An order selector must select orders for customers as quickly and efficiently as possible. They must be able to correctly operate equipment needed to stack pallets, as well as stage and load customer orders so they can be delivered to customers without damages and errors. Order selectors also need to demonstrate accuracy and monitor their work to ensure it meets company guidelines. They need to meet all productivity standards and ensure that all work is completed within the scheduled time. Being aware of surroundings, understanding directions quickly, and being able to adapt to frequent changes are essential.
An order selector typically works full time, and they may work during the first, second, and third shifts depending on the needs of the company. This job is normally performed in a warehouse and is physically demanding, as the job requires heavy lifting and regular operation of equipment. Order selectors work independently after given direction for a supervisor, so being self motivated is essential.
One of requirements for order selector positions is having at least a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as being at least 18 years old. Being able to communicate clearly is essential, so they can relay information to coworkers and supervisors. Having at least six months of experience in the field is a plus, and most employers prefer candidates with experience handling and operating a pallet jack.
Order Selector Tasks
Review sets of orders and determine how to load pallets.
Assemble and label customer orders, reviewing for completeness.
Navigate equipment through a warehouse to collect customer orders.