Shipping and Receiving Technician – Salem, OR

Current Need:  Shipping and Receiving Technician – Salem, OR

Position Schedule: Friday through Monday 7am-7pm

The Shipping and Receiving Technician oversees product flow in and out of the Salem Plant facility. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate all incoming and outgoing product flow to meet the needs of internal departments such as Operations, Transportation, Sales, etc., as well for external customers, vendors, etc.
  • Physically receive liquids and solids from commercial vehicles into specified tanks via vacuum hose and manual loading
  • Operate transfer pumps to move products between tanks
  • Test material samples for chemical and physical characteristics
  • Order raw materials to prevent stock outs, plant shut down or slowdowns; monitor changes in plant production and adjust raw materials ordering accordingly
  • Oversee, track, and ensure timeliness and accuracy of all paperwork between Shipping and Receiving and other departments – both internal and external; this may include POs for raw materials, receiving certificates, invoices, etc.
  • Update plant logs to accurately track inventory, forecasts, purchases, etc.
  • Review and approve invoices from outside vendors/haulers that are associated with shipping and receiving
  • Obtain price quotes from various prospective haulers as needed
  • Communicate with Transportation on a daily basis as to scheduling changes, mechanical breakdowns, etc., that would impact Shipping and Receiving
  • Coordinate with local digesters for scheduling loads of waste water deliveries from Salem
  • Help with maintenance of tank bottoms and solids removal as directed by Plant Manager
  • Coordinate all trash and waste removal including cake dump bins, trash bins, cardboard recycling, etc.

Experience and Competencies

  • 1+ years shipping and receiving experience strongly preferred
  • Understanding of environmental hazards management/planning and remediation
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication, English literacy (multilingual applicants encouraged to apply)
  • Working knowledge/application of MS Word/Excel
  • Strong mathematical aptitude
  • Adaptability
  • Stress tolerance
  • Forklift certification strongly preferred

Physical Demands

  • Ability to stand, sit, walk, push, pull, work in splayed positions, and carry materials up to 100 pounds daily
  • Ability to tolerate intense smells of non-toxic bulk liquids and solids
  • Ability to climb ladders
  • Ability to work for long period outdoors in temperature/precipitation extremes typical of Oregon’s climate
  • Absence of pulmonary, cardiovascular, psychological, and anatomic conditions that would interfere with the ability to wear a respirator
  • Ability to work in varying noise levels, and to wear hearing protection as required

Compensation and Benefits

  • Starting wage is $16.35-$17.20 per hour
  • Competitive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Three weeks paid vacation (PTO) each year
  • Seven paid holidays per year
  • 401K with company match