Warehouse Specialist- Equipment Operator Stocking 3rd Shift

Posted Date: Sep-26-2016

Job ID: 5432

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Distribution Center

City: Goodyear

State: Arizona

What's cool about this job

The Warehouse Specialist is a more experienced position within the Distribution Center that supports the daily operation by accurately and effectively managing the product flow by verifying our inventory, working with vendors on any problem receipts, managing the UPS receipt process, appropriately slotting product, and handling more complicated situations, such as returns from our retail locations. Specialists are responsible for safely operating power equipment, including pallet riders and order pickers, throughout the facility and assuring the right product is in the right location at the right time.  Specialists are required to have a broader working and operation knowledge of the facility and flow of product.  Specialist may make decisions that have impact to the operations and are required to communicate and update as appropriate. Models and acts in accordance with REI’s guiding values and missions.

Bring your passion and expertise

  • Safely handles product in an efficient and trained manner; being mindful of personal and team safety in operations
  • Proactively and accurately communicates updates when processing product
  • Prioritize daily workloads to perform tasks at prescribed rates while working as a team in assigned department
  • Processes and handles product in multiple departments as assigned, specific, but not limited to:
    • Accurately receive and or/track product using an RF (radio frequency) gun and/ or computer
    • Prepares product to be processed through the price marking department
    • Prepares retail and direct to consumer (D2C) product for shipment, by picking, sorting, and/or packing product accurately and timely
    • Works in multiple areas processing freight; requiring different task actions, lifting requirements, and technology tools
    • Handles periodic significant change in freight processing due to external factors impacting status quo operations
    • Identifies and reports problems/ solutions to maintain service level within the DC, service includes following up with internal customers
    • Effectively and safely operate various types of power equipment to move freight and complete assigned tasks
    • Uses WMS (Warehouse Management System) to correct issues and ensure quality standards are met
    • Facilitate proper processing of freight returned to our vendors for credit 
    • Researches and appropriately slot SKU (products) within the entire warehouse
    • Packages oversize and specialized customer orders
    • Investigates various warehouse locations through identification of purchase order (PO) variances
    • Communicates with external DC customers (merchandising, vendors, vendor compliance) to report, resolve, and share information
    • Spends 80% of more of work time on material handling equipment in support of operational teams
  • Conducts self with reliable and predictable attendance
  • Builds rapport with other departments to ensure freight flow service levels and quality levels are maintained
  • Contributes to a positive work environment in a manner that is consistent with REI expectations; with the bottom line expectation of providing outstanding service to our members and customers.

Why you'll love it here

Real. Alive. Connected. These are a few words that describe life at REI. Whether it’s in our careers or in the great outdoors, we aspire to adventure in all ways! At REI we value our customers; we work hard to earn our reputation for quality and integrity every day. Our commitment remains the same as when we started out in 1938: to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Join a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. Get ready to harness your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? At REI, we understand that benefits matter – we offer a competitive benefit package for all employees which includes: 
  • A workplace built on respect, integrity, and balance
  • Healthcare coverage for full-time employees
  • A competitive bonus/ incentive program
  • REI Retirement Plan 
  • Generous gear and merchandise discount
  • Paid time off
  • Professional growth and development opportunities 
REI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 19 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 11,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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§753. Factors to be considered concerning a previous criminal conviction; presumption.

1. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall consider the following factors:

(a) The public policy of this state, as expressed in this act, to encourage the licensure and employment of persons previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses.

(b) The specific duties and responsibilities necessarily related to the license or employment sought or held by the person.

(c) The bearing, if any, the criminal offense or offenses for which the person was previously convicted will have on his fitness or ability to perform one or more such duties or responsibilities.

(d) The time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(e) The age of the person at the time of occurrence of the criminal offense or offenses.

(f) The seriousness of the offense or offenses.

(g) Any information produced by the person, or produced on his behalf, in regard to his rehabilitation and good conduct.

(h) The legitimate interest of the public agency or private employer in protecting property, and the safety and welfare of specific individuals or the general public.

2. In making a determination pursuant to section seven hundred fifty-two of this chapter, the public agency or private employer shall also give consideration to a certificate of relief from disabilities or a certificate of good conduct issued to the applicant, which certificate shall create a presumption of rehabilitation in regard to the offense or offenses specified therein.