Archived Physical abilities test

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
20
I'm in the middle of a transfer from retail backroom to dc, and am just waiting to get scheduled for a physical abilities test. So far, I've only heard rumors that I gotta lift a heavy box with a heart rate monitor attached. Can anyone shed more light on this and if I have to get above a certain weight lifted or pulse rate. Not that I'm concerned with failing (I am in very good shape), just more out of curiosity.
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2011
Messages
31,222
ok, ok, I'm up. Now lets start with what my DC has as requirements for packers. luck for you guys i managed to write a couple of notes on the back of the interview structure and FAQ'S for packers!

Lift up to 30 pounds.
Verify and pack merchandise from cartons to store cartons in quantities more readily sold by stores.
accurately scan labels.

Please note that we do NOT require the physical abilities test for packer positions. I'm not going to disclose exact starting pay, but it's in the neighborhood of $11 at my DC, about $2 less than most team members. Of course this like all hourly positions is a progression pay, meaning you'll receive pay raise every six months till you top out after 24 months in the neighborhood of $14 then your stuck with the annual wage survey raise.

Now the way packing works at my DC! Warehouse workers will feed freight into the packing modes from cage carts till the non-powered conveyor is full. Hardlines on one side of the conveyor and softlines on the other, there are designated mods for "high value sku's " that are under constant surveillance by assets protections. Each of these case packs is opened and scanned. A "put to light" system , check you tube you'll find videos that explain the technology, will direct you where to put the product. Each side of the individual packing module, a mod for short, has pre-designated locations for boxes that will be going to each store your DC supports.In my DC this means that we will be at peak packing out 48 cartons to head to any store we support. Once the original carton is emptied it's tossed over the take away line and into the trash line. Once a store carton, you've seen these come in on your inbound trailers, is filled it will be pushed out onto the take away lane to head off to the shipping sorter. Should you forget to tape the store carton closed, close it out in the put to light system, ect there is a green cord to pull. this will stop the take away line but PLEASE remember to pull it again and make sure the line starts moving again. Most of the day will be spent in a packing mod. As more buildings get the "tiny burden" system there is also residuals processing, it functions on a very similar basis with a few differences. but it's also staffed by packers.

Hatemyjob was correct about hours, there WILL be ot in fall season and if the backlog of freight to process is to big, however you will be the first department to VLE or flex down once volumes drop.

I think I covered most of the basics.
 
Joined
Oct 31, 2011
Messages
132
well I can't give you first hand knowledge, Fac-Ops was one of the exemptions to the physical assessment testing, but from hearsay all the test consisted of was stacking weighted boxes on a shelf with the aid of a stepstool without letting your heart rate exceed a set range. From looking at some of the people in warehousing it can't have been that hard.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top