PDI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hy-Vee, has immediate openings for full-time Ice Cream Warehouse Generalists on 2nd shift. The Warehouse Generalist is responsible for product life cycle and product maintenance from receiving to shipping through utilization of standard warehousing and customer service practices in the freezer.



  1. Must be able to maintain the physical requirements. Exerting 30 to 60 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 pounds of force constantly according to the Department of Labor.
  2. Reports to work when scheduled and on time. Observes work breaks, and adheres to department attendance guidelines and all company policies.
  3. Observes sanitation in the handling of product and reports spillage or distressed product to a supervisor.  Performs general housekeeping duties as required.
  4. Operates powered industrial equipment, demonstrating caution and complies with safety rules and regulations in all aspects of the daily job requirements.
  5. Must maintain expected levels of performance in productivity and quality according to Standards Program.
  6. Selects product for shipment by safely operating stand-up rider pallet jack and utilizes a voice activated unit (VAU) directing to the employee to the correct pick slot.  Validates selection by speaking check digit into headset of the VAU matching description and quantity.
  7. Builds pallets accurately and efficiently by stacking product to ensure product integrity and transport stability.  Stretch wraps product on pallet, places batch label on front of stretch wrap and stages product on loading dock.
  8. Operates a forklift and utilizes RF Unit for product stock rotation according to expiration date and replenishment of empty slots.
  9. Accurately and efficiently receives incoming loads.  Unloads truck,    breaks down of pallets, tag with slot code, and delivers product to appropriate destination.  Verifies product received with supplier invoice for accuracy and completes proper receiving paperwork.  Unloads pallets and puts in proper storage locations.  Performs temperature monitoring for incoming product and follows temperature guidelines.
  10. Accurately loads staged product into trailer according to router comments.  Addresses any problems with pallets to prevent damage and spills.  Works with dispatch on decisions pertaining to splitting loads, add-ons, and combining pallets.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM JOB: Industrial forklift and pallet jack license required. Ability to read and speak English. General knowledge of standard warehousing procedures and training in RF loading, receiving, stock rotation and stock replenishment preferred.  This position is considered a semi-skilled position.  This is considered heavy lifting in nature according to the Department of Labor Weight Classifications.  Frequent to constant standing, lifting, handling, stooping, walking, carrying, pulling, climbing, hearing, speaking, kneeling, seeing, pushing, bending, and reaching. Frequent to constant reading and matching accurately & quickly, motor coordination, & manual dexterity.


Note: For the safety of the Warehouse Generalist and his/her co-workers, the Warehouse Generalist must be able to hear equipment, co-workers, and warning signals (i.e. horn or warning shout). Hearing must be satisfactory in both ears due to the requirement of wearing a headset covering one ear and listening for environmental sounds with the other ear.


WORKING CONDITIONS: Freezer warehouse environmental working conditions.  Temperatures ranging from 0º to -18º.  Must adhere to work schedule working week days, evenings and weekends.  Busy, noisy warehouse environment.  Ambient outside temperatures in the dry warehouse.


MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO PERFORM JOB: High school education or equivalent preferred.  Minimum of 1 year previous warehouse experience preferred. Ability to perform at 100% of engineered standard.



Schedule Options

Hourly rate plus up to $4.00 per hour Incentive Pay!




Wednesday- Sunday

Saturday- Wednesday

2nd shift

    9:30AM- 5:30PM








Thursday - Monday

                2rd shift

9:30 am – 5:30 pm


(includes $2.00 weekend premium)



Important Disclaimer Notice: The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. PDI reserves the right to revise the job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of business, competitive considerations or the work environment change.


A pre-employment physical, drug screen, lifting, hearing test and background check are required. EOE.

PDI is a drug-free workplace and therefore prohibits the use of alcohol, illegal drugs, or any controlled substance other than an authorized prescription drug on company property.  PDI conducts post offer drug screen as part of the employment process.


PDI Offers:

  • Competitive Pay                                                   Full Benefits Package                                          Quarterly Bonus
  • 401K match                                                           Employee Purchase Program                            Company Activities
  • Employee Service Awards                                  Buy/Sell Vacation Program                                Employee of the Month & Year


If you have any questions, please contact Leigh Walters at 515-965-632

Apply online today at www.contactPDI.com

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Perishable Distributors of Iowa (PDI) is an Equal Opportunity employer. It is our policy that we will not discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status.

Perishable Distributors of Iowa (PDI) is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

If you feel you need a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment, please email our Human Resources department at humanresources@pdisrd.com or call: 515-965-6326. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.