warehouse associate job description
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 Target.com—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 Distribution and Receive Centers 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 Warehouse Associate, you’ll work quickly, safely and efficiently to handle product within the warehouse 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 freight, manage and move inventory, and load and ship items to our stores and to our guests. You’ll do this by moving items and/or cartons to and from trailers, storage, and staging areas by hand to mechanized conveyor systems using safe lifting techniques. You may also be prepping, packing, or sorting items to be delivered to our guests and/or stores. We’ll teach you our step-by-step processes so that your work is free from errors. Other responsibilities of a Warehouse Associate include updating the Warehouse Management System, other computer systems and/or manifests appropriately as work is performed to ensure accurate carton count and quality of product being moved to, from, and throughout the warehouse. 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.
- Maintains positive and respectful attitude while working 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