Des Moines, Iowa
17 usd / hour
Full time

BLK & Bold Specialty Beverages is a coffee micro-roastery and national wholesaler of specialty coffee and teas. Our mission is to make a fundamental shift in the choices of coffee consumers via providing a range of product options at mass retail/grocery (currently Target, Whole Foods, Kroger, Albertsons, Amazon, Boxed.com, Macy's, Walgreens, HEB, ShopRite, Canteen, US Foods, Tradecraft) that extends the consumer’s social impact footprint via positively impacting the communities of consumers across the US. As a result, we contribute 5% of our profits to initiatives across the US that support domestic youth in need. 

We are proud to be the first and only Black-owned (MBE Certified) nationally-distributed coffee as well as a fully-certified B Corp, reinforcing our domestic-impact commitment to our consumers and stakeholders. Additional active certifications include Kof-K Kosher, Fair Trade USA/International, and a certified Safe Quality Foods (SQF) food processing facility.

The Opportunity: 

The Warehouse team performs all shipping and receiving activity for the BLK & Bold warehouse.This role ensures the customer receives the correct items in a timely manner and all stocked merchandise is properly organized, tracked, and maintained.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Accurately and efficiently picks, packs and ships orders according to sales order; audits for accuracy
  • Physically prepares items for shipment; includes palletizing, labeling, and case-packing products
  • Secures packages/pallets to make sure no items are damaged in shipping to customer
  • Processes customer returns for shipment back to Warehouse inventory
  • Sorts and places materials or items on racks, shelves, or in bins according to established organization of products and supplies
  • Maintains a clean, well-organized, and safe working environment
  • Safely operates material handling equipment, including pallet jacks, scissor lift, and forklift
  • Support light maintenance across the facility as instructed
  • Receives inbound shipments in the ERP (NetSuite)
  • Follows SQF (Safe Quality Food) standards for receiving, storage, and shipping
  • Supports monthly inventory counts/item cycle counts

Working Conditions:

As a BLK & Bold Warehouse Associate, you'll operate in a traditional warehouse environment where you'll be in close proximity to state-of-the-art roasting equipment and tools. The conditions may include working indoors with exposure to the ambient sounds and aromas of coffee roasting, creating an immersive coffee experience. Must be able to work in an area with high temperatures of heat.


  • 1+ years of experience in a manufacturing/ production environment
  • As a food processing facility, it is preferred for person to not be knowingly allergic to coffee or tea
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks with attention to detail
  • Mechanical aptitude strongly preferred
  • Works well individually as well as in a team
  • Coachable and willing to adapt to new direction quickly
  • Basic math and reading comprehension skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Fork lift, pallet jack, and scissor lift training/certification within 6 months 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with repetitive motion
  • Strong desire to learn and grow with the company
  • Mechanical aptitude strongly preferred
  • Positive attitude
  • Commitment to safety
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with repetitive motion
  • Ability to lift, carry, push and pull up to 60 pounds frequently throughout a day
  • Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, reach and bend for extended periods of time
  • Ability to hear, see, and speak within a loud environment
  • Ability to work in varying temperatures including environments with hot roasters
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Ability to pass company background screen and drug screen
  • Willing perform other duties as assigned

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