Material Handler / Reach Truck Operator - Stand Up Forklift

Job Locations US-WA-DES MOINES
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/12/2022 12:56 PM)
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Distribution Centers - Warehouse


Why You'll Love Working Here

Bartell Drugs, your neighborhood drug store since 1890, is looking for a high energy, dependable, hardworking Reach Truck driver / Material Handler for our Replenishment department. The schedule is Sunday - Thursday, 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM.  Our Distribution Center is in Des Moines. Regular attendance and punctuality are expected.


We also have a Stand Up / Material Handler for our Receiving team! The schedule is Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM.


There is room for advancement at our Distribution Center as well as the Company at large!  


Job Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to operate the electrically powered industrial truck to move pallets and material in the distribution center. The incumbent is required to perform all tasks in a safe manner consistent with corporate policies and state and federal laws.


In This Role You Will

Be a change agent in bringing our values and strategy to life as a Material Handler in our regional Distribution Center!

  • Perform pre-trip inspection on Stand Up Forklift/Cherry Picker
  • Operate Stand Up Forklift/Cherry Picker within Compliance and Safety Guidelines.
  • Pick from racks while being lifted to approximate height of 29 feet.
  • Prepare boxes and merge from rack onto pallet while using appropriate equipment
  • Scan label on boxes
  • Enter data into onboard computer

What’s In It For You

  • Competitive Health Plan
  • Generous PTO (3 weeks in your first year!)
  • Cellular Discount (Verizon & AT&T Wireless)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Long term/Short term Disability



  • Perform these operations using American units of money, weight, volume, and distance.
  • Utilize reasoning skills.
  • Apply common-sense understanding to carry out simple one-and-two step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
  • Previous supply chain, warehouse, and/or distribution center experience is preferred.

Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training:

  • Minimum age of 18 years old due to the work environment.
  • Pass drug test and background check.
  • Committment to providing customer service that makes both internal and external customers feel welcome, important, and appreciated.
  • Preserve confidentiality of information.
  • Move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency.
  • Work Saturday if needed (rare).
  • Work extended days on a periodic/seasonal basis.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Organize and prioritize a variety of tasks/projects.
  • Work within strict time frames and resolute deadlines.
  • Familiarity with industry/technical terms and processes is helpful.


Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED), plus minimal warehouse experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Certificates, Licenses, and/or Registrations

This position requires a valid license to operate powered material handling equipment (MHE).




Bartell Drugs / Rite Aid is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. We welcome all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, creed, religion, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


As a condition of employment, applicants offered a role will be required to successfully pass our pre-employment background screen, receive a negative drug screen result, and confirm eligibility to work in the United States. We participate in E-Verify.


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