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Hy-Vee Food Stores FDI Warehouse Associate-Ankeny - Part Time in Ankeny, Iowa

Florist Distributing, Inc

Job Title: Warehouse Associate

General Function

The warehouse associate packages fresh flowers and durable goods for shipment, assists in loading and unloading company delivery vehicles, and prepares route shipments.

Reporting Relations

Accountable and Reports to: General Manager & Operations Manager

Positions that Report to you: None

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understand and utilize proper packing techniques for fresh flowers and durable goods and may work in a refrigerated environment.

  • Sort packages by route, customer, or commodity.

  • Assist delivery driver in loading and unloading products onto company vehicles.

  • Unload product from inbound carriers.

  • Use a dolly, two-wheel cart, or pallet jack to load/unload product.

  • Assist in keeping the packing area clean.

  • Move packaging containers and material to appropriate warehouse locations.

  • Assist with monthly, quarterly, and yearly inventory counts.

  • Assist in keeping cooler/warehouse clean and organized.

  • Perform duties in a timely manner.

  • Perform miscellaneous other duties as necessary.

  • Report to work when scheduled and on time; works evenings and weekends as needed.

Education and Experience

High school or equivalent experience. Six months or less of similar or related work experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

  • Must have the ability to carry out detailed written or verbal instructions.

  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers.

  • Must be able to meet deadlines and handle multiple priorities.

  • Ability to read and obey MSDS information on products.

  • Other duties may be asked of this position due to fluctuating business, must possess the ability to adapt to change and be versatile depending on the situation.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform work duties in a refrigerated environment.

  • Must be able to physically perform light to moderate work: exerting/lifting 50 - 100 lbs of force occasionally, 10-40 lbs frequently.

  • Visual abilities required include clarity at all distances, color and peripheral vision, and depth perception.

  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities:

Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

Working Conditions

The duties of this position are performed in a cooler/warehouse setting. There is constant exposure to refrigerated environment, noise, and continual exposure to warehouse temperature changes.

Equipment Used To Perform Job

Warehouse and shipping systems, scanner, labeler, box cutter/knife, strapping machine, stapler, ladder, cart, and pallet jack.


Has daily contact with employees, customers, suppliers/vendors, and the general public.


Has access to confidential sales and pricing information.