Oct 20, 2020


  • Patterson Companies Inc
  • South Bend, IN, USA

Job Description


Job Summary

Using bills of lading, packing slips, a computer or a scanner, receives product into distribution center computer system as inventory for putaway. Follows receiving team guidelines for receiving purchase orders.



Essential Functions

  • Unloads, inspects, counts, and signs for inbound packages and skids from carriers;
  • Sorts skids and/or packages by business unit and/or receiver;
  • Using a computer, prints the purchase order that corresponds to the product received;
  • Matches product received to purchase order and enters quantity into computer, or scans product received;
  • Enters any discrepancies into computer system
  • Places product in appropriate container or on cart;
  • Brings product to staging area for putaway;
  • Identifies non-conformances (i.e. item count, product description, product damage, etc.) and forwards to OS&D Clerk.

Detail regarding these essential functions is provided in receiving work instructions.


Other Functions

  • Keeps the distribution center aisles clear and maintains integrity of storage locations.
  • Maintains the housekeeping and sanitation standards of the distribution center.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Performance and Conduct Standards

  • Performs duties at or above productivity and accuracy standards;
  • Supports the company goals for quality and continuous improvement;
  • Contributes to an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation among all distribution center staff.


Physical Requirements



100% of shift


100% of shift


5% of shift

Pushing and pulling wheeled ladder or cart, up to 100 pounds

20% of shift

Operate hand pallet jack

100% of shift

40% of shift

40% of shift

<5% of shift

Lifting and carrying 1-10 pounds

Lifting and carrying 11-25 pounds

Lifting and carrying 26-50 pounds

Lifting and carrying over 50 pounds

10 - 25% of shift

Bending and stooping

1 - 50% of shift

Reaching above shoulder level

1 - 50% of shift

Reaching at shoulder level

100% of shift

Reaching at waist level

90% of shift

Computer and/or scanner use


Working Environment

The fulfillment center is a warehouse for the storage and distribution of dental and veterinary supplies and equipment.  In general, the building's primary work area consists of pallet storage racking, roller storage and small item storage shelving.  The facility uses powered conveyor systems for the transportation of products. Pallet jacks and forklifts are used for palletized products. Some positions require use of safety equipment, which is provided as needed.



Job Qualifications


Education/Training & Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Candidate must have ability to read and understand department process and warehouse safety documents and follow department work instructions.

Relevant Work Experience

  • Warehouse labor work experience preferred (receiving, order filling, shipping or customer service).
  • Forklift experience is desirable.

This job description is subject to change, at management's discretion, at any time.




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