Shipping & Receiving/Forklift Operator
Job Type

Job purpose

The purpose of this position is to work as part of a team, operating powered industrial trucks, to facilitate all manners of production, shipping and receiving. Against the Grain is committed to making the best products possible, supporting the local economy, and making a difference for the gluten-free community.

Duties and responsibilities

· Safely Operate all our Powered Industrial Trucks (Class I, II, and III)

· Frequent operation in Freezers, Fridges, and refrigerated trailers

· Working as a team, re-stack cases, to make mixed product pallets to meet our customer’s orders

· Maintaining an accurate inventory through the use of handheld inventory devices

· Receiving, stocking, and organizing packaging and ingredients in warehouses and production areas

· Filling out logs appropriately and using inventory devices to label and track lot numbers

· Other duties as assigned by management

Job Info

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.00 - $19.50 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Brattleboro, VT 05301: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Forklift: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: In person



· Previous experience operating a powered industrial truck.

· Ability to take direction well.

· Ability to follow precise instructions in a timely manner.

· Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

· Strong attention to detail

· Ability to work in a fast-pace and physically demanding job environment.

· Possession of a positive attitude

· Understanding of high-quality standards

· High Diploma/GED

Working conditions

This job requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Operators are required to make frequent trips in and out of freezers, but no one is required to stay inside a freezer for long durations of time. Freezer gear is available. Although the production floor has good air flow, the temperatures may be a little higher than usual due to the ovens.

Physical requirements

· Lifting: Must be able to lift 75+ pounds from bending position; back and upper body strength required.

· Reaching/Bending: Must reach repeatedly for objects at shoulder level, or bend and reach for objects below waist level: repetitive motion.

· Grasping: Holding objects for extending periods of time: some repetitive motion is required.

· Standing/Walking: Must stand for most of workday. Must walk quickly across the facility to complete tasks in a timely manner. Our powered industrial trucks have cushion rubber mats to lessen fatigue of standing and driving for long periods of time.

· Pivoting/Rotating: Specific stations require repetitively grasping objects, with upper-body pivoting and rotating.

· Pulling/Pushing: Must pull and/or push pallets of product with weights of up to 800 pounds on a pallet jack; jack is pulled/pushed across a smooth floor with little resistance, but it does require some upper-body strength. Some of our smaller coolers require the use of a manual jack to complete pallet re-stocks.

Salary Description
19.50 per hour