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Hy-Vee Food Stores Environmental Services Tech II - Cherokee, DC - Full Time in Cherokee, Iowa

Cherokee Distribution Center

Cherokee, Iowa

Job Title: Environmental Services Tech II

Department: Grocery Maintenance

General Function

Accountable for changing batteries, rotating and charging batteries in the proper cycle, preventative maintenance, cleaning batteries and work area, minor repairs of cables and housings on batteries and chargers. Duties include pallet maintenance (sort/segregate/load/unload and count/verification of pallet load counts). Minimizes the cardboard and plastic that is collected by compacting and baling it for recycling.

Reporting Relations

Accountable and Reports to: AVP Distribution, Cherokee Division

AVP Transportation, Human Resources, Cherokee Division Director of Warehousing, Cherokee Division Warehouse Manager; Department Manager Assistant Department Manager Environmental Services Manager

Positions that Report to you: None

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists employees with battery changes and charges batteries in rotating cycle for all equipment as needed.

  • Runs compactor and baler for all cardboard & plastic.

  • Pallet maintenance (sort/segregate/load/unload and count/verification of pallet load counts).

  • Performs voltage checks, cleans equipment.

  • Reports to work when scheduled and on time.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Washes batteries, cleans up battery spills and work area.

  • Reports problems to supervisors.

  • Work performed with little or no supervision.

  • Follows safety and conduct rules, other regulations, and observes good housekeeping practices.

  • Ability to cooperate, work, and communicate with co-workers, supervisors, subordinate and/or outside contacts.

  • Seeks out new assignments and expands capabilities, personality, and professionally.

  • Performs other job related duties and special projects as required.

  • Adheres to company polices.

Education and Experience

High School or equivalent experience; up to one year similar or related work experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

  • Must have the ability to solve practical problems; variety of variables with limited standardization; interpret instructions.

  • Must be able to perform arithmetic calculations involving fractions, decimals, and percentages.

  • Must be able to copy data from one record to another; interview to obtain basic information; evaluate technical data; and guide people and provide direction.

  • Must be able to physically perform medium work: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 20 pounds of force frequently, and 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Visual requirements include clarity of vision at distance of less than 20 inches and up to 20 feet with or without correction, depth perception, color vision, and field of vision.

  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities: Stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, crawling, feeling, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, climbing, balancing, bending, and repetitive motions.

Working Conditions

The duties of this position are performed in a warehouse setting. There is exposure to dirt, noise, temperature extremes, equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemical or solvents, and electrical shock. There is frequent pressure to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks in a day.

Equipment Used To Perform Job

Pallet jacks, forklifts, baler, compactor, battery chargers, volt and amp meters, power washer, walker and forklift.


Has frequent contact with warehouse personnel.