Handler, Shipping Distribution

Watkins Wellness

San Diego, CA

We are hiring a Shipping Distribution Handler to join our Otay team!


Are you a safety focused, detail oriented, forklift certified professional? As the Shipping Distribution Handler at our brand-new Otay facility, you will pull loads based on a loading manifest from the Dealer Support department, pulling and stacking covers and kits to prepare for shipping. You’ll also be responsible for ensuring that parts and covers for our industry-leading Hot Spring® Spas, Caldera® Spas, Endless Pools®, Freeflow Spas®, and Fantasy Spas® are packaged and loaded correctly and in good condition.


  • Can you drive a forklift? You will be responsible for loading shipments safely and efficiently.

  • Are you quality focused? You’ll ensure that all kits and covers are loaded correctly and in good condition.

  • Are you detail-oriented? You will be responsible for the accuracy of shipments as well as the care of finished goods.

  • Are you a team player? You may assist in various areas of production as needed.


Research shows that candidates often don’t apply to positions unless they meet 100% of the job criteria. We are looking for active learners and people who care about taking advantage of the opportunities provided. We encourage you to apply even if you feel you do not meet all of the requirements for this position.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.

  • 3-5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Forklift Certified.

  • Basic computer knowledge.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to interact with all levels within the organization.

  • Strong ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.


At Watkins Wellness, we believe that everyone should ‘Feel good. Live well’. We offer employees the opportunity to join a dynamic, growing industry leader with an outstanding and well-deserved reputation for leadership and commitment to our employees, customers and community. Our employees are eligible to receive exceptional health and wellness benefits, paid time off, company bonus, profit sharing, 401k match, education assistance, and much more. We are proud of the people we are and the products we make — products that make a difference to the health and well-being of others.

The employee must frequently lift and move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We look for candidates that exhibit The Watkins Way (always Ethical, endeavors to be Transparent, embraces Inclusion, welcomes Diverse backgrounds and perspectives, Accommodating, believes in Work-Life Balance, puts Safety First, Accountable, values Relationships, Passionate, Team Player, and Goal Driven).

Hiring Range: $15.77-$24.78
Many factors affect actual compensation including but not limited to experience, education, skills, and geographic location

Company: Watkins Manufacturing
Shift 1 (United States of America)
Full time

Watkins (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

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