These job duties are not a complete list of all duties and essential functions. BCS reserves the right to assign additional duties as needed. Forklift drivers at Bellingham Cold Storage may perform any of the following essential functions: Load and unload trucks, ships, railcars and containers. Assist other departments in moving equipment when necessary. Warehouse fresh and frozen product; run scanners, perform elementary math functions, perform light computer work, be trained to operate other equipment (i.e., pallet jack), stage product, lift up to 50 pounds. Bending and lifting is also a regular job function, as is continually getting on and off a forklift. Forklift drivers are expected to throw cases, do hand stows and perform regular labor functions.
This job involves lengthy periods of sitting, working in a very cold environment (temperatures ranging from 32 F to -20 F), lifting up to 50 pounds on a routine basis, walking on uneven cement floors, and twisting (to look behind the forklift). The use of handheld scanners is continuous. Work will be performed at both the Roeder Street and Orchard Drive warehouses, on day and night shifts. Punctual, regular attendance is required. A math and literacy test, a drug test, and a background check must be passed before an applicant may be offered this job.
Forklift drivers are expected to help other workers whenever and wherever they see a need. We are at peak production from approximately June through December. Overtime – including weekends, sometimes both weekend days for two consecutive weekends – will be expected during that time.
Hours of Work
Hours of work are variable because of the nature of our work. Standard hours are:
Day shift: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.*
Second shift: 3:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.*
Third shift: 11 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
*When business requires, hours may change to 12-hour shifts. (5 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.)
Hours can vary from day to day. If you are required to leave work at a specific time, or if you absolutely must be home by a specific time, this job will not be a good match for you. Due to rules associated with our union contract and its seniority provisions, we cannot guarantee that you will always stay on the same shift. In fact, it is highly likely that you will change shifts from time to time. NOTE: This is a summary only. Any discrepancy between this sheet and what is in the union contract will defer to the language in the union contract. Bellingham Cold Storage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information. "PLEASE COME TO OUR JOB FAIR APRIL 26TH-27TH 9-3PM. BCS 2825 Roeder Ave."
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