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Traffic and Logistics Associate at Central Garden

Traffic and Logistics Associate

Central Garden Pottsville, PA Full-Time
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Come join the Kaytee team in Pottsville, PA, where you have the opportunity to work with products for wild birds.  We offer a clean work environment with clothing reimbursement, free prescription safety glasses, and safety shoe reimbursement.  Other benefits include full medical, dental and vision coverage, free life and disability insurance and a full 3% match on your 401k contributions, along with a yearly profit sharing bonus! Our Pet Segment is seeking a 2nd Shift Traffic and Logistics Associate to be a part of our Kaytee division based in Pottsville, PA. You will be responsible for overseeing all activities of the Pottsville Distribution center. If you find your skills match the qualifications we are seeking below, we invite you to apply for this position!


  • Tracks and reviews current and future orders from SAP system and enters orders on Excel board sheet and reports this in the morning staff meeting.
  • Review and process orders within the Pennington Wild Bird system/process labels.
  • Generates and creates future orders, pallet maps orders, prints orders/labels, assigns bills of lading for orders.
  • Arrange/schedule appointments for Outbound/Inbound carriers.
  • Calls various carriers to inquire about best freight rates.
  • Assigns carrier trucks for freight pickups.
  • Creates freight purchase orders for carriers.
  • Enters carrier freight information to customer’s internet sites.
  • Coordinates all training of new office personnel at Pottsville Service Center.
  • Substitutes as acting warehouse manager when needed.
  • Reviews inbound/outbound stock transfer orders.
  • Completes proper paperwork and schedules carrier pickup for screenings/cornmeal orders from Cressona.
  • Helps correct any potential paper work errors that may occur.
  • Assists in the review of plant to plant replenishment paperwork.
  • Assists in resolving inventory issues.
  • Enter faxed daily ship log from Cressona/Pottsville Service Center onto an Excel spreadsheet for weekly tons report as needed.
  • Reviews inventory levels after creating orders for possible shorts and reports in staff meeting.
  • Filing of Payables.
  • First to answer phones.
  • Coordinates Fed Ex/ UPS from Pottsville Service Center.
  • Inform Accounts payable on daily basis of loads that shipped.
  • All employees are responsible for reporting food safety issues to those who can initiate corrective actions.


  • Mathematical skills required- ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, fractions and decimals.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Excellent attendance record is a must.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills, as well as proper phone etiquette.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.Ability to deal with problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Writes clearly and informatively. Able to read and interpret written information.Communicates changes effectively.
  • Must have good organizational and typing skills.


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function 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 required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hand and arms, reach above shoulder height, or climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste and smell. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the employee encounter 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 occasionally exposed to fumes of airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

At Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), we believe home is at the center of our lives, and our employees are driven by our purpose to nurture happy and healthy homes. Our company is made up of thousands of people across North America, with an emerging footprint across the U.K., Mexico, China and Canada - all dedicated to helping gardens bloom bigger, pets live healthier and communities grow stronger. We are united by our mission to lead the future of the garden and pet industries…one blade of grass and one wagging tail at a time. Visit our website at [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply to learn more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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