Logistics Specialist

Amazon Data Services, Inc.
 Phoenix, AZ


Be a part of operating the world’s largest cloud computing infrastructure. Amazon Web Services is seeking bright, motivated, hardworking individuals to fill Data Center Logistics Specialist positions. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in logistics with a focus of inventory management, shipping receiving and transportation. They must possesses a strong work ethic, attention to detail, the ability to multitask and operate in a very fast paced complex environment, meet deadlines, and a commitment to Operational Excellence. Additionally offering strong customer support and the ability to remain flexible with frequent shifts in priorities.

The Logistics Specialist will maintain accountability of in-stock components as well as receive and process inbound shipments. You will also assist with ongoing requests to ensure that proper stock levels are maintained and distributed to all locations to support build and repair activities. Working with the Logistics Manager, they create plans to optimize the flow and delivery of parts through their lifecycle; tracking inventory locations and movement. They work closely with Datacenter Operations Technicians to fulfill parts and equipment deliveries quickly and accurately. They will also work with Procurement teams to ensure that inbound equipment orders are complete and delivered to appropriate Data Center Locations.

They are responsible for accurate data entry and resolving questions from peer organizations. Additionally, the Logistics Specialist will ensure that all information associated with the deliveries such as inventory tracking and Ticket updates are accurate to ensure equipment is ready for processing by end user.

The ideal Logistics Specialist will dive deep into the inventory they maintain to better understand the consumption, control and accuracy surrounding the components. The Logistics Specialist will be involved in, if not responsible for or limited to, decision making involving shipping and receiving of components, load planning, loading and unloading equipment, daily equipment receiving and processing, ultimately helping us to deliver on our goals of high availability and low cost. They will also maintain up-to-date metrics dashboards and or excel spreadsheets and will create reports for internal and external customer and management as required.

This position requires that the candidate selected be a US Citizen and currently possess and maintain an active Top Secret security clearance.

Key job responsibilities

Responsibilities can and will include manual tasks, such as assembling, addressing, stamping and arranging for the shipment of materials, handling incoming shipments, unpack boxes and verify contents. Load and unload large equipment utilizing pallet jacks. The Logistics Specialist will be required to keep precise records of all commodities going in and out of company.

Logistics Specialists are expected to understand all aspects of transportation, shipping and receiving as well as inventory control, adhere to strict safety standards, maintain very high quality, and be willing and able to work on powered equipment (i.e forklift).

The following physical demands are expected with reasonable accommodations:

-Work with and/or around moving mechanical parts

-Noise level varies and can be loud

-Temperatures between 60 and 90 degrees, and will occasionally exceed 90 degrees

-This team will be working overtime as needed by the business

-Willingness and demonstrated ability to work in the following physical conditions with reasonable accommodations:

-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.

-Push or pull heavy objects into position

-Work in a noisy environment

-Commitment to a culture of safety

-Must be able to shift priorities without friction.

-A Valid Driver's License is required.

Responsibilities Include:

-Receive parts, maintain inventory, and check-out parts as needed to Data Center Technicians and Engineers

-Load and unload shipments and transport parts, racks, and equipment between different locations, including localized driving of a variety of transportation vehicles

-Handle sensitive/classified client materials

-Work with and/or around moving mechanical parts

-Occasionally work is in an office environment

-Work overtime as required

-Perform the following tasks:

o Frequently push, pull, squat, bend, and reach

o Regularly walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

o Coordinate body movements when using tools or equipment

o Reach and stretch to position equipment and fixtures while maintaining balance

o Push or pull heavy objects into position

o Work in a noisy environment

o Stand, sit, and walk for prolonged periods of time

o Occasionally be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather

About the team

Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

Basic Qualifications

  • 1+ years of logistics experience
  • 1+ years of material forecasting experience
  • 1+ year of experience in shipping & receiving, inventory and warehousing practices.
  • 1+ year of experience in transportation.
  • Current, active US Government Security Clearance of Top Secret or above.

Preffered Qualifications

  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity

About AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud

platform. We pioneered cloud computing and never stopped innovating — that’s why customers from the most successful startups to Global 500 companies trust our robust suite of products and services to power their businesses.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at AWS, it’s in our nature to learn and be curious. Our employee-led affinity groups foster a culture of inclusion that empower us to be proud of our differences. Ongoing events and learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences, inspire us to never stop celebrating our uniqueness.

Work/Life Balance

This team supports 24/7 systems in a classified environment, and periodic on-call duties with ability to drive into workplace for critical events/needs will be required.

Mentorship & Career Growth

We have a career path for you no matter what stage you’re in when you start here. As we strive to become Earth’s Best Employer, we know we must continuously raise our performance bar. That’s why you’ll find endless knowledge-sharing, mentorship and other career-advancing resources here to help you develop into a better-rounded professional.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.