Chicago (University Park) IL Lost and Found Specialist

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Job Title:  Lost and Found Specialist
Department:  Warehouses
Location:  University Park, IL

Shift/ Schedule: Full time; Nights; Sunday to Thursday with a minimum of 40 hours/week



  • Reports to Operations Support Manager.
  • Executes work under direct supervision or established procedures 10% of the time; works independently setting work schedule priorities 90% of the time.
  • Does not supervise others.

Primary Purpose:

This position is responsible for putting away lost pallets, processing product returns, providing research and tracking for inventory issues, and investigation of inventory discrepancies.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Make appropriate inventory adjustments.
  • Review and research any product quantity discrepancies that occur during the receiving, storing, shipping and delivery of product.
  • Responsible for damage collection/accuracy of damage product.
  • Researching and locating lost product. This includes finding out where product is to be re-slotted if necessary, and making corrections and adjustments to correct inventory
  • Operating Stock picker and Narrow Aisle to verify inventory accuracy and move product to proper locations.
  • Researching returns placed in the Lost and Found area without paperwork.
  • Assisting warehouse with replenishment issues/problems.
  • Using RF equipment to move product.
  • Supplier damage-Consolidating, wrapping, staging product and getting ready for shipping once a week.
  • Loading salvaged product for pickups.
  • Data Entry for weekly reporting.


Occasional Work Performed:

  • Assistance with the Inventory Department on various issues involving adjustments in both AS400 and Red Prairie systems, product left off loads, and research as needed.
  • Assistance with slot discrepancies, adjustments and research.
  • Assist with driver call in process, and correction of inventory discrepancies
  • Expedite the counting and tracking of home and fill slot counts


Safety Responsibility:
This position assumes responsibility for the workplace safety of self and co-workers, and for the safety conditions of the work location, exercises and promotes safe behaviors, and shows unyielding support of programs, rules, and policies regarding safety.


Working Conditions:

  • Temperatures may range from below freezing to high heat/ humidity.
  • Extensive standing and walking on concrete

Posting:  This information will be posted on company bulletin boards until 7/15/2017


  • High school diploma or general equivalency degree required.
  • Proficient math skills.
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of AS400 and Red Prairie (warehouse management system) computer systems strongly preferred.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and complete tasks in a timely matter.
  • Detail focused.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Ability/ experience in operation of warehouse equipment including RF scanners, stock pickers, Narrow Aisle forklift, and sit down forklift required.
  • Computer/ PC experience and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.
  • Physical ability to lift up to 60 pounds as needed.
  • Sufficient vision and hearing necessary to operate powered equipment safely.
  • Ability to work in dry, refrigerated, and frozen warehouse environments.


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