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Shipping Supervisor - Night Shift

Oversee the Shipping shift and manage nightly operations of the Shipping warehouse.  This includes safety, customer service, production, employee relations, and meeting AIB Standards.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions.

  • Manage the order selectors, forklift operators, and loaders to ensure proper and accurate flow of all outbound product.
  • Oversee replenishment and minimize product damage.
  • Supervise proper loading of trucks, proper stop sequence, and load security.
  • Oversee proper review of shorts/mark-outs and make corrections if necessary.
  • Monitor attendance, timeclock, and approve PTO time.
  • Discipline/counsel employees as necessary.
  • Regular review of performance goals with all associates.
  • Conduct “Weekly Selector Observations” of new employees to provide feedback.
  • Active Member of IWC Safety Committee – conduct monthly audits, attend Safety Meetings, ensure MHE and facility meet all required safety standards.
  • Promote safety and report safety issues or incidents on assigned shift.  Conduct regular safety meetings with all hourly associates emphasizing relevant topics.
  • Must work with upper management and HR to resolve issues. Must work with all warehouse leadership periodically on issues concerning warehouse operations to improve customer service and productivity.
  • Proper lifting techniques must be used to prevent injuries. Awareness of mobile warehouse equipment must be constant.
  • Must be able to communicate and work well with other employees at IWC.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend all work instructions.
  • Being at work every day and coming to work on time is required.
  • Manage security of the building and product integrity.
  • Ensure superior sanitation and safety compliance throughout the distribution center
  • Comply with all USDA, OSHA, and other government regulations.
  • Ensures the IWC Facility is cleaned to AIB Requirements.
  • Provide training to all warehouse associates in order for them to do their job safely and efficiently.
  • Ensure WMS utilization and compliance. Knowledge of PC and AS400 systems.
  • Ensure that there are no late routes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 NECESSARY SKILLS

  • Able to manage 50+ employees.
  • Able to multitask.
  • Able to solve problems and communicate well with employees as well as all levels of management.
  • Knowledge of all products and warehouse operations.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Team of hourly employees assigned to Shipping shift.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school graduate or GED.  Two to five years warehouse supervisory experience, preferably in food distribution.  Knowledge of governmental compliance regulations (OSHA, USDA, HAACP, etc.) 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Exposed to varying warehouse temperatures in dry, cooler and freezer areas. Working area will vary throughout shift in warehouse. Be able to lift up to 25 – 50 lbs. occasionally. Proper lifting techniques must be utilized. Constant awareness of moving warehouse equipment. Must be aware of unsafe areas in refrigeration and freezer units.

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Loader Second Shift $14.50

SUMMARY

The Loader places customer orders in delivery trailers in the proper sequence. Each load should be positioned in the trailer to ensure safe unloading at each customer location.

SCHEDULE: Sunday thru Thursday

Start time is 3 pm until the job is done.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Loading product into delivery trailer in proper sequence after selectors have dropped Pallets at dock.
  • Remove insulated walls from delivery trailer before loading begins.
  • Drop dock plate and lock in place.
  • Separate dry and cooler items.
  • (Dry and Cooler Loader Duties): Load products after separating in proper sequence and look for damaged products.
  • (Freezer Loader Duties): Uses pallet jack to load products.
  • (Both dry/cooler and freezer duties may include “hand stack” pieces at end of loading pallets onto truck.
  • Must be aware of rules for loading: i.e.: no glass items on floor, lighter weight items on top.
  • Loader replaces insulated walls in trailer.
  • Close Dock doors.
  • Repeat process at next trailer.
  • Responsible for correct delivery of product to customers to ensure quality customer service. Responsible for not damaging product to be delivered.
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment.
  • Working your assigned schedule and coming to work on time is required.
  • Must be able to communicate, get along with and work well with other employees
  • Must be able to read and comprehend all work instructions

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Receiver-DAYSHIFT
SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday

TIME: 5 am - when the job is complete

Pay: $14.25

SUMMARY:

The Receiver is the first person to see the product coming from IWC vendors.Finding damaged product and discrepancies on deliveries are essential for accurate inventory control and proper billing

