Utility Operator- Warehouse

Website HP Hood LLC

Are you a self-driven person looking to advance your career as a high-impact player on a team? If so, we have an exciting challenge for you and your future!

At HP Hood, we celebrate our differences.  Our diversity of people, backgrounds, experiences, thoughts and perspectives are fostered to create an inclusive work environment.  We are at our best when we respect and value each other – One Team, One Company!

Our culture is built on value commitments to innovation, quality, results, integrity, community, people, and collaboration that fosters a strong employee engagement, teamwork, safety and wellness.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, wellness programs, employee discount programs, 401k matches, incentive programs, profit sharing and more.

Founded in 1846, today HP Hood is one of the largest and most trusted food and beverage manufacturers in the United States. Our portfolio of national and super-regional brands and licensed products includes Hood, Heluva Good, Lactaid, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, Planet Oat, Hershey’s Milk & Milkshakes and more.

HP Hood, one of the largest branded dairy operators in the U.S. for over 170 years is seeking a Utility Operator to join our Warehouse Department in it’s Concord, NH operation.

Shift: 5:30PM-2:00AM (Saturday and one rotating day off)

Benefits our employees enjoy include:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, AD&D, STD and LTD insurance
Paid sick days
10 paid holidays
401(k) with company match
Profit Sharing
Bi-Annual Incentives & Attendance Bonus
Discounts on cell phone plans, movie tickets, theme park tickets and more!
Position Summary:

The Utility Operator position has a variety of different assignments which are assigned based on the training level of the employee and business needs in support of achieving the goals of the Concord, NH Warehouse. This job description is meant to serve as an outline of the duties and responsibilities that a Utility Operator may be required to perform during the course of their work-day, but is not all inclusive of the Utility Operator responsibilities.

Essential Functions:

Drive trucks and trailers back and forth on company property for loading, checking for product safety, while complying with all safety guidelines.
Complete a walk-around safety check of all vehicles to include wheels, doors, reefer unit on/off, load bars, etc.
Truck, once full, is parked and switched on, plugged in and operational to maintain product integrity.
Review load sheets for delivery routes and verify correct product(s) and amounts are loaded to assigned trailers.
Rotate product in warehouse to ensure that the correct coded product is shipped to eliminate waste and minimize returns.
Continuously check for and remove damaged goods to ensure that only quality product is being shipped to customers.
Load each product according to assigned specification/diagram safely using a variety of motorized equipment such as pushers, squeeze trucks, fork trucks and pallet jacks. Ensure that the proper load bars are in place and the loads are evenly distributed.
Send loads that are accurate while maintaining a pace that is efficient.
Accurately identify, select/pick inventory for loading and staging based on customer load sheets. This process may involve “picking” corrugated and un-corrugated product (up to 45 lbs) from shelves, pushing/pulling of 7’ high cases of products (up to 200 lbs) and other packaged and un-packaged product. Process also includes placing products on wheeled racks 5 ½ feet high and moving throughout warehouse.
Unload trucks/trailers using a hook or pallet jack. Physical labor involved in this activity varies, but can involve pushing/pulling 7 high milk cases (up to 200 lbs) and metal racks (800 lbs).
Pull empty and full milk cases stacked 7 high (up to 200 lbs) with repetition.
Manually remove product from conveyor system, then package and/or stage in an efficient manner to maintain production flow requirements.
Dispose of returned product by manually dumping into disposal system using repetitive motion.
Wash trailers/trucks after unloading empty cases.
Work in a cooperative manner with managers, supervisors and peers.


Follow all company safety policies and procedures. Able to demonstrate knowledge of safety areas reviewed in the safety orientation program.
Execute assigned duties with minimal supervision.
Available for required overtime to support business needs and/or critical situations.
Perform assigned duties satisfactorily and in a timely manner.
Perform assigned duties following “Good Manufacturing Practices.”
Actively participate in special teams representing the warehouse department.
Maintain a clean & safe work environment.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience

GED or High School Diploma.
Reading & writing proficiency (English language) and ability to identify colors.
Basic math skills.
Ability to work well as part of a team.
Good communication skills.
Multi-tasked Individual.
Ability to work independently with little supervision.
Experience driving commercial vehicles and a CDL is preferred.
Physical Requirements

Ability to move at a quick pace.
Standing: Long periods (up to 8 hours).
Sitting: only when assigned to operate vehicles, fork-lifts or similar equipment.
Walking: Frequently.
Bending, Twisting & Stretching: Frequently.
Lifting: Heavy (50+ lbs): frequently.
Carrying: Heavy (40-60 lbs): frequently.
Pushing/Pulling: up to approximately 200 lbs drag weight without assistance: frequently and wheeled weight up to approximately 1000 lbs: occasionally.
Environment: Refrigerated and non-refrigerator areas with temperature variations from 34 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit

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