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Hy-Vee Food Stores FDI - Packer/Warehouse Associate - Part Time in Independence, Missouri

Florist Distributing, Inc.

Job Title: Packer/Warehouse Associate – Part-Time

General Function

The packer/warehouse associate packages fresh flowers and durable goods for shipment and assists in loading company delivery vehicles.

Reporting Relations

Accountable and Reports to: General Manager & Cut Flower Manager

Positions that Report to you: None

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

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

  • Sort packages by route, customer, or commodity.

  • Assist delivery driver in loading 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.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Pick fresh flower and hardgood orders in an efficient, cost-effective, and timely manner.

  • Use a box strapping machine to prepare packages.

  • Restock packaging supplies and materials as needed.

  • Perform miscellaneous other duties as necessary.

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.