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions.
  • Responsible for making sure quantities and products are correct.
  • Retrieve receiving schedule (lists the quantities and products ordered to come in that day).
  • Outside vendors’ trucks are directed by receivers as to which dock to go to.
  • The receiver must check trailer temperatures as well as product temperatures of frozen and cooler items.
  • Receivers unload products using forklifts and pallet jacks and some cases have to be unloaded by hand.
  • Once unloaded, receivers must check that the quantity and the product (brand, size, etc.) match what was ordered and delivered. Any discrepancies have to be brought to the attention of the buyers and receiving coordinator.
  • The receiver must find any damages to cases or product itself and any outdated items.
  • The receiver must be able to determine if produce is spoilt or near spoilage. Any changes must be noted and entered into the AS400 system.
  • Items are then taken to the appropriate aisle to be put in the proper slots by the stockers.
  • Receivers must clean dock area and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed.
  • Working your assigned schedule and coming to work on time is required.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend all work instructions.
  • Must be able to communicate, get along with and work well with other employees.
  • Work is performed in the Cookeville warehouse.

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Lift Operator Second Shift - Starting at $14.50

Second shift position

Start time: 3 pm - when all the trailers have been loaded and ready for delivery the next day

Pay: $14.50 up to $15.75, depending on assigned area. 

Schedule: Sunday - Thursday

Summary: The forklift operator is primarily responsible for scanning and putting each product into the correct bay in the warehouse ahead of the selectors. Filling all slots ahead of selectors during the outbound process. Must be able to work for a long period of time in varying climates – dry, cooler and freezer.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions.

  • Forklift operator is primarily responsible for scanning and putting each product into the correct bay in the warehouse ahead of the selectors.
  • Expected to know to understand all aspects of the outbound process, adhere to strict safety, quality, and production standards; and be willing and able to work on powered equipment, such as a forklift or any related material handling equipment.
  • To be focused on customer service, quality, and the safety and productivity of their fellow warehouse associates.
  • Filling all slots ahead of selectors during the outbound process.
  • Experience in the use of computerized inventory controls systems.
  • Maintain quality standards as required by the management team.
  • Meet productivity requirements as required.
  • Safe working habits at all times are required.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.
  • Maintain an exceptionally clean and safe working environment.
  • Must be able to work for a long period of time in varying climates – dry, cooler and freezer.
  • Must be able to communicate, get along with and work well with other employees
  • Must be able to read and comprehend all work instructions.
  • Working your assigned schedule and coming to work on time is required.
  • Work is mainly performed in the Cookeville warehouse.

 

IWC offers full benefits that includes: Health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, profit- sharing plan and company-paid life insurance.

 

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Material Handler - Lumper

SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday

Time: 5 am - when the job is done

Pay: $13.75

SUMMARY:

The Material Handler / Runner ensures product received from vendors and suppliers is appropriately unloaded and restacked in the warehouse.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions.

  • Product that is stacked incorrectly to fit into our warehouse slots and/ or pallets with a variety of product must be separated and stacked correctly.
  • Repack large cooler items into smaller quantities.
  • Check for damaged product on the dry and cooler docks.
  • Sort pallets and place in correct location in warehouse.
  • Transport received products to proper aisle/pick slot.
  • Assures received pallets are in good condition.
  • Assures pallet labels are placed properly on products.
  • Assures products are correctly identified and not damaged.
  • Maintains good communication with receiver and supervision.
  • Safely operates all equipment related to receiving and slotting.
  • When product is properly stacked and received, will assist forklift operators with the completion of put-away and let-down where required.
  • Completes equipment check list at the beginning and ending of each shift for assigned equipment.
  • Maintains clean running areas (i.e. pick up debris).
  • Complies with error free work methods.
  • Safe working habits at all times are required.
  • Must be able to work for a long period of time in varying climates – dry, cooler and freezer.
  • Wear gloves and change gloves after every different item to prevent cross contamination.
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed.
  • Backup to repack responsibilities.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment.
  • Working your assigned schedule and coming to work on time is required.
  • Must be able to communicate, get along with and work well with other employees.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend all work instructions.

NECESSARY SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of warehouse and product location.
  • Must have Certified Stand-up Forklift License within 90 days after starting position
  • Basic math and English skills.
  • Able to determine damaged product.
  • Simple hand-eye coordination in order to operate machinery.
  • Must be able to stack boxes at the appropriate heights.
  • Industrial motorized equipment safe driving skills must be used.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Will work in varying temperature zones to include the dry, cooler and the freezer areas. 
  • Fast paced environment. 
  • Constant standing, lifting, bending and twisting throughout the shift.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently and up to 100 lbs. occasionally.
  • Must use proper lifting and bending techniques to eliminate back injuries.
  • Must always be aware of surroundings as machinery in the warehouse is constantly moving throughout the work area.
  • Fast-paced environment.

