Material Handler I - GROWMARK, Inc - Alpha, IL

The Alpha Distribution Center is a ISO 9001:2000 registered warehouse located in Alpha, Ill. that serves more than 175 GROWMARK member cooperatives and retail division locations with next day in-season deliveries. More than 6.500 products are housed in the 240,000 square foot facility. The Alpha Distribution Center is part of the GROWMARK System, a regional agriculture cooperative serving more than 250,000 customers across North America. 





Under general supervision, handles and maintains the flow of materials and products through the distribution center in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with company standards and procedures.





Responsible for the accurate receipt, placement and storage of product within the distribution center in accordance with established company policies and procedures.


Responsible for the accurate timely picking, packing and shipping of merchandise in accordance with established company policies and procedures.


Transports and restocks products in their assigned locations maintaining first in/first out inventory procedures.  Ensures all operating procedures are followed to ensure efficient and effective space utilization and maintenance of facilities and equipment.


Completes all necessary paperwork and updates supervisor to ensure accuracy. 


Participates in periodic product inventories and annual inventory, include use of SAP.


Backup for Material Handler II or III as needed.





Responsible for the general cleanliness of the warehouse and maintains all equipment in accordance with company standards.


Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.


Performs all other duties as assigned.





Normally requires a high school degree or the equivalent thereof.  Prefer some experience in a warehouse environment.


Must be mobile and can lift and load heavy items up to 51-70 lbs.

Must have the ability to learn and perform the duties necessary to provide the maximum service level required of this position.


May occasionally be exposed to or required to work in conditions that may include dust, fumes, chemicals with appropriate safety measures.



Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.


Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position. 

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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