- Jun 8, 2011
What's the work like, hours, benefits, pay, vacation, all that stuff? Also do you need to know how to drive forklift or do they train you to do that?
You'll work for group leaders, instead etl's. You have to do a physical test when hired. You will get certs on all equipment. Dc's are runned differently than a store.(me)
Can anyone give me more information about my job at a DC?
I was recently hired at around $15.00/hr, A-2 key in warehousing.
I start soon and am just trying to find out as much information as I can.
I figured I'd just revive this thread instead of starting a new one.
Good morning, evening or what ever this is (It's an A2 way of looking at things you'll find that out after a while)
Well Aperson, what do you want to know about the wonderful world of target distribution? A2 typically runs from 6pm to 6am (this varies a little from state to state) breaks are at 10pm and 2 am( at least at my DC)now since you've said your starting in warehousing you will likely start with the basic tasks of running repal or feeding.
Repal consists of taking cartons off the direct to flow line and sorting them into there appropriate cage carts so they can be sent to the packers. This sortation is based off of information on the conveyable flow label. I really need to do a picture of a label to properly explain but that might be tricky to arrange without making my building # to public.
Feeding is simpler, each packing mod has it's own backlog of freight that will need to be processed, you will cut open case packs and keep freight on the line for the packers.
Once you show up you'll have a little tour of some of the key parts of the building, I.E. where the bathrooms are, breakrooms, where your supposed to be so on and so forth. You'll learn the basics from a trainer and get put to work. Should you have any questions that day a week from that day or at any time ask your trainer or group leader, remember there are no stupid questions just stupid people. lol.
Now please remember the following 2 things. 1rst NEVER operate equipment your not certified on, TGT doesn't care if you have 45 years experience running forklifts, if they haven't trained you your not allowed. 2nd if you break something please let someone in Engineering and Facilities know, we can't fix it if we don't know it's broke.
Theres some good info in this thread, if you have any specific questions feel free to ask of private message me.