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Shipping and Receiving Associate


Position Title: Shipping and Receiving Associate

Department: Operations

Location: Winterset, IA

Status: Full and Part Time Positions Available

Shifts: 1st and 2nd Shift Positions Available

7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (5 days) or 3:15 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. (4 days)


The Shipping & Receiving Associate is an essential role within the organization to assist, facilitate, and control the inbound and outbound product movement throughout the organization. Under general supervision, this position is responsible for picking, packing, and shipping of all inbound and outbound shipments along with the duties associated with shipment preparation. Will be responsible for bills of lading, coordinating associated paperwork, collocating necessary shipping and receiving documentation, and ensuring shipments are complete and on-time.


Grip-Tite Manufacturing Co. offers a flexible environment, competitive benefits, and a culture that promotes growth, along with celebrating success. Here at Grip-Tite we realize that our greatest assets are our employees, and we are committed to developing and promoting our talented individuals to support our future leadership needs.


  • Conduct proper packaging, weighing, and labeling of all customer orders. Ensures orders are pulled and staged in a timely manner.
  • Maintains customer service mindset, including but not limited to, verifying that orders are correctly picked and ready to ship by the order ship date. Checks with the Dealer Care Representative or Fulfillment Manager with any questions regarding shipment priorities.
  • Acts as the last quality check for outbound product. Checks with the Quality Technician or Fulfillment Manager if there are any quality concerns.
  • Receive incoming material and parts. Provide the Fulfillment Manager with packing slips as applicable.
  • Load and unload trucks in a timely manner.
  • Work with the Fulfillment Manager to maintain proper inventory levels for shipping area items (hardware, cartons, etc).
  • Assist with cycle counting.
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace, including keeping track of outbound orders.
  • Perform effectively as part of the fulfillment team. Communication is key.
  • Operate forklift, material handling equipment, and tools safely.
  • Organize shipping documentation and request pick-ups.
  • Must be willing to take initiative and be accountable for shipping and receiving functions. Assess workload and ask for help as needed to support timely shipment of customer orders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Support and backfill for the Material Handler as required.


  • One year of previous experience in shipping and receiving required.
  • One year of forklift operation experience required. Forklift certification preferred.
  • Experience loading and unloading trucks preferred.
  • Manufacturing/Industrial environment exposure preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent or at least 1-year experience
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Take the initiative to keep all areas clean and safe
  • Follow applicable housekeeping and safety procedures
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 75 pounds each, with assistance if needed, at heights from floor level to 4 feet high
  • Provide assistance to others in moving heavier or bulky objects
  • Must wear personal protective equipment – ear plugs, steel toe shoes and protective glasses
  • Maintain a high level of accuracy in all aspects of work assignments.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent


  • This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching all day with the ability to be mobile throughout required work areas. The employee may frequently lift and/or move items up to 75 lbs. This position will frequently operate a forklift.


  • Uphold the Grip-Tite Manufacturing Co. Core Values
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Organized
  • Must be able to handle deadlines.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be expected to work inside a manufacturing environment with regular exposure to changing temperatures (hot, cold, humid), moving mechanical parts, dust, fumes, chemicals, and loud noises. The noise level in the work environment can be loud; vibration levels are moderate.


  • Competitive Hourly Pay – $17.00+/hr, based on qualifications, experience and shift. 
  • Overtime may be required.
  • Ongoing training, and professional development opportunities. 


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Grip-Tite Manufacturing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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