Distribution Operator

Publix Associate

Products sold. Inventory picked. Shelves restocked. Distribution Operators are at the heart of routing products in the warehouses to the shelves in the stores. They help maintain shipping and receiving at Publix's warehouses.

How to Apply


Distribution Operators support the activities involved with Publix's warehouse shipping and receiving departments. They do this through the use of a computerized warehouse management system (WMS). The Distribution Operators electronically process product orders from Publix stores, which are used by the Warehouse Selectors to know which products to pull from our warehouse inventory. They also help our Warehouse Receivers with the receiving process, by maintaining the administrative process involved with adding the products to the inventory. The actions of keeping up with supplying products to more than 1,000 Publix stores results in fast-paced activity within the warehouses, and the Distribution Operators help keep this process accurate and in order.

Qualifications we look for

  • At least 18 years old
  • Able to work nights, weekends, holidays and extended periods of time
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Able to work independently and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Able to sit for long periods of time
  • Able to read, write, and solve math problems
  • Able to interpret, understand, and follow instructions

How to apply

Go to the Publix Jobs Center to see our current openings. Click "YES" or "NO" to the question, "Are you an active Publix associate?" Then narrow your search by choosing Distribution within the Functional Area selection box.

When you apply, your information will be sent directly to the appropriate hiring manager. If your skills and experience seem to match the qualifications of the position that interests you, you will be contacted for an interview and possibly for testing customized to that position.

If you have any questions about our application process, please call our Employment Office in

  • Lakeland at (863) 688-7407, ext. 32504 or
  • Atlanta at (770) 995-0073, ext. 2153.