What it Means to be a “Warehouse Material Handler” at Dot Foods
Check out the different kinds of work you’ll be doing in the Dot Foods warehouse if you decide to join our team:
Warehouse Material Handler
Pick Customer Orders
All warehouse employee shifts begin with an assignment to a specific area of the warehouse. You are also assigned a particular kind of forklift or material handling equipment.
Drive a Forklift
Forklifts are an essential part of a warehouse job in the Dot Foods warehouse. Not forklift certified? Don’t worry. We’ll teach you how to do the job and use our equipment.
Types of Equipment You May Operate at Dot:
The stock picker is the first kind of forklift you’ll learn to operate as an order selector. You’ll pick cases based on a customer order list given to you at the beginning of your shift. You help ensure that the customer receives damage-free items in the correct quantities
The narrow aisle is used to move full pallets of product in and out of warehouse racks. You’ll use this equipment to put full pallets of product we’ve just received away. You’ll also restock different locations in the warehouse when they become empty.
The stand-up forklift is used by employees who work on our docks. They receive and unload freight from our suppliers’ trucks. They also load pallets of product picked by their co-workers onto Dot trucks.
With a pallet jack, you’ll perform a task that we call “dragging.” This means you’ll be moving product to and from different locations in the warehouse. This role is essential in streamlining our processes, and setting up your peers for success.
After you’ve graduated from training with Dot’s warehouse team, you’ll start learning other, more specialized positions that fall under the “warehouse material handler” job title.
Once you’ve learned all you need to know about the different pieces of equipment in the warehouse, you’ll be placed into a rotation within your warehouse temperature that allows you to do something different every time you come to work. This brings variety into your job and prevents work from feeling like the “same old, same old.”