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FDC Operations Technician

1290 Prince Georges Blvd Upper Marlboro, Maryland


Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It’s how we care, grow, and win together.

Our Culture

Joining Target means promoting a culture of mutual care and respect and striving to make the most meaningful and positive impact.

Becoming a Target team member means joining a community that values diverse voices and lifts each other up. Here, we believe your unique perspective is important, and you'll build relationships by being authentic and respectful. We're always striving to do what is right for Target, our team and guests by following our words with actions, collaborating across the organization to accomplish goals, and recognizing each other's wins.

Our Values

Our values are at the core of who we are. They guide our daily behaviors, enabling us to bring our vision and purpose to life. These values fuel our culture and ensure every member of our team is working toward a common goal.


We value diverse voices and approaches. We act with authenticity and respect. We create equitable experiences for all.


We build trusted relationships. We collaborate across business functions. We recognize and celebrate progress.


We do what is right for Target, our team and guests. We deliver results that matter. We continually learn by valuing progress over perfection.

It feels like a family. There’s no better way to explain it. I love learning as much as I can here and there’s a lot of room to grow.

- Shalonda, Warehouse Worker

Benefits / Rewards

Physical health

Target offers our eligible team members comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves.

Plus, all of our U.S.-based team members get access to 24/7 virtual health care visits via the CirrusMD app and access to Grokker, a free fitness and well-being platform.

Mental health

We invest in and prioritize the mental health and well-being of our team by providing resources, space and support for through your entire well-being journey. We provide all team members and members of their household with free, confidential, 24/7 access to trained clinicians through our employee assistance program, Team Member Life Resources. Additionally, we offer access to a self-paced cognitive based therapy program available through Team Member Life Resources, at no cost, to cover concerns such as anxiety, sleep and substance misuse.

Financial well-being

We offer benefits and tools to help you and your family make good financial decisions today and for the future.

We provide access to a full banking institution through our credit union membership, help you save for your retirement through the TGT 401(k) plan with matching contributions up to 5% of eligible earnings and offer a 10% team member discount on merchandise, with an additional 20% discount on wellness items at Target.

Time-off, life & family

At Target, we value well-being and encourage work-life balance. We offer a suite of family-centric benefits to eligible team members that help you build and balance the needs of your family and career, while encouraging you to enjoy activities and interests outside of work.

Our time-off plan provides eligible team members with company paid national holidays and accrued vacation (based on hours worked and years of service). Other family support benefits include paid family leave, reimbursement to help cover adoption or surrogacy fees, and programs to help you secure quality back-up or reliable primary care, extra academic support, pet sitters and more.

Education assistance

Target offers industry-leading education assistance benefits to support your continuous learning as you build skills for a lifetime. Through our Dream to Be program, in partnership with Guild, team members have access to tuition-free options from 250 business-aligned programs across more than 40 schools.


We're market-competitive to ensure we recruit and retain a highly engaged and diverse team. In addition to competitive base pay, we offer variable pay programs to eligible team members to reward both corporate and individual performance.

FDC Operations Technician

Location: 1290 Prince Georges Blvd, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States, 20774; job id: R0000277687
job family: Supply Chain Process & Operations
schedule: Full time
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Job Description


SPOC Component: Oversees the daily operation of the automated functions within a Food Distribution Center. Serves as the single point of control and communication in the coordination and activities of team members in the automated environment, and assesses systematic and operational efficiencies for improvements and overall quality. 

Inventory Control Component: Assists in inventory reporting and cycle counts to achieve desired results in the areas of inventory and dating accuracy/integrity. Conducts routine and scheduled auditing activities/cycle counting to assess location accuracy. Corrects any inventory record inaccuracies and conducts follow-up audits. Supports and executes the quarterly FDC inventory process.  Damage processing will also be a centralized function handled by this team.


  • Manage a safe workplace by advocating safety training and accident preparedness.
  • Be available and respond to calls/alerts from the operational teams to address questions and resolve inventory issues in real-time.
  • Trained on power equipment (like forklifts) for movement and stacking of pallets

  • Operate single point of control (SPOC) system for Inbound, Shipping, and Caddy Selection
    • Monitor and respond to problems throughout shift
    • Monitor equipment health and performance indicators to create recommendations for adjustments and communicate them to management for process improvement or maintenance requirements.
  • Monitor flow rates of key areas in the system and hourly throughput
  • Learn Target’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) to understand daily operations and support system troubleshooting
  • Utilize WMS tools to facilitate inventory movement as directed by management or according to inventory processes
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication with cross-departmental Team Members
  • Systematically and physically monitor conveyor movement and freight flow, address errors or obstacles as they arise
  • Utilize reports on error rates, capacity utilization, or other metrics to identify trends and make recommendations on improvements
  • Maintaining product inventory and dating standards in reserve and pick slot locations by working aging and location reports on a daily/weekly basis, which could be triggered by:
  • Physical Quantity
  • Location Integrity
  • Expiration Date
  • Maintaining accurate inventory counts in both reserve and pick slot locations
  • Performing inventory adjustments based on damages and quality reports
  • Perform cycle count verifications
  • Process and execute disposition of damaged/expired product
  • Destroy
  • Salvage
  • Charity
  • Research and process problem area or damaged freight
  • Execute return to stock (RTS) process
  • Manages the recall process
  • Embrace and practice lean approaches, six sigma tools, and 5S techniques within workplace to drive cleanliness and document defects for root cause analysis.  

Support projects/initiatives across supply chain to drive new innovations in process design/development.



  • Work independently and in a team environment.
  • Able to lift and carry merchandise weighing 35-45 lbs. frequently throughout a shift and up to 60lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to read, utilize matching skills and comprehend department/product documentation
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to operate computer systems with minimal direction after receiving training.
  • Ability to research defects/issues and root cause the drivers of those defects.
  • Ability to perform basic data analysis in excel.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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