SpartanNash Warehouse Shipping Loader in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Through our MDV military division, SpartanNash is a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. commissaries around the world. Providing service to both the U.S. and overseas locations, we are a purpose-driven, team-centered organization that respects individuality, demands integrity, encourages innovation and celebrates success. We exist to serve our military heroes and their families, whether at home or abroad.

Position Summary

Responsible to complete assigned loading tasks within a timely manner to meet customer delivery times; responsible for loading product according to pallet load diagram/report generated from the Warehouse Management System (WMS). Work with transportation to ensure product is loaded onto accurate trailer and that product is secure; work with Warehouse Supervisor to immediately address potential gross load weight issues.

Minimum Requirements


High School Diploma (Preferred)

or GED.

Job Experience

One (1) year prior warehouse/distribution experience.

Must be certified, or willing to obtain and maintain certification, on all required powered industrial equipment such as forklift, electric pallet jack, long-tongued electric pallet jack and high-extender high lift.

Must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation in the conditions specified for 8 - 10 hour shifts. Must be able to work weekends, holidays, day and evening hours, and overtime as assigned.

Must understand and be able to communicate in English, including but not limited to, reading and interpreting order forms and selection labels. Basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills are required.

Responsibilities and Essential Duties

Complete assigned loading tasks within a timely manner to meet customer delivery times; responsible for pallet loading product from staging area onto designated trailers in delivery sequence order according to pallet load diagram/report. Move or otherwise handle cases, boxes, bags, and/or pallets of dry groceries, frozen foods, dairy products, produce, poultry, fish, beef, pork and/or tobacco products and related products as identified on order forms, in the quantities specified.

Ensure pallets are properly wrapped and perform final pallet checks to ensure that all customer-ordered products are available/loaded and product is secure to ensure an undamaged shipment and delivery. May need to restack and palletize product.

Work with transportation to ensure product is loaded onto accurate trailer and in a timely manner to meet dispatch schedule; communicate any special delivery circumstances to the driver via the pallet diagram and/or pallet recap report in the driver's delivery documents.

Use proper loading techniques to ensure appropriate weight distribution of pallets; work with Warehouse Supervisor to immediately address potential gross load weight issues or any other product/loading issues.

Inspect and ensure trailer wheels are chocked, apply glad hand safety locks as required; check and set temperature on trailer reefer units as appropriate; and ensure Company trailers are clean, sanitized trailers before loading.

Operate power industrial equipment such as a forklift, long-tongued electric pallet jack, high-extender high-lift and other moving equipment (i.e., walkers).

Lift products weighing between 30-60 lbs. frequently and products weighing up to 75 lbs. occasionally, while ensuring and maintaining a safe work environment.

Maintain a clean and safe work environment by properly disposing of pallet boards, wood chips, and other trash, etc. and ensuring any spills are cleaned up quickly and according to safety guidelines.

Conduct inspections of powered industrial equipment as required, using a safety checklist, to ensure such equipment is in good working order.

Report damaged product and quality issues and notify supervisor of out-of-stock or low volume product(s).

Participate in product selection, put-away and rotation of products and perform other duties as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed as assigned for this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements; additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills Abilities

Must be able to follow verbal (oral) and written instructions. Must be able to understand warehouse pallet load diagram and use radio frequency (RF) unit. Ability to use computer barcode scanning equipment. Must be able to use computer to access the Warehouse Management System (WMS) program and troubleshoot product location. Must be able to open, close and secure all types of trailer doors.

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced warehouse operation. Able to safely operate warehouse equipment such as forklift, pallet jacks and other material handling/industrial equipment. Must follow safe working practices in accordance with Company safety policies and practices. Ability to work in multi-temperature areas as assigned (e.g. freezer, coolers, dry conditions).

Must report for work regularly and on time, as scheduled. Must be able to take direction from supervisor(s) and works well with others. Must work well under pressure, and is able to organize and prioritize work assignments, and meet established deadlines. Must perform assigned tasks accurately and completely. Must be flexible and able to handle changes in work requirements productively.

Physical Requirement

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must frequently sit, walk and stand; use hands to handle, grasp, and twist objects, tools, or controls; and use both feet for repetitive movements as in operating foot controls. Must frequently walk, talk, crouch, kneel, bend, stoop, twist, and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to step up and down on power equipment and climb a ladder repetitively. Must be able to hear and see within normal range with or without corrective devices. Must lift products weighing between 30-60 lbs. frequently; ability to lift products weighing up to 75 lbs. occasionally with assistance as needed; product weight varies by assignment, distribution center products, etc.

While performing the duties of this position, employees are subject to a warehouse environment and frequently exposed to changes in temperature and humidity (-20° to 105°). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Must be able to work weekends, holidays, day and night hours, and overtime as necessary and as assigned, and must be able to work in the conditions specified for 8 - 10 hour shifts.


Forklift, Pallet jacks, etc.