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Order Selector Second Shift - Starting at $15.00

The Order Selector position is a Sunday thru Thursday shift and employes work until all orders are complete. Overtime at times is required. This full time position includes a complete benefit package. Position requires consistent heavy lifting with an average of 50 lbs and a standard case rate pulled per hour. The qualified candidate will be pulling cases of product from either the freezer or dry area and placing them on pallets to be taken to the dock for loading. Accuracy and speed are mandatory to succeed. 

 SCHEDULE: Sunday thru Thursday

Start time is 3 pm until the job is finished.

We are located in Algood, TN across from the Algood school

  • STARTING PAY - $15.00 PER HOUR in DRY
  • Freezer selectors - $17 per hour
  • OPPORTUNITY TO EARN UP TO $17.85 PER HOUR, depending on Assigned Area.
  • An Incentive, based on number of increased cases pulled per hour for the week. OPPORTUNITY TO EARN UP TO $20.85, depending on Assigned Area.

The Order Selector is a full-time position from Sunday thru Thursday.

The qualified candidate will be pulling cases of product from either the freezer or dry area and placing them on pallets to be taken to the dock for loading. The order selector requires consistent heavy lifting of up to 50 lb. boxes for the entire shift. Must be able to lift up to 50 consistently and up to 90 pounds occasionally .The job also has a production minimum of cases pulled and palletized per hour. Accuracy and speed are essential to succeed.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

-Basic reading and math skills

-Be able to work in ambient temperatures (dry warehouse) or in temperature controlled areas (Cooler and freezer)

- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly

-IWC offers a competitive benefit package at 90 days. Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical, Dental Vision. Company paid life insurance. Profit Sharing plan for retirement.

-IWC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a member of the TN Drug Free Workplace Program and participates in the federal E-Verify program to verify the work eligibility status of all newly hired employees.

SUMMARY:

The Order Selector retrieves product from the warehouse racking system, places product on pallets and delivers pallets to the loading dock to be loaded onto IWC’s trailers.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • After retrieving hand scanner, pallet jack, and pick orders, the order selector begins pulling orders as instructed according to the scanning system.
  • The scanning system tells the order selector which aisle to retrieve product, what product to pull, and what quantity is needed.
  • The order selector must stack product on pallet jack according to the order of the stops on the truck and according to weight and fragileness of product.
  • Repeat process continuously throughout the night according to a pre-determined schedule.
  • Must handle “mark outs” and substitute the products that can be substituted.
  • Safe working habits at all times are required.
  • Able to read, write and communicate effectively, as it relates to the job and to the safety regulations.
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed.
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment.
  • Working your assigned schedule and coming to work on time is required.
  • Must be able to communicate, get along with and work well with other employees.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend all work instructions.
  • Work is performed at our Cookeville facility.

Differences between Dry, Cooler, and Freezer

            Dry:                      

  • Dealing with greater variety of products with lower quantities of each product needed to be pulled which means more over all stops.
  • Most of the time dealing with lighter products and products that might involve opening a case to get individual products.
  • Must be able to correctly identify damages and age of certain products.

            Cooler:

  • Work in cold temperatures.
  • Weigh “weight catch” items on a scale.
  • Cooler selector must also be aware of expiration dates on products and the order of each bay, so they pull the oldest products first.
  • Must be able to correctly identify damages and age of certain products.

            Freezer:

  • Work in very cold temperatures.
  • Weigh “weight catch” items on a scale.
  • Pulling heavier products in larger quantities with fewer stops but must deal with slick spots and iced products.
  • Must watch for ice on the floor and notify supervisor.
  • Must be able to correctly identify damages and age of certain products.

NECESSARY SKILLS:

  • Ability to stay focused and pull correct products and quantities.
  • Meet or exceed minimum efficiency levels established through an engineered production standard.
  • Requires working rapidly at a constant pace for the entire shift, in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Meet or exceed established cases per error goals.
  • Develop a good working knowledge of product, placement, and inventory control techniques and procedures.
  • Simple hand-eye coordination.
  • Able to learn AS400 computer program.

 EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Prior warehouse experience a plus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Will work in varying climates to include the dry, cooler and the freezer.
  • Standing and sitting varies throughout the day.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 consistently and up to 90 pounds occasionally.
  • When lifting, must use proper bending and lifting technique.
  • Constantly bending and twisting while operating a pallet jack and/or forklift, retrieving items from lower shelf areas.
  • Able to stand, walk, and bend 90% of shift.
  • Must operate all machinery in a safe manner.
  • Must always be aware of surroundings and pathways that may be blocked.
  • Beware of other machinery moving throughout warehouse.
  • Basic safe driving skills needed.

