Blending Warehouse & Forklift Operator (M-F 6am-3pm)

Tempe, AZ
Full Time
Blending Plant
Entry Level


UDA is a local, family-owned, dairy cooperative committed to serve the needs of our members, community, and customers by providing high quality milk and dairy products. As the only milk marketing co-op in the state, UDA oversees the production, processing, and marketing of Arizona’s finest milk products from farm to Retail in 48 hours or less. From sweet cream and butter to non-fat dry milk, UDA provides milk products to manufactures and supermarket chains throughout the Grand Canyon State.

Our motto at UDA is “United in Excellence.” The dairy industry’s success isn’t built on one dairy or brand, it’s built on the community as a whole - this includes our amazing employees. When you join UDA, you’re not just joining a business, you’re joining a family. Since 1960 UDA has been headquartered, operated, and managed in Arizona. We strive to provide our employees with rewarding career opportunities aimed at long-term stability, growth, and advancement. We put our heart and soul into our products and value our team who show up, every day and do the work.



  • Accurately record and audit all inventory moves
  • Audit warehouse rows to maintain accuracy
  • Accurately input and track inventory counts in inventory management system
  • Perform organized cycle counting
  • Reconcile inventories stored at off-site and third-party warehouses and coordinate movement
  • Effectively communicate with management and team leads regarding warehouse space, paperwork issues, product availability, etc.
  • Create pallet labels for export shipping as needed, managing the process including tracking what is printed verses what needs to be printed
  • Adhere to all SOP’s and HACCP guidelines
  • Always maintain food safety and quality standards, resolving and/or reporting compliance issues immediately.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Detailed oriented with the ability to maintain accuracy while managing multiple projects
  • Proficient basic-math skills, which include counting, addition, subtraction, and multiplication 
  • Ability to safety drive and operate forklift, scissor lift and electric pallet jack
  • Team-player mentality with the ability to self-manage and prioritize time, tasks, and projects
  • Basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and document control systems
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to complete urgent tasks safely and accurately 
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to discuss and generate inventory reports, business correspondence, and procedure documents
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to comprehend and communicate written and verbal instructions


  • 2+ years’ experience managing inventory in a warehouse environment
  • must have recent forklift experience (preferably 6 months or more recent forklift experience)- you will be tested on your forklift skills at time of interview.


  • Forklift Certification 



  • Requires ability to walk and stand for 12 or more hours at a time
  • Requires ability to stoop, bend, reach, lift and carry items up to 55lbs.
  • Requires ability to climb ladders and stairs of various heights occasionally including floors of 100ft or more, with appropriate fall protection PPE
  • Requires ability to visually observe the condition of surroundings
  • Requires ability to work in varying extreme hot, cold, and wet temperatures and conditions
  • Requires ability to hear and speak, occasionally in high time weighted average environments with elevated decibel readings (using appropriate hearing protection)



  • Medical, Dental & Vision plans
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health & Wellness Programs
  • Paid Time Off
  • Shift Pay Differential
  • Education Assistance
  • On-site Fitness Center
  • On-Site Health Clinic    

The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list; employees may be subject to additional, or altered, tasks and the scope of the role may change as necessitated by business demands. UDA will not consider any application submissions from unauthorized third-parties, consulting, or external staffing firms and will not be held subject, or liable, to any terms, fees, or penalties associated with a submission.

UDA is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


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