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Niles, Il - 60714,
Niles, IL 60714
Full-time, Part-time
$14.0 to $19.0 hourly


Pet Food Experts is the leading distributor of pet food and supplies to independent retailers in the US.  We are looking for full time Warehouse Associates to join our Distribution Center in Des Plaines, IL! 

By creating a supportive culture that embraces teamwork and individuality, Pet Food Experts isn't just a team - we are a family of pet lovers passionate about supporting our customers coast-to-coast!

Reasons you will love working here:

  • $500 Sign-On Bonus*
  • No scheduled weekends!
  • Full benefits package (medical, dental and vision), PTO, 401(k)
  • Safety Footwear Reimbursement
  • Overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 hours/week
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee discount on pet food & supplies

Compensation:  $15/hr. for Receivers, $14-$19/hr. with incentive for Order Selectors and other Warehouse Openings! Our top-earning Order Selectors can make $19/hr. or more with incentive based on speed and accuracy. Other positions may offer flat weekly incentives in addition to hourly rate!

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 1st shift, 5 am - until Receiving is complete OR  2nd shift, 11 am - until work is complete (start and end times may vary), flexibility required.


Our Warehouse Teams accurately replenish product or fulfill customer orders by selecting, moving and loading products (e.g. bags of dog/cat food, cases of cans, litter) from warehousing racks and storage areas onto pallets both manually and using warehouse equipment.

Essential Functions/Requirements:

  • Safely and solely bend, lift, move materials up to 50 lbs. repetitively and continuously throughout shift, manually and by operating warehousing equipment
  • Build pallets accurately, properly, and efficiently to ensure product is not damaged upon delivery to our customers 
  • Candidate must be able to read, write and understand English, including identifying numbers
  • Perform functions, accountabilities and supporting activities while complying with safety procedures, rules and regulations
  • Candidate must have reliable transportation, flexible schedule, solid attendance and a positive, professional attitude
  • Some positions may require the candidate be assigned to the walk-in freezer. This requires the ability to work in temperatures at or below -5 degrees F for long periods of time while wearing required personal protective equipment provided by the company


  • Experience in safely operating warehouse equipment (e.g. forklift, pallet jack, high reach truck), preferred
  • High degree of skill and dexterity in operation and safe control of warehouse equipment
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy required
  • Experience and certification for an electric pallet jack, a plus
  • Experience with Infor WMS, a plus

*Any offers of employment are contingent upon passing a required background check

Not all listed positions may be available now but if you are qualified and excited about our opportunities, please apply by clicking on "Start Your Application" below or visit our website www.petfoodexperts.com and click on our Careers page to complete an application. We are not able to speak to all applicants personally, however, if we would like to reach you, we will contact you directly. Thank you for your interest! 

Pet Food Experts is an equal opportunity employer. Pet Food Experts does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

Required qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Able to comfortably lift 50 lbs
  • Able to stand for duration of shift
  • Reliable transportation to and from work
  • Speaks English
Posting ID: 620628356Posted: 2021-06-17Job Title: Des Plaines, Il 2Nd Shift