Warehouse Coordinator - Forklift Driver

 Regular Full-time Position Available (40 hours/week)

Starting Hourly Rate: $18.00

The Food Share provides ALL employees with the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Earned vacation and sick leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401K retirement contributions

Regular Full-Time Employees who work 30 or more hours per week are also eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Disability, Life Insurance, and AD&D Insurance

** This position is Open Until Filled – Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For immediate consideration, apply soon!

Position Overview

Warehouse Coordinator - Forklift Operator

Marion Polk Food Share is the regional food bank serving Marion and Polk Counties. Support from our local community makes it possible for the Food Share to collect and distribute nutritious food for children, adults, and seniors through more than 100 partner programs, including food pantries, meal sites and home-delivered meals and to carry out programs to address the root causes of hunger.

Our Mission: “to bring people together to end hunger and its root causes.”

At the Food Share, our commitment is to:

  • Treat all people as our neighbor.
  • Encourage creativity and be willing to take risks.
  • Listen first and seek to understand.
  • Focus on shared goals.
  • Celebrate diversity, ensure dignity, and act equitably.

Statement of Purpose:

The warehouse coordinator plays an essential role in the safe and efficient product flow through the warehouse to the partner agencies so they can continue the fight to end hunger.

Summary of Role:

Responsible for efficient inventory movement while keeping the warehouse safe and organized. Also accurately stages orders on time for Marion Polk Food Share’s network of over 100 partner agencies.

Core Areas of Responsibility

  • Inventory Management
  • Promotes safe product flow and warehouse environment.

**This position has no supervisory responsibilities but may provide leadership, guidance, and training to volunteers.

Areas of Responsibility, Evaluation and Essential Functions:

  • Inventory Management.
  • Responsible for managing product flow between multiple warehouses and according to first in, first out (FIFO) standards.
  • Records and maintains accurate order and inventory data in paper and electronics records.
  • Assists with other general warehouse duties as needed, such as order pulling and restocking picking aisle.
  • Promotes safe product flow and warehouse environment.
  • Safely operates a forklift, electric pallet jack, delivery truck and other mechanized equipment. Work is performed using this equipment at least 80% of the time.
  • Receives, sorts and places food products in warehouse while keeping goods free from damage and consistent with food safety best practices.
  • Maintains a courteous and professional work environment for volunteers, staff, partner agencies and community members.
  • Assists in loading and unloading trucks for food distribution. May ride with drivers to assist with deliveries as needed.
  • Promotes a safe work environment and informs Warehouse Manager of any accidents or incidents while on the job.
  • Assists in maintaining cleanliness of warehouse, freezers, coolers and any Marion Polk Food Share property.
  • Responsible for daily inspections of warehouse equipment, such as fork lifts and pallet jacks.
  • Serves as back up driver when needed.
  • Other duties as assigned[1]

Job Conditions:

Work is primarily performed using a forklift, electric pallet jack, delivery truck and other mechanized equipment at least 80% of the time. Work may be performed standing, kneeling, bending, or sitting for prolonged periods of time. Work may be performed at a workstation, outside or in a warehouse environment. Will frequently lift, move, and carry objects more than 50 pounds. Work is subject to varying indoor and outdoor temperatures and road and walkway surface in all seasons. May work or travel out of the local area and work outside normal working hours, such as evenings and weekends, on occasion. Work more than 40 hours per week during peak business periods may occasionally be required.

Remote work is NOT possible for this position.

The Food Share provides essential services to our neighbors in Marion and Polk counties. As a result, all Food Share employees may be asked to report to work during local public health, weather, or other environmental emergencies.


 Education and/or Experience; Certificates, /Licenses/Registrations:

  • Prior experience in shipping/receiving warehouse environment.
  • Basic math and reading skills, with legible handwriting.
  • Forklift and pallet jack certified or ability to become certified within 30 days of hire.
  • Current food handlers’ card or obtain one within 30 days of hire.
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office. Experience in inventory management software or ability to quickly become proficient in it.
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License and auto insurance required. Ability to maintain insurability under MPFS insurance provider.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and full background check, including driving record check.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate in person, by phone and in writing.
  • Knowledge of food safety and safe handling procedures.
  • Able to work with volunteers, staff, and community partners as part of a team.
  • Able to work well under pressure with frequent interruptions and shifting priorities and exercise sound judgement daily.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule as needed for special events, nights, or weekends.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds and perform work while seating or standing for a prolonged period of time.
  • Ability to push/pull loads up to 1500 pounds on carts and pallet jacks.
Salary Description
18.00 - 20.94