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Farmer's Fridge Forklift Operator in Chicago, Illinois

Hourly Rate: $16.50 per hour

Shift: Sunday - Thursday

Location: 5370 S. Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL

Farmer?s Fridge is on a mission to make it simple for everyone to eat well. We serve healthy, handcrafted meals and snacks from our growing network of 400+ software-enabled vending machines that we refer to as smart Fridges, and a new direct-to-consumer business. We are striving to change the food system from the ground up ? one Fridge or delivery at a time.

We are a team that cares -? about the business, the impact our product makes, and each other. We are data-driven, innovative, and quick to move on a good idea. We are looking for people who want to collaborate in an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture and have a passion to succeed.

About this job:

  • Operating forklift

  • Assist with various warehouse tasks

  • Ensure maintenance of a safe, clean, and well-organized working environment

  • Immediately report safety hazards and violations; communicates operational concerns

  • Communicate within and across multiple departments

  • Previous knowledge of allergen storage a plus

Necessary knowledge, skills and experience:

  • 1 year warehouse experience, preferably in the food industry

  • Must have previous forklift experience, certification is a plus

  • Knowledge and ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Suite

  • Possess strong communication skills

  • This is a physical job and requires that you be able to lift 50 lbs, stand/walk 6-8 hours, be exposed to temperatures: 35реж F

  • Ability to use tools and equipment, including box cutters, knives, electric pallet jacks, forklifts, hand trucks, six-wheel carts, balers, and other heavy machinery

Personal characteristics:

  • Improvement Oriented. You know your team is doing a good job; however, you keep track of data so that others can understand their performance too. You use this data as an insight into potential improvement.

  • Confidence. You know your job and your demeanor inspires your teams to trust you.

  • Humility. You appreciate everyone and the contributions that they make. The work of others is just as valuable as your own.

  • Flexibility. You can pivot quickly as needed and it doesn?t bother you. In fact, you see these changes as fun challenges to conquer.

  • Positive. You?re the sort of person who is a joy to be around. You smile and lift people up when they?re feeling down.

Benefits at Farmer's Fridge:

  • Traditional benefits for full-time hourly ? Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability.

  • 10 paid floating holidays

  • Generous paid time off policy.

  • Daily Farmer?s Fridge meal provided

Happier Weekdays - Walking into the facility should fill you with joy, not dread. We're a fun and passionate group, and we don't take ourselves too seriously. Bring your unique self to work, dress comfortably, and always feel free to share your thoughts and opinions. We encourage curiosity and inquiry; there's no hierarchy here when we're all swapping ideas.

During your break - Never run on empty by enjoying daily Farmer?s Fridge meals, challenge a coworker to a game of ping pong, de-stress by taking a spin on our Nascar arcade game, or spend your break on one of our comfy couches.

Innovate & Elevate - We're all teachers and learners. You'll grow, and help grow the company through cross-functional collaboration, open access to leadership, and regular business updates. You have a direct impact on the company?s bottom line. You can also impact your bottom line participating in our 401(k) plan that includes a company match with immediate vesting.

Farmer?s Fridge is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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