A UA position has finally become available at my DC and I've got an interview for it coming up. What are some questions they will ask? Also does anyone have any tips on anything I could learn or do to help impress?
UA stands for Utility Assistant, there the hardest working people in a DC!
They manage the parts cage, preform battery PM's answer all radio calls to determine if the problem needs a Mechanic. PM all the trailers a DC sends to the stores, respond to code brown calls, maintain all the printers, run trash,ect and of course projects. Most mechanics will tell you our UA's defiantly need to get a little more money!
Haha ok ok. I will be the first to say their job is very important, but the individual workload of a UA is nowhere near that of production crew. Our UAs even admit that. Most UAs are from production, and thats why they posted for FacOps. Easier workload.
Super - good luck with the interview. The UA position is highly coveted as an escape from the numbers, numbers, numbers Warehouse Worker jobs. I don't know how it is at your building, but at my DC one generally has to start as a backup UA before getting the permanent UA job.
I never really thought about how safety codes might be different in DCs. Store safety codes are as follows:
Code Green - injury to guest or TM
Code Yellow - lost child
Code Red - fire
Bodily fluids are usually associated with Code Green injuries (if not, then it's just treated as a spill) and are always cleaned up by a HazMat-trained TM, TL, or LOD.
There are also unofficial codes, such as Code Black (bomb threat) and Code Brown (specifically refers to digestive by-products that "mysteriously" appear in places other than the toilet). These unofficial codes have become memes within Target stores.
Well no greenshirt this time. Its ok though, competition was steep. The guy that got it has 6yrs seniority on me and more qualified. As I see it, one less to compete with next time. Thanks for the support from all of you.