The Food Depot seeks a warehouse assistant (temporary position)

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JOB TITLE: Warehouse, Temporary (Pandemic) Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Director of Warehouse Operations


SALARY RANGE: $13.50 – $20.50/Hour

This position is open until filled. Please submit a resume or an application to

Duration of employment depends on our pandemic response.
Download the fillable PDF application here.

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for receiving, storing and handling inventory in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, standards and program guidelines.


Receives, counts, sorts, prepares and places food and related product on racks, shelves, or in bin and boxes according to predetermined sequences such as size, type, style, color or product code, including comparison of bills of lading, inspection of product as it is received, and generation of pallet tags

Assembles customer orders from stock and places orders on pallets or shelves, or conveys orders to staging station or shipping area, including all program orders (Food 4 Kids, Mobile Food Pantry, Diaper Depot, Infant Supply Initiative)

Receives customer orders, generates pick lists and ensures all agencies have submitted orders, if needed

Determines additional food, including produce and perishables to be added to customer orders

Sorts and stores perishable goods in the proper refrigerated and freezer spaces, pulling outdated product – practice FIFO

Completes forms, reports, and logs as required, including generation and issue of weekly offerings lists and monthly donor receipts

Maintains positive customer relationships with donors, partner agencies, volunteers

Supervises volunteers, when appropriate; determines volunteer projects in conjunction with volunteer coordinator

Ensures that all stock and inventory items are maintained in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, standards and program guidelines – executes physical count

Ensures the proper maintenance and recording of inventory levels for food and nonfood items

Handles food according to safe food handling practices

Maintains and safely operates all trucks and warehouse equipment, including forklifts and pallet jacks; operates scales to weigh inventory items

Assists in the maintenance and care of the facility and equipment; assists in the safety and sanitation of facilities and equipment through compliance with The Food Depot guidelines and any applicable local, state or federal laws or regulations

Observes all local, state, and federal regulations in warehouse operations and vehicle transport

Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests

Complies with all The Food Depot policies, procedures and systems

Is consistently at work and on time

Performs related duties as required or assigned; assists other departments as requested; may work evenings and weekends, as needed


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience

Demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of The Food Depot.

Ability to read and comprehend packing slips and orders

Ability to effectively communicate problems and issues

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide along with a basic understanding of weights and measures

Must be computer literate. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, inventory database experience a must

Commitment to accuracy and thoroughness

Employment Requirements

Negative Pre-employment Drug Screening

Clean Driving Record – New Mexico Driver’s License

Physical Environment

Primary work is in a warehouse environment

Must be able to get into a forklift and operate all of the controls

Employee can be exposed to extreme hot or cold temperatures

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

The employee must be able to load and unload items into and out of truck

The employee must be able to operate forklift and pallet jacks

The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give assignments.

This position description excludes the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

I have read the above job description. I meet the qualifications and can perform the duties as described.