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Warehouse Foreman

Date Posted:  Jan 12, 2022
Requisition ID:  301521

Plainfield, IN, US, 46168


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Reception Diagnostic Center:
The Reception Diagnostic Center (RDC) is a maximum security intake facility for adult males sentenced to the Indiana Department of Correction. All adult males are received at RDC, classified and transferred to long-term facilities. This is with the exception of; those offenders sentenced to death bypass RDC and go directly to death row at Indiana State Prison and Juvenile offenders sentenced as adults are incarcerated at the Pendleton Juvenile facility until reaching the age of eighteen.


Salary Statement:
The salary for this position starts at $34,398.00 per year.


About the Job:

As a Warehouse Foreman, you will work at an Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) facility and will be responsible for overseeing the facility’s warehouse operations. You will ensure that all assets received at the facility are accurate, checked for contraband, tracked according to fiscal’s policies, and distributed as appropriate. You will also maintain supervision of offenders assigned to the warehouse. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Maintain detailed inventory records and exercise inventory control of the items ordered. 
  • Calculate monthly, quarterly, and yearly inventory reports and ensure accuracy. 
  • Implement on the job training for new offenders. 
  • Supervise offender workers with emphasis on safety and security. 
  • Complete offender evaluations as required 
  • Receive general deliveries from common carriers and ensure purchase order and packing slips are accurate. 
  • Complete receiver information and tag fixed assets in PeopleSoft. 
  • Prepare purchase orders of facility supplies and maintains supply inventory 
  • Maintain key and tools control utilized by warehouse staff or offender workers. 
  • Complete ACA documentation and tool log. 
  • Assign offender jobs daily based on current/daily priority. 
  • Teach Offender Fork Truck training and certification. 
  • Evaluate and reorganize record-keeping or storage procedures as necessary. 
  • Assist with uniform distribution as needed. 
  • During facility emergencies, assist with operations as needed. 
  • Perform work in accordance with approved health and safety practices. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role. 

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. 

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Three (3) years of experience in ordering & receiving supplies, shipping, and/or distributing supplies, materials, or equipment. A combination of related work experience and accredited college training in a related field may be considered.  
  • Thorough knowledge of requisition, disbursing procedures, and inventory control procedures. 
  • Thorough knowledge of stock items, their locations, and the proper methods of storing a variety of goods and supplies based upon efficient space utilization and a variety of state and federal regulations. 
  • Ability to train and direct the work of offenders assigned to the warehouse and provide appropriate security measures. 
  • Ability to maintain detailed, accurate inventory records and purchasing records. 
  • Ability to operate forklift, pallet jack, refrigeration truck, box truck, golf cart and other mechanical equipment in the warehouse. 
  • Capable of traveling to various vendor locations and businesses, Central office, and other state agencies. 
  • Ability to observe offenders and staff and accurately recall detail to write concise reports. 
  • Ability to work under emergency conditions. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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