Warehouse Associate (Inventory) at Imperfect Foods
Northlake, IL, US

About Imperfect

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!

How we are protecting employees from COVID-19

At Imperfect Foods, employee health and safety is our top priority. We have implemented processes and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. We provide gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer to all essential employees who must report to work. Before entering our warehouse, employees have their temperatures checked. In addition, we take great care to ensure frequently touched surfaces are sanitized throughout the day and all warehouses are fully sanitized weekly.

We have also implemented an Emergency Sick Leave policy providing full-time and part-time employees 2 additional weeks of paid time off and up to 26 weeks paid leave if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19.

About the Role:

Our Warehouse Associate is responsible for the receiving, storage, and distribution of all items received either from suppliers or production shops; as well as all duties necessary for the successful fulfillment of our customer’s orders and warehouse operations. The Warehouse Associate works independently or in a team to provide receiving, warehousing, and inventory services. The Warehouse Associate will be a cross-functional team member with the ability to work in all areas of the warehouse.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

Stocking, organizing, counting and distributing product throughout the warehouse

Move pallets to designated areas, working with forklift operators to facilitate efficient storage of the product.

Report any potential safety hazards or repair needs to supervisor or management

Select orders for customers, paying attention to accuracy in count and quality.

Keep the 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. 

May be required to train new employees

Other responsibilities as needed to support warehouse operations

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be supplemented at any time with or without notice.

Skills and Qualifications:

You can read and write English

Basic math skills

You’re able to stay focused and work efficiently both alone and as part of a team

You’re familiar with a warehouse environment 

You’re able  to lift 50 lbs and work standing for 8+ hours 

Comfortable working in a refrigerated environment (38°F)

Order selecting experience preferred 

Certification in forklift operation preferred, but not required

You’re passionate about our mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all

Details of the Position:

Permanent, full-time position

Shifts available: 2nd and 3rd

$14.50 per hour

The position is based out of our warehouse in Northlake

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.