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Williams-Sonoma Inc.'s Supply Chain organization is the backbone of our company. Our Distribution Centers serve as vital connections between factories and our retail, online and mail-order customers around the world. We also own and operate a growing manufacturing base right here in the United States, proudly producing nearly all of the upholstered furniture and much of the lighting sold through our brands. The Supply Chain environment is dynamic and fast-paced, and the network is expanding rapidly. If you are an expert in global logistics, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, finance, human resources, or home delivery and have a passion for quality and customer service, our Supply Chain Organization may just be the place for you.
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Conveyor Tech I
Title:Conveyor Tech I
Date Posted:Jul 19, 2023
Reports To or Hiring Manager:Chad Rochelle
Grade Level:9
Employment Type:Full Time Non-Exempt
Location:Olive Branch, MS
Proposed Salary Range:N/A

About Williams Sonoma DC - Arizona

Since it was founded in 1956, Williams - Sonoma has grown from Chuck Williams’ single store in Sonoma, CA into one of the largest retailers in the country, with some best known and most beloved brands in home furnishings, including Williams – Sonoma. Pottery Barn and West Elm.

Our Distribution Centers serve as vital connections between factories and our retail, online and mail-order customers around the world. The Supply Chain environment is dynamic and fast-paced, and the network is expanding rapidly. If you have a background in distribution, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, finance, human resources, or home delivery – and are looking for a job with a strong opportunity for gaining new skills and for advancement – our Supply Chain Organization could be just the place for you.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc Supply Chain Overview

In 2023, Williams-Sonoma was recognized as a Great Place to Work ® and Forbes Best Employers for Diversity, honors which reflect that we are truly a people-first organization. Our operation includes:

  • Over 4,000 Full-Time Associates across the Supply Chain
  • 15.1M square feet of small parcel, personalization, furniture, and manufacturing space in the domestic US, Williams-Sonoma has developed an agile and capable distribution network consisting of the following:
    • Large package / furniture distribution centers located in Southern California, Northern California, Texas, Georgia, and New Jersey totaling 9.2M square feet plus another 1.2M square feet of standalone final-mile furniture hubs.
  • Small package eCommerce distribution centers located in Mississippi, Arizona, and Tennessee totaling 3.9M square feet, consisting of over 1,000 full-time associates and 1,500 seasonal/temporary associates in Mississippi and Tennessee
    • Manufacturing facilities located in North Carolina and Mississippi totaling 861k square feet with over 1,500 full-time employees producing approximately $900 million - $1 billion in sales of upholstered furniture3 Sutter Street Upholstery Factories located in North Carolina and Mississippi with over 1,400 FTE’s producing approximately $900 million to $1 Billion in sales of Upholstered furniture
  • Transportation Department for Ocean, Air, Trucking, and Rail consisting of over 30 transportation professionals located in Memphis, TN
  • 700 associates in our Sourcing offices in 10 countries in Asia and Europe including China, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Italy, and Turkey
The Conveyor Technician I position is located in Olive Branch, MS.  This position is responsible for ensuring that all facets of building maintenance are taken care of by performing preventative and corrective maintenance on all facets of the Material Handling Equipment system (MHE) and the Facilities Building Maintenance

You’ll be excited about this opportunity because you will....

  • Repair and improve automation, MHE, building and infrastructure
  • Have the ability to use a CMMS (work order) system
  • Effectively communicate verbally, written, and in e-mail
  • Have strong interpersonal skills
  • Be safety minded
  • Have the ability to problem solve/troubleshoot and understand resources to accomplish tasks
  • Be capable of gathering needed materials to complete repairs/work orders
  • Accurately track and store the departments inventory of spare parts, tools, and equipment
  • Support continuous improvement within all departments
  • Have flexibility with work hours and days. (24 hour by 7 days a week operation, including holidays)
  • Have the ability to drive (PID) Powered Industrial Trucks inclusive of people movers and forklifts.
    • Required to take WSI certification and pass
  • Assess and resolve a wide array of maintenance issues on-site
    • Material Handling systems
    • Robotics systems
    • Electrical knowledge including controls
    • Lighting both interior and exterior
    • Maintain all rack and guard railing
    • Plumbing
    • Welding
    • Carpentry
    • Pneumatic systems
  • Perform preventative maintenance task using tools and equipment
  • Assist Facilities Maintenance Technicians repairing and maintaining Facilities
  • Perform battery changes, and preventive maintenance on batteries
  • Understand of how equipment, machines, and systems work and the ways to keep them running efficiently
  • Have a keen eye and attention to detail to identify small issues within the large system
  • Have the skills to be organized and prioritize the tasks in alignment with company goals
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Note: This job description reflects essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the number or types of tasks that may be assigned or reassigned during the conduct of business

Check out some of the required qualifications we are looking for in amazing candidates….

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in maintenance Supporting Material Handling Systems and Facilities Building Maintenance

We prefer some of these qualities as well….

  • Trade School or equivalent preferred

Review these physical requirements, as they play a major part in this role….

  • Ability to grasp, bend and lift.
  • Ability to work at heights and unusual position.
  • Able to safely operate all hand tools.
  • Able to lift up to 75 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Able to operate powered industrial equipment including forklifts, pallet-jacks, and handcarts.
  • Must be able to tolerate an environment with exposure to heat, cold, noise, dust and work around moving equipment – often while working in uncomfortable positions

Our company benefits are second to none in the industry….

  • Generous discount on all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brand products
  • 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
  • Paid vacations, Employee Assistance Programs, Time Off to Volunteer, Matching Gifts Community Service Program, and Holiday (in some locations)
  • Health benefits, dental and vision insurance, including same-sex domestic partner benefits, Legal and Identity Protection Plans and Pet Insurance
  • For more information on our benefits offerings, please visit



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