Utility Worker

Revised: 10/17

Cherokee Distribution Center

Cherokee, Iowa

Job Title: Utility Worker

Department: Warehouse

General Function

Helps ensure cleanliness of warehouse and S/R Offices. Duties include sweeping, mopping, buffing floors, and dusting

Reporting Relations

Accountable and Reports to:

AVP Distribution, Cherokee Division

AVP Transportation, Human Resources, Cherokee Division

Director of Warehousing, Cherokee Division

Warehouse Manager; Department Manager

Assistant Department Manager

Positions that Report to you: None

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

* Ensures cleanliness of the warehouse by sweeping, mopping, and buffing floors.

* Picks up cardboard and baling plastic.

* Cleans damaged items.

* Weighs damaged goods.

* Loads pallets.

* Reports to work when scheduled and on time.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

* Reports problems to supervisors.

* Performs other job-related duties and special projects as required.

* Works with little or no supervision.

* Seeks out new assignments and expands capabilities, personality, and professionalism.

* Follows safety and conduct rules, other regulations, and observes good housekeeping practices.

* Ability to cooperate, work, and communicate with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates and/or outside contacts.

* Adheres to company policies.

Education and Experience

High School or equivalent experience. Six months to one year of similar or related work experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

* Must have the ability to solve practical problems; variety of variables with limited standardization; interpret instructions.

* Must be able to perform arithmetic calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percentages.

* Must be able to copy data from one record to another; interview to obtain basic information; evaluate technical data; and guide people and provide direction.

Physical Requirements

* Must be able to physically perform medium work: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 20 pounds of force frequently, and 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

* Visual requirements include clarity of vision at distance of less than 20 inches and up to 20 feet with or without correction, depth perception, color vision, and field of vision.

* Must be able to perform the following physical activities: Stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, crawling, feeling, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, climbing, balancing, bending, and repetitive motions.

Working Conditions

The duties for this position are normally conducted in a warehouse environment. There is frequent pressure to meet deadlines and handle multiple priorities. There is exposure to dirt, noise, equipment movement hazard, and temperature extremes.

Equipment Used To Perform Job

Pallet jack and forklifts.