The Republic of Tea
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  • Nashville, IL, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Since 1992 our mission has been to see premium exquisite teas steaming in the cups of men, women, and children everywhere, and to emphasize a Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp lifestyle. The Republic of Tea offers more than 300 premium teas, herbs, bottled iced teas and nature-inspired sipware. A socially and environmentally responsible business, The Republic of Tea is a family-owned business dedicated to sharing our prosperity by developing products to support worthy philanthropic organizations as well as provide learning and growth opportunities for our Employees internally referred to as Ministers. Join our TEAm and enjoy a collaborative work environment, opportunities to grow your professional network, and become part of the tea revolution.

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for operating a forklift and order picker to pull pallets from the backup locations, build orders to customer requirements, transport, and load them. This work must be completed safely, accurately, productive and with the highest quality.

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5:30pm


  • Moving controls, devices, and levers to safely drive forklifts and order pickers to transfer materials between unloading, processing, loading, and storage areas
  • Unloading incoming materials from various transportation companies and accurately verifying quantities and recording receipts on log
  • Accurately build orders by customer requirements
  • Ability to use the operating systems accurately and effectively
  • Organizing and securing stored materials such as boxes, pallets, etc.
  • Loading or unloading materials manually, off or on pallets, platforms, skids, or lifting devices
  • Working and coordinating with supervisors, managers, and employees regarding unloading and loading operations
  • Performing routine pre-inspections and post-inspections to ensure suitable working conditions of forklift and order picker equipment
  • Reporting to supervisor regarding any damage to racks, faulty equipment, or any other safety hazards
  • Cleaning work area as directed
  • Completing forklift operator certification provided by the industry annually
  • Performing other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor


  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Ability to read labels and numbers
  • Ability to operate in high speed and fast-paced environment
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Use and operate order picker and forklift in safe manner
  • Strong ability to use the ERP Systems and Microsoft Applications
  • Be able to identify and correct unsafe practices.


  • High School diploma, or equivalent GED
  • Certified Forklift Training
  • Two years of related experience


  • Manual dexterity
  • Able to lift 50 lbs. on own up to 4 or 5 times daily
  • Frequent lifting, bending, stooping
  • Must be able to climb rolling ladder
  • Able to stand or walk for long periods of time


  • Attention to detail
  • Must perform work with a sense of urgency
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Complete orders with speed and accuracy

The Republic of Tea is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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