Warehouse/Distribution Associate


Warehouse/Distribution Associate


Houston, TX

Inventory Control Specialist


11/2/2021 10:42:39 AM

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Warehouse/Distribution Associate Summary

This position provides material delivery, preparation, and replenishment support to the various production areas within the facility. Position requires the physical movement of materials from one area to another with direct support of receiving and shipping of material or components. This position’s primary focus is to support direct production activities allowing production personnel to focus exclusively on value-added work.

Main Functional Responsibilities

  • Pick various materials, parts, and assemblies from warehouse and various staging locations for production area or shipping area use.
  • Prepare and stage materials and tools for optimal production/shipping use.
  • Use Syteline ERP system to complete required material movements and research as required.
  • Replenish and return materials as needed per request, visual indicators, or if found defective.
  • Look for ways to constantly reduce inventories, manage kanbans, and assuring good communication among team members.
  • Apply continuous improvement methods to identify and reduce pick errors, process issues, and quality concerns.
  • Read basic work instructions to determine materials staging and preparation methods needed to support assembly work.
  • Maintains inventory by identifying, labeling and placing materials and supplies in stock; recording location of inventory, focusing on timeliness and accuracy.
  • Referring to production orders, locates materials and supplies, accurately pulling inventory from assigned bin locations to support and execute pick/pack operations numerous times per workday.
  • Maintains an awareness of schedules and deadlines, adapts to changing work priorities throughout the shift.
  • Documents materials and supplies disposition by recording units delivered and location of units.
  • Perform weigh counts for WIP returns to inventory.
  • Perform and transact system cycle counts as instructed.
  • Remove all recyclables from the assembly floor.
  • Prepare work orders for the assembly/packaging operations.
  • Operate small bagging and packaging equipment.
  • Consistently uses strength, dexterity, flexibility balance and good body mechanics when performing essential functions. Follows appropriate safety policies and procedures of APG as well as community and regulatory instruction.
  • Reports all broken and malfunctioning equipment immediately.
  • Maintains a good record of attendance and punctuality as defined by APG’s policy. Records all time worked accurately and consistently using the timekeeping method provided by APG.
  • Willingly completes other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Attention to Detail
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Focus
  • Self-Motivation

Work Environment

This job operates in an indoor setting. This role may routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Walking 65%, standing 20%, sitting 15%
  • Moving materials with manual pallet jack
  • Lifting individual boxes up to 40 pounds
  • Stooping to pick up parts
  • Operating forklift and cherry picker

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to frequently bend; twist; reach; stoop; kneel; or crouch.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to understand and follow detailed instructions.
  • Ability to understand planned order reports and open order reports generated by Syteline.
  • Ability to operate electric pallet jack and forklift.
  • Ability to read and understand design drawings.
  • Ability to differentiate colors
  • Ability to use measuring tools such as calipers, tape measures, weigh scales, etc.
  • Willingness to adhere to all organizational policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work overtime


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 2-4 years of production or warehouse experience