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Inventory Associate



Carol Stream, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2023
We’re Tovala, a food-tech company reinventing home cooking to save consumers time. Through an innovative combination of hardware, software, and fresh food delivery, we make it incredibly simple for anyone to prepare and enjoy delicious, home-cooked meals without sacrificing time to do whatever matters to them. Through our superior technology, product experience and food quality, we have separated Tovala from the busy pack of other meal delivery businesses. In the process, we’ve amassed a loyal, rapidly growing following and our retention, product engagement and customer NPS are all best-in-class. We’ve raised over $100mm from great investors like Left Lane Capital, Origin Ventures, Y Combinator and Comcast Ventures and have invested strongly in building a unique culture that fosters growth, personal development and camaraderie.
248 Tubeway Dr Carol Stream IL, 60188
Tovala warehouse associates are responsible for all inbound and outbound products that hit our facility. Day-to-day operations include ensuring that incoming food and non-food deliveries are accurate and meet our high quality, safety, and consistency standards. This individual will be upholding the organization and layout of the warehouse. You will oversee our inventory and notify buyers of shortages or damage of incoming ingredients. Good communication skills are imperative to this role so that procurement and production are notified promptly and can make accommodations accordingly.
Direct drivers to unload deliveries in designated staging areas. Verify actual product received against initial PO and BOL. Confirm integrity of goods and flag FSQA team when necessary. Maintain receiving logs and verify products meet specifications (temps, quantities, and QC standards).Transfer and slot product in the correct warehouse location upon receipt. Maintain pallet configuration and warehouse space to maximize storage and efficiency. Maintain warehouse organization to ensure full production cycle runs smoothly and is set-up for next week production. Facilitate warehouse resource management by ensuring equipment such as forklifts and floor scrubbers are functioning, charged, and ready when needed. Model compliance of Warehouse Safety. Provide support with production tasks during low volume receiving days. Assist facility maintenance projects and repairs, as necessary.
Forklift Certification, or willingness to go through certification trainingUtah Food Handlers PermitStrong attention to detailExcellent communication skillsStrong decision-making, problem-solving, and organizational skillsAble to lift, push, or pull up to sixty (60) poundsAble to stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during shifts of 8+ hoursComfortable working in hot and cold temperature environments in kitchen, warehouse, and cooler/freezer
Tovala is an incredibly smart oven that is paired with a companion meal delivery service that makes home cooking easy. We are an established Chicago-based start-up company, experiencing rapid growth and looking for hard-working individuals to help us open a brand new production facility. Playing such a critical role in opening our site allows for opportunities to advance and progress in your career. Come be part of an exciting launch team as we expand our operations out West!
We offer full-time employees (30 hrs+) health, vision and dental insurance, plus 11 paid holidays per year, sick pay & PTO, weekly team lunch, a Tovala oven & discounted meal plan after 90 days of working with us, and company equity that vests over a 4 year period.
Starting rate is $ 21.50!
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: Up to $ 21.50 per hour
Monday: 6:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday: 6:00am-4:00pm
Thursday: 6:00am-4:00pm
Friday: OFF
Saturday: OFF
Sunday: 6:00am-4:00pm
Warehouse experience: 1 year (Required)
Work Location: In person
The values we hold dear
Put the team first
We put what is best for the broader team ahead of what is best for ourselves or our immediate department.
Get s#!t done (well)
We celebrate people at all levels for delivering high impact work that expands the bounds of what we’re able to do.
Connect the dots
We engage with curiosity to learn how our work impacts others so that we can problem-solve holistically and work collaboratively.
Be Direct
We share our perspective openly and directly, even when it feels difficult to do so.
Embrace the obstacles
We rise to meet challenges with a sense of urgency, resolve, and optimism.
Champion the customer
We consider and prioritize our customer in all of our decisions
At Tovala we‘re committed to building a workplace that represents a variety of backgrounds, skills, and perspectives and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Everyone is welcome here!