Warehouse Worker

Website Equal Exchange

We Own It.

To APPLY, Please submit your resume & answers to the following questions by Friday, September 16, 2022 to pdxhiring@equalexchange.coop.

1. In your opinion, how would you describe a well-run warehouse? Be specific.

2. You’ve been hired as an EE West worker-owner track employee. You’ve discovered there are days when you’re not as busy as others in normal work activity. There are no packages to pack, the phones are quiet, and your supervisor is absent. How would you approach a situation like this?

3. This position involves repetitive physical labor: fulfilling orders, unloading deliveries, working in temperature extremes, occasionally doing deliveries, and communicating with customer service when needed.  What are some relevant past work experience(s) that shows your qualifications for thriving in these conditions?

Job Description:
●       Regular, non-exempt (hourly) position on worker owner track
●       Hours: 40 hours per week
●       Pay: Hourly pay annualizes to $36,000
●       Reports to: West Warehouse Manager
●       Responsible for: general Warehouse Operations

●   An interest in the mission of Equal Exchange.
●   Ability to communicate and problem solve effectively with customers and team members.
●   Ability to manage time and responsibilities, be flexible & manage several tasks at once.
●   A desire to learn and contribute to the success of the organization.
●   Enjoy working as part of a team, while still performing tasks independently.
●   Good computer skills.
●   Previous experience in warehouse work is desirable but not mandatory.
●   Ability to work on your feet. Extensive lifting is required, including boxes ranging from 5-50 lbs
●   Ability to pay attention to detail and work accurately.
●   Willingness to do other tasks as needed to support the team as requested by the supervisor.
●   Forklift experience preferred, but not required.

Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:
●      Order-Picking:  Pick orders effectively and accurately using pick sheets and handheld devices. Address any inventory discrepancies discovered while picking.
●      Shipping: Prepare orders for UPS and freight shipments in time for daily deadlines. Fill out all paperwork necessary for each outbound shipment.
●     Receiving:  Unload deliveries and handle paperwork necessary for inbound shipments. Quality control of packages. Ensure product rotation during put-away.
●     Stocking & Clean up:  Restock daily, following systems set up to ensure product rotation. Keep the warehouse clean and organized. Remove/repack damaged products from picking locations. Regularly inspect the exterior of the building for graffiti (paint over as needed) and keep the exterior free of debris such as litter and leaves.
●      Other: Support team members as needed or directed with miscellaneous tasks.

**Equal Exchange supports equal employment opportunity for all classes of individuals, regardless of age, race, color, national origin, citizenship status, disability, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, economic status, veteran status. As a business dedicated to economic justice for small farmers worldwide, our worker-owners, and communities in the US, we encourage BIPOC, women, queer and trans-identified folks to apply.  We believe that our differences strengthen our co-op, and that we only reach true consensus by empowering dissent and dialogue.

To apply for this job please visit www.info.equalexchange.coop.

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