Bethlehem, PA


Shipping & Receiving Operator

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job ID #: 1158
  • Category: Operations

Pet Inspired. Employee Owned.

Make food that makes pets happy.

When we founded Freshpet, it was an opportunity to build something new. An innovative place to create the most real, fresh food for pets. A way to let employees own part of the company where they work. And a setting where each day is another chance to be inspired and do what’s best for Pets, People, and Planet. Are you ready to start fresh?

General Description

The responsibilities of the Shipping & Receiving Operator will include:

  • Loads and unloads trucks, order picking, stretch-wrapping pallets, packing, palletizing, shipping and receiving. 
  • Responsible for control of inbound and outbound materials/ingredients/products. 
  • Enters information and resolves discrepancies in computerized Warehouse Management system relating to raw materials, ingredients, packaging, and finished goods. 
  • Notifies Maintenance when problems arise or other work needs to be done on forklifts, dock, doors, or other areas of the plant. 
  • Transports, stages, and rotates product in coolers/freezers. 
  • Maintains warehouse storage facility. Stores items in correct locations and keeps area free of debris. 
  • Operates within standard operating procedures (SOPs) and HACCP food safety plan guidelines. 
  • Communicates with operators from other shifts regarding daily shipping/receiving tasks. 
  • Assures food safety standards with regards to GMPs and HACCP plan are being followed by self and fellow employees. 
  • Maintains a professional, courteous manner with all visitors, vendors, contractors, and fellow employees. 
  • Follows established company policies and those outlined in the Employee Handbook. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


Work Experience Requirements


  • Minimum 5 years shipping/receiving/warehousing experience 
  • Clean driving record of safe operation of all types of powered industrial trucks. 
  • Food manufacturing experience preferred. 


Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED required




• Generous annual PTO • 10 company paid holidays • Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits • Company paid Basic/Accidental Life insurance • Company paid Short/Long term disability • Option for Employee paid Basic/Accidental Life insurance • Option for Employee paid Short/Long term disability • Annual Increase • Referral bonus • Generous bonus program • Restricted Stock Units • Tuition Reimbursement • Maternity and Paternity leave • Safety Boot program • Free Gym Membership • 401K – with up to 4% company match • Flexible Spending account • Pet insurance


Day Shift

About Freshpet

We are Freshpet, a team of pet parents, pet lovers, and other folks dedicated to doing what’s best for Pets, People, and Planet. Our home office is in Secaucus, NJ. Our kitchen locations are in Bethlehem, PA and Ennis, TX. And our heart is in our work: Preparing the finest food for dogs and cats using only fresh, natural ingredients. We are growing in popularity, impact, and size by doing things the right way. The Freshpet way.

Freshpet embraces diversity and is an EOE/M/F/Disabilities/A/Veterans employer.