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Team Leader 1st Shift

River Valley Foods
Syracuse, NY 13206
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River Valley, a growing specialty foods and consumable products distributor in Syracuse, NY, is searching for full time First Shift Warehouse Team Lead. The River Valley family of companies: River Valley Foods, Cavallaro Foods and Garden Spot Foods, distributes a wide range of specialty dry and frozen grocery items and consumable products out of warehouses in Syracuse, NY and New Holland, PA.

The Warehouse Team Lead is responsible to coach, train employees and present themselves in a positive manner while leading by example and maintaining a safe and positive work environment.

This position is FULL TIME with competitive benefit offerings:

  • Medical & Dental benefits
  • Life & Disability insurance
  • Supplemental insurances
  • 401k with company match
  • 2 weeks of vacation per year
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee purchase program
  • Comfortable break room with Fresh Express and picnic area
  • Annual protective footwear allowance
  • Opportunity for advancement

The Team Lead reports to the Supervisor on duty.

The starting wage for this position is $22.25.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Arrive prior to employees shift allowing Team Lead to obtain and discuss days work schedule with Supervisor
    • Allocate orders
    • Input letdowns
  • Conduct a shift startup meeting with employees
  • Safety, SQF topic and any other need to know information
  • Take attendance
  • Lead group stretch
  • Perform a pre-operation inspection of any equipment being used
  • Walk aisles throughout shift
    • Monitor employees behavior
    • Reinforce safe work habits
    • Check for damaged racking or product
  • Make sure employees are transporting product in a manner that ensures stability throughout the distribution process
  • Train new employees
  • Coach employees for success
  • Delegate job assignments
    • Move employees to the work
    • Ensure employees are staying productive
  • Complete daily reports
    • Pre-op sheets
    • Cooler temp logs
    • Shift leads daily planner
    • Shift recap
  • Ensure warehouse is clean
    • No empty pallets in bays
    • Trash and cardboard picked up
    • Damages and yellow bins are brought to Damage Returns
    • Equipment is put away and placed on charge
  • Follow company and SQF guidelines when handling products, including the handling of damaged cases discovered in the warehouse
  • Operate all equipment in a safe manner at all times

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to read and understand English in order to understand customer orders and supervisor instructions and ability to give instructions
  • Knowledge of equipment
    • Single/Double jack
    • High lift
    • RF scanning gun
  • Knowledge of warehouse operations
    • Selecting
    • Auditing
    • Forklift
    • Loading
    • Receiving
    • Sanitation
    • Clerical
    • I.C.
    • Damage Returns
  • Computer knowledge
    • Outlook
    • Accellos
    • Monarch
  • Ability to comply and enforce OSHA regulations
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Ability to learn new things, embrace change and to adapt to change
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to stand and work on your feet for extended periods of time

Education and Experience

  • Associate degree or higher but not required
  • 3 or more years of warehouse experience preferred but not required

River Valley Holdings is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).



Posted: 2022-04-28 Expires: 2022-05-29

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