Seasonal Warehouse Associates

REI - Bedford, PA4.1

30+ days agoFull-time

Seasonal Warehouse Associate - various shifts

Bedford, PA

What's cool about this job

Our Warehouse Associates are a vital part of the REI Team and are the most common entry point into our Distribution Center Team. As the Warehouse Associate you will play a critical role at the Co-op by helping our product reach our customers' doors! This position supports all areas of the Distribution Center including, but not limited to, the following areas: merchandise handling (picking and putting away), receiving, price marking, splitting, shipping, packaging specialized customer orders, handling cardboard and waste for team efficiency and the preparation and assembly of bicycles.

Bring your passion and expertise

We are looking for bright and motivated people to join our Distribution Center staff and help contribute to REI’s success as the nation’s largest consumer co-op. You will help move product accurately and expertly throughout the warehouse. You may have the opportunity, after training and certification, to operate power equipment such as pallet riders. Associates will work in multiple areas as assigned and support areas based on business volume and team performance.

Here are the skills we look for in our Warehouse Associates:

  • Prior warehouse or relevant experience
  • Familiarity working with computer systems and/or RF equipment
  • Prior experience using power equipment to safely process freight throughout the facility (current and valid drivers license suffices)
  • Ability to meet or exceed attendance requirements, providing reliable and predictable attendance
  • Ability to work safely, minding personal and team safety in daily operations
  • Basic math skills
  • Can work in multiple areas as trained on a daily or weekly basis
  • Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals
  • Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at REI
  • Uses business knowledge, creative thinking, and make good judgment in problem solving
  • Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions
  • Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers
  • Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and producing quality work
  • Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals
  • Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations
  • Builds rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization
  • Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change
  • The ability to frequently lift and shift boxes weighing an average of 20 to 30 pounds with a maximum of 65 pounds throughout a full shift of work
  • Able to work in a standing or walking environment for 8-10 hour shifts
  • Can comprehend and apply SOP’s

Why you'll love it here

Real. Alive. Connected. These are a few words that describe life at REI. Whether it’s in our careers or in the great outdoors, we aspire to adventure in all ways! At REI we value our customers; we work hard to earn our reputation for quality and integrity every day. Our commitment remains the same as when we started out in 1938: to inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Join a passionate community of people who believe in one simple truth: an outdoor life is a life well-lived. Get ready to harness your creativity, customer focus and enthusiasm for living life outdoors—we can’t wait to meet you!

Oh yeah, did we mention perks? At REI, we understand that benefits matter – we offer a competitive benefit package for all employees which includes:

  • A workplace built on respect, integrity, and balance
  • Healthcare coverage for full-time employees
  • A competitive bonus/ incentive program
  • REI Retirement Plan
  • Generous gear and merchandise discount
  • Paid time off
  • Professional growth and development opportunities

REI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary