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Alpha Baking Company Shipping Working Foreman in Lawrence, Kansas


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Job description:

We are looking for a Shipping Foreman to work 2nd /3rd shift. The individual will work in a fast-paced work environment preparing items for shipment by performing the following duties:

  • Oversees general shipping activities

  • Leads shipping staff

  • Maintains shipping department

  • Responsible for loading & unloading truck

  • Physically moves bread/bun stacks to shipping dock using a two-wheel cart to stage product.

  • Repetitive use of upper extremities to break down stacks of product to be sent to depot locations.

  • Physically shuttle bread trays and materials to the staging area.

  • Unloads semi-trailers and routes incoming shipments, rejects damaged items, records shortages, and corresponds with shipper to rectify damages and shortages.

  • Loads cased bread/bun products onto pallets.

  • Operates electric pallet jack to move or hoist materials from packaging to shipping dock.

  • Operates stretch wrap bander to palletize bread/bun products for shipment.

  • Performs all computer functions necessary to track various aspects of goods.

  • Efficiently works within a busy dispatch department.

  • Creates shipping labels and handles shipping information.

Works well with the shipping team to complete orders in a timely manner.


Shipping Working Foreman





About us:

Alpha Baking Company, Inc., a national distributor of breads, rolls and buns, as well as sweet goods, was founded in 1979. Headquartered in Chicago, Alpha Baking has three production plants in Illinois and others in Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Alpha Baking’s retail brands include S. Rosen’s, MaryAnn, Natural Ovens Bakery, Kreamo, and Golden Hearth, with additional product sold under private label agreements and the Alpha Baking foodservice brand. Our broad array of products can be found in national restaurant chains, quick service restaurants, schools, institutions, major league sports franchises, national grocery chains and independent grocery stores.

Required qualifications, skills and experience:


• Detail-oriented

• Ability to multi-task

• Works well in a fast pace environment

• Reliable

• Creative problem solver

• Good communication and follow up skills

• Able to run the day to day operations

• Computer skills

  • Must be able to constantly stand and walk on concrete floors and trailer beds.

  • Frequent pushing/pulling of transport racks and bread trays.

  • Frequent bending, stooping, twisting, reaching, lifting, carrying is required.

  • Frequent to constant handling and grasping of bakery product trays, transport racks, and boxes.

  • Frequently lift and/or move items up to 50 lbs.

  • Must have reliable transportation and attendance to meet employer's attendance standards for 24/7 production facility.

EEO statement:

We are an equal opportunity employer with policies prohibiting unlawful discrimination on the basis of any protected classification under applicable local, state and/or federal laws which include race, color religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or veteran status, Alpha Baking Company, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


2nd Shift