Gilchrist & Soames
  • Gilchrist & Soames - Distribution Center - Plainfield
  • Plainfield, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Swing Reach Operator

The Swing Reach Operator performs a variety of warehouse functions which includes picking and restocking whole and partial skids on elevated racks using swing-reach trucks.


  1. Stocks full skids and partial skids in narrow aisle racking using swing-reach truck in a 60" wide aisle and 20' off the ground at highest skid location.
  2. Pulls product from elevated racks, scans bar coding sheet and prepares orders for shipping.
  3. Wraps and prepares skids for shipment according to G&S standards.
  4. Operates swing-reach trucks forklifts and other material handling equipment.
  5. Organizes and maintains merchandise according to inventory control standards.
  6. Verifies barcoding allocation sheet with customer order.
  7. Replenishes/consolidates stock of merchandise daily.
  8. Performs cycle counts of inventory as assigned.
  9. Restocks whole skids on elevated racks.



  1. Cleans and maintains physical condition of Warehouse.
  2. Assists with parcel and skid picking as directed.
  3. Performs other duties as assigned.



  1. Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.
  2. Ability to work with others in a team setting.
  3. Ability to perform in a fast paced environment.
  4. Good basic math skills.
  5. Strong attention to detail.
  6. Ability to use RF scanning equipment, and warehouse management systems.
  7. Capable of operating material handling equipment 20 feet off the ground.
  8. Safely operates forklifts and other material handling devices.


  1. Minimum 3 years Warehouse/Distribution Center experience.
  2. High school graduate or equivalent.
  3. Forklift and swing-reach Certification required.
  4. Previous experience using RF (Radio Frequency) Unit.
  5. Previous experience operating swing-reach truck.
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