The Loader position is responsible for placing finished goods into the warehouse, proper rotation of inventory, accurately and efficiently picking customer orders and loading finished goods onto truck.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Load trucks in a timely manner; check load count and commodity against order sheet and aging report; discuss load configuration with driver
  • Read and follow special instructions on the pick ticket
  • Load transport vehicles, making sure loads are evenly and securely placed
  • Verify quantity of produce shipped matches what the pick ticket has
  • Complete forklift pre-inspection forms
  • Ensure that boxes and pallets are in good condition, stacked correctly and stable, apply corner boards and shrink-wrap when required
  • Remove pallet stickers for shipping office personal when required; correctly mark left over pallets (pallet tag info) when building partial pallets
  • Help maintain cold room rotation; keep facility clean and organized
  • Fill out daily equipment check list; receive product from transfer loads; other duties as assigned
  • Ensure inbound and out bound shipments are accurate and free of damage, report quality variance
  • Must follow product rotation first in first out unless otherwise instructed
  • Inspect all trailers before loading for any issues (i.e., Damage torn chute damage walls foul smell dirty trailer unstable floor)
  • Verify order and truck name with line truck driver before loading
  • Understand the various loading configurations, and pattern of product/commodities
  • Must understand weight distribution on long haul trailers so truck is not over gross
  • Document on loading manifest the exact quantities of all commodities loaded into trailer as well as number of pallets and plastic bag used
  • Follow safe operating procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • One year minimum experience in agriculture cooling, receiving, and shipping is required
  • One to two years minimum of forklift experience is preferred
  • Able to use radio frequency handheld devices
  • Basic math and reading skills are required
  • Ability to communicate verbally and comprehend verbal instructions; requires sufficient sight and hearing to perform all job functions
  • Good interpersonal skills and customer service mentality with the ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees, peers, supervisors, vendors, and customers
  • Learn use of scan guns and know how to read pallet tags
  • Must be able to work flexible hours in a cold environment
  • Must be willing to work different shifts and occasional holidays and Sundays as needed


Email: careers@oceanmist.com