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Reduced Time Warehouse Associate

Kansas City, Kansas Job ID: 170009637

Amazon is looking for individuals who can thrive in a fast-paced environment that involves working with and around moving machinery. Fulfillment centers are where associates bring Amazon orders to life for our customers.

About Amazon Fulfillment centers:

Amazon Fulfillment centers can be as large as 28 football fields and can hold millions of items, ready for our customers to order by the click of a button. You will work with lots of fellow Amazonians—and meet even more great people during the holiday seasons. The items shipped in each warehouse can range in size from books and cosmetics to kayaks and flat screen televisions. As an Amazon associate, there are a variety of jobs you can be trained in and asked to do. These include but are not limited to stowing items into a bin, picking customer orders, packing these orders, sorting items and placing packages on to trucks. Our Amazon Robotics facilities use automation to help you quickly serve our customers by having an Amazon robotic unit bring products to your workstation. In traditional buildings, you do the moving by walking to the product. Some buildings rely upon powered industrial trucks (PIT) equipment such as double pallet stackers, stand-up lifts, and order pickers which lift you up as high as 40 feet. You will be expected to have an understanding of all aspects of your role and to follow specific safety, quality and production standards in order to meet the customer demand. Below is a guide to gain a better understanding of our building types so you can make the right choice for you. Understanding our building types will ensure you and our teams are set up for success so that we can continue to make history together.

Traditional Sortable

Traditional Non-Sortable

Specialty

Amazon Robotics Sortable

Amazon Robotics
Non-Sortable

Appx. Building Size

1 million
sq. ft.

900 - 1 million
sq. ft.

1 million
sq. ft.

1 million
sq. ft.

1 million
sq. ft.

Associate Population

2,000 - 5,000

500 -1,300

500 - 4,000

2,000 - 5,000

2,000 - 5,000

Types of Items Shipped

books, e-readers, clothes, cosmetics

outdoor grills, kayaks, flat screen televisions

Variety of items ranging from books to televisions

DVD's, video games, small electronics

computer monitors, coffee tables, toy dollhouses

*In all buildings, items weighing > 49 lbs. and/or awkward in shape require a team lift

Powered Industrial Trucks (i.e. forklifts/order pickers)

Examples:

Order Picker, Reach Lift, Walkie, Powered Hand Jack

Examples:
Order Picker, Reach Lift, Stand up Lift, Walkie, Tugger, Powered Hand Jack

Examples:
Order Picker, Reach Lift, Stand up Lift, Walkie, Tugger, Powered Hand Jack

Examples:
Order Picker, Reach Lift, Stand up Lift, Walkie, Tugger, Powered Hand Jack, Turret

Examples:
Order Picker, Reach Lift, Stand up Lift, Walkie, Tugger, Powered Hand Jack, Turret

Amazon Robotic Technology

NoNoNoYesYes

Things you should know about working in an Amazon Fulfillment center:

  • We are committed to providing one of the safest work environments. This means you wear a reflective vest, stretch, provide safety tips, and recognize each other for working safely.
  • We are customer obsessed, and together we focus on the customers to ensure their satisfaction. Because meeting customer expectations are a must, quality and productivity are critical.
  • Noise levels vary and can sometimes be loud in parts of the building. Hearing protection is available.
  • A relaxed dress code gives you freedom to move around and feel comfortable (but safe) while working.
  • Amazon lets customers order whatever they need, whenever they need. Flexibility is key; associates should be open to working voluntary and mandatory extra hours and to working at a fast pace.
  • Even with climate controls, temperature in some parts of our Fulfillment centers may vary between 60 and 90 degrees, and can occasionally exceed 90 degrees. Especially if you’re working in the truck yard or inside of a trailer on the dock during a hot day.
  • Some tasks will require standing in one place for extended periods of time (up to 10-12 hours a day), while others involve walking around the facility, including climbing stairs – comfortable, closed-toed shoes are a must!

What does a Warehouse Associate do?

  • Receives product using frequency scanners, pulls and packs products and unloads shipments from trucks.
  • Hands-on work. You can expect to handle packages ranging from small envelopes up to boxes weighing up to 49 pounds.
  • Be on the move. You should be willing and able to operate carts, dollies, hand trucks and other moving equipment in order to move large quantities of merchandise throughout a 10-12 hour day.
  • Potential requirement to operate powered industrial truck equipment. You may be asked stow and pick items from our racks, which can be approximately 45 feet tall, and sometimes in narrow aisles.

Hourly Pay Rate: $14.00

Benefits

  • Health care benefits, starting day one
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Holiday and overtime pay
  • Paid time off
  • Maternity and Parental leave benefits
  • Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)
  • Employee discount
  • We’ll support your educational and career goals with our Career Choice program, click here to learn more
  • We also offer flexible work schedules for associates who are in school

We want you to join the team if you can check these boxes:

  • Flexibility to work any shift, willing and able to work overtime as required
  • You must be able to lift up to 49 pounds, stand/walk for up to 10-12 hours a day and be able to frequently push, pull, squat, bend, and reach, all with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • You’re able to continuously climb and descend stairs safely (applies to sites with stairs).
  • You are comfortable working on a secure mezzanine at a height of up to 40 feet (applies to buildings with mezzanines).
  • You must be willing and able to work on powered industrial trucks, such as a forklift or order picker.

Basic Qualifications (because compliance asked us nicely to list these out…)
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent

If you’ve read this far, we think you’re ready. Agree? Apply now!

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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