Bellingham Cold Storage

Work Location: Bellingham, WA – Roeder Street and Orchard Drive Warehouses

Department: Operations  |  Report to: Area Foreman |  Position is Full-time Hourly Non-exempt


Bellingham Cold Storage (BCS) is located on the Bellingham Bay and was founded in 1946. We are the largest portside cold storage on the West Coast, serving the global market with interstate, rail, air and deep water dock access. Currently, BCS is looking for the right candidate to fill this open position. We are an industry leader with amazing medical benefits (including our own private clinic for participating employees) and a generous bonus program.

Forklift Drivers at Bellingham Cold Storage may perform any of the following essential functions:

  • Load and unload trucks, ships, railcars, and containers
  • Assist other departments in moving equipment when necessary
  • Warehouse fresh and frozen products
  • Run scanners
  • Perform elementary math functions
  • Perform computer work
  • Be trained to operate other equipment (i.e., pallet jack)
  • Stage product
  • Lift up to 50 pounds

Bending and lifting is also a regular job function, as is continually getting on and off a forklift. Forklift drivers are expected to throw cases, do hand stows and perform regular labor functions when needed.

This job involves lengthy periods of sitting, working in a very cold environment (temperatures ranging from 32°F to -20°F), lifting up to 50 pounds on a routine basis, walking on uneven cement floors, and twisting (to look behind the forklift). The use of handheld scanners is continuous.

Work will be performed at both the Roeder Street and Orchard Drive warehouses on day, swing, and graveyard shifts.

Punctual, regular attendance is required.

A math test, background check, and a pre-hire drug test must be passed before an applicant may be offered this job.

After reviewing the job description (outlined above), if you believe you are a good fit for this position, please download and submit the completed BCS application with your resume. Please include the position you’re applying for in the email subject line.

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