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Warehouse Associate

Date: Nov 6, 2021

Location: Des Plaines, IL, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is seeking a Warehouse Associate at our Vertex Fasteners facility located in Des Plaines, IL. This is an hourly paid position in which you will perform professional and accurate work in the areas of shipping and receiving. Daily walking, lifting, bending, packing, forklift operation, and strong attention to detail are essential for this position.


Essential Duties


  • Unload and receive all inbound trucks according to procedures
  • Compare goods received against packing slip for accuracy and approve receipts.
  • Document all receipts in receiving log and assign log PO number to each packing list if applicable.
  • Load outbound trucks according to procedures
  • Pick and prepare customer orders (Lifting 3-4 hours daily)
  • Ships product accurately from work order and ensures trucking company signs bill of lading.
  • Identify, record, and communicate any problems relating to product prior to unload/receipt through a visual inspection.
  • Inspect inbound steel hardness for proper tolerance prior to unload. Relay any issues to Quality and Material Manager.
  • Daily housekeeping of dock area inside and outside of facility
  • Wrap finished good pallets and place in inventory.



Minimum qualifications


  • High school education or equivalent
  • Strong basic math skills
  • Maintain a safety-first environment by following safety procedures
  • Ability to meet safety, quality, attendance, and production guidelines
  • Ability to lift 30-65 pounds regularly and stand for the duration of the shift
  • Attention to detail and order accuracy
  • Complete all required documentation in an accurate and legible manner
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to remain positive and energetic in this fast paced and physically demanding role.
  • Must have a cooperative attitude, necessary to work effectively with others.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Proficient and safe using a forklift
  • Must exhibit good attendance
  • Must have a full understanding of shipping and receiving practices through previous experience.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed


Who we are and what we offer

 Our comprehensive benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with match, stock plans, employee discounts, and more.


Since 1883, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been creating a wide variety of innovative products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Today our growing 137-year-old company is comprised of 15 business units and 140 facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. Learn more about what Leggett life is like here:


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