Start your career with us
Nearly 80 years as a family-owned business has shown, again and again, that the quality of an organization’s people has a direct impact on the quality of the business—and we couldn’t be prouder of our team.
As a family-owned business, it’s no surprise that being part of the team is like being part of the family. We treat each other with respect and encourage one another to bring our best every day.
Training & education
A long, long time ago, salespeople in the alcohol beverage business had to be friendly, good listeners, and great joke-tellers. A good joke is still a life skill but in this data-driven world we live in today, knowledge is everything. With a full-time staff of several educators, we ensure ongoing in-house training for the benefit of our employees and our customers. Our knowledge is worth sharing!
Our Mission Statement
We are Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, Michigan’s leading family-owned and operated wholesale distributor. Our mission is to provide exceptional service, the highest degree of expertise with the best selection of products. We are committed to the growth and well-being of our employees, customers, and suppliers, as well as the advancement of our business and the communities we serve.
Hear Our Team
Great Lakes Wine & Spirits is a growing statewide company seeking Warehouse Associates to work the Night Shift at our NEW depot in Grand Rapids.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
As a Night Warehouse Associate, you play a critical role in getting our product out to our customers. You are responsible for accurately loading products from within our warehouse onto our delivery trucks to be distributed to our customers throughout Michigan. You accurately select full cases and individual bottles of product for distribution. By stacking light-on-heavy and making sure that labels are facing out, you stack products on pallets safely and effectively.
Your attention to safety is especially important as you operate an electric pallet jack or forklift to transport products. You keep the loading dock in order and moving by staging and shrink-wrapping pallets properly in preparation for loading into delivery trucks. You take pride in keeping the warehouse and your work zone clean and organized. As an efficient worker, you maintain an optimal "case-per-hour rate. You get great satisfaction out of keeping things organized and ensuring that orders are ready for delivery on time!
Work Environment & Physical Demands
The Night Warehouse Associate position operates in a warehouse environment. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration where the noise level can be loud. This position is also very active and must frequently stand, walk, bend, kneel, crouch, stoop and climb throughout the day while lifting, stacking, moving and rotating with items, without handles, that weigh up to 50 pounds; push/pull carts with up to 100 pounds of force. This position is required to operate warehouse equipment and regularly to read, write and communicate in English.
The Warehouse Associate works the 3rd shift Sunday through Thursday starting at 7:00 PM and works until the job is finished. This job requires mandatory overtime and employees may be frequently asked to stay beyond their eight-hour shifts.
Pay & Benefits
- Entry-Level wage starting at $20.15 per hour paid weekly
- Perfect Attendance Bonus paid quarterly
- Individual Accuracy Bonus paid monthly
- 6 Paid Holidays
- All-Purpose Days after probationary time is met.
- Competitive health packages including Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage.
- 401k Contributions after probationary time is met.
- Voluntary Life Insurance and Disability coverage
- At least 18 years of age
- High School Diploma/GED
- Ability to be active and on your feet for an entire shift
- Ability to frequently lift and carry 55 lbs.
- Adhere to the policies and procedures outlined in the employee policy manual and any applicable contracts, signed agreements, and work rules.
- Cooperates with all management and staff of GLWAS.
- Follows all MLCC rules and regulations, as they apply to the position.
- Use alcohol in a responsible manner when related to business activities.
- Ability to pass pre-employment screenings including a full Background Check, 10-Panel Drug Test, Physical Evaluation, and AgilityLift Test
About Great Lakes Wine & Spirits
Great Lakes Wine & Spirits is Michigan's Largest Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaler, servicing all 83 Michigan counties. Employing over 1,100 people with facilities throughout the state, We Are Local, Everywhere. Founded as a family business nearly 80 years ago, the tradition of good business principles has remained the cornerstone of Great Lakes Wine & Spirits success. Honesty, hard work, fair dealing, service and an ongoing commitment to the customers and staff. Great Lakes Wine & Spirits strives to provide an ever-escalating standard of innovation and service to its customers and to responsibly enhance demand for its products.
Great Lakes Wine & Spirits provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, or student, because of a physical or mental impairment with regard to any position or program for which that person is qualified.