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Job Title: Merchandise Processor - Seasonal
Reports to: Shipping Manager
Date: June 25, 2014
Location: Reno, NV
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General Summary:
This Merchandise Processor position performs multiple tasks and processes associated with the Order fulfillment operations of the Service Center.

Essential Job Functions:

The picking of merchandise for the four divisions of Patagonia; Mail Order, Retail, Wholesale, and International. Using bar-coded pick labels, the Picker will walk through the flow racks of the picking aisles pulling merchandise, verify that the pick label matches the hang tag on the item, affix the pick label to the item and place the item onto the takeaway conveyer. In the single carton pick aisles the Picker will place the picked items into a picking cart. The Picker will then take the full cart and unload it onto the takeaway conveyer.

Additional responsibilities include removing empty cartons, straps, plastic, etc. and placing them in the appropriate recycling container or on the empty carton conveyer, and recycling label backing paper.

Placing picked merchandise onto the tilt tray sorter. This includes insuring that each item has a bar-coded pick label and that it is facing up when placed onto a tray (I item per tray). From there the unit will pass under an overhead scanner, which will read the label and send it to the assigned packing station. Items which are not read by the overhead scanner (no reads) will either be re-inducted or manually taken to the pack station. The Inductor is responsible for insuring that all items for the current “wave” have been inducted and that the Packers are ready to receive the next wave.

Additional responsibilities include collecting, correcting and delivering mis-picked items.

The packing of outbound orders for each of the four divisions of Patagonia. This involves scanning the bar-coded hang tag label on each item, placing the item in the appropriate shipping container (carton or bag), sealing the container and placing the shipping label(s) onto the container before placing it on the takeaway conveyer to shipping. When the last container has been packed, the Packer will end the order and place the packing slip in the container. The Packer is also responsible for following special packing requests and for changing the shipping method when necessary. Any problems encountered (missing items, out of stock items, etc.) will cause the order to be held until the discrepancy has been resolved.

Additional responsibilities include gift bagging for Mail Order customers and the tagging of merchandise going to our own Retail stores.

The shipping of outbound orders either in cartons or bags. Outbound cartons will be conveyed to an in-line scale where they will be weighed. The cartons will pass under an overhead scanner which will read the shipping label, pass the weight information to the shipping system (WMS) and divert the carton to either the UPS trailer or the palletization loop. Cartons shipping via UPS will automatically be added to the UPS manifest and be conveyed into the UPS trailer for loading. Cartons shipping via LTL carrier, FedEx or USPS will be sent to the palletization loop for shipping. Depending on the shipping method the Shipper will do the following: Cartons being shipped LTL will be sorted, palletized and when complete, manifested and put on a bill of lading. Cartons shipping via FedEx will be scanned by hand and a FedEx shipping label will be applied. The carton will then be staged for pickup. Cartons shipping via USPS will have postage applied (if applicable) and will then be sorted and staged for pickup by the Postal Service. Outbound orders in bags will be conveyed to a manual weighing/metering station where the Shipper will perform the same steps as outlined above.

Additional responsibilities include shipping miscellaneous packages (e.g. returns) and the delivery of store pickup orders. The Shipper(s) will also be responsible for insuring that all orders packed that day, are also shipped. Once that has been determined, the Shipper will initiate “billing” in PkMS. Other responsibilities include the loading of all outbound carriers and trailers.

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to lift 70 lbs. safely.
• Ability to consistently climb stairs and walk for extended periods of time.
• Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
• Ability to perform routine tasks for extended periods of time.

• 7:00am - 3:30pm or 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday OR 3:00pm – 11:30pm or 4:00pm – 12:30am Sunday through Thursday.
• Must be willing to work other days of the week if necessary.
• Must be willing to work flexible hours as seasonal volume may affect the number of hours (higher/lower) necessary to complete the workload for the day.
This Seasonal position is expected to last through the end of 2014.

Minimum Job Qualifications:
• Good organizational skills and flexibility in a changing work environment.
• Ability to work closely with others in a team oriented approach.
• High attention to detail.
• Must be able to keenly discern colors.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and follow all safety rules.
• A self-starter.
• Excellent attendance and punctuality is expected.
• Willingness to help out in other areas/departments during slow work periods.

Employee Conduct:
It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.