Warehouse Associate

Website East West Tea

East West Tea is currently hiring for a Warehouse (Shipping) Associate to join our team in Eugene, Oregon!

The Warehouse Associate is responsible for product handling, order fulfillment and general warehouse responsibilities. The successful candidate will interact with our production and warehouse teams on a daily basis and be an essential part of our operations.

At East West Tea Company, parent company to Yogi and Choice Organics Tea brands, we exist to inspire. We inspire by creating quality, flavorful and functional products to help people live their best lives.

We apply our core values to all we do:

We honor people.

We are intentional with our product.

We are authentic with our brands.

We are committed to our planet.

We share our prosperity.

We continue to expand and evolve our tea offerings, creating classic tea blends and sophisticated new brews, as well as specialized herbal formulas blended for both flavor and wellness.


$18.00 – $18.75/hour
Annual Performance Bonus
Employer Contribution to Retirement (3% of your annual compensation)
Full company benefits including 401k, health, dental, vision, flexible spending account, HSA plan, generous paid time off)
Job Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Product Handling:Receive finished goods into warehouse; verify quantity, item number, and lot
Perform stock rotation to ensure product stored in alignment with FEFO
Palletize product in accordance with established guidelines and customer specific requirements
Operate forklifts, pallet jacks, and shrink wrapping equipment – see job requirements
Perform finished goods cycle counts as requested
Re-stock finished goods as needed
Order Fulfillment:Pick product accurately – see job requirements
Follow established guidelines to ensure document accuracy (especially in the case of back orders and multiple pickers on a given order)
Communicate all questions relating to product quality, order accuracy, pick list notes, or order fulfillment to Shipping Administrator, Lead or Customer Service
General Warehouse:Complete computer transactions and paperwork accurately and in a timely manner
Support team initiatives and special projects as required
Provide back-up to a minimum of one other functional area within the warehouse
Pick up trash, broken pallet splinters etc. and deposit in appropriate receptacles
Follow GMPs & Safety guidelines, including appropriate wardrobe, hair coverings, personal protective equipment and footwear at all times.
Demonstrate positive attitude and courtesy to others

Strategic Thinking

Ability to ask great questions
Process information quickly and conceptually
Ability to think quickly on your feet and come up with alternative solutions
Problem solving skills
Manipulate, analyze and present data from multiple sources and across various formats

Ability to take initiative, plan, and execute tasks independently
Ability to balance attention to detail and swift execution
Successfully manage competing priorities and expectations of stakeholders

Clear and effective communication
Ability to be persuasive and negotiate
Ability to present well
Relationship Building

Builds relationships quickly and easily
Strong listening skills
Ability to collaborate effectively
Required abilities:

Ability to load and unload all sizes of trucks using a forklift.
Maintain required paperwork for transporting and operating the vehicle.
Enter data accurately and completely into computer system.
Write Legibly on all documents
Complete paperwork uniformly and consistently
Understand and follow posted, written and verbal work instructions
Accurately add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure
Work flexible schedule as needed (seasonally or otherwise)
Maintain positive working relationships with carriers, vendors, and all levels within the organization (internal customers)
Operate company equipment in a safe and courteous manner at all times
Receive and give direction in a constructive and professional manner.
Competently use computers including Microsoft Office Suite and other software systems
Work Environment:

Work is done primarily in a warehouse or factory environment with exposure to noise and machinery.
May involve frequent exposure to production environment which includes noise, dust, moving machinery, forklifts, and fluctuations in temperature.
Physical Requirements:

Repeated climbing in and out of forklift.
Finger dexterity is required as well as hand strength, with the ability to grasp, lift, push and pull.
Lifting and twisting along with considerable walking on concrete floors
Pushing or pulling non-motorized rolling warehouse equipment.
Work involves considerable standing, stooping, bending, or sitting for long periods of time and can include lifting and carrying packages that typically weigh less than 50lbs.
Minimum Qualifications:

Ability to safely operate a forklift
Ability to load and unload truck trailers of all sizes
Previous experience in general warehouse, material handling and or shipping experience.
Employer Statement:

East West Tea Company is an equal opportunity employer. We value and respect each persons’ individuality and unique talents. It is the strength of our people and our guiding principle that have contributed to East West Tea’s leadership and continued success in the natural tea category.

Please apply directly on our Career Center and include a copy of your resume.  We look forward to speaking with you very soon!

To apply for this job please visit workforcenow.adp.com.