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Distribution Operations Associate

Posted: 04/04/2021


Performs the physical or administrative tasks involved in the shipping, receiving, storing, distributing and order fulfillment of merchandise, products, materials, parts, supplies and equipment. Checks goods received for distribution against purchase orders and/or invoices; maintains records of goods and rejects unsatisfactory items. Packages and prepares products and merchandise for final shipment and posts weights and shipping charges. Lifts heavy items and may operate a forklift. Prepares and maintains records of merchandise shipped. Reviews customer orders, examines, stocks and distributes merchandise, products and materials in inventory warehouses, distribution centers or manufacturing lines. 



  • Pick/Sort/Pack/Ship and Receive material for international and domestic shipments 

  • Perform Visual Inspection 

  • Perform lift truck safety inspections 

  • Follow standard work instructions and operating procedures (SWI and SOP) 

  • Order Fulfillment 

  • Processing shipments through both ERP, WMS and TMS 

  • Receiving and general inventory management 

  • Unload/reload freight carriers 

  • Performs additional inventory function 

  • Practice and Participates in continuous process improvement activities 



  • Inventory reconciliation 

  • Housekeeping 

  • Performs additional duties as assigned by supervision or team lead 

  • Safely operate powered industrial vehicles 



  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred 

  • Minimum 1 year administration, materials planning, manufacturing and/or production experience. 

  • General experience with Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, Outlook) 

  • Knowledge of Excel and understanding of basic formulas 

  • Able to modify existing and create new spreadsheets 

  • Must be able to: 

  • Speak and understand English 

  • Read/follow written and verbal instructions 

  • Work as part of a group or work independently to perform functions accurately 

  • Multi-task 

  • Must have high attention to detail 

  • Must have excellent listening and communication skills 

  • Must have a valid driver’s license 



Sensory Requirements 


  • High level of visual acuity needed and ability to pass standard near vision testing with or without corrective lenses 

  • Close work (paperwork, visual examination) 

  • Color vision preferred 

  • Visual Monotony  

  • Reading  fine print 

  • May require sitting for long periods of time  

  • Work area environment:  

  • Hot/cold temperature  

  • Background noise 

  • Bright/dull lighting 

  • Sharp tools 


Physical Requirements 

  • Heavy physical work 

  • Frequently exerting force of 50lbs and up  

  • Frequently walking 

  • Frequently standing 

  • Frequently twisting 

  • Frequently bending 

  • Power grasping with both hands 

  • Manipulation with both hands 

  • Pushing with both hands 

  • Pulling with both hands 

  • Light keyboard use 

  • Reaching above shoulder and below shoulder 

  • Push/Pull items up to 50-100lbs. 

  • Lifting 50lbs. 

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