Warehouse Operator I

Company Name Edesia Nutrition (view profile)
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted October 19, 2022
Job Type Full-time



Edesia is a nonprofit, social enterprise on a mission to end malnutrition globally. Since we opened our doors in 2010 we have reached over 17 million children across 60 countries with the life-saving foods we make 24 hours a day here in Rhode Island in partnership with UNICEF, World Food Progamme and USAID. Our dedicated team of over 100, hails from over 26 countries. Every day we work together to reach children caught in humanitarian crises all over the world and need mission-driven, energetic, passionate, problem solvers to join our team.


    • Load and unload palletized cargo to and from off-site warehouse or suppliers
    • Organize pallets onto rack system in warehouse using FIFO method
    • Supply/stage raw materials for shift consumption.
    • Prepare (palletize/wrap/tag) all outgoing loads of finished product
    • Maintain all warehouse facilities and equipment / outside dock areas
    • Responsible for warehouse organization, cleanliness, and sanitation
    • Demonstrate company safety, quality and production procedures
    • Cycle count warehouse inventory as requested
    • Production assistance as requested
    • Ability to pass the fork lift test and receive license within 30 days on the job



    • Minimum 1-3 years of warehouse with double reach truck experience required
    • Prior experience driving electric fork truck, manual and electric pallet moving equipment
    • Minimum of 1 year experience using a production computer software. SAP preferred.
    • Knowledge with Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
    • Radio Frequency Scanning Equipment
    • Must have exceptional safety record
    • Ability to learn and follow Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP’s) as directed
    • Experience with daily logbook documentation of warehouse equipment maintenance and safety
    • Ability to move product in/out of facility with minimal damages / loss of materials
    • Ability to frequently lift and carry 50 lbs. for short distances
    • Operational fluency of written and spoken English
    • Must be 18 years or older and possess valid Motor Vehicle Operator License
    • Self-starter - highly motivated, performance driven attitude, able to demonstrate a keen sense of planning and completion of tasks with urgency at all times
    • Able to effectively communicate with drivers and 3rd party warehouse in a professional and timely manner
    • Proven positive attendance recor


    • Prior experience working in a food manufacturing facility
    • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
    • Prior participation in safety teams / have had certified safety training
    • High school diploma, GED equivalent, or trade school certificate
  • Flexible in personal working schedule to accommodate changes in production plan or changes in shipping receiving appointments


  • General warehouse medium to large scale food manufacturing facility
  • Will work in and out of the facility in all weather conditions

The requirements described are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. 

TO APPLY: Interested candidates should complete the online application at https://www.edesianutrition.org/join-the-team/