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Minimum USD hourly rate: 17.00
Maximum USD hourly rate: 23.00

Industry: Manual Labor

Company: Mutual Trading Company

About us:

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.

Since 2011, our affiliate, Yamasho Inc. takes pride in providing a variety of restaurant items ranging from non-food to dry and frozen food products to our restaurant customers in its current location in Elk Grove, IL. Today, the company is dedicated to meet and exceed the customers’ expectations and create a unique experience to our customers with the explosion of Japanese food and culture in America.


All paid Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance for employees and their dependents

Life Insurance and 401k Plan with company match

Location: Elk Grove Village, IL

Hours: M-F 9AM – 6PM, 1 hour Lunch Break, OT May Apply

Pay Range: $17-$23/hour

Essential Job Functions
• Works closely with Purchasing Manager to ensure adequate volume of products and notify Manger of any volume and inventory discrepancies
• Physically pick various items or receive shipment, inspecting their quantities and qualities in the warehouse.
• Closely examine incoming/outgoing shipments for quality
• Picks and assembles customer orders accurately as indicated on the pick list
• Assist receiving with unloading, stocking, and inventory check in a timely manner
• Maintain organization and cleanliness of the warehouse and inventory
• Load and unload trucks with forklift
• Receives other deliveries, i.e. UPS/FEDEX
• Unloads oversea containers manually
• Coordinates with manager to assemble deliveries and on-call customer orders
• Maintains high levels of customer satisfaction by providing accurate order assembly
• Organize and rotate company storage items
• Stock and retrieve supplies and chopsticks from storage areas
• Participate in the weekly warehouse meetings
• Outside cleaning as needed
• Processing and packaging seasonal calendars
• Other duties as required from manager
• Obligation to answer to all management as requested
• Picks and processes food items as needed for shipment
• Coordinates with Manager for placement of stored products
• Sets up both stock and vendor numbers
• Ensure supply product meets level of standards
• Works with Purchasing Manager to facilitate tasks for department
• Work with warehouse department to ensure correct quantity, satisfactory quality, and proper receiving of purchased goods
• Attend Company events and functions outside of normal working hours
• Other duties as required by manager
• Obligation to answer to all management as requested

Physical Requirements
• Use of warehouse equipment, i.e. -Forklifts, Jack handles, sealing machines, etc.
• Maintains a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
• Ability to work weekends, holidays, and afterhours as needed
• Maintains a positive attitude.
• Able to work independently and as a team.
• Able to adapt to frequent changes in assignments and workload.
• Experience in food industry, preferably in Japanese food industry is plusAble to reach, bend, kneel, and lift up to 70 pounds occasionally
• Standing and walking for an extended period of time
• Able to reach, bend, kneel, and lift up to 70 pounds occasionally
• Working Conditions

o Noise Level: Normal to loud while in the office

o Temperature fluctuations while in Warehouse

Other Requirements
• Able to read/write/speak/listen English required
• Japanese language/reading skills a plus
• Maintains a positive attitude
• Able to work independently and as a team
• Able to adapt to frequent changes in assignments and workload
• High School Diploma or equivalent required
• 2+ years of purchasing experience preferred

Knowledge and Skills
• Intermediate mathematical knowledge -profit margin calculations, markups, discounts, combining/converting measurements, counting inventory, etc.
• Problem-solving skills
• Microsoft Office proficiency required
• Communication and interpersonal skills
• Exceptional organization and time management skills
• Knowledge of Japanese foods and sakes preferred
• Knowledge of Japanese pottery and dishes 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 Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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