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Distribution Operator

Publix Associate

Distribution Operators are the heart of the distribution process. These associates support many of our warehouses’ shipping and receiving activities. Their contribution ensures that product is routed through our warehouses and distributed to our stores in a well-organized and timely way.

How to Apply


  • Electronically processes product orders from Publix stores using a computerized Warehouse Management System (WMS), helping Warehouse Selectors to know which products to pull from warehouse inventory.
  • Maintains the administrative process for adding products to inventory.
  • Helps keep fast-paced, high-volume warehouse activity accurate and orderly.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 18 years of age (at least 19 years of age in Alabama).
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Good communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to read, write, and solve math problems.
  • Ability to read, interpret, understand, and follow instructions.
  • Be able to maintain confidential information.
  • Organizational skills, time management, and problem-solving skills.

How to Apply

Publix frequently promotes and/or transfers associates to fill positions from within, but opportunities may arise for outside candidates.

Interested in this position? Try our Job Matching tool to see if you may be a match.*

Ready to start your job search today? Visit the Publix Job Center to see our current openings. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted by email to set up an interview, and possibly further testing depending on the position.

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*Please note that having a match through our Job Matching tool does not guarantee you will be contacted when a position becomes available.