Warehouse Dock Associate

  • 115 Lena Dr, Aurora, OH 44202, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Our Divisions:

Bulk Apothecary was founded in mid 2010 as a small brick & mortar specialty retailer in Streetsboro, Ohio and has since grown to become one of the nation's largest online suppliers of natural ingredients and essential oils. Our main focus from the beginning was soap and candle making supplies, but word of our fantastic prices, amazing quality and excellent customer service spread.  Within 3 years, we expanded our offering to a wide range of specialty ingredients and vitamin supplements and had a dominant online presence that was growing by the day.  Today, we still operate our small store in Streetsboro, Ohio but also have an online presence that's growth is nothing short of amazing. 

Natural Essentials was founded in 1995 and has quickly grown to one of the Nation's premier contract filling companies. Because of our strong focus on quality, customer service and price, Natural Essentials has maintained outstanding growth in one of the worst economies in U.S. history. Today, Natural Essentials employees nearly 150 employees and manufactures products that are found in almost every retailer in the USA.

Job Description

Material Handler

Job Description

The Material Handler role at Natural Essentials, Inc. DBA as Bulk Apothecary is a hands on role that is primarily responsible for preparing, organizing, wrapping, and shipping all truck orders and/or loads that meet the outbound order size of a LTL classification. This role also includes unloading and loading trucks to assist with the regular volume of inbound/outbound product and material movement at our Shipping & Receiving Docks. This position requires accountability for safe operation of material transport equipment on a regular basis.  He/She will be required to use time management skills and a high sense of dock awareness to multi-task in order to keep the dock running efficiently and maintain timely preparation of outbound LTL orders. The Material Handler is responsible for inventory transactions related to material and product usages within company systems related to workload; as well as organizing all outbound shipments in ordinance with our standardized policies and safety regulations. This role is physically demanding, and requires you to lift up to 60lbs, use a pallet jack daily, as well as be able to operate a towmotor for extended period of times. This role is required to work from 7:00am - 3:30pm Mon - Fri.  Our 140,000 square foot distribution 

facility is located in Aurora, OH.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reads and interprets bill of ladings as well as other paperwork

  • Gathers materials for LTL Orders 

    • Adjusts inventory within company systems to maintain inventory accuracy

  • Placard pallets with proper labeling in preparation for shipment

  • Safely stage and load outbound pallets into staging lanes, loads outbound freight into trailers for shipment

    • Primarily 55 gallon drums and/or large boxes

  • Organizes truck orders and BOL based on the carrier it ships through; works with Warehouse Dock Supervisor and/or Warehouse Dock  Lead to coordinate staging in a methodical fashion

  • Pulls product for transfers to other internal divisions of the organization

  • Required to load and unload trucks using a sit down counterbalanced forklift

  • Wrap outbound freight as required using automated wrapping machine

  • Required to regularly acquire tasks and workload from Warehouse Dock Lead  and / or LTL Outbound Specialist to coordinate all LTL outbound orders


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • 1-3 Years experience operating a towmotor in a warehouse or fulfillment related role or facility

  • Experience working in a shipping or receiving related role with both inbound and outbound product or material movement

  • Exhibit strong organization and communication skills

  • Must have basic Math skills and basic knowledge of hazmat signs and symbols 


Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work environment may involve exposure to extreme heat and/or cold, as well as dirt, dust, fumes, unpleasant odors, and loud noises 

  • Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs 

  • Must be able to drive, sit, stand, and/or walk for a minimum of 8 hours

  • Work environment involves risks such as operating a tow motor as well as other machinery and exposure to chemicals+

  • 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 at any time with or without notice 

Reports to the Warehouse Lead

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.