Post Date: 11/05/2018
Close Date: 01/01/2019
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Pay Details: The minimum starting pay is $14.90 and depending on experience.
This position will be working 32-hours per week and is benefit eligible.
Who We Are:
Oregon Food Bank Opens a New Window. (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We provide food, education and hope to our neighbors experiencing hunger, and we build community action to change the systems that allow hunger to grow.
We are collaborative. At the center of a network of over 960 partners, OFB’s work is done in collaboration with organizations throughout Oregon and in Clark County, WA.
We focus on freshness. OFB’s Produce Initiative and Fresh Alliance Program Opens a New Window. bring fresh food to people facing hunger.
We champion self-reliance. OFB’s education courses teach skills that make families more resilient and impact life-long changes to eating habits.
We advocate for change. OFB advocates for public policies and programs and supports community food systems that address the root causes of hunger.
We are committed to equity and inclusion. We believe that only a diverse, vibrant staff that is fully included will be able to achieve our mission.
Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization.
Who we are looking for:
The Branch Operations Specialist works with the Branch Warehouse Lead to perform daily completion of receiving, storage and distribution of food and other products at one of Oregon Food Bank’s remote branches – Columbia Gorge Food Bank – in The Dalles, OR. The Branch Operations Specialist performs a variety of warehousing duties that require strict compliance with established inventory and material handling procedures and an understanding of the requirements of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Feeding America. The Branch Operations Specialist will drive a 24-foot refrigerated box truck to pick up retail food donations and deliver them to partner agencies on a regular basis.
Duties and Responsibilities
Route product as directed to storage locations, verify item, count and locate into inventory as per OFB standard operating procedures.
Load / unload inbound product.
Combine pallets and rearrange space to accommodate a steady flow of product.
Assist partner agency representatives in picking up orders.
Coordinate and supervise volunteer projects in the warehouse as directed.
Provide courteous and responsive service to donors, agency staff and volunteers as well as to clients at direct service distributions
Pick up regular and episodic food donations from grocery stores, farms, packing sheds and local food manufacturers as directed.
Deliver food to Partner Agencies as directed.
Support seasonal and episodic mobile food distributions and special deliveries to underserved areas.
Execute inventory-related recall directives.
Participate in planned physical inventories.
Keep assigned areas clean and perform other housekeeping and sanitation duties. Perform pest control inspections. Maintain temperature and pest control logs. May perform light building maintenance.
Operate powered industrial trucks (forklifts) IAW OR-OSHA 1910.178, electric and manual pallet jacks, and observe best practices for safety in all warehousing activities.
Other duties as assigned.
Warehouse experience and / or experience in grocery and fresh and frozen products.
High school diploma or GED. Proficient in basic math.
Ability to operate a computer to execute tasks such as such as sending and receiving email, preparing basic memos, and recording relevant warehouse and agency information in a warehouse management system (Primarius).
Ability to prioritize tasks and be adaptable to a changing work load.
Safe driving record, current vehicle insurance and ability to use personal vehicle for OFB business.
Ability to drive a company van or refrigerated truck.
Ability to move and lift supplies and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and to communicate clearly using push-to-talk telephones.
Strong problem solving skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to obtain food safety and forklift certification.
Work is performed in warehouse with a significant amount of walking on concrete surfaces. Entrances may be open and work conditions during the summer months can be very hot, and during the winter very cold. Employee may be going in and out of freezers and coolers with extreme variations in temperature. Work space could be very dusty, and on occasions can be noisy due to the traffic of motorized vehicles operated in the building. Periodically may work outside and be exposed to the elements. Employee may be exposed to spoiled food and sharp objects due to working with damaged product. Work involves moving boxes and employee must lift, bend, stoop, pick up and move objects up to 50 pounds. Work involves using manual pallet jacks and therefore requires an ability to push and pull pallets over 2,000 pounds.
Person performing this job may work with individuals performing community service. As set forth in our policies, Oregon Food Bank does not tolerate harassment on any characteristic protected by law. No person is permitted to carry weapons on Oregon Food Bank premises and we strictly enforce a no violence policy in the workplace.
May work days, evenings, weekends, holidays and through inclement weather due to special events and other projects related to timely and accurate warehousing and distribution of product.