Inventory Associate in Newport News VA

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High Liner Foods
Title: 
Inventory Associate
Date: 
02/17/2020
Job ID: 
INVEN01860
Location: 
Newport News VA
Degree: 
Not Specified
Salary: 
Not Specified
Job Types:
Inventory Control, Shipping/Receiving, Warehouse Labor
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  • Daily reconciliation and completion of the Preliminary Report sent out by the Plant Financial Analyst
  • Complete daily reports to include but not limited to lost, empty location, and bump out reports.
  • Run Inventory Reports in our AS400 Warehouse Management System, Warehouse BOSS
  • Cycle count. Note: The volume of cycle counts daily is determined by the number of locations in the warehouse and number of working days in the year. The volume may fluctuate depending on productivity and other business requirements that are prioritized
  • Ad hoc inventory reconciliation; work with the Production Warehouse team and the Cold Storage team to ensure accurate inventory.
  • Gather requested information for all High Liner Departments as assigned by Inventory Analyst or Manager, Inventory Control.
  • Document and report safety concerns in the warehouse, especially upper level racks.
  • Clean upper level racks of debris while cycle counting.
  • Accurate cycle counts with extraordinary attention to detail. Inform management of any systematic or physical obstructions to meeting cycle count quotas.
  • Support warehouse as needed.
  • Research and reconcile warehouse variances as they occur during receiving, shipping, WO transactions. Address and resolve issues with urgency in a timely matter.
  • Monitor, identify, and resolve FIFO issues with a focus on Aged Inventory management.
  • Assist with systematic and physical disposal of approved obsolete, aged, and rejected material
  • Assist with counting inventory to resolve customer and freight claims
  • Assist, as needed, with Inventory Control functions beyond Newport News Plant warehouse. This includes, but is not limited to: other internal HLF warehouses, third party warehouse management and reconciliation, customer sales orders, etc.
  • Assist Analyst, Supervisor and/or Manager of Inventory Control with internal and external audits.
  • Communicate verbally or electronically in a professional manner with other departments including Production, Warehouse & Logistics, Sales, Quality Assurance, and more.

Qualifications Required:

  • S. diploma or GED (some college coursework preferred).
  • Previous High lift (Preferred) or Forklift experience
  • Ability to operate a Cherry picker and Scissor lift.
  • Ability to count accurately with no margin for error.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Experience with an AS 400 based WMS or other WMS, including RF tools
  • Well-developed and demonstrated organization, problem solving, attention to detail, interpersonal, negotiation, and communications skills.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow detailed verbal and written instructions and communicate fluently in English.
  • Reliability in attendance and performance.
  • Flexibility and the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Willingness to work overtime as required, including some Saturdays, and as needed during physical inventories.
  • Ability to lift 66 lbs
  • Ability to work for extended periods in a cold environment (-10°F).
  • Ability to work for extended periods of time in warm environments (outside ambient)
  • To operate the Raymond Order Picker machine, operator must be less than 420 LBs which is the maximum load authorized for the Safety Harness and Lanyard. This is mandated as part of HLF Fall Protection safety rules as well as OSHA compliance. Prior to using the machine, operator must be instructed by a certified trainer for safe and correct operation of the machine.
  • If the operator exceeds the 420 LB maximum, the operator shall use a fork lift truck to lower pallets from the upper levels to count during cycle counts.
  • Operator may also use a scissor lift as an alternative if available if equipment is available


Must be able to work mandatory overtime days as well as work overtime on short notice.

Every employee expected to at all time to contribute to a positive working environment. Every employee must demonstrate behavior and actions consistent with the High Liner code of conduct. The incumbent is expected to be knowledgeable about the Code of Conduct and all policies referred to in the Code and will be required to participate in relevant training from time to time.

The plant work environment will expose the employee to loud noise, food grade dust & odors, moving & vibrating machinery, heavy equipment, powered industrial trucks, heights, traffic, anhydrous ammonia, oil and electricity. The employee may be exposed to adverse weather conditions including extreme cold, heat, rain, snow, dust, smoke and odors.

This position has been identified as a High Liner Foods&##39;s safety sensitive position.

As an employee working in a production facility you may be exposed to allergenic ingredients including but not limited to fish, shellfish, nuts, eggs, wheat, soy, milk and tree nuts.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, or marital status, genetic information or other protected status, covered by federal, state or local law.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor&##39;s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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