• 1st Shift Shipping & Receiving Trainee (Dept. 721)

    Posted: 09/23/2021

    Milwaukee Valve Company is looking for a 1st Shift Shipping & Receiving Trainee to join our Prairie Du Sac, WI team in Department 721. This position has a beginning hourly wage of $17.31.

    *This position is eligible for a $500 sign-on bonus after successful completion of the orientation period.*

    The regular scheduled hours for this position are 6:30AM - 2:00PM, Monday through Friday with overtime eventually becoming a possibility or even required. When working overtime, the shift duration is either 9 or 10 hours maximum.


    Established in 1901, Milwaukee Valve manufactures valves for a variety of industries including Industrial, Commercial, Fire Protection, Marine and the dry bulk hauling industries. Our products have been installed on every U.S. Navy ship built for the last 50 years.

    Our heritage, our people, and our passion is to be the best, and Milwaukee Valve is proud of its engineering excellence and its employees who take pride and dedication in their work. In return, Milwaukee Valve offers an excellent benefit package, competitive wages, and promotional opportunities including Health, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance options, Flex Spending, 401K with employer match, tuition assistance, paid time off, and shift premiums. For more information please visit:

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    Summary Shipping & Receiving Trainee’s responsibility is to learn all basic operations of the receiving department and preparing product for shipment to the distribution center.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities to which competency will be measured include the following:

    • Required to operate all company lift trucks correctly and safely.
    • Required to enter and retrieve data from the computer system.
    • Responsible to identify and match product numbers from Pick slip(s) to cartons being shipped.
    • Must have average mathematical skills.
    • Must have average handwriting skills.
    • Must be able to work at heights of at least 10 foot.
    • Must be able to consistently bend and lift packages weighing on average 40lb.
    • Must be able to work independently.
    • Must be able to handle a fast-paced environment.
    • Must be able to self-motivate.
    • Maintain cleanliness in a prescribed manner.

    Other duties may be assigned.

    Additional Requirements
    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following requirements:

    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

    Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

    Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions.

    Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Language Skills
    Ability to read, write and comprehend English. Follow simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in a one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of Milwaukee Valve.

    Mathematical Skills
    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measurement, using whole numbers, common factions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw interpret bar graphs

    Reasoning Ability
    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The employee must stand or walk 100% of the shift. Frequent bending and lifting up to 40 lb. repeatedly during shift. Must have above average manual dexterity. Requires ability to bend, climb, crawl, push and pull frequently during shift. Must have ability to work at 10 foot altitudes.

    Work Environment
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Milwaukee Valve is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in any employment decision because of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, perceived disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information or on the basis of any other status protected by applicable federal or local laws.