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Primal Pet Group Warehouse Lead in Fairfield, California

Company Overview

Primal Pet Foods is a Fairfield, California-based manufacturer of fully prepared, human-grade raw foods and treats for dogs and cats. Primal Pet Foods was founded with the goal of improving the quality of life and overall health and happiness of pets through wholesome raw foods that mimic the diet of animals in the wild. We are looking for reliable and motivated people to join our fast-paced, growing Primal Team!


Provide leadership to employees during warehouse operations. This position is responsible for facilitating the daily operations by their respective assignments. The Team Lead will assist the employees to ensure they are fully resourced and adhere to processes necessary for the completion of daily production requirements, compliance with all food safety requirements, and adherence to GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices). In this capacity, follows all procedures related to quality, efficiency, and safety. Team projects or other assignments as assigned by the Warehouse Supervisor.

Pay Rate

$21-$22 per hour


  • Monday-Friday 

  • Start time 6:30am

  • Must be flexible to overtime and Saturdays as needed

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership to employees during day-to-day activities.

  • Ability to maneuver in varying environments, with most of the time being spent in the Dry Dock/Warehouse areas.

  • Assign jobs, positions, projects, and tasks to employees as necessary.

  • Address and resolve employee disputes and relations issues.

  • Prepare ERP Documents, pick orders, pre-check orders, wrap & stage orders for outbound shipments.

  • Maintain inventory accuracy of Quantities, Lot Numbers, and Expiration Dates. Conduct periodic cycle counts, record and update ERP. Report inventory discrepancies to the Supply Chain Manager.

  • Efficiently and safely move product to the proper area for use following all department and QA procedures.

  • Perform periodic inventory cycle counts for all items stored in the dry dock areas, including raw materials, finished goods and packaging materials.

  • Communicate with Traffic and Logistics in order to ensure on-time shipments to Primal Customers/Distribution Centers.

  • Inspect Power Industrial Truck (PIT) before usage

  • Train personnel on safety awareness, departmental policies, operation of relevant equipment, good manufacturing practices, warehouse standards, proper sanitation, correct documentation, and overall Company standard operating procedures.

  • Complete documentation thoroughly and accurately in accordance with company policies.

  • Initiate good housekeeping practices by implementing cleaning tasks throughout the work area, and organizing workspace.

  • Proactively address potential safety issues or problems.

  • Foster and facilitate a strong teamwork environment.

  • Responsible for safe operation of the equipment according to established standard operating procedures and safety policies.

  • Directs the proper break down and sanitizing of equipment as required.

  • Strong leadership skills, with an ability to build trust, provide direction, and vitality to execute with excellence and achieve extraordinary results. Develop employees to perform in a self-directed manner.

  • Ability to prioritize and follow-through to achieve results and meet deadlines to meet the needs of the business.

  • Complying with GMPs, HACCP and other Food Safety, quality and security guidelines and strictly adhering to all Primal Pet Foods specifications

  • Filling the demands of day-to-day operations by stepping in and filling in for different roles when needed and completing other tasks as assigned

  • Create a positive work environment and rewards superior performance. Reports and documents violations of policies.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Punctual and Regular Attendance Required

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This job has direct leadership of team members.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • 2 years experience in a Material Handler/ Forklift driver capacity with increasing responsibilities in a manufacturing or warehouse environment.

  • Strong leadership skills, with an ability to build trust, provide direction, and vitality to execute with excellence and achieve extraordinary results.

  • Ability to prioritize and follow through to achieve results and meet deadlines to meet the needs of the business.

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written, and strong managerial skills including good judgment, planning, organizing, innovative approach to problem-solving, and motivating employees.

    Language Skills

    Ability to read, speak and communicate in English with employees, direct supervisors, team leads and upper management. Bilingual in Spanish preferred


    Primal Pet Group is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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