Kitchen Material Handler

Kitchen Material Handler

The Central Texas Food Bank is working hard to close the hunger gap and we want you to join us! Our mission is “to nourish hungry people and lead the community in the fight against hunger”. We are accomplishing this not only with our amazing programming and fundraising events, but by hiring motivated, mission-driven employees who have the drive to end hunger.

Looking for a way to make a difference without sacrificing a competitive salary and excellent benefits? Now might be a good time to explore this opportunity with the Central Texas Food Bank. We’re looking for highly-motivated people to bring their unique skills to bear on our mission of nourishing hungry people and leading the community in the fight against hunger. As the region’s largest hunger-relief charity, the Food Bank offers a diverse and inclusive workplace, professional development opportunities, and a culture of promoting from within.

The Central Texas Food Bank is looking for a Kitchen Material Handler in our Food Sourcing Department. This role is a vital member of our Kitchen Team inspecting and receiving kitchen products for upcoming production cycles, storing and rotating product, and maintaining satisfactory inventory levels. Reporting into the Kitchen Manager on the Kitchen team, this position requires manual labor and solid communications skills. Regular shift timings are from 7:30 am -4:30 pm.

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

As a Kitchen Material Handler, you will be:
-Pulling and verifying kitchen orders
-Oversee the receipt of kitchen goods; verifying item number, counts, and quality
-Complete transactions to receive kitchen orders/products, process paperwork and complete all necessary transactions according to established procedures
-Following procedures pertaining to the proper handling of kitchen orders/inventory documentation
-Maintaining kitchen products in a neat and orderly condition, including ensuring access to products in the freezer, cooler and dry warehouses
-Rotating stock on a regular basis to reduce waste and ensure product is dated appropriately for distributions
-Visually monitor inventory levels and communicate deficiencies to managers, supervisors, and others as necessary
-Complete inventory transactions; receive, assign location, transfer/issue inventory as required
-Operating warehouse equipment in a safe manner
-Complying with all health regulations and other laws that govern food handling
-Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas
-Conducting weekly physical inventories of kitchen products
-Assist with preparing meals and packing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snack) according to USDA and TDA regulations for CACFP, SFSP and National School Lunch, School Breakfast and After School Snack programs
-Conduct audits of meal counts and routes
-Conduct audits of meal temperatures to ensure compliance
-Follow procedures for waste management including recycling policies and procedures
-Asked to perform other duties as assigned

Application qualifications

You are a great candidate if you have:
-High School Diploma or equivalent
-2+ years of experience in a commercial warehouse environment required
-1+ years of experience working in a Food Service Industry preferred
-Demonstrated ability to operate warehouse equipment like forklift, reach truck, electric jacks and rider jacks.
-Experience in warehousing.
-Experience in inventory management
-Excellent math skills. Basic computer skills
-Ability to work in various climate conditions (warehouse, freezer, and cooler)
-Capability to lift, push, or pull at least 50 pounds
-Excellent organizational and time-management skills
-Strong ability to maintain quality and follow safety standards
-Demonstrated problem-solving skills
-Strong ability to receive, track, stock, and/or ship out goods
-Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with colleagues throughout the organization
-Ability to work effectively with food bank staff, volunteers and vendors with a commitment and desire to go the extra mile to make the Food Bank kitchen program a benchmark program for food safety, quality and innovation

Bonus points for:
-Being highly motivated, with the ability to work independently, take initiative, participate as an effective team member and follow tasks through to completion.
-Ability or willingness to learn within a timeline on giving instructions to large groups of volunteers
-Proven demonstration of good judgment and discretion
Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, push, stoop, reach above the shoulder, grasp, pull, bend repeatedly, identify colors, hear with aid, see, write, count, read, speak, analyze, alphabetize, repetitively lift and carry 50 lbs., perceive depth, operate a motor vehicle, and operate motor equipment.
Conditions may include working inside, working around machines with moving parts and moving objects, working closely with others, working alone, and working protracted or irregular hours.