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Warehouse Worker Equal Exchange

  • Date Posted April 18, 2024
  • Location Portland, OR
  • Category Business / Production
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Equal Exchange’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world. Job description

Equal Exchange is a fair trade worker cooperative and coffee roaster headquartered in West Bridgewater, MA. Founded in 1986, our mission is to create more fair trade relationships between farmers and consumers.  We bypass the conventional marketing system by cutting out middlemen and buying directly from farmer cooperatives. This position will work in the Portland, Oregon facility.

Job Description:
  • Regular, non-exempt (hourly) position on worker owner track
  • Hours: 40 hours per week, M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Pay: $19/hour
  • Benefits: Health/dental/vision insurance coverage, vacations, holidays, sick days, clothing and footwear allowance, eligibility for worker ownership
  • Reports to: Sales-Operations Manager, West
  • Responsible for: General Warehouse Operations
  • Location: Portland, OR


  • An interest in the mission of Equal Exchange.
  • Ability to communicate and problem solve effectively with customers and team members.
  • Ability to manage time and responsibilities, be flexible & manage several tasks at once.
  • A desire to learn and contribute to the success of the organization.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team, while still performing tasks independently.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Previous experience in warehouse work is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Ability to work on your feet and to do extensive lifting is required, including boxes ranging from 5lbs - 50lbs.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and work accurately.
  • Willingness to do other tasks as needed to support the team as requested by the supervisor.
  • Forklift experience preferred, but not required.


Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:


  • Order-Picking: Pick orders effectively and accurately using pick sheets and handheld devices. Address any inventory discrepancies discovered while picking.
  • Shipping/Receiving: Prepare orders for UPS and freight shipments in time for daily deadlines. Fill out all paperwork necessary for each outbound and inbound shipment. Unload deliveries; quality control of packages; ensure product rotation.
  • Stocking & Clean up: Restock daily, following systems set up to ensure product rotation. Keep the warehouse clean and organized. Remove/repack damaged products from picking locations. Regularly inspect the exterior of the building for graffiti (paint over as needed) and keep the exterior free of debris such as litter and leaves.
  • Other: Support team members as needed or directed with miscellaneous tasks.
Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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