Maintenance Mechanics in our DCs: A Very Particular Set of Skills

The team members in Target’s 40+ distribution centers or “DCs” are on the front lines of getting product to our guests on time, every time. To do it, they rely on material handling equipment (MHE), which includes complex automation and mechanisms like conveyors, sortation, scales and printer applicators. When something goes wrong with one of these impressive machines, time is of the essence—and the guest experience is at stake. Maintenance mechanics are key to ensuring that these essential but sometimes tricky machines are working safely and properly. They are experts with a deep and wide-ranging understanding of the mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems in play in our DCs. Their specialized skills enable them to pinpoint issues and mitigate them—fast and safely. Here, three maintenance mechanics give us a peek into their daily routine at a job where you will see that each day can vary!  Describe your start with […]

Congratulations! Welcome to Target Distribution!

As a child, we are told that you can be whatever you wish to be. By the time I was thirty I wanted a job that paid well and also gave me time to spend with my family while being an active provider. Not really interested in a career path at that time; I was more focused on life’s necessities such as food, water, and shelter. Little did I know that one phrase, “Congratulations! Welcome to Target Distribution” was all it would take to change my life and provide me with the two things I was lacking, a career and a sense of self. Beginning my career at Target Distribution as an Inbound Team Member, I focused on learning everything and anything I could to help me perform my job. It didn’t take long, with the help of my extended Target family, to begin learning other areas of the warehouse […]

Personal and Professional Growth

“Congratulations on getting the job. Target is a great place to work – I have been here for five years–started out on the warehouse floor, advanced through several roles to my current position, and have had a positive experience on the Target DC team. You can too.” As a Senior Target Security Specialists (STSS), this is how I welcome new employees during our New Hire Orientation at the distribution center. Some of the highlights I emphasize are Target’s competitive pay and benefits, good work/life balance, and opportunity to advance in a variety of roles and departments. The best term to describe my career at Target would be growth, and in more ways than one. On a personal level, while employed at Target our family has increased from two people to five (we now have two girls and a boy!). Through that busy period we were thankful for Target’s excellent health […]

Now Hiring! Warehouse Workers

Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s leading retailers. And our Distribution Centers are key to that success, whether guests shop our stores or online. It’s our DC teams who make sure that products arrive at our stores (and guests’ doorsteps) on time, every time. Wonder what it’s like to spend a day in the life of a Warehouse Worker? Here’s your chance! They’re making things happen in Distribution Centers across the country, and we spent some time asking them what it’s all about… What is a day like as a Warehouse Worker? o Being a Warehouse Worker in a Target Distribution Center is fast paced. You will have to be flexible throughout the work day. There are several departments in the building that process product received from our vendors domestically or overseas into the Distribution center, other teams put it in reserve or […]