Distribution Specialist 1

Distribution Specialist 1

The Distribution Specialist 1 is responsible for storing, staging and packing food products. This role works closely with our distribution team and volunteers to pull and distribute product orders for our partner agencies. May train and direct volunteer workers to accomplish work.

End date
Opportunity type
Warehouse / Supply Chain / Drivers
Job responsibilities

Essential Functions:
• Store, stage, and pack food products
• Responsible for keeping pick locations full including restacking and rearranging product for maximum efficiency
• Ensure timely pulling of large delivery orders in order of importance
• Check all orders to verify accuracy
• Restock product as needed following specific food storage guidelines
• Monitor picking area, making sure that only designated people are present, i.e. FBR staff and volunteers
• Verify pick bins and work with Inventory Specialists to ensure accuracy
• Assist in maintaining accurate inventory counts; may research inventory to verify zeros
• Assist pulling product from warehouse to pick slots
• Replenish distribution bins
• Load and unload trucks
• Ensure maximum and accurate inventory is available
• Maintain the warehouse in a neat, clean and orderly manner
• Meet with volunteers and train for distribution and pulling procedures; reinforce safe work behavior of volunteers
• Secure distribution area at end of each shift and at end of work day
• Maintain warehouse according to Feeding America and AIB standards
• Follow all safety guidelines and regulations
• Other duties as assigned

Work Environment:
• Standing and walking throughout the shift; sitting intermittently
• Uses heavy equipment on a daily basis including forklift, stand up/sit down lift truck, step up pallet jack and automatic pallet jack
• Ability to push and pull up to 2,000 lb. pallets with a manual pallet jack
• Regularly lift more than 50 pounds
• Warehouse environment, temperatures may vary (hot/cold); primarily cold
• Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, crouch or crawl, talk or hear
• Use specific vision abilities, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

• Commitment to fulfilling the mission of FBR; represents the FBR brand in a positive manner internally and externally
• Able to interact with others in a diplomatic, courteous and positive manner; maintaining a professional demeanor and respond with urgency when necessary
• Must have strong problem solving, time management, organizational , multi-tasking and critical thinking skills
• Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks and projects efficiently while meeting deadlines and objectives
• Exercise cultural competency, including race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, and disability among other areas
• Self-directed, proactive and independent problem solver
• Show strong teambuilding and interpersonal skills

Application qualifications

Education and Experience:
• High School diploma or equivalent required
• Prior experience working in a warehouse/manufacturing environment preferred
• Forklift certification preferred
• Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language fluently, and communicate verbally and in writing at a professional level
• Experience with Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and Outlook and warehouse management systems a plus

Expected Hours of Work:
This role is considered full-time working approximately 40 hours per week and is eligible for overtime for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

Work schedules vary each week and consists of weekdays, evening and occasional Saturdays.


We offer great benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Flex Schedules, and a Flexible Spending Account.

How to apply