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About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America’s leading retailers.

Target Global Supply Chain and Logistics is evolving at an incredible pace. We are constantly reimagining how we get the right product to the right guest even better, faster and more cost effectively than before. We are becoming more intelligent, automated and algorithmic in our decision-making, so that no matter how guests shop—in stores or on—we deliver the convenience and immediate gratification they demand and deserve. We are on a mission to win decisively over any competitor, with a seamless and superior guest service experience unlike any they can offer. Our teams work with the agility our mission requires, and we constantly come together to implement new processes in record time.

A role in a Distribution Center means being on the very front lines of getting product to the guest as fast as possible—a critical differentiator and one of the most essential functions within Logistics. Whether it’s through focusing on regional or upstream distribution centers or import warehouses, you’ll have a chance to positively impact thousands of fellow team members and Target guests worldwide. There’s so much good work to be done, from Distribution Center Operations, where process and problem solving drive our results; Quality Management, which influences and maintains our good name in the retail marketplace, or overall Distribution Center Productivity, where we’re always analyzing and recalibrating how to best support our people, process and technology investments to support an ever evolving business.

As a Packer, you’ll work quickly, safely and efficiently to handle product to ensure the accurate processing of merchandise to our stores network and our guests. We’re in the business of delivering quality merchandise! To complete this work, you’ll be required to maintain a work area that is organized, neat and clean in order to safely receive and process merchandise. You’ll do this by moving individual cartons on a packing station table, opening the carton with a case cutter instrument, and visually checking the product for specific information, as well as perform random quality checks on these items. You will also be responsible for accurately preparing tickets for certain merchandise by operating a hand ticket gun, and validating that specific item information is correctly printed on each ticket and placed on merchandise neatly and uniformly. You will also be responsible for completing other paperwork such as damages sheet or total quality sampling sheets, when necessary. We’ll teach you our step-by-step processes so that your work is free from errors, and you’ll be trained and provided with the tools and gear you need to be safe. Other responsibilities of a Packer include scanning labels with an electronic pencil-wand (PCS systems) and other computer operated systems, to access computer displayed quantities, placing the appropriate quantities of merchandise in a carton, and completing the packing process for full cartons for shipment by placing the carton on a merchandised conveyor line. It is also vital that you report to work on time and complete job tasks assigned accurately and on time to contribute to the overall Distribution Center results.

Please note job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

  • Maintains positive and respectful attitude while working independently and in a team environment
  • Able to comprehend oral and written communication skills to effectively read labels, tickets and other product documentation
  • Able to accurately use basic math skills
  • Able to operate PCS System (scanning of labels with electronic pencil-wand)
  • Able to lift and carry merchandise weighing up to 30 lbs. throughout a shift

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