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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!


1133 Kingwood Avenue - Norfolk, Virginia 23502

Job Description:

Position Summary:

This role is responsible to unload products from trucks and breakdown pallets. Provides assistant to various warehouse position as requested to include sanitation, selection, inventory control, etc. May be responsible for fueling, washing and/or cleaning semi-trucks/trailers based on assigned distribution center.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Unload products from trucks; breakdown pallet and stack (lump) product on pallets and organize products to be placed into appropriate warehouse racks/pick slots.

  • 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.

  • Assist with sanitation duties to include cleaning the warehouse, emptying garbage, etc. as assigned.

  • Responsible for fueling, washing and/or cleaning semi-trucks/trailers based on assigned distribution center.

  • May assist with checking product for damage, verifying accurate product and quantities received according to purchase order (PO) and pallet label.

  • May assist with completing selection orders; select products from the warehouse racks/pick slots, assemble, palletize and/or shrink wrap products/pallets for customer orders, and label cases/pallets with order labels in a timely, accurate and efficient manner.

  • 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.

  • May operate power industrial equipment such as a long-tongued electric pallet jack, high-extender high-lift and other moving equipment (i.e., walkers).

  • Ensure equipment is in good working order according to safety checklist as required.

  • Report damaged product and quality issues and notify supervisor of out-of-stock or low volume product(s).

  • Participate in rotation of products, move products to dock areas and perform other duties as assigned.

  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • High School Diploma (Preferred) or equivalent preferred.

  • One year warehouse experience preferred.

  • Prior experience operating power industrial equipment, such as an electric pallet jack, long-tongued electric pallet jack and high-extender high lift preferred.

  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without 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.

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced warehouse operation.

  • Able to safely operate warehouse equipment such as 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.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must frequently sit, walk and stand, use hands to handle, grasp, and twist objects, tools, or controls, and use both feet for repetitive movements as in operating foot controls. Must frequently walk, talk, crouch, kneel, bend, stoop, twist, and reach with the hands and arms. Ability to lift up to 75 pounds with assistance as needed. While performing the duties of this position, employees are subject to a warehouse environment and may frequently be exposed to changes in temperature and humidity based on assignment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Employees must be able to work weekends, holidays, days and night hours, and overtime as necessary and as assigned, and must be able to work in the condition specified for 8-10 hours shift as assigned. Travel requirements vary by assignment.


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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