 

 

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District Sales Representative - Greater Nashville Area

Due to continuing growth, IWC has an immediate opening for an experienced salesperson to develop a sales territory in Nashville, Tennessee.  The ideal candidate should have previous food service sales experience but we are open to candidates with proven sales experience in other industries.  The qualified candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the Nashville area.   The position begins with a weekly subsidy and progresses to 100% commission structure.  Proven ability to partner with customers to support and grow their business.  Knowledge of broad line food service products a plus.  Qualified applicants will be expected to penetrate and expand this base.  There is intensive training with experienced DSRs in the area as well as the District Sales Manager.  IWC is a family-owned business.  We are looking for sales people who want a change from the "corporate culture" of being only a "number" to being part of a family atmosphere of a team working towards a common goal.

IWC offers an excellent wage and benefits package; is an EOE and a member of the TN Drug Free Workplace Program

Please send resume to sransom@goiwc.com.

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Part Time Cash and Carry Store Clerk $11.25 hr

Grocery store clerk.  20-24 hours per week. High school graduate or GED required. Must have customer service experience. Cash register experience preferred. Job duties include operating cash register, stocking, daily cleaning, etc. University and college students - we will work with school schedules.  

SUMMARY:

The Cash & Carry Clerk is the face of IWC for the Cash & Carry store.  Their interaction with customers is essential to the success of the store.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions.

  • Assist customers with questions of product.
  • Operate cash register.
  • Operate meat and cheese slicers, use scales and package deli products.
  • Requires lifting of product in order to stock items.
  • Break down cases of product.
  • Assist customers properly with questions and issues.
  • Operate cash register and bagging of groceries.
  • Check for outdates/ damaged product.
  • Process concession equipment rentals.
  • Sunday quarterly inventory assistance may be required.
  • Responsible for customer satisfaction with their purchases.
  • Responsible for balance of cash register.
  • Must be able to communicate, get along with and work well with customers and other employees.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend all work instructions.
  • Working your assigned schedule and coming to work on-time is required.
  • Work is performed at the Cash & Carry facility.

NECESSARY SKILLS:

  • Proper phone etiquette.
  • Basic Math skills and accuracy are necessary.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Constant walking, standing.  Frequent bending and stooping.
  • Ability to follow proper safety procedures when using cleaning chemicals in deli, restrooms, floors, shelving and display cases.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • While performing duties, the employee is frequently required to walk and stand for long hours, reach and manipulate objects. 
  • Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 75% of the work period while operating equipment such as cash register and deli slicer. 
  • Will climb short stepladders occasionally to place inventory on display shelves. 

Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. daily and up to 50 lbs, with assistance

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District Sales Rep - Chattanooga, TN

Due to continuing growth, IWC has an immediate opening for an experienced salesperson to develop a sales territory in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The ideal candidate should have previous food service sales experience but we are open to candidates with proven sales experience in other industries.  The qualified candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the Chattanooga area.   The position begins with a weekly subsidy and progresses to 100% commission structure.  Proven ability to partner with customers to support and grow their business.  Knowledge of broad line food service products a plus.  Qualified applicants will be expected to penetrate and expand this base.  There is intensive training with experienced DSRs in the area as well as the District Sales Manager.  IWC is a family-owned business.  We are looking for sales people who want a change from the "corporate culture" of being only a "number" to being part of a family atmosphere of a team working towards a common goal.

IWC offers a competitive wage and benefit package and is an EOE.

Please send resume to sransom@goiwc.com.

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District Sales Rep - Knoxville, TN

Due to continuing growth, IWC has an immediate opening for an experienced salesperson to develop a sales territory in Knoxville, Tennessee.  The ideal candidate should have previous food service sales experience but we are open to candidates with proven sales experience in other industries.  The qualified candidate must reside in or be willing to relocate to the Knoxville area.   The position begins with a weekly subsidy and progresses to 100% commission structure.  Proven ability to partner with customers to support and grow their business.  Knowledge of broad line food service products a plus.  Qualified applicants will be expected to penetrate and expand this base.  There is intensive training with experienced DSRs in the area as well as the District Sales Manager.  IWC is a family-owned business.  We are looking for sales people who want a change from the "corporate culture" of being only a "number" to being part of a family atmosphere of a team working towards a common goal.

IWC offers a competitive wage and benefit package and is an EOE.

Also, please send resume to sransom@goiwc.com.

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