Shipping Associate
Niwot, CO
About SparkFun

SparkFun Electronics is an open source e-retailer focused on making embedded electronics accessible to people of all ages and skill levels. SparkFun was instrumental in creating the Open Source movement and remains a leader dedicated to making it more commonplace. We strive to educate, encourage, and supply our customers in all things electronic.

In 2003, CU student Nate Seidle shorted a programmer in his dorm room and, in lieu of a way to order easy replacements, decided to start his own company. Since then, SparkFun has been committed to sustainably helping our world achieve electronics literacy from our headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. No matter your vision, SparkFun’s products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible. In addition to over 2,000 open source components and widgets, SparkFun offers curriculum, training and online tutorials designed to help demystify the wonderful world of embedded electronics. We’re here to help you start something.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. SparkFun offers an abundance of opportunities to learn new skills from other Funions, in addition to many other benefits and perks.

About the Department

SparkFun’s Shipping Department is responsible for fulfilling customer orders efficiently and accurately. Our team is made up of adaptable, fun individuals who are dedicated to shipping merchandise and exceeding customer expectations.

About SparkFun's Next Shipping Associate

Shipping Associates will be responsible for performing duties that maintain good inventory practices and a productive work environment. This will include but is not limited to: utilizing our ERP system to pick and ship inventory, packaging orders for shipment according to SparkFun's standards, and packaging of Lithium Batteries according to current Hazmat regulations. Someone who likes being on their feet and working on a team will enjoy this environment. Overall, we are looking for a helpful addition to our energetic shipping department and a great contributor to the SparkFun community.

Essential Job Functions
Daily workflow of order fulfillment (Picking and Packing)
Accurately and efficiently pick products from inventory shelves (3,000+ unique SKUs)
Pack orders, ensuring contents are correct and securely positioned for safe shipment
Maintain hazmat compliance for all applicable orders (specific training and certification will be provided

Required Skills and Abilities:
High school diploma or equivalent
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
Ability to stand for extended periods of time (4-7 hours per day)
Time management & punctuality skills
Attention to detail
Experience & desire to work collaboratively as a team in a fast-paced, positive environment

Additional Skills (not required but preferred):
Has shipping and/or warehousing systems experience
Hazmat handling certification
Communication skills, both written and verbal
Friendly, approachable attitude
Familiarity with Google's Suite of products, including GMail, Docs, & Sheets
SparkFun Benefits & Perks

SparkFun Electronics offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, in addition to several perks. In regards to benefits, we offer medical, dental, and vision. And, we offer a 401k match, disability, life insurance, and PTO/Sick Time.

SparkFun offers many perks, including but not limited to a dog-friendly workplace, professional development opportunities, an on-site fitness center, lunch and learns, and internal classes to learn from fellow Funions!

Employment Type: Full Time
Years Experience: Less than 1 year