified to operate reach trucks and fork lifts preferred.
Abilities Required:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Reach a limited number of two-and-three syllable works and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers.  Ability to speak simple sentences.

Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two-step instructions.
Deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
 Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and high precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Additional information
HR use only
Pay grade | Negotiated Union Rate
Management? (Yes/No) | No
E/NE status | E
Created/revised | 3/7/16
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