Category: Jobs

When it comes to operating a distribution center or warehouse, it takes a lot of moving parts and people to keep things running smoothly. As a staffing agency that specializes in warehouse work, we are often asked what kinds of jobs we have available. Hopefully this list will help answer that question. Here are some of the common types of warehouse jobs that Horizon Staffing typically staffs.

General Labor

The most common warehouse job that Horizon Staffing fills is general labor. Responsibilities of a general laborer can include loading and unloading, picking and pulling orders, packing and fulfilling orders, and managing, retrieving and organizing stock. Responsibilities can vary based on the company, but these are just some of the general responsibilities.

Machine operator

There are several different types of machines that are essential to warehouse functions. Some include Stand-up forklifts, sit-down forklifts, and Electric Pallet Jacks (EPJ). These job positions often require the applicant to have relevant and recent machine operating experience, but some companies are willing to train a dedicated general laborer when it comes time hire a machine operator.

Stand-Up Forklift

Sit-Down Forklift

EPJ

Obviously, not all machines look the same. So, the forklifts pictured here might not be the ones our clients use in their warehouses, but these are the types of machines you will see in a warehouse.

These two positions – general labor and machine operator – are the main types of warehouse jobs that Horizon Staffing typically hires for.

Occasionally, we do get clients who are looking to fill administrative or supervisory positions. For individuals searching for these kinds of positions, we always recommend that the applicant complete the application process, even if we do not currently have a position available.

When we receive an order for a specialized position, we typically look within our database of applicants first. If we don’t find a qualified applicant in the database, then we list the position on different job boards. You may never know we were hiring for the position you were looking for if you aren’t in our database.

Are you looking for work? Our application is right here on our website! We hire in the Atlanta and Savannah areas.

first day on the job

Your first day on the job can be exciting and nerve-wracking. Even if you’ve worked in a similar position before, there are bound to be differences between how your previous company operated compared to the new one. Make sure you ask these important questions to make your transition and smooth and successful one.

1. Who do I report to?

No matter what your role or the company’s purpose, there will be some form of a chain of command. Make sure you understand your place and who you should report to with questions and completed tasks. Make sure you ask who you report to if your direct supervisor it out, too.

2. What are the key things you want me to focus on this week?

You may already have experience in your new role, but it’s best to ask what your supervisor wants you to focus on to make sure you are working towards the same goal.

3. Where is the bathroom?

It’s a natural need, we know. Don’t get lost on your first day because you’re embarrassed to ask where the bathroom is. If you don’t want to ask your supervisor, ask a coworker.

4. When (and how long) is lunch?

Don’t assume that because you’ve always had an hour for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. that this company operates the same way. Ask before you’re starving when lunch time is.

5. What’s your name?

Get to know the people you will be working around. Find out who handles what aspects of the business and who you will need to contact for what information. Your coworkers should be your team, so make an effort to connect with them.

For interview tips to get you to that first day on the job, check out these 2 great blog posts.

How to Calm Interview Nerves in 2 Easy Steps

The Key to a Successful Interview: Leave Something Behind

staffing agency handshake

In today’s age, there are more ways to apply to jobs than ever before. From ZipRecruiter and Indeed to Facebook group posts, company websites, and in-office applications, job seekers can face hours submitting just a few applications. For someone looking for a job, and needing one. quickly, all these avenues can seem overwhelming. That is where a staffing agency comes in.

Staffing agencies, like Horizon Staffing, have the tools and resources to quickly place people in full-time and temp to hire positions. We are the connection between companies that are struggling to fill their positions and people who are struggling to get hired. According to the American Staffing Association, more than 3 million people are employed through U.S. staffing agencies and businesses each week. With numbers that high, there must be a reason more and more people are turning to staffing agencies when looking for a job.

Personal support and access to more job opportunities

Recruiters at staffing agencies have access to multiple clients searching for employees, which means that at any given time, staffing agencies are hiring for many positions ranging from clerical, medical, hospitality, general labor, and skilled labor positions. No matter the position you are looking for, staffing agencies provide assistance with the application process and may even have laptops in office for you to conveniently fill out the application.

Less time spent searching and applying

When you apply at a staffing agency, you are applying for more than one position at a time. Instead of having to spend hours searching the job boards and hiring groups or driving around town looking for help wanted signs, you fill out one application with one company. From there, you interview with a recruiter to determine where your skills and experience would be used best.

Getting hired faster

Most job openings at staffing agencies are available for immediate start. Meaning you could interview on Monday and be at work on Tuesday. And because staffing agencies have so many positions they have to fill, you are almost guaranteed a position.

Compensation

$9 to $11 Hourly

Benefits Offered

Medical

Employment Type

Full-Time

Put your TWIC to use!

General Labor, Forklift, Clamp and Slipsheet Operator positions open

Requirements

  • TWIC Card
  • GA Ports Credentials
  • Safety vest
  • Ability to lift 20lbs to 50lbs
  • Ability to stand for 8+ hours

Job Descriptions

  • General Laborer
  • Warehouse work.
  • Unloading cartons onto carts
  • Loading cartons into out going trailers.
  • Stack pallets by hand
  • Place appropriate labels/stickers on boxes
  • Shrink wrap by hand
  • Secure wrapped boxes with straps
  • Forklift Driver
  • Following all safety guidelines for forklifts
  • Loading and unloading trailers
  • Putting away product in a timely manner
  • Clamp Operator
  • Experience required

Please apply in the office on a Tuesday or Thursday between the hours of 9am and 11am. Must be willing to submit to background check and drug test and must provide 2 forms of identification to show US employment eligibility and Identification. Must have a valid TWIC to work on the GA Ports.

About Horizon Staffing, Inc.:

We are a full-service staffing service which places temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire applicants. We have been in business over 40 years.

This position is a direct hire position.

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