General Warehouse Associates (GWA) are an essential part of The Home Depot distribution network. They keep product moving through a warehouse by unloading trucks from vendors, moving it with hand trucks, forklifts, hoists, motorized conveyors, etc., and then loading it onto trucks for delivery to a store or customer.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a GWA do?
GWAs receive product from vendors and organize it so that it can be easily found and prepped for delivery.
Do I need to be able to lift heavy things?
A large portion of a warehouse associate’s job utilizes a forklift or uses automated conveyor belts, but some product requires special care. You should be able lift 50lbs.
How much interaction would I have with customers?
GWAs do not generally speak directly with our customers, but they are always ensuring the customer’s order is correct before it leaves the building.
Is the schedule consistent?
Yes, GWAs have a consistent schedule that allows them to plan their time outside of work.
Are there any overnight shifts?
Dependent on the building, there may be overnight shifts.