Receiving Associate and Inventory Management Specialist
At Walmart I unloaded trucks that were loaded by hand. The trucks contained a mix of boxes and pallets. The boxes were general merchandise and grocery. There would be between 1400 boxes and 2500 boxes on each truck. Most days I would go in the truck and load all the boxes onto a rolling conveyor and push them down for workers to sort. We had two trucks days 2 times per week but during the holidays we had as many as 5 two truck days per week. On two truck days I sometimes unloaded both trucks but if not I would sort the boxes and stack them on pallets by department. Each truck took between 1.5h to 3h.to complete.
Once the trucks were complete we wrapped the pallets with plastic wrap to make sure its safe to be around customers. We then lift the pallets with pallet jacks and pulled them to the correct department in the store. I used the walkie stacker to remove any pallets that were double stacked from the truck. I often pulled full pallets of heavy water from general merchandise back room door across stores full length to the back room on the grocery side of the store.
As Inventory Management Associate my job was to use a handheld device (Telzon) to locate items that needed to be stocked on the sales floor. I would be given a list of depts to pick merchandise from. Based on the items on that departments list I would remove that quantity of the item from the designated bin location. Depending on the merchandise I would then take the pallet or buggy to the correct for department for the overnight associates to stock.
For the last hours of the day. I used the same handheld device to store merchandise from that days truck that wouldn't fit on the shelves. I would be given a deparment to go to and remove any excess freight. I would take that merchandise to the designated binning location and scan it into its bin.