Home Depot
Oct 10, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Distribution Center associates are an essential part of The Home Depot s distribution network. They load and unload trucks, move material within the facility and from the loading platform by carrying, pushing, rolling or operating hand trucks, forklifts, hoists, motorized conveyors, or other material handling equipment. They safely operate forklifts or other machinery in order to complete tasks such as loading, unloading, sorting, staging, and transporting products. General Maintenance Distribution Center Associates paint, plaster and perform other building maintenance functions including minor plumbing and minor carpentry in order to maintain and repair facilities and react to maintenance related incidents, such as spills.

Specific Distribution Center/Warehouse positions may include: General Maintenance Associate, General Warehouse Associate, and General Warehouse Associate II.


* Add, subtract, and calculate quantities of merchandise

* Unload, sort, stage, and transport merchandise, and deliver it to the proper location

* Accurately write and distribute forms

* Identify and read vendor packing slips, carrier shipping documents, UPC labels, and receiving documents

* Enter receiving and shipping information into the facility's computer system

* Maintain a clean and functioning work area

* Interact with a variety of people, including delivery drivers, supervisors, managers, and associates


* Due to forklifts and other heavy equipment traveling through the facility, temporary cracks may appear in the floor, causing an uneven walking surface

* The warehouse environment can be dusty and noisy

* Doors are frequently open, causing drafts and interior temperature changes

* Floors around work area may become slippery during wet weather conditions

* May have to handle merchandise and work with tools with sharp edges

* Passing forklifts emit gas fumes

* Tools, supplies and related merchandise may contain hazardous materials


* Typically in a comfortable environment but with regular exposure to factors such as temperature extremes, moving machinery, loud noise, and fumes which may cause noticeable discomfort or a moderate risk of accident or illness


* Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.


* Under regular pressure to meet deadlines, quotas and/or must frequently deal with difficult issues related to people or situations.

Minimum QualificationsMust be eighteen years of age or olderMust be legally permitted to work in the United States EDUCATION REQUIRED -

* The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma and/or GED


* Requires intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, stooping, climbing, lifting/handling/carrying material or equipment, some of which may be heavy weight (up to 75 pounds)


* Requires ability to use material handling equipment

Preferred Qualifications1 year work experience KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES -

* Initiative: Ability to think and take constructive action at work without being urged; skill and ability in taking the lead in forwarding new ideas or work methods

* Safety Orientation: Demonstrates awareness of Home Depot safety policies and procedures; includes ability to identify and report safety hazards, and the ability to encourage others to work safely

* Adaptability/Flexibility: Ability to change or adapt work practices, priorities, or procedures, or to reschedule activities in response to changing conditions or multiple work demands

* Teamwork: Ability to work well with others in a group, cooperate with others, offer to help when needed, and foster a team climate within the group where members are committed to a common goal

* Problem Solving: Using a systematic and effective approach in analyzing information in order to come up with good business solutions to problems

* Knowing the Business: Maintain a high level of knowledge of Distribution Center operations, store products, etc.

* Foundation Skills: Ability to understand written material and ability to write using correct spelling and punctuation; ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using fractions or decimals

* Respect for all People: Respects people of all backgrounds and treats everyone fairly by maintaining a consistent set of standards