Balkamp, a leading distributor of automotive aftermarket products in the NAPA Auto Parts system, is seeking a full time and part-time Stockhandler. The primary function of this position is to expedite the incoming and outgoing freight including: receiving, stocking, pulling, staging, loading and shipping freight. Shifts range from five to eight hour days depending on position obtained.
Pay Starts at $16/hr and progresses up to $19/hr after 3200 hours (equates to about 18 months for a Full Time employee)
Full Time Shifts are Monday-Friday from 6:00am-2:30pm or 9:30am-6:00pm
Part Time Shifts vary but are scheduled five hours a day five days a week.
Responsibilities of this position include: pulling stock orders, putting away merchandise, general housekeeping within the facility, following and adhering to all safety rules, and any other duties assigned by management.
Performing daily inspections of appropriate motorized and manual equipment, including but not limited to: forklift, lift gate, pallet jack and hand truck, radio frequency scanners and printers
Operating warehouse machinery and equipment in accordance with established safety procedures as needed to maintain the warehouse stock and a safe work environment
Transport merchandise throughout the warehouse using an electric sit-down or stand-up forklift along with manual equipment as needed.
Verifying and completing required documentation and reports
Complying with hazardous material regulations and procedures
Assisting in maintaining a clean, organized warehouse environment at all times
Complying with all applicable laws / regulations, as well as company policies / procedures
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with good organizational skills. They will be functionally literate and capable of understanding and recognizing part numbers accurately and rapidly. Basic written and verbal communication skills (documentation, communication with peers, supervisors and customers) as well as good general math skills are a requirement. Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and will be able to:
Lift / carry by hand, freight weighing up to 80 pounds on a regular basis.
Push/pull products of excessive weight using mechanical aids, such as hand trucks, barrel dollies, hydraulic lifts, etc.
Must be able to be certified in the use of a variety of warehouse power equipment.
Company will train and certify during the introductory period.
Work on your feet (standing and walking) for your assigned shift as part of the normal daily routine.
Bend, twist, squat, climb, push and pull and move at a quick speed of pace.
Knowledge and competency in the utilization of warehouse related computer and bar coding equipment.
Follow instructions and complete required training.
Work both independently and in a team environment.
Meet or exceed applicable production standards and expectations.
In late 1935, the NAPA member companies decided to form their own company to “re-package” parts manufactured by others. The new company would purchase from various manufacturers and redistribute to NAPA warehouses, thus developing NAPA’s own private purchasing company.
The NAPA Board of Directors formed the Balkamp Manufacturing Corporation on March 11, 1936 with an initial investment of less than $50,000. The company took its name from the names of two of its early managers, John Baldwin and his assistant, Bob Leerkamp.
Balkamp had humble beginnings. With only three employees, the company operated out of 1,000 square feet on the second floor of a small building on Capital Avenue in Indianapolis.
By the end of its first five years, the employee count grew to 18 and the operation grew to 8,000 square feet in size. Balkamp (a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company) has NAPA product Distribution Centers located in Plainfield, Indiana and Salt Lake City, Utah. These strategically placed operations serve all NAPA Distribution Centers, all 6000 auto part stores, and UAP Distribution Centers in Canada. Balkamp can ship to each NAPA DC in less than 48 hours from order receipt to delivery. In addition, Balkamp ships to 17 DC’s twice a week.
The success Balkamp has had since 1936 has come from a strong team effort between the employees and the suppliers. Working together, they are able to provide the best possible service to Balkamp customers.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.