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RECEIVING & PUTAWAY SPECIALIST

Department: Supply Chain

Direct Supervisor: Receiving & Putaway Team Captain

Pay: $17 - $23/hour
+ $1/hour premium for full-time second shift employees
+ $1,000 sign-on bonus for full-time employees after 30 days

Tekton needs an impressive Receiving & Putaway Specialist to move products and supplies to the proper places in our warehouses while upholding our high standards for quality, speed, and accuracy. Your top priority is to ensure that inbound product flows through the warehouse effectively so that all other fulfillment work can be processed efficiently. You will also help to advance our warehouse processes by collaborating with other team members and actively contributing your ideas.

Some specific role responsibilities

  • Deliver product to the best possible location in the warehouse in the fewest number of total moves
  • Lead the unloading and receiving process for all inbound shipments
  • Coordinate closely with our Quality Control team about specific inventory needs before and after the inspection process
  • Identify process constraints in the Fulfillment Center and contribute to a culture of continuous improvement
  • Keep our receiving area, warehouse racks, and the surrounding areas clean, organized, and safe
  • Follow all company and warehouse-specific safety guidelines
  • Operate all material handling equipment
  • Assist with other core fulfillment processes as needed: pack and ship end user orders, process and prepare bulk reseller orders, assemble and package finished goods

What it's like in Tekton's Fulfillment Center

Surroundings: You will be working in a clean, organized warehouse around people and material handling equipment like order pickers, forklifts, and carts.

Noise level: It is generally quiet with occasional low-level noise coming from pickers and forklifts.

Safety: Safety is important to us and we take it seriously. The warehouse has designated walking and working areas, as well as guardrails in certain locations. We also provide safety training and protective gear such as vests, gloves, and floor mats.

Temperature: Our warehouse has heating and air conditioning. Temperatures are typically between 60 - 80°F, but can vary depending on the season and location in the warehouse.

Dress code: Clothes should be comfortable to twist, lift, and bend in. Closed-toe shoes are required.

Your first 30 days

Our Fulfillment Center has four teams that each perform a core function: Retail Order Fulfillment, Assembly, Direct Order Fulfillment, and Receiving and Putaway. Employees who are hired for any specialist role will spend their first 30 days as a Fulfillment Specialist, training in each core area. During this provisional period, we will assess your personal skills and strengths. If we decide you are a good fit for the company, you will become a Specialist on the team that best suits your unique talents.

Opportunities to grow

Each area of the Fulfillment Center has designated experts who exemplify the pace and discipline required for impressive work. They are considered the very best at what they do. Area experts make a minimum of $20/hour. In addition to their daily work, they take on extra responsibilities like training team members, answering questions, upholding work standards, executing specific projects, and taking on supporting tasks. Any Specialist can become an expert if they consistently exemplify the pace and discipline required for impressive work. There is no minimum amount of time that a Specialist must be with the company to become an expert.

Each area of the Fulfillment Center is led by a Team Captain who supports the team by coaching employees, setting daily objectives, continuously improving processes and procedures in their area, and coordinating with other teams within the company. Team Captains make a minimum of $23/hour. There is no minimum amount of time that an employee must be with the company to become a Team Captain.

Physical requirements

You must be capable of working on your feet the entire shift and repeatedly lifting 20 - 45 pounds.

Education, experience, and skills

We provide on-the-job training. You do not need a specific degree or job history, but a background in fulfillment, distribution, assembly, shipping, quality control, general warehouse work, or related fields could be helpful. You must be able to use basic technology effectively, like email and our warehouse management system.

Location and hours

This is an hourly position located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Full-time and part-time positions are available on first or second shift. Schedules are flexible. We are able to change employee start and end times or make special arrangements for scheduling conflicts.

Full-Time First Shift

Regular Hours

Monday through Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET or 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET.

Optional Overtime (Optional)

Saturday: Anytime between 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET.

Weekly Hour Requirements

Required to work an average of 40 - 45 hours. Overtime may be required at times.

Full-Time Second Shift

Regular Hours

Monday through Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. ET.

Optional Overtime (Optional)

Friday: Anytime between 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET.

Saturday: Anytime between 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET.

Weekly Hour Requirements

Required to work an average of 40 - 45 hours. Overtime may be required at times.

Part-Time

Regular Hours

Monday through Saturday: Anytime during the first or second shifts.

Optional Overtime (Optional)

Part-time employees may not work an average of 30 hours per week or more.

Weekly Hour Requirements

Required to work an average of 20 hours per week and at least two Saturdays each month.

About the company

Tekton, Inc. is a family-owned company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are dedicated to making the best hand tools you will ever own, and we start by designing the products that we personally believe in and want to own ourselves. We focus especially on tools used in mechanical and assembly work; our core categories include systems of hand drive sockets and ratchets, impact sockets, wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers.

HOW TO APPLY

Think you'd be a good addition to our team? Submit an application today.

Tekton, Inc. offers equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.