• Warehouse Operator

    Job Locations US-CA-Bakersfield
    Job ID 2019-1128
    # of Openings
  • Overview


    We’re Califia Farms (Califia, pronounced like California), the plant-powered food and beverage company of the future. Our mission is to innovate delicious plant-powered foods for mindful nourishment. We're led by beverage visionary Greg Steltenpohl, crafting, concocting and cold-brewing beautifully bottled goodness from the San Joaquin Valley. Our name comes from the Spanish legend of warrior Queen Califia, the goddess of bounty and abundance who ruled over the mythical island of California. We make our daily decisions using these six core values: Do, Learn Improve; Act Like an Owner; Challenge the Status Quo; The Bottle is Half Full; We, Not I, and Using our Sixth Sense (being conscious of our impact on others and the planet).

    In a snapshot:

    •  Founded in 2010
    • 250+ full time staff and contracted employees
    • Headquarters in Downtown L.A. Arts District and Manufacturing in Bakersfield, CA
    • We believe in- Shared leadership - where team members are heard and leadership is broadly distributed
    • We are committed to our people and to our communities’ sustainability



    Responsible for operating forklifts and other material handling equipment. This includes loading and unloading ingredients, packaging and finished goods, communicating potential issues, and help maintain an orderly, sanitary and safe environment. This position is also responsible for ensuring refrigerated trucks maintain proper temperatures.



    Following Job Duties are assigned, yet not limited to:

    • Have a current Forklift certification
    • Comply with Califia Farms LP, divisional, and plant policies, including Safety, Quality, Receiving, Good Manufacturing Practices, and Good Warehousing Practices.
    • Complete a daily pre-shift Forklift Inspection, report and resolve any issues
    • Operate any material handling equipment safely and efficiently as required. Use radio frequency equipment for receiving and storing functions as required.
    • Organize and maintain the warehouse areas following Good Warehousing Practices including FIFO, housekeeping, allergen controls, and stock rotation (inspecting and rotating products).
    • Identify damaged or contaminated materials and either segregate (Hold) or destroy the items, following written procedures.
    • Complete proper documentation for all inbound loads, track unloading times, report out receiving loads within 24 hours.
    • Facilitate cycle counts, record inventory adjustments, to ensure proper product is available for scheduled production runs. Closely monitor and ensure accurate quantity is available.
    • Ability to operate a computer mounted on a forklift
    • Ability to put Finished goods away in high levels of racking though-out the warehouse
    • Properly load and unload finished goods into trailers in and out of the DC.
    • Perform daily housekeeping duties of warehouse.
    • Effectively communicate issues and operations with Management.
    • Understanding of scanning process as related to inventory movements
    • Follow and monitor GMP, HACCP guidelines,
    • Adhere to Injury & Illness Prevention Program, Food Safety, & SOPs procedures.
    • Operates MHE in a Safe manner and around all employees and visitors.
    • Ability to pick and pull orders as required by pick sheet. Stock away correct pallet quantities.
    • Develops and maintains positive and professional relationships with all visitors, employees, and management.
    • Works with other departments within the Distribution Center / Plant.
    • Other responsibilities as assigned by management.



    • Legibly and accurately complete paperwork.
    • Self-motivated/self-driven.
    • Team player willing and able to collaborate well with team members.
    • Ability to read, write, and speak in English. Bilingual in Spanish preferred
    • Ability to stand, kneel, bend over, climb stairs and ladders and lift/move up to 50 pounds
    • Must possess good communication and people skills
    • Must be able to follow and communicate directions thoroughly
    • Proficient in Microsoft programs and using a scan gun.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide effectively 
    • High School diploma and/or GED preferred.


    • ERP experience and Basic computer knowledge. 
    • 1 Year Warehouse and Receiving Experience
    • 6 months of Stand-Up Forklift experience
    • Experience in warehouse, lift truck operations
    • Strong positive attitude
    • Neat appearance
    • Reliable work history

    The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


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