Amazon – Logistics Specialist – Phoenix, AZ

November 23, 2022

Job Description

Job title: Logistics Specialist

Company: Amazon

Job description: DESCRIPTION

Job summary

Amazon Web Services is looking for Data Center Logistics Specialists to join our growing team. Be a part of operating the world’s largest cloud computing infrastructure. Amazon Web Services is seeking bright, motivated, hardworking individuals to fill Data Center Logistics Specialist. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in procurement and / or supply chain operations. They must possess a strong work ethic, attention to detail, the ability to multitask and operate in a very fast paced complex environment, meet deadlines, and a commitment to Operational Excellence.

The Logistics Specialist reviews Data Center inventory, in-bound shipments, and ongoing demand to ensure that proper stock levels are maintained in the all locations to support build and repair activities. Working with the Logistics Manager, they create plans to optimize the flow of parts through their lifecycle; tracking inventory location, movement, age, and turns. They work closely with Data Center Operations Technicians and Data Center Engineers to fulfill parts quickly and accurately. They work with Procurement and Hardware Engineering to purchase new parts and interface directly with vendors to process RMAs and receive replacements. Regular and ongoing communications with vendors to resolve issues and help them understand our business requirements necessitates a high level communicator.

They are responsible for accurate data entry and resolving questions from peer organizations. Additionally, the Logistics Specialist will ensure that all billing associated with the Inventory supply chain is accurate, validated and ready for processing. They will work with AP to reconcile invoice discrepancies. An understanding of general business accounting and finance is strongly desired.

Responsibilities can include manual tasks, such as assembling, addressing, stamping and arranging for the shipment of merchandise and materials. They may also assist in daily scheduling of deliveries and pick-ups to and from production locations. In handling incoming shipments, he or she may have to unpack boxes and verify contents. The Logistic Specialist will be required to keep precise records of all commodities going in and out of company.

Logistics Specialists are expected to understand all aspects of production, adhere to strict safety standards, maintain very high quality, and be willing and able to work on powered equipment (i.e forklift or cherry picker).

The following physical demands are expected with reasonable accommodations:

  • Must be able to lift loads of up to 49 pounds and carry them for short distances
  • May participate in group lifts of 50 pounds or more
  • Push or pull heavy objects into position
  • Reach and stretch to position equipment and fixtures while maintaining balance
  • Work with and/or around moving mechanical parts
  • Work in a noisy environment
  • Occasional exposure to extreme cold or hot weather
  • Temperature between 60 and 90 degrees, and will occasionally exceed 90 degrees
  • This team will be working overtime as needed by the business

NOTE: This position requires the successful candidate report to a site location. This position is in-person and on-site. The candidate will work in an an environment that operates 24/7

NOTE: Amazon does not sponsor for immigration, including for H-1B, TN, and other non-immigrant visas, for this role.

NOTE: Lump sum stipend will be provided to eligible candidates who relocate for this position.

NOTE: Effective May 15, 2017, logical access to the AWS GovCloud region will be restricted to Amazon employees who are U.S. Citizens (GovCloud may NOT be accessed from outside of the United States).

Key job responsibilities

Receive incoming parts shipments

Ship parts to other sites (including international)

Cycle count logistics bins per current standards

Return used parts for vendor credit or failure analysis

A day in the life

Each day we strive to do our best to provide critical parts to our data center technicians. This, in turn, means offering the best customer service to our internal and external customers.

About the team

Excellent team of motivated logistics technicians who own their day to day tasks and help create and test new processes. They are always willing to help each other and support all their teammates!


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 1+ years of logistics experience
  • 1+ years of material forecasting experience
  • 1+ year of experience in shipping & receiving, inventory and warehousing practices


  • WMS/IMS proficiency
  • Familiar with using an computerized inventory system
  • Familiar with waybills and shipping procedures with transport companies
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s leadership principles requirements for this role
  • Meets/exceeds Amazon’s functional/technical depth and complexity

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Expected salary:

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Job date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 05:01:49 GMT


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