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Hy-Vee Food Stores Altoona Central - Warehouse Specialist in Altoona, Iowa

At Hy-Vee our people are our strength. We promise “a helpful smile in every aisle” and those smiles can only come from a workforce that is fully engaged and committed to supporting our customers and each other.

Job Description:

Job Title: Warehouse Generalist I

Location: Hy-Vee Specialty Foods Warehouse

FLSA: Non-Exempt

General Function:

Responsible for the selection and stacking of merchandise on pallets to be shipped to retail locations. Prepares orders including accurately selecting ordered items via a voice automated selection system and palletizes items for shipment.

Core Competencies

  • Partnerships

  • Growth mindset

  • Results oriented

  • Customer focused

  • Professionalism

Reporting Relations:

Accountable and Reports to (Job Title): Group Vice President, Specialty Foods Warehouse; Warehouse Manager, Specialty Foods Warehouse; Warehouse Supervisor(s), Specialty Foods Warehouse; Asst. Warehouse Supervisor(s), Specialty Foods Warehouse

Positions that Report to you (Job Title): None

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Reports to work when scheduled and on time.

  • Adheres to company policies and departmental guidelines.

  • Responsible for accurately and timely selecting orders via a voice automated selection system and safely palletizing merchandise for shipment to assigned stores, ensuring the product does not become damaged.

  • Verifies pallet is stable and shrink-wraps pallet.

  • Accurately applies pallet ID and stages selected order to be loaded in assigned area for delivery.

  • Ensures that security measures and practices are implemented and complies with all Altoona Central Warehouse security procedures when monitoring non- Altoona Central Warehouse employed truck drivers and/or visitors.

  • Performs daily safety inspection of power equipment. Ensures required safety equipment is being utilized and policies are followed with equipment being operated in a safe manner.

  • Keeps work environment clean and neat by sweeping and picking up cardboard, plastic wrap, and totes.

  • Attends departmental and company meetings.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Breaks down master cases and stages product.

  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Education/Experience Required to Perform Job:

High School diploma or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have the ability to meet the language and hearing capabilities for voice automated selection.

  • Must have the ability to follow one or two-step instructions; routine, repetitive task.

  • Must be able to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division involving whole numbers.

  • Upon certification, must safely operate both single and double pallet jacks, forklift, and stock picker.

Physical Requirements:

  • Visual requirements include clarity of vision at a distance of less than 20 inches and up to 20 feet or more with or without correction, depth perception, color vision, and field of vision.

  • Must be physically able to perform medium work: occasionally lifting or carrying objects of no more than 50 pounds

  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities: standing, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, grasping, pushing, pulling, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions

Equipment used to Perform Job:

Vocollect, warehouse material handling equipment.

Working Conditions:

The duties for this position are normally conducted in a warehouse environment. There is continuous exposure to dirt, noise, temperature extremes, vibrations, equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents, and electrical shock.


Has daily contact with outside carriers, warehouse/office personnel.

Are you ready to smile, apply today.