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DC Power Equipment Operator- Up to $20.50 an hour

DATE:  Jun 27, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  127672
LOCATION NAME:  Distribution Center, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Distribution Center



Great company with amazing Benefits, Employee Discount at 30%, PTO, Employee Engagement Events! These are Fulltime Roles with DSW.


Job title: Power Equipment Operator- ALL SHIFTS

General Summary: A Power Equipment Operator is responsible for the efficient transportation, delivery, and retrieval of merchandise to various locations throughout the distribution center. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Loads and unloads merchandise from trailers and departments insuring proper carton count.
  • Shuttles, retrieves, and delivers pallets to designated areas according to pick lists.
  • Transport empty pallets to designated areas.                                    
  • Scans merchandise into locations via the RF Gun.
  • Insures there is no overhang of merchandise.
  • Insures there are no broken and/or damaged goods.
  • Occasional shrink wrap of cartons.                                    
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment
  • Communicates problems/concerns to the Lead and/or Area Manager.
  • Maintains an accurate power equipment log.
  • Attentiveness to pedestrian/equipment traffic.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must move to other departments based on the needs of the department, facility, and company.


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Complete up to 8 hours of training on power equipment.
  • Must pass written and driving tests for power equipment certification.
  • Excellent hand and eye coordination skills.
  • Must be capable of operating steering, hand, and foot controls simultaneously.
  • Ability to read and recognize applicable numbers and directives.
  • Ability to recognize applicable numbers and directives



Physical Demands:



SETTING GOALS – Plans and organizes work efficiently with DSW’s mission as a compass.  Generates new ideas, supports change.  Continuously seeks new knowledge and uses new information effectively. 


WORKING WITH OTHERS – Listens to others and values opinions, promotes a team atmosphere by demonstrating humility and respect, appreciates the importance of diversity.  Builds effective relationships, relates well to others, delivers and responds to feedback in a constructive manner.  Is dedicated to working with business partners to exceed the expectations of the customer (internal and external).


GETTING RESULTS – Takes initiative, is personally accountable for work performance; targets and achieves results.  Simplifies and processes complex problems, understands underlying issues and addresses root causes, analyzes quantitative information and presents it in an effective way, seeks input from others and makes timely decisions.


Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of warehouse and/or forklift experience preferred.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.


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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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