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Checker Loader in Portland, OR at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 6/20/2022

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Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 33 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

Position Summary: 

The Checker Loader is an entry level position within the distribution function at our bakeries and distribution centers. Under general direction, you will be responsible for the front-line distribution operations that perform various duties including, but not limited to: moving stacks of product, using pick to light programs or voice activated equipment, filling orders to a route, loading and unloading trucks in accordance with quality control and sanitation standards. This position ensures the accurate, timely delivery of products to various locations in a safe and effective manner and is accountable for the proper count and verification of all incoming and outgoing product loads as well as loading product on route or transport vehicles.

Pay rate: $24.92/hr. 

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • You ensure and maintain a safe environment compliant with all BBU, OSHA, and/or governmental policies and procedures. 
  • You are responsible for following and enforcing procedures outlined in the Food Safety Plan and the Food Quality Plan and any other programs that support the SQF system and other 3rd party audits.
  • You will load incoming trucks and routes with proper amount of each variety and you will unload product and/or empty trays from incoming transports.
  • You must have knowledge of where products are located on shipping dock and how much of each variety is in each tray.
  • You must keep empty trays available for wrapping personnel.
  • You will report overages and shortages to the Lead Shipper or Supervisor.
  • You must be qualified to cover for Lead Shipper in case of illness or vacation.
  • You must keep the work area clean.
  • Regular and dependable attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Physical requirements: ability to work 8+ hour shifts, lift 50 pounds, stack/unstack or carry trays, stand and/or stoop for prolonged periods of time (except for break and lunch periods), perform repetitive motions, use equipment required to move product (hand truck, two-wheel dolly, etc.), and work in an environment with varying temperatures.
  • Additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by Lead Shipper or Supervisor.

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • You recognize and encourage the behaviors that contribute to teamworkand can communicate and work effectively with all associates in a team environment.
  • You take direction from Lead Shipper and execute work requirements.
  • You work well in a fast paced, team-based environment, have solid interpersonal skills, and you are not averse to change.
  • You can understand and follow both written and verbal instructions with high level of detail.
  • You can perform basic computer skills and basic arithmetic to include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. 

Job Requirements


  •  High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred but not required.
  •  1 to 3 years of prior experience or training in relevant manufacturing orsupply-chain environment is preferred.
  •  Must be 18 years of age or older.
  •  Must be able to work around and with various food, machinery,& equipment.
  •  You are willing to work irregular and/or rotating shifts, including split days off (non-consecutive days off) and work holidays and weekends (frequently required) 
  •  The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Be a part of a company that is dedicated to protecting our planet:

  • All of our U.S. operations have been powered with 100% renewable electric energy since July 2019, with energy created through a Wind Farm backed by a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Invenergy
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA was named EPA ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the fourth year in a row for superior leadership, innovation and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency 
  • We have 18 ENERGY STAR® Certified facilities
  • Our Manufacturing operations divert greater than 95% of waste from landfill
  • Over 1500 of our vehicles utilize alternative fuel – propane, compressed natural gas, electric, or hybrid
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA has committed to 100% sustainable packaging across its portfolio by 2025. All product bags, pouches and wrappers are currently recyclable through Terracycle.

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.