Operations Generalist

Elk Grove, CA


If you’re looking for a great work environment, stability and great career opportunities apply today! Slakey Brothers is a leading Plumbing & HVAC wholesale distributor servicing markets in California, Northern Nevada, and Southern Oregon. Slakey Brothers is dedicated to providing value and service to our customers, as well as, opportunity and job satisfaction to all of our Team Members. Slakey Brothers has an immediate opening for a Operations Generalist to join our Operations Team! The Operations Generalist will work directly with the Operations Specialist and Facility Manager in all aspects of warehousing and trucking. Duties and Responsibilities: Warehouse Improvements: a. Works in conjunction with the Operations Specialists to develop uniform standards and specifications for storage racking, material handling, equipment, labeling, and warehouse supplies. b .Assists branches to get 100% compliant with bin locations. c. Reviews monthly safety data and works with Operations Specialist to ensure re-training is completed. d. Also works with front line Team Members to develop standard operating procedures, establish benchmarks, and performance measurements that are universally applicable to all locations. e. Offers warehouse assistance to branches needing extra warehouse support to meet customer service demand. f. Proactively seeks out improvements, innovations, and new techniques to raise the customer service level. Work on developing best practices that can be adopted companywide to give a competitive edge. Team Member Training: a. Develops branch warehouse training content and assists in conducting “Train the Trainer” by offering warehouse assistance during the training process. b. Assists with training curriculum development. c. Ensures the training is completed. d. Assists Operations Specialists in monitoring SOP understanding and compliance at the branch level, uncovering inefficiencies and assists in the development of appropriate training. Standard Operating Procedures: a. Works with Operations Specialists to ensure all SOPs are kept up to date on Slakeyteam.com. b. Audits SOP’s annually to revise as Slakey evolves and solicits help from the Operations Specialists to accomplish this task. Major Ongoing Project Involvement: a Assist in process of bringing new branches online in branch moves. b .Assists in all other major projects from an administrative and warehouse support role. Safety and Administrative: a. Assists in accident investigation and root cause analysis. b. Makes recommendations to Operations Specialists for procedural changes, employee training and safe work practices that will reduce the risk of incurring similar accidents in the future. c. Accurately records and directs message to appropriate individuals d. Performs office support duties such as word processing, filing, sending faxes, preparing mailings, distributing interoffice mail and photocopying e. Informs supervisor of customer service problems, office supply needs, etc. f. Keeps office area clean and orderly.


  • • AA degree required; bachelor’s degree preferred
  • • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
  • • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • • Analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • • Good working knowledge of warehouse operations
  • • Good computer skills including Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • • Positive attitude, self-motivated and able to recognize and meet challenges
  • • Customer service oriented, responds to requests with the proper sense of urgency
  • • Good communication skills, written and verbal, experienced writing policies and procedures
  • • Good listener, personable, easily approachable with a genuine concern for others
  • • Open-minded and creative problem solver
  • • Experienced in the Total Quality Management process
  • • Team-oriented individual who works well in a group setting.
  • • Highly credible, strong work ethic, high degree of honesty and integrity

Equal Opportunity Employer

Our team members enjoy excellent wages and a comprehensive benefits package.
Benefits include health care coverage, LTD, 401k Profit Sharing Retirement plan, paid vacation, paid holidays and paid sick leave.
Come join our successful team!
Slakey is an equal opportunity employer.

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