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Logistics Specialist

DESCRIPTIONData Center Logistics Specialist

Amazon is seeking adventurous logistics professionals for our Amazon Web Services Team. These future Amazonians must hold a government clearance and be willing to go to one of three locations to complete specialized training to prepare for deployment in a data center region. It is expected that training will be completed over a duration of 6 months. Once training is completed, individuals will be relocated to the permanent location. Amazon Web Services invites best-in-class logistics professionals to join an elite team to build and maintain one of the world's largest information system infrastructures. The ideal candidate possesses a strong work ethic, attention to detail, the ability to meet deadlines, and a commitment to Operational Excellence.

Logistics Specialists monitor inventory levels to ensure that proper stock levels are maintained to support build and repair activities. They receive parts, maintain inventory, and check-out parts as needed to Data Center Technicians and Engineers. They will also be responsible for loading and unloading shipments and transporting parts between different locations, including localized driving of a variety of transportation vehicles. This position involves frequent lifting, pushing, and pulling of materials and products. Logistics Specialists will be required to keep precise records of all commodities going in and out of company. They must also maintain the cleanliness, organization, and safety of all workspaces.

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a warehouse or distribution environment, as well as experience and knowledge of reverse logistics processes. Experience handling vendor relationships is helpful.

Physical / Environmental Demands
· Requires standing, sitting, and walking for prolonged periods of time.
· Typically work is in a warehouse environment where the noise level is loud.
· Occasionally work is in an office environment where the noise level is low to moderate.
· Occasionally assist in loading and unloading shipments.
· Occasionally exposed to extreme cold or hot weather
Work Environment
· Work with and/or around moving mechanical parts
· Noise level varies and can be loud
· Temperatures between 40 and 90 degrees, and will occasionally exceed 90 degreesBASIC QUALIFICATIONS*** This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and must currently possess and maintain an active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph. ***
· Must be at least 18 years old
· Must be able to relocate for up to 6 months for specialized training to prepare for a deployment location in a new data center region.
· Must have valid driver’s license
· Must be able to pass a Motor Vehicles Report (MVR) check
· Must have or be willing to attend company provided fork lift operator training
· Must have or be willing to attend company provided training in driving box trucks up to 26’ in length
· High School diploma or equivalent
· Must be able to work overtime as required
· Able to read and take direction in English
· Must be able to lift loads of up to 49 pounds and carry them for short distances
· May participate in group lifts of 50 pounds or more.
· Willing and able to frequently push, pull, squat, bend, and reach
· Regularly walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
· Coordinate body movements when using tools or equipment
· Reach and stretch to position equipment and fixtures while maintaining balance
· Perform physical tasks all day without becoming overly tired
· Push or pull heavy objects into position
· Work in a noisy environment
· Minimum of 1 year of logistics experience, preferably in a warehouse environment
· Experience using a computerized inventory system
· Ability to handle sensitive/classified client materialsPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS· Minimum of 6 months experience driving box trucks up to 26’ in length
· Demonstrated ability to perform above minimum for extended periods of time
· Commitment to a culture of safety
· Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
· Demonstrated positive work attitude & leadership skills
· Strong understanding of shipping & receiving, inventory and warehousing practices.
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age


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