Merch Processor(s) – Forklift Operator

Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Braselton, GA

About Williams Sonoma - Braselton, GA

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 2024, Williams-Sonoma was recognized as a Great Place to Work ® and Forbes Best Employers for Women and 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

Job Summary: Safely and efficiently operate industrial lift equipment including, but not limited to, a swing reach, reach truck, and order picker in addition to using RF equipment to process, pull, pick, and relocate inventory.
This position requires the utilization of WMOS for material tracking. Constant communication with peers, leads and managers to ensure daily goals are attained.

The Merchandise Processor(s)-Forklift Driver position is located in Braselton, GA.

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

  • Perform functions in the Returns Department such as Picking, Putaway or material movement areas as required.
  • Work with DC leads and clerks to ensure the completion of picking all orders.
  • Perform detailed tasks with minimal errors.
  • Ability to achieve established productivity standards.
  • Work safely and contribute to a positive work environment.
  • Provide exceptional service to both internal and external customers through quality of work.
  • Ensure that freight is scanned and moved to the correct destination.
  • Keep work area safe and clean according to general warehousing practice and OSHA requirements.
  • Will move to the work as necessary.

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

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  • At least 1 year of experience driving a reach truck, order picker, or other types of forklift equipment as needed 
  • Must be familiar with RF and AS400 Systems
  • Comfortable walking/standing 90% of the day.
  • Comfortable elevating on an order picker 5 stories up
  • Knowledge of basic math (addition and subtraction)
  • Ability to operate RF equipment where needed.
  • AS400 warehousing systems preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Available to work overtime and flexible schedules.
  • Heavy lifting up to 65 pounds
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, ability to work under pressure, and a fast learned.


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

  • Able to lift and move up to 65lbs throughout shift with or without accommodation
  • Must be able to walk, stand, bend, and lift throughout the day.
  • Able to use computer for an extended period of time.

​​​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 Holidays (in some locations)
  • Health benefits, dental and vision insurance, including same-sex domestic partner benefits, Legal and Identity Protection Plans and Pet Insurance
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