Warehouse Operator

Job Locations US-IL-Rochelle
Job ID
# of Openings
Hourly Full-Time
Work Location
On Site

About Us



Do you want to work for a stable, growing organization that reaches back more than 130 years?  Our steel tube and pipe products have helped build landmarks and buildings in North America; Come build your career at Zekelman Industries! 

Job Description


The Warehouse Operator’s primary responsibilities include picking, packing, and loading material following established procedures and quality standards using standard warehouse equipment. S/he is responsible for participating in continuous improvement activities providing feedback to management on process and safety. This role is also responsible for designated housekeeping areas to ensure warehouse areas are kept clean and safe.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Picking, packing, and loading material following established procedures and quality standards.
  • Participating in continuous improvement activities and providing feedback on process and safety.
  • Responsible for designated housekeeping areas to ensure cleanliness and safety.

Preparation of Distribution/Processing:

  • Receives orders/requests and picks, packs, and stages orders using scanning tools.
  • Loads shipments safely onto flatbed or LTL trucks.
  • Communicates shipment information to CSR or Supervisor.

Incoming Materials Processing:

  • Inspects materials for damage and reports as necessary.
  • Receives materials from van truck loads and flatbed loads.
  • Replenishes warehouse stock and rotates as required using reach truck or forklift.

Warehouse Equipment Operation:

  • Utilizes forklift, order picker, reach truck, and walkie rider pallet jack.

Departmental Process Improvement:

  • Standardizes procedures to assure timely, accurate, and efficient processing of all shipping and receiving functions.

Safety and Quality Compliance:

  • Comprehends and adheres to all safety, quality, and Company guidelines specified in official documents.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Lead and promote health and safety work practices.
  • Ensure regular, predictable, full-time onsite attendance.
  • Assist with other projects and analyses as needed.



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of two years of warehouse experience, preferably with steel or tubing; or a combination of equivalent education and experience.


  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to listen and speak effectively to understand and communicate the needs of customers and coworkers.
  • Computer Skills: Ability to operate MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), internal business application computer system, and ability to be trained in bar-coding.
  • Work Environment: Warehouse and office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines. This role routinely uses standard warehouse equipment such as forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers,and pallet jacks.
  • Other Qualifications: Must follow safety standards when working with tools and equipment and must be able to receive forklift certification and dock leveler training within first week of start in the position. After first week, must be able to operate dock leveler, as well as forklift in a variety of weather and traffic conditions. Must also be able to receive 30-hour OSHA certificate approximately within the first month of start in this position.

Zekelman Industries offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including low-cost, high-quality medical and dental benefits.  In addition, we have an amazing tuition assistance program, a bonus plan, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, immediate vesting, and much more.


We are Zekelman Industries.


We manufacture superior quality tubular and related products, and provide outstanding service for our valued customers.

We seek to continuously advance the skills and opportunities of our employees, utilizing the latest technology and management tools available to consistently increase profitability and the enterprise value of Zekelman Industries and of our customers.


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