Natural Grocers Warehouse Material Handler 2 in Golden, Colorado


Would you like to be part of an exciting career in the natural foods industry? Do you want great benefits and be able to enjoy long family weekends? Come grow with us and experience real career growth opportunity!

What it is you'll be doing:

Under the direction and supervision of the Production Supervisor, the Bulk Material Handler II is responsible for the daily setup and operation of food packaging equipment as it relates to packaging machines at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. This position is a fast paced, physically demanding and critical to the success of the automated packaging operation at the Distribution Center. The Material Handler II is responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of new procedures, as well as compliance of existing QA programs that include Food Safety, Food Defense, Allergen and GMP programs.


  • Set up and adjust processing and packaging machines prior to operation

  • Ensure accuracy of staged raw material prior to loading

  • Inspect raw material during the loading process and report quality concerns to QA

  • Load raw material into hoppers in a sanitary, accurate and efficient manner

  • Maintain flow of product throughout production run

  • Ensure all documentation of production order is correct and complete

  • Maintain the segregation of allergen, non-allergen, organic and non-organic products

  • Lead quick and efficient changeovers to minimize down time

  • Complete necessary documentation for changeovers, cleaning, and product specifications

  • Clean machines and work area daily to maintain an organic and allergen/sanitary environment

  • Perform all tasks in compliance with Food Safety standards

  • Follow all SSOP's and HACCP standards and perform all tasks in a manner that promotes safety

  • Maintain accurate records of all raw materials entering production.

  • Ensure full compliance of Food Safety, Food Defense, allergen, and GMP program by Material Handler I

  • Ensure all documentation requirements are met by Material Handler I

  • Ensure full compliance of SSOP's and HACCP standards by Material Handler I

  • Ensure professional and appropriate interdepartmental communication is maintained.

Although this is a general outline of key job responsibilities, all employees are expected to be ''hands on'' and do whatever it takes to get the job done and make the company thrive.


  • Minimum 3 years recent experience in operating food production machinery required

  • High School degree or equivalent is required

  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly and concisely

  • Current Colorado Driver's License is required

  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in food production preferred

  • Must be able to meet daily deadlines

  • Has good attention to detail; accuracy and thoroughness a must

  • Exposure to 5s and Lean manufacturing methodologies a plus

  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be team-oriented and flexible to changing demands

  • Ability to work with others in a fast-paced team environment

  • Must be reliable and on time every day

  • Ability to effectively communicate and provide direction in a professional manner

  • Ability to disseminate information in a manner that promotes objectives of the organization

  • Effective problem solving skills

  • Ability to build positive partnerships with internal customers

  • Able to work in seasonally warm or cool environment

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to lift up to 55 lbs.

  • Must be able to carry up to 55 lbs.

  • Requires the use of both arms and both hands with full range of motion.

  • Must be able to bend at the waist and knees, twist, push and pull on occasional basis

  • Must be able to kneel, squat, and climb as needed

  • Must be able to climb stairs

  • Must be able to reach overhead and away from the body

  • Must be able to stand for at least 90% of the time

  • Must be able to walk for at least 90% of the time

This job description is not an employment contract. It does not guarantee a job or that the above listed duties are the limit of responsibilities. The job and job description are subject to change with and without notice. Employees are required to accomplish any and all tasks assigned to him/her by their Store Manager and/or other corporate managers that may not be listed in this job description.

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Job ID 2018-8048

Address 4403 Table Mt Dr

Location US-CO-Golden

Category Distribution Center