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At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,000 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!


3030 Main Ave - Fargo, North Dakota 58103

Job Description:

Schedule: Starting at 1pm (8-10 hour shifts)

*Sunday & Friday required

*Off Saturday & 1 weekday

Starting wage: $22/hr

This role is responsible to complete assigned loading tasks within a timely manner to meet customer delivery times; responsible for loading product according to pallet load diagram/report generated from the Warehouse Management System (WMS). Work with transportation to ensure product is loaded onto accurate trailer and that product is secure; work with Warehouse Supervisor to immediately address potential gross load weight issues.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Complete assigned loading tasks within a timely manner to meet customer delivery times; responsible for pallet loading product from staging area onto designated trailers in delivery sequence order according to pallet load diagram/report.
  • Move or otherwise handle cases, boxes, bags, and/or pallets of dry groceries, frozen foods, dairy products, produce, poultry, fish, beef, pork and/or tobacco products and related products as identified on order forms, in the quantities specified.
  • Ensure pallets are properly wrapped and perform final pallet checks to ensure that all customer-ordered products are available/loaded, and product is secure to ensure an undamaged shipment and delivery.
  • May need to restack and palletize product.
  • Work with transportation to ensure product is loaded onto accurate trailer and in a timely manner to meet dispatch schedule; communicate any special delivery circumstances to the driver via the pallet diagram and/or pallet recap report in the driver's delivery documents.
  • Use proper loading techniques to ensure appropriate weight distribution of pallets; work with Warehouse Supervisor to immediately address potential gross load weight issues or any other product/loading issues.
  • Inspect and ensure trailer wheels are chocked, apply glad hand safety locks as required; check and set temperature on trailer reefer units as appropriate; and ensure company trailers are clean, sanitized trailers before loading.
  • Operate power industrial equipment such as a forklift, long-tongued electric pallet jack, high-extender high-lift and other moving equipment (i.e., walkers).
  • Lift products weighing between 30-60 lbs. frequently and products weighing up to 75 lbs. occasionally, while ensuring and maintaining a safe work environment.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment by properly disposing of pallet boards, wood chips, and other trash, etc. and ensuring any spills are cleaned up quickly and according to safety guidelines.
  • Conduct inspections of powered industrial equipment as required, using a safety checklist, to ensure such equipment is in good working order.
  • Report damaged product and quality issues and notify supervisor of out-of-stock or low volume product(s).
  • Participate in product selection, put-away and rotation of products and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • High School Diploma (Preferred) or GED.
  • One-year prior warehouse/distribution experience.
  • Must be certified, or willing to obtain and maintain certification, on all required powered industrial equipment such as forklift, electric pallet jack, long-tongued electric pallet jack and high-extender high lift.
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation in the conditions specified for 8 - 10-hour shifts.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, day and evening hours, and overtime as assigned.
  • Must understand and be able to communicate in English, including but not limited to, reading and interpreting order forms and selection labels.
  • Basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills are required.
  • Must be able to follow verbal (oral) and written instructions.
  • Must be able to understand warehouse pallet load diagram and use radio frequency (RF) unit.
  • Ability to use computer barcode scanning equipment.
  • Must be able to use computer to access the Warehouse Management System (WMS) program and troubleshoot product location.
  • Must be able to open, close and secure all types of trailer doors.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced warehouse operation.
  • Able to safely operate warehouse equipment such as forklift, pallet jacks and other material handling/industrial equipment.
  • Must follow safe working practices in accordance with Company safety policies and practices.
  • Ability to work in multi-temperature areas as assigned (e.g., freezer, coolers, dry conditions).
  • Must report for work regularly and on time, as scheduled.
  • Must be able to take direction from supervisor(s) and works well with others.
  • Must work well under pressure, and is able to organize and prioritize work assignments, and meet established deadlines.
  • Must perform assigned tasks accurately and completely.
  • Must be flexible and able to handle changes in work requirements productively.

As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package.

SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran, that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

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