Commodities Team Member - 10 Year Top Workplace

Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Jun 11, 2019
Jul 10, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

Top Workplaces 10 Year Honoree

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The Commodities Team Member plays a crucial role in supporting our purpose creating an exceptional customer experience by responding to customer orders efficiently and accurately. The Commodities Team Member works in a team environment to ensure the delivery of customer orders.  To fill orders, this person will use a forklift or manually lift pipe from warehouse shelves or cuts wire to customer specifications, picks conduit, receives commodity items, and unloads trucks.  This individual prepares the product for delivery to customers and/or other branch locations by palletizing, banding and labeling the product and works in conjunction with the Commodities Team Lead and other team members to ensure all customer orders are completed in an efficient manner while maintaining high levels of accuracy and safety. This individual promotes our culture, our 5 P’s and our purpose to create an exceptional customer experience by transforming what a distributor can do.

Key Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

  • Pick and prepare customer pipe and wire in an efficient and accurate manner
  • Accurately maintain commodities inventory and equipment
  • Adhere to all company safety policies and initiatives
  • Assist in maintaining distribution center cleanliness and order
  • Cross-train in other departments as needed
  • Support team members by participating in team lifts
  • Participate in commodities team process improvements
  • Provide coverage in areas of the distribution center in which staffing is low and work level is high

Critical Success Factors:

  • Ability to learn, grow, and adapt to change
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all areas of the distribution center
  • Excellent customer service orientation
  • Willingness to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to stay on task and work efficiently
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and solid work ethic
  • Execute duties with the highest regard for safety, continuous improvement and cost reduction
  • Ability to successfully work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-motivated with strong problem solving ability
  • Drive for continuous improvement
  • Detail oriented
  • Dependable

Job Requirements/Specifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Previous distribution center experience preferred
  • Ability to lift 100 lbs on a consistent basis
  • Ability to operate lift truck equipment
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to work an extended shift to complete work tasks as needed
  • Demonstrated computer skills
  • Knowledge of Eclipse preferred
  • Knowledge of handheld RF scanner is a plus

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