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Warehouse Associate



Imperfect Foods



Chicago, IL, US


Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to reduce food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality meat and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our customers’ doorsteps and pride ourselves on offering up to a 30% discount compared to grocery store prices. Our customers can get the healthy, seasonal produce they want alongside the grocery staples they rely on, without having to compromise their budget or values. We’re proving that doing the right thing for the planet doesn’t have to cost more, and that shopping for quality ingredients can support the people and resources that it takes to grow our favorite foods.
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
About the Role:
Our Warehouse Associate is responsible for all duties necessary for the successful fulfillment of our customer’s orders and warehouse operations located in Northlake, IL. The Warehouse Associate works independently or in a team to provide receiving, warehousing, and order fulfillment services  (prepping and packing). The Warehouse Associate will be a cross-functional team member with the ability to work in all areas of the warehouse.   

Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Select orders for customers, paying attention to accuracy in count and quality
    • Sort and transfer produce from large bins into crates that can be loaded onto the pack line
    • Move pallets to designated areas, working with forklift operators to facilitate efficient storage of product
    • Report any potential safety hazards or repair needs to supervisor or management
    • Keep assigned area clean and in good order
    • Assist in collecting trash, sweeping, floors, or other housekeeping duties
    • Responsible for cleaning and sanitizing the warehouse pack area, lines, and produce crates in preparation for produce sorting 
    • General facility maintenance
    • May be required to train new employees
    • Other responsibilities as needed to support warehouse operations

Skills and Qualifications:

    • Basic produce knowledge
    • Produce handling experience
    • Ability to stay focused and work efficiently both alone and as part of a team
    • Familiarity with a warehouse environment
    •  Ability to lift 50 lbs and work standing for 8+ hours 
    • Comfortable working in a refrigerated environment (38°F)
    • Packing or assembly line experience
    • Creative problem solving skills
    • Certification in forklift operation preferred, but not required

Details of the Position:

    • Full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Production Manager
    • Position is based out of our warehouse in Northlake, IL
    • Competitive compensation and benefits package including health care, paid vacation, 401K, paid parental leave, and recurring credit towards your Imperfect account!

Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to work in both hot and cold temperature conditions 
    • Able to walk, stand, bend, squat/stoop, climb, reach, crouch, and kneel throughout the workday
    • LIft, lower, push, pull, leverage and manipulate equipment and/ or packages weighing up to 50 pounds repeatedly or continuously over time.
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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