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Academy Sports + Outdoors Distribution Center (DC) Equipment Operator in Jeffersonville, Georgia

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Distribution Center Information Sheet (http://careers.academy.com/Media/DCInfoSheet)

Complete your application and come interview at our walk-in Hiring Event every Friday from 9 AM to 2 PM. Yes, walk-in’s are welcome. See you there!At Academy Sports + Outdoors, our purpose is to make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoors. The Distribution Center Equipment Operator is responsible for a variety of distribution center duties to ensure the accurate and safe shipment of goods to and from the customer. Through this important work, the Distribution Center Equipment Operator provides support to the distribution center in order to achieve customer service, associate engagement, profitability goals and Academy’s Purpose.

The application process will require completion of a game-based assessment in which you will complete five engaging job relevant games through HireVue that will evaluate your personality and work style, how you work with people, and how you work with information. These assessments are part of the decision-making process, and will help Academy determine how well your strengths fit with the opportunity. Follow these steps to complete your application:

  1. Complete the online application. Upon submission you will receive an email from Academy confirming receipt of your application.

  2. After completion of your online application, HireVue will send you an email invitation with a link and instructions to complete the HireVue Game-Based Assessment. Click HERE (https://app.hirevue.com/ui/messaging/) to opt in to receive the assessment invite via text message. Message and data rates may apply.

Should your background and experience align with the qualifications for the position, you may be contacted by a member of the DC Human Resources Team.

Job Description:

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent diploma required

  • Current forklift certification a plus

Work Experiences:

  • Previous material handling equipment experience (MHE) preferred

  • Radio frequency (RF) scanner and/or voice to pick experience highly preferred Familiarity with pallet jack, forklift, or other industrial vehicles

Skills:

  • Must have a “Safety First” mentality

  • Ability to receive forklift operator certification

  • Inventory management, equipment maintenance, data entry, and basic computer skills required

  • Good communication, organizational, time management and mathematical skill

  • Able to multi-task and work independently

  • Ability to anticipate and make decisions under pressure

  • Must be able to follow basic safety procedures and precautions due to physical risks

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding accuracy expectations and productivity minimums as directed by Operations management

  • Operates safety sensitive and heavy equipment such as, but not limited to, forklifts, tuggers, pallet jacks, and flatbed carts in a safe and effective manner to minimize the risk of injury, or property damage

  • Responsible for the assembly of crates /containers and preparing materials for transport by palletizing, wrapping, loading, and moving

  • Operates scanners to prepares orders by processing requests; pulling materials; packing boxes and placing orders in the delivery area or trailer

  • Performs pre-inspections and post-inspections of all equipment before and after use; performs minor maintenance activities and cleaning of equipment, and reports problems to supervisor

  • Ensures security of company assets

  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by keeping shelves, pallet area, and work stations neat; Sweep, dust and mop. Organize warehouse and work area for orderliness at all times

  • Wear the proper safety equipment

  • *Performs other general warehouse duties as needed

*Disclaimer: Not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time without notice.

Physical Requirements & Attendance:

Academy is committed to the health and safety of all team members. In this position team members will be required to work safely, report any unsafe working conditions and adhere to company procedures, policies, and guidelines. Team members are also required to report suspicious activities, concerns or potential theft to management, Human Resources or Loss Prevention.

DISTRIBUTION CENTER WORKING CONDITIONS: There are routine exposures to moderate heat, cold, moisture/wetness and unpleasant air conditions. The position involves considerable physical exertion. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Use of manual dexterity

  • Regularly standing, walking and assuming awkward positions for long periods of time (i.e. bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing, and working from elevated surfaces)

  • May require repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

  • Must be able to lift up and carry 20 – 60 pounds on a highly frequent basis

  • Ability to work in mezzanines up to 50 feet high

  • Ability to hear and specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

  • Must be able to work in a non-air conditioned warehouse environment

  • May be required to wear equipment (PPE), such as safety shoes, safety glasses, safety vest, gloves, and bump cap

  • Adhere to company work and seasonal hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

Other Requirements

This position may require successful completion of a substance abuse screening in addition to a Criminal Background Check.

Firearms Positions: Requires the handling of ammunition and/or firearms. Extra precaution, safe handling, storage of and transport procedures must be followed to ensure safety and compliance with company policies, local and state laws. All Firearm positions will require successful completion of firearms- specific Criminal Background Check (CBC) and Firearms Authorized Training.

Powered Industrial Truck Positions: Requires the operation of a Powered Industrial Truck that will be used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack or tier materials. Extra precaution, safe truck operation and procedures must be followed to ensure safety and compliance with company policies. Team member must have an active PIT Certification (provided by Academy) in order to operate a Powered Industrial Truck.

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PLEASE NOTE: As a part of the application process you will be required to take a HireVue game-based assessment for every application submitted.

Full time

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law. ​

Academy® Sports + Outdoors is one of the nation’s largest sporting goods and outdoor retailers. It’s no surprise that we not only know how to create experiences for our customers, but for our team members as well. Understanding our people and the things that matter to them the most has been at the core of the Academy® culture for over 80 years. With more than 20,000 team members, we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

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