Warehouse Operator – CDL Required

Valley Queen
Valley Queen Cheese Factory converts high-quality milk into a variety of natural cheeses, dried lactose, dried whey, and anhydrous milk fat that is marketed and utilized by private label and nationally branded consumer food companies. Valley Queen was founded in 1929 and is located in Milbank, SD.


Position Summary 

This position is responsible to maintain a safe operating environment and preserve product quality while loading finished dairy products as assigned. Assist with all general warehouse and shipping and receiving functions. Assist with all general warehouse duties in a manner that supports the achievement of the company’s vision, mission and values.

Essential Functions

  • Understand and practice VQ’s expectations as they relate to Safety, Quality, Service, Value and Teamwork.
  • Load/unload scheduled outbound/inbound trucks with finished product and production materials following applicable SOPs. (H4)
  • Transfer and load of finished product inventory in designated locations including the satellite warehouse.
  • Receive and store knockdowns, cheese making supplies, ingredients and general freight in designated storage areas.
  • Proficient in all warehouse and shipping functions including adhering to the daily shipping and receiving schedules, accurate RF scanning, proper product labeling and general upkeep of warehouse areas and equipment. (H4)
  • Able to cover all warehouse and reweigh operator positions. (H4)
  • Must possess and maintain valid CDL. (H4) If it is utilized.
  • Complete proper documentation to ensure accuracy of all truckloads and LTL loads.
  • Perform and sign-off on all assigned POMs.
  • Comply with all company safety rules to achieve no injuries and no lost-time accidents.
  • Understand and adhere to all GMPs and food safety policies and procedures and perform all work in a manner that ensures the highest standard of food safety and quality.
  • Assist in training of new or untrained warehouse employees.
  • Attend and/or complete required safety and quality training sessions by the assigned deadlines.
  • Assist with product rebuild and relabeling projects.


  1. Organized
  2. Communication Proficiency
  3. Time Management
  4. Initiative
  5. Technical Capacity

Work Environment
This job operates in a warehouse environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to temperature variation, chemical transportation, forklift operation and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Hours of work are 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This position will be part of a weekend rotation.


Required Education, Experience & Certifications
High school diploma or GED is required for this position. Forklift Experience. Current Class A CDL. Maintain forklift certification.

Preferred Education, Experience & Certifications
Desire two or more years in a warehouse facility. Experience with RF scanning.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Minimum age requirement is 18. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment.

Job Details

Posted Date
September 7, 2022
, SD
Expiration Date
October 7, 2022