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Working As A Distribution Associate

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • $23,220

    Average Salary

What Does A Distribution Associate Do At Kelly Services

* Performs a combination of manual and clerical shipping and receiving duties; may work out of a central warehouse.
* Uses computer system for tracking logging verifying and reporting.
* Follows shipping practices and procedures and transportation routing schedules and requirements.
* Receives incoming materials or prepares materials for shipment.
* Un)packs or (un)wraps items such as finished products raw stock assemblies parts building materials office suppliers equipment etc.
* Verifies quantity weight and conformance of materials to stated identifications; logs receipt of items on system processes freight bills packing sheets and other documents; reports materials shipped and bills of lading; posts weight and shipping charges and routes merchandise to destinations

What Does A Distribution Associate Do At Thermo Fisher Scientific

* Individual must be able to utilize handheld (DSI) device to scan orders, pick product and control inventory related to anatomical pathology consumable and instrument products
* Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for assigned job duties
* Responsible for 5S and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) related to keeping a clean and safe work environment
* Will inspect goods received for distribution against purchase orders or invoices, maintains records of goods and rejects unsatisfactory items
* Packages and prepares products and merchandise for final shipment and posts weights and shipping charges
* Lifts heavy items and may operate forklift, pallet mover, and order processor.
* Utilizes shipping software and weight meters to prepare, track, and properly invoice merchandise to customers
* Open to cross-training within the warehouse as well as within manufacturing.
* Will perform miscellaneous duties as assigned

What Does A Distribution Associate Do At Polaris Industries

* Picks orders as assigned rapidly, efficiently, and accurately
* Packs orders as assigned rapidly, efficiently, and accurately
* Operates shipping system (if assigned) rapidly, efficiently, and accurately
* Receives incoming product as assigned rapidly, efficiently, and accurately.
* This can include loading, unloading, counting, verifying, putting away and collecting data.
* Understands barcode technology and operates RF equipment as assigned
* Operates automated picking equipment, power conveyors, and forklifts as assigned
* Knowledgeable with all applicable warehouse operational and quality procedures
* Knowledgeable with all safety procedures and practices safe operation at all times
* Assists in maintaining a neat and orderly warehouse
* Consistently achieves or exceeds warehouse operational pick/pack/ship/receive volume and quality standards
* Positive attitude.
* Excellent time and attendance performance.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Distribution Associate Do At Wolverine Worldwide

* Receives and unloads products from trailers, sorts product, and distributes to appropriate location within the Distribution Center
* Stocks shelves / racking in storage or active locations
* Picks products to fill customer orders
* Packs, verifies, and loads finished product for shipping
* Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition while following prescribed safety regulations
* Works consistently to meet the goals of the organization
* Cross-trains in other areas of the building and frequently lends support to other departments
* Performs duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies
* Performs other duties as required/assigned by Supervisor/Manager

What Does A Distribution Associate Do At Staff Management | SMX

* You will be expected to:
* Perform all duties associated with running plastic production and faucets assembly production.
* This includes:
* a) removing parts from molding machine as required
* b) inspecting parts according to quality control instruction sheets
* c) using measuring devises and gages
* d) packaging parts according to packaging instructions
* e) assembling sub assemblies according to assembly instructions and standard operating procedures.
* Verify skid quantities and part identification with material support associate before allowing any production to be removed from the area.

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How To Become A Distribution Associate

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.


Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.


With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Distribution Associate Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Japanese

  • Hindi

  • Cantonese

  • Hmong

  • Urdu

  • Russian

  • German

  • Chinese

  • Portuguese

  • Wolof

  • Greek

  • Mandarin

  • Carrier

  • Korean

  • Ukrainian

  • Italian

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Top Skills for A Distribution Associate


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Top Distribution Associate Skills

  1. Delivery Truck
  2. Safety Precautions
  3. Customer Support Services
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Stack the totes on a pallet in order to prepare them to be loaded onto the delivery trucks.
  • Follow established safe work methods, procedures and safety precautions while performing all duties.
  • Certified on sit downs, stand up, electric pallet jack, and sky jack for 2yrs+ with no accidents.
  • Documented and the inventory control system in the logbook placed in the warehouse using scanners and bar code readers.
  • Assigned to Vera Bradley, Unloaded materials and sorted merchandise.

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