Brownells Fulfillment Associate in Grinnell, Iowa

Requisition Number: GRINN-40-FAssoc-04-2016-001

Job Title: Fulfillment Associate

City: Grinnell

State: IA

Fulfillment Associate

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Description/Job Summary

Hours for this position include:

Wednesday/Saturday 8:00AM-6:30PM

Thursday/Friday 10:00AM-8:30PM


This position is responsible for accurately picking and packing the regular customer orders in the most efficient manner. To securely package orders in the most cost effective manner, and to ensure that the package is marked with proper shipping and handling

instructions. This also includes ensuring that accurate quantities of the correct product are received and entered into the inventory system, as well as to accurately place product in designated areas throughout the fulfillment area in an efficient and safe

manner and to maintain sufficient quantities of items on warehouse shelves to meet daily usage. This position is also responsible for ensuring available supplies of product sold as assembly kits are available to meet customer demands.




  • Fills customer orders by retrieving them from appropriate shelving.

  • Checks condition of product to ensure quality.

  • Places notification of problem shelf inventory in designated area


  • Packs items of customer order securely into the most cost effective box and bags, and prepares order to be shipped out to customers.

  • Responsible for ensuring that proper labeling and shipping instructions are attached to order.

  • Responsible for following direction from area leader concerning various extra jobs needing completion in area boxes, labels etc.

  • Ability to identify pricing issues

Freight Processing

  • Packs, prices and labels orders that don’t ship through the regular pricing area including RPS salts (hazardous), UPS Next Day, UPS International Air, UPS Group, Express Mail, Parcel Post requiring licenses (surface & air); Domestic Parcel Post; Truck Orders;

Air Freight; Federal Express; all government orders, and any order too large for regular pricing.


  • Verifies receipt of ordered items by comparing packing list to product received.

  • Verifies quality and quantity of product.

  • Logs discrepancies and passes information to other areas for corrective action

  • Enters product received into inventory system.

  • Ensure proper flow of product to the stocking area.=


  • Using correct scanners, places received product in designated areas.

  • Checks condition of product to ensure quality.

  • Keys new and second locations for product into the computer and moves product accordingly.

  • Fill work order requirements for fulfillment area.

Kits Building/Picking

  • Assembles and packages items from bulk quantities to designated product assembly quantities.

  • Labels packages.


  • Contributes to Brownells’ goal of providing a hazard-free workplace.

  • Participates in continuous process improvements


  • Works cooperatively with management personnel and fellow employees to accomplish objectives.

  • Works within a team


  • Assists in filling out forms and documenting material movement and location of inventory to ensure timely, damage-free, and accurate shipments and stock


Education, Knowledge and Experience

  • H.S. Educ. Or Equivalent

  • Organize and store supplies

  • Shipping materials

  • Locating materials

  • Picking Orders

  • Procedural knowledge

  • Shipping processes

  • Proper safety practices

  • Inventory records

  • Receiving materials


  • Data entry

  • Basic computer skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Time management

  • Continuous Performance Improvement

  • Gathering and using information

  • Basic writing

  • Decision making

  • Teamwork/Collaboration

  • Arithmetic computation

  • Basic reading

Abilities and Strengths

  • Able to read written instructions

  • Standing/walking for 8 hour days

  • Able to safely climb ladders and use stairs

  • Work in conditions ranging from 40-100 degrees

  • Lifting 5 lbs frequently, 30 lbs occasionally, 40-50 lbs occasionally with assistance

  • Able to use computers/hand scanners


  • Safety awareness

  • Accountability

  • Adaptability

  • Quality orientation

  • Willing to cross train to other departments

  • Customer focuxs

  • Detail orientation