Shipping Room Operator, AM, Dairy – Lakeland

Location: Lakeland, FL between Orlando and Tampa
Job ID: 26441BR
Department: Dairy Processing
Date Posted: Oct 23, 2023

$36 - 50k


The Shipping Room Operator selects products to be loaded onto trucks for delivery to our Publix stores. This includes: loading and unloading trailers, operating a palletizer and tow motor and records inventory paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Maintains and cleans equipment in work area
  • Performs team assignments
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Willingness to obtain forklift license after training
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that may include days, nights, weekends, holidays and extended hours
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds or more frequently
  • Ability to pull 180-200 pounds across a slick surface
  • Ability to bend, reach, pull, carry, and lift continuously
  • Willingness to learn and perform a variety of tasks and duties as assigned
  • Ability to perform steady and productive work for an extended amount of time
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Basic math skills
  • Excellent communications skills; both verbal and written
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent work habits in line with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Ability to work well with others and be a team player


  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
  • Group dental plan
  • Group vision plan
  • Sick pay
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation pay
  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
  • Paycheck direct deposit
  • Credit union
  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

Additional Information

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

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