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Minimum USD hourly rate: 21.50
Maximum USD hourly rate: 23.50

Industry: Manual Labor

Company: Mutual Trading Company

Who we are:
Established in 1926, Mutual Trading Co., Inc. was originally a small co-op organization for centralized purchasing of basic import foods to service the needs of the early Japanese immigrant society in Southern California. We’ve grown nearly 100 years old now, and command a premiere position among Japanese foodservice suppliers, as well as fill a key role as “Culinary Ambassador” promoting Japanese foods worldwide. Currently, we import, manufacture, and distribute over 7,000 Japanese foods, beverages, restaurant equipment and supplies.

Hours: S-TH: 5:00PM – 1:30AM ; 1 hr. lunch; OT may apply

Location: El Monte, CA


  • All paid Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance for employees and their dependents
  • Life Insurance and 401k Plan with company match
  • Uniform and safety shoes are provided by the company
  • Sick leave pay out option

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Picks and assembles customer orders as indicated on the pick list
  • Coordinates with manager and salespersons to assemble urgent deliveries to customers
  • Maintains high levels of customer satisfaction by providing excellent service
  • Participate in the weekly warehouse meetings
  • Conducts daily stock checks and reports out of stock inventory to management
  • Partakes in warehouse upkeep and ensures the stockroom is clean and organized
  • Transports inventory between warehouses via delivery van
  • Maintains and safely navigates the Company vehicle
  • Secondary functions:
    • Complete deliveries as a backup delivery driver
    • Document, record, and complete driver log when making deliveries
  • Attend semiannual inventory count on designated day, possibly on a weekend
  • Provide logistics support for Company events and functions outside of normal working hours
  • Performs duties as assigned

Physical Requirements

  • Able to reach, bend, kneel, and lift up to 50 pounds frequently
  • Able to handle and move up to 165 pounds assisted frequently
  • Able to drive for a majority of the daily working hours
  • Working Conditions
    • Noise Level: Loud while indoors

Other Requirements

  • Conversational level English required; Business level English preferred
  • Able to operate forklift and warehouse machinery in compliance with safety guidelines
  • Able to work weekends, holidays, afterhours, and 2nd Shift (5:00PM – 1:30AM) as needed
  • Has and maintains a clean driving record
  • Maintains a positive attitude
  • Works efficiently independently and in a team
  • Adapts to frequent changes in assignments and workload
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum 1 year of general warehousing experience preferred
  • 2+ years of driver, delivery, and/or freezer experience preferred

Knowledge and skills

  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Possesses basic mathematical knowledge such as counting inventory, weight and measurement conversions, combining, etc.
  • Has strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates awareness of proper warehouse safety procedures
  • Forklift training and/or certification required
  • Reach Truck certification preferred
  • Knowledge of Japanese foods and liquors preferred


This position description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related duties as instructed or requested by the department manager or other management as needed, subject to reasonable accommodation and business needs. The information contained herein is subject to change in the Company’s sole discretion, and no part of this document is to be construed as an express or implied contract of employment, nor does it alter the “at-will” employment status with the Company. Requirements are subject to accommodations with ADA, FEHA, and all other applicable federal and state laws. Please report any changes of essential job functions to the Human Resources Department.

Mutual Trading Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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