Jobs at Alumni Ventures Portfolio Companies


Material Handler I



Vacaville, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024
About the role:
Material Handlers are responsible for warehouse inventory, shipping and receiving functions, and documenting product orders.
This position is full-time and 100% on-site in Vacaville, CA.

How you'll make a difference:

  • Load and unload inventory from loading docks, delivery trucks, storage areas, and production areas
  • Ensure all incoming delivery matches company purchase orders
  • Store materials in assigned locations
  • Manage inventory by identifying, cataloging, and recording the location of inventory
  • Operate various machinery, including forklifts, pallet jacks, and scissors lift, to handle materials and inventory; transport supplies to production and culinary teams
  • Contact vendors for pick-ups or returns
  • Comply with and adhere to all facility sanitation and safety regulations in food acceptance, storage, and distribution
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Who you are:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • At least 2+ years warehouse receiving experience or experience working in a similar role required; warehouse-receiving experience in a high-volume food production facility highly preferred
  • Ability to work in a cold environment for long periods of time, which may also include working in a freezer environment
  • Ability to stand and bend for extended periods throughout the assigned shift while lifting up to 50lbs repetitively
  • Ability to effectively use equipment, including, but not limited to, hand tools, scales, and box-cutters
  • Self-motivated, able to work within tight deadlines
  • Able to solve basic problems (converting batch requirements)
  • Detail-oriented with strong communication skills
  • Working knowledge of food product materials preferred
  • Working knowledge of GMP manufacturing practices
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • State-designated food handlers certification required (must obtain within 30 days of hire)
Get to Know Thistle
Thistle was founded in 2013 with a mission to make it easy to get and stay healthy while improving the sustainability of our food system. We deliver delicious, ready-to-eat plant-forward meals, snacks, and cold press juices to our customers’ doorsteps to empower our customers to improve personal and planetary health by eating more plants. To date we’ve delivered over 20 million nourishing meals to customers across the West and East Coast and we’re just getting started! The San Francisco Business Times named us one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area in 2023. Inc. awarded us Best in Business in 2022 among companies that “go above and beyond” in both food and sustainability sectors, and recognized us in the 2024 Inc. Regionals list of the fastest-growing companies in America by region.
We are mission-driven and share a growth mindset. Our values guide our approach to crafting our healthy products, solving problems, and working collaboratively. As a Thistler, you'll help transform the health of people and the planet by living our core values every day.
Be Human: We’re always willing to learn and aim to empower the people around us.
Think Bigger: We’re here to do more today than we did yesterday, and we figure it out together.
Build the Future: We tackle every day with the positive attitude of someone who can see the future and knows how bright it is.
Make a Lot with a Little: We get creative and look for ways our resources can take us as far as possible.
Lead with Purpose: Our mission guides our decisions and gives our work meaning.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential values at Thistle. We know we do our best and most impactful work when we feel we are represented and belong. We're proud to actively recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.