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Warehouse Putaway Full Time 1st Shift

Putnam, Connecticut, United States

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Job ID 17203 Category Warehouse Date posted 07/10/2024 Remote On-site Job Shift Day (1st shift) Hours Daily 7:00AM-3:15PM/Monday-Friday Hourly Pay Rate $20.55/hour

Shift:  7:00AM-3:15PM/Monday-Friday

Staples is business to business. You’re what binds us together.

Join our Staples World Class Supply Chain Team and deliver essential products to our customers. 

What you’ll be doing: 

As a warehouse putaway associate you may work in one of the following six areas: 

Warehouse Bulk/Material Handling Equipment Operator: You will be operating material handling equipment such as forklifts, cherry pickers, turrets, or electric pallet jacks to pick product up to 100 lbs and move product within the warehouse while adhering to safety procedures. Not all work will be completed on Material handling equipment.

Warehouse Porter: You will be responsible for general cleaning and basic maintenance duties both inside and outside of the facility while adhering to safety procedures. You will be operating material handling equipment such as forklifts, cherry pickers, turrets, or electric pallet jacks to move product within the warehouse while adhering to safety procedures. Not all work will be completed on Material handling equipment.

Warehouse Replenishment: You will be operating material handling equipment such as forklifts, cherry pickers, turrets, or electric pallet jacks to pick product up to 100 lbs and move product within the warehouse while adhering to safety procedures. Not all work will be completed on Material handling equipment.

Warehouse Receiving/Putaway/Returns:  You will confirm accuracy of product and work with colleagues to address discrepancies and damages.  You will communicate effectively and professionally with internal and external contacts to clarify and resolve issues. You will be manually unloading trucks and palletizing products. You will be operating material handling equipment such as forklifts, cherry pickers, turrets, or electric pallet jacks to move product within the warehouse while adhering to safety procedures. Not all work will be completed on Material handling equipment.

Warehouse Returns: You will be operating material handling equipment to move product within the warehouse.  You will be matching item quantities and descriptions to packing slips on returned items, checking in returned product and tagging it appropriate. You will be operating material handling equipment such as forklifts, cherry pickers, turrets, or electric pallet jacks to move product within the warehouse while adhering to safety procedures. Not all work will be completed on Material handling equipment.

Shipping: You’ll be responsible for organizing, stacking, and shrink-wrapping customer orders on pallets.  You’ll be loading trucks manually; lifting, lowering, and carrying product in a fast-paced environment and stacking empty pallets while maintaining a safe and clean workspace as you go.   

Please note, as an SC2 associate you may be moved into any of the above roles, or SC1 roles, as needed.

You will be essential to the success of Staples Supply Chain as we deliver to our customers. 

Safety is our utmost priority so, in this role, we will look to you to ensure safe work practices and embrace our safety culture.

What you bring to the table: 

  • An ability to be Material Handling Equipment Operator certified and safely operate necessary material handling equipment. 
  • An ability and willingness to keep work area clean. 
  • An inclusive approach with your colleagues and customers to forge strong relationships and foster collaboration to resolve issues. 
  • An ability to adopt our safety procedures quickly and ensure safe work practices. 
  • An ability to work in a warehouse environment with seasonal temperature variations.

What’s needed- Basic Qualifications: 

  • Minimum three (3) months related experience in a warehouse environment; or any equivalent combination of acceptable training, education, and experience. 
  • Ability to pass a drug screen to the extent permissible legally.
  • Basic English language skills (both verbal and written communications).  
  • If you are hired as a Full-Time associate, you must have the ability to work additional hours beyond scheduled shift; additional overtime hours will be required based on business need.
  • Ability to work at heights up to 60 feet or more as needed. 
  • An ability to lift, push or pull boxes/merchandise weighing between 70 pounds and 100 pounds by hand.
  • Ability to walk and stand 100% of the time.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.

What’s needed- Preferred Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent work experience.
  • Prior experience operating warehouse equipment, such as forklift, pallet jack and cherry picker helpful.

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We Offer:

  • Competitive Pay Rate: $20.55/hour
  • Competitive Pay.
  • Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups and resources such as the Social Justice Resource Center.
  • Staples offers both Full-Time and Part-Time benefits.  Some Full-Time benefits include: 112 Hours of PTO and Holiday Schedule (7 observed paid holidays + 1 floating holiday), Online and Retail Discounts, Company Match 401(k). Physical and Mental Health Wellness programs, and more!

At Staples, “inclusion” is an action word. It represents what we do to ensure that all employees feel valued and supported to contribute to their fullest potential. When we operate inclusively, diversity naturally follows. This is why we work hard to foster an inclusive culture, as we seek employees with unique and varied perspectives and areas of expertise. The result is a better workplace and innovative thinking that helps us exceed our customers’ expectations -- through the power of the people behind our iconic brand.

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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