Warehouse Associate / Driver (Flex)

Warehouse Associate / Driver (Flex)

Job category: Warehouse

Job Type: Full Time

Portland, Maine

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As a member of our distribution center team, you’ll be responsible for transporting, loading, and unloading tires as well as confirming accuracy of delivery contents. This is a flex warehouse / driver position, generally working Monday – Friday schedule, no overnights, opportunity for significant overtime during peak season.

General Duties & Functions

  • Operates logistics equipment safely and in accordance with specifications, schedules, safety targets, and quality standards
  • Receives incoming goods, checks for damage and for discrepancies between goods and invoices
  • Picks orders, packs, receives, and dispatches outgoing goods according to orders
  • Loads and unloads delivery trucks– regularly requiring physical moving and lifting of product weighing up to 85lbs
  • Makes local area deliveries to customer sites as needed
  • Designates and organizes warehouse stock by product skew and by physical alignment, allowing sufficient space for forklift maneuverability
  • Compiles and submits regular reports of damaged, outdated stock or supplies, over and under shipments, return of products to vendor, etc. and segregates defective product from normal flow of inventory
  • Assists in verifying all incoming and outgoing products for accuracy in terms of amount, size and type
  • Notifies leadership of inventory and supply shortages as well as assisting in actual periodic inventory counts
  • Operates powered industrial vehicles (forklifts, pallet jacks, order pickers, etc.) in a safe manner and maintains an operator license, if required
  • Enters data into logistics management systems to maintain up-to-date records and retrieve stored information to respond to inquiries


  • Experience driving/operating a forklift, retrieving and delivering material in tight places and narrow aisles, loading and unloading semi-trailers and operating a forklift in a high bay storage facility
  • Possess basic computer data entry skills, including the ability to operate and load simple computer programs as required using logistics management systems
  • Ability to operate with speed and accuracy
  • Demonstrates team spirit, shows flexibility and positive attitude as an active team contributor
  • Demonstrates the ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrates problem solving skills, is able to recognize and appropriately escalate issues when situations arise
  • Ability to successfully complete the pre-hire basic skills test and assessments
  • Ability to successfully pass pre-employment background check, physical exam and drug screen
  • Must have valid drivers licence and clean driving record
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States


Education and/or Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in a logistics/warehouse storage environment preferred
  • Lean / process improvement tools experience and/or interest in advancing knowledge in this area


Physical Requirements and Demands

  • Frequent reaching, grasping, bending, and stooping
  • Frequent pulling and/or pushing up to 20 lbs independently, and occasional pushing and/or pulling up to 35 lb independently, and greater weights with mechanical automation assistance
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 20 lbs independently, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 lbs independently, and greater weights with mechanical automation assistance
  • Must be able to frequently engage in repetitive motions requiring substantial movement of the wrist, hands and/or fingers
  • Adequate vision to read work instructions, job aids and guides, and detect imperfections in finished product
  • Ability to work in environment with limited climate control and varied temperature levels
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in an environment with continual noise, requiring the ability to hear, understand and communicate work instructions and directions while wearing company provided hearing protection
  • Must be able to be frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, electrical equipment, mechanical equipment and vibration

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Nokian Tyres is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law.

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