UPS (United Parcel Service) is an American package delivery company that operates globally and is headquartered in Sandy Springs, Georgia. What are the employment opportunities at UPS warehouses? Let’s find out.
Company History –
The history of UPS goes back to 1907 when James Casey started the American Messenger Company in Seattle, Washington. It was in the year 1913 that the first delivery car had appeared, which was Ford’s ‘Model T Ford’. Things were falling in place for UPS. Casey merged with Evert McCabe and formed Merchants Parcel Delivery. Soon, the name ‘United Parcel Service’ (UPS) was adopted. Over the decades, UPS expanded across the entire country and acquired several other similar businesses. It expanded to Europe in the 1970s. It is now one of the biggest names in the package delivery business. It delivers more than 15 million packages a day to more than 220 countries and territories around the world.
Jobs at UPS distribution centers –
There are plenty of opportunities at UPS warehouses. Below are the positions that you can apply for:
Dockworker: As a dockworker, you have to move freight from into and out of trailers in a timely manner. You will be handling the freight manually or using a forklift or hand truck. Note that for a full-time dockworker, in addition to the aforementioned activities, you have to drive a tractor-trailer and pick up as well as deliver freight from commercial and residential customers, as assigned. For the part-time position, the required age is minimum 18 years. For the full-time position, the minimum age criterion is 21 years. Also, for the full-time position, the candidate needs to have a valid Class A CDL, Haz-Mat and Twin Trailer endorsements. The candidate must be able to operate equipment safely. You must meet the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Company mental and physical requirements.
Package Handler: As a package handler, your job is to lift, lower and slide packages weighing between 25 to 35 lbs, but sometimes the packages may weigh up to 70 lbs. When working this position, you will be working for 3 ½ – 4 hours every weekday.
You will also need to submit to a background check and pass it to be able to work the aforementioned positions.
Benefits offered by UPS –
The benefits offered by UPS are:
UPS Tuition Assistance Program, Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Program, Sickness and Accident Insurance, Life Insurance, Supplemental Group Universal Life Program, Business Travel Accident Insurance, Long-term disability along with inflation coverage, Child/Elder Care Spending Accounts, Healthcare Spending Account, Cancer Insurance, Work-Life Balance Programs and Employee Discounted Stock Purchase Plan.
Applying online for a job at UPS –
Let’s see how to apply for jobs at UPS through their website. If you wish to search for jobs by location nearest to you, you can do so by specifying the radius from your location within which you’d like to apply. For that, go to this link: http://jobs-ups.com/ and you should see the ‘Search’ window at the centre of the page, right above the ‘About UPS’ section. You will need to specify the value for miles and your zip code to begin searching. Or, you can click on the ‘Advanced Search’ tab right next to the ‘Search’ tab. There you can specify Job Category, Country, State as well as City. Since we are talking about Warehouse jobs in this guide, you can look for warehouse jobs in another way by following this link : http://jobs-ups.com/careers/manual-labor-and-warehouse-jobs
The above link displays the complete list of available manual labor and warehouse positions at UPS. Scroll down and you will see the list of jobs divided into three columns, namely ‘Job Title’, ‘Location’ and ‘Zip Code’. To apply for a particular job, simply click on the job title. This will take you to a page displaying the requirements and description for the job along with a button that says ‘Apply to this position’. You will need an account to apply for jobs online. Create one by going here: https://ups.managehr.com/screening/hourly/apply.aspx?l=MTCUT&p=1&src=&ref=15626599
Scroll to the bottom of the page to see a button titled ‘Create a Profile’. Click on it to create an account using which you can apply for jobs via the website.
Below are some pointers to help you get a better idea of Warehouse opportunities:
- The average salary for a part-time package handler is $10.94/hr with the highest reported salary being $21/hr and the lowest reported salary being $8/hr.
- The average salary for a Dockworker is $14.72/hr with the highest reported salary being $18/hr and the lowest being $12/hr.
- You might be asked during the interview, whether you are capable of lifting weights up to 70 lbs and whether you’ll be able to work standing for long hours.
- Sample interview question – “What makes you want to work here?”
- Sample interview question – “When can you start working?”
That’s all there is to know about warehouse opportunities at UPS. The pay is not bad for even part-time positions and the official website states that you will be working 17 ½ – 20 hours per week for part-time positions. The website also states: “Employees can expect to take home between $110.00 and $150.00 each week after deductions have been taken for taxes, etc.”
Overall, the employee satisfaction is good and 66% approve of the C.E.O D. Scott Davis.