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Warehouse Associate Inventory 2nd shift

Job Location Mount Joy, Pennsylvania Job ID R106985


The Warehouse Associate strives to exceed customer expectations by ensuring orders are available, accurate, and received in a timely manner. This is a distribution center environment where you can expect to fill the orders, check the orders, and pack the orders to send to our customers. Warehouse Associates have a Monday-Friday schedule in a climate controlled environment with a relaxed dress code. We are looking for people to fill this important and essential role that are team players and have the ability to meet deadlines and productivity goals.

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  • Detail-oriented
  • Efficient
  • Focused
  • Positive
  • Results-driven
  • Team player

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  • Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Retirement and Savings Program

  • PTO/VTO/Floating Holidays

  • Professional Development

  • Employee Discount Programs

  • Internal Advancement Opportunities


Job Summary

The Warehouse Inventory Control follows team guidelines for management and control of product inventory. Performs a variety of functions to include cycle counts, inventory adjustment, replenishments and resolves overstock and damages issues.

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an employee must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodation. To request a reasonable accommodation, notify Human Resources or the manager who oversees the position.

Inventory Control

  • Using computer system-generated reports, cycle counts products in the fulfillment center

  • Using various computer system-generated reports, audits product locations to verify item, count and expiration dating accuracy

  • Identifies and corrects inventory errors;

  • Sets up new, and adjusts existing, storage locations

  • Investigates inventory discrepancies, and makes appropriate adjustments to inventory in the computer system

  • For customer invoice item where inventory is not available, investigates the error and edits the invoice to remove the item

  • Alerts the Supervisor to product non-conformances (new packaging, wrong count, product damage, shortages, etc.)

  • Detail regarding these essential functions is provided in inventory work instructions

  • Keeps the fulfillment center aisles clear and maintains integrity of storage locations

  • Ensures regulatory compliance for the facility as it relates to DEA, OSHA, FDA, EPA, BoP, local/state compliance agencies


  • Assesses replenished pick location for proper restock settings in the computer system

  • Matches product transferred to pick location label for accuracy

  • Cycle counts locations to verify on-hand quantities match reports

Overstock and Damages

  • Updates overstock location placards or labels to reflect quantity changes

  • Communicates with vendors, PLSI Liaison, and procurement to resolve vendor discrepancy issues

  • Communicates with vendor returns team to obtain return PO’s to vendors

  • Updates warehouse management system with status notes on PO issues

  • Monitors status and timelines of discrepancies to ensure prompt resolution

  • Determines disposition of damaged product to company approved charity

  • Alerts the Supervisor to product non-conformances (new packaging, wrong count, product damage, shortages, etc.)


  • Processes returned merchandise from customers or vendors from start to finish

  • Work with Sales Rep’s on customer returns to ensure processing is properly completed

  • Work with Sales Managers and Vendor Returns Department to ensure reimbursements from vendor when needed

Additional functions

In addition to the essential functions listed above, the incumbent may perform the following additional functions.

  • Transacting all business in accordance to Patterson Companies business code of ethics and conduct

  • Align with Patterson Companies Purpose, Vision and Values statement

  • Using assigned warehouse equipment/machinery to perform assigned job

  • Meeting/exceeding assigned performance metrics and KPIs

  • Helping maintain an organized, clean and safe warehouse

  • Handling all hazardous materials, pesticides, and prescription drugs according to the Company’s processes/procedures and all applicable laws and regulations

  • Performing all work in accordance with Company Safety guidelines and procedures, with safety and regulatory compliance.

  • As assigned

Job Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED preferred

  • Proficient and accurate PC/keyboarding skills. Familiar with MS Office Productivity Suite (Excel, Word) and email

  • Ability to read, write and count

  • Comprehensive problem-solving skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines and productivity goals

Working Conditions

Material and Equipment Directly Used:

  • General warehouse equipment

  • General office equipment

  • MS Office, Shipping and proprietary inventory management software

  • This position may require the ability to train and certify the use of a variety of forklifts: sit down, Cherry picker (mobile elevated working platform) and/or Joey forklift (multipurpose order picker that can elevate an operator and can be driven at height to move from task to task)

Working Environment/Physical Activities:

  • Moving 75% of the time

  • Frequently grasp, reach, bend and stoop in narrow/confined spaces

  • Exposure to dust

Physical Demands:

  • Lift and carry up to 55 pounds, team lift 56 to 100 pounds: continuous, moderate or occasional heavy physical activity

  • Sitting or standing: continuous, moderate or occasional heavy physical activity

  • Use of hands: Continuous, moderate or occasional heavy physical activity

  • Stoop, bend, or crawl: Occasional or frequent moderate physical activity

  • Ascend/descend on a ladder. Occasional or frequent moderate physical activity

Travel and On-Call:

  • This position requires no travel per week in a local area.

  • For this position being on-call is not required

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