Entry Level - Shipping and Receiving Specialist at Piaggio Fast Forward

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Boston-based company Piaggio Fast Forward Inc. (PFF) was founded in 2015 by the Piaggio Group (the Italian manufacturer that created the iconic Vespa scooter). We are on a mission to build technology products that move the way that people move. In order to bring products to market today, PFF is solving the problem of robotic interaction with people in dynamically changing environments. We’re innovators, neighbors and creators with a passion for local living and pushing the limits on urban transportation. We support a sustainable mobility ecology with healthy lifestyles and social connectivity available to all, regardless of age or abilities.

Piaggio Fast Forward is hiring a detail-oriented and organized Shipping/Receiving Clerk.  This position is for an experienced person with knowledge of general shipping and receiving tasks and functions. They must be physically able to handle manual tasks such as loading and unloading goods, often by hand. Good communication skills, basic computer and math skills are all necessary. Forklift experience required. Must be able to work with and learn from others in a small department. Problem solving skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and maintain focus in a dynamic work environment, both independently and with others a must. Candidates must have a strong work ethic and the ability to manage their time effectively including a reliable means of transportation to arrive on time every day. This is a great opportunity for someone to join our growing team!


Responsibilities:

Receiving / Shipping

  • Collaborate with the Supply Chain Manager and/or Buyer to list expected deliveries.
  • Coordinate deliveries, receive shipments and complete paperwork.
  • Unload trucks, inspect packages for damage, collect packing slips and reconcile to ensure accuracy of shipment.
  • Follow up with vendors and suppliers regarding inaccuracies, damaged goods, and shipments delays.
  • Sort, label, and place parts in their designated place per company SOP
  • Enter deliveries information in the system, including packing slips, partial shipments.
  • Work with AP to resolve discrepancies.
  • Pack products and prepare for safe shipment.
  • Create shipments of product or material accommodating internal requests.
  • Assume responsibility for returning unsatisfactory shipments or receiving replacements.

General Duties:

  • Ensure Trash & Boxes are disposed of daily and properly in dumpster
  • Keep Warehouse organized and clean
  • Proactive engagement in improving processes
  • Process documents and materials from inbound & outbound shipments
  • Understanding of health and safety regulations and participation in Safety Programs
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Requirements:

  • 2+ years warehouse experience in shipping and receiving
  • Dangerous Goods Shipping certification (DOT and IATA)
  • Experience with NetSuite/ERP Systems
  • Forklift Operators Certificate
  • High school diploma
  • Experience with Google Suite
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand 8 hours a day
  • Basic math, computer, and recording skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent work ethic with a sense of pride in the work produced
  • Able to handle high-pressure situations 
  • Able to work independently and has Team-Player mentality
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English fluently
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident

Commitment to Diversity

We strive to create a workforce that embraces every culture, language, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, background and experience. PFF has multiple DEI programs in place for our employees; including a mentorship program, regular pay equity audits, DEI training, and a standardized interviewing framework that is focused on "culture add". These programs support an equitable and inclusive workplace, that promote the growth, retention, and recruiting of women and BIPOC in the workplace.


Note: Even if you don’t meet all of the requirements listed we encourage you to apply. Think of it more as looking for some of the items listed, not all.

Where legally permissible, must be willing to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status on first day of employment.

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Location

We are a short walk from Sullivan Square T Station! You can easily access both Assembly Row and Union Square from our office.

An Insider's view of Piaggio Fast Forward

What are some social events your company does?

Given the times, most of our team is now working remotely. We’ve taken this period as an opportunity to explore and get creative with virtual events. We host informal morning coffees, and end of week happy hours. These have become a great way to reconnect with work friends, and to introduce and welcome new hires to the team.

Tory

Office Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

In order to keep everything running smoothly here at PFF, proper inter-team communication is essential. Slack is our bread and butter, and we use it for everything. Personally though, I tend to prefer a face-to-face conversation with someone in front of a whiteboard, especially when complex abstract concepts are the topic of discussion.

Nick

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Since joining PFF, I've been able to test and development my skills as an analyst while learning new things as I go. Everyone at PFF is very helpful and shares the desire to spread their knowledge in their fields. I've been able to be very hands-on with many different cross functional partners and apply my skills to projects across the company.

Kelechi

Data Analyst

What is your vision for the company?

My vision is of a world in which vehicles like Piaggio Fast Forward’s gita® enable people of all ages and abilities to move further, faster, and more enjoyably. In the present era of AI, autonomy and ubiquitous networks, vehicles that promote walkability, human interaction and off-screen exploration will be fundamental to our sense of well-being.

Jeffrey

Chief Vision Officer

What makes someone successful on your team?

I interact with various depts where I have gotten to learn new things about our products and process. Being eager to learn and having good communication skills make a huge difference in terms of your success at PFF. The company also drives to create a collaborative environment, so everyone is working together and working hard towards the same goal!

Hailey

Mechanical Engineer

What are Piaggio Fast Forward Perks + Benefits

Piaggio Fast Forward Benefits Overview

We want our employees to feel that they matter just as much as the work that they do at PFF matters. That’s why we offer our employees up to 100% medical and dental coverage, along with a wide variety of additional benefits to choose from like vision, disability, FSA/HSA, pet insurance and much more! Generous PTO policies and commuter benefits to fit most any need are some employee favorites along with 401ks, lunches, and tuition reimbursement to name a few, but there’s more where that comes from!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
PFF has, at minimum, quarterly DEI trainings & seminars to educate and continue the discussion on diversity & inclusion & equity and the importance of it in our workplace!
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Headed by our People Ops team, PFF provides an inclusive group to all those that would like to participate, as well as to those that need support or would like to engage in discussion or DEI efforts.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We openly speak about our DEI efforts, goals, & where we're at. We've focused our hiring conversations on "culture ADD", not "culture fit" & speak about broadening our networks & on unconscious bias.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
EAP services
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Piaggio Fast Forward offers a 3% 401(k) contribution.
401(K) Matching
PFF will contribute 3% to 401k benefits whether or not the employee contributes at all. We believe it's important to save for your future regardless of circumstances.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
We have multiple office dogs including, but not limited to, Douglas, Abby, Bleu, Skye, and Mosley!
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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