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Duration of training: 3 years
Learning places: company and vocational school

Warehouse Logistics Specialist (m/f/d)

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Job profile Warehouse Logistics Specialist (m/f/d)

Warehouse logistics specialist in an industrial company using SCHÖLLY as an example

SCHÖLLY is a family-run, market-oriented industrial company. We manufacture and distribute visualization systems and are the world market leader in 3D endoscopy. Our focus is on Medical Endoscopy and Visual Inspection. Good logistics is the heart of a well-organised company. Warehouse logistics specialists are directly involved in the processes for lean-optimized processing.

Activities / Job profile

Warehouse logistics specialists accept goods of all kinds in logistics centres, industrial plants, freight forwarders and mail order shops and check their quantity and quality on the basis of the accompanying documents. They organise the unloading of the goods, sort them and store them properly in pre-planned places. In doing so, they ensure that the goods are stored under optimal conditions and regulate, for example, temperature and humidity. In the outgoing goods, they plan delivery tours in some companies and determine the cheapest shipping method. They assemble deliveries, pack the goods and create accompanying documents such as delivery notes or customs declarations. They also load trucks, containers or railway wagons, operate forklifts and secure cargo against slipping or leakage. At SCHÖLLY, AZUBIS learn a variety of responsible tasks, e. g. initiating orders and handling different order types, receiving goods on delivery and assigning goods. Differences in the goods have to be considered, e. g. electronic components, optical components, housings etc. Of course, the warehousing and removal of items is just as much a part of this as the provision of manufacturing orders and the making of corresponding bookings. When packaging goods, label creation plays an important role – a false label has the same effect as a defective product.

Where are the opportunities to work?

Warehouse logistics specialists work in companies that have warehousing facilities. When unloading and loading, e. g. of trucks, they stay in covered loading areas of the warehouses and partly also outdoors. They transport goods, for example, with forklifts, even inside warehouses or factories or cold stores. In offices, they document storage on the computer, for example.

What is important?

Responsibility is required if hazardous substances are to be stored properly in order not to harm people and the environment. The guidance of forklifts, cranes or lifting platforms and the operation of conveyor and sorting systems requires caution. Care is required when assembling deliveries for dispatch as well as when storing and packing goods. In order to be able to determine and evaluate stock ratios, basic arithmetic methods and basics of mathematics are indispensable. Security in spelling, sentence structure and printing in German are important prerequisites for filling in freight, shipping and storage documents. Knowledge of English is required to communicate with foreign suppliers and truck drivers. Computer skills are important for the safe handling of data processing equipment.

Which school-leaving certificate is expected?

No specific schooling is required by law. In practice, we mainly hire trainees with an intermediate education qualification.
That’s what we offer

A well-founded training in a globally active company. You will be actively involved in the various tasks of warehouse logistics right from the start. Do you want a challenging start to your professional life and are you willing to give your best in the company and at the vocational school? Then we look forward to receiving your application.

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Experience report Warehouse Logistics Specialist (m/f/d)

A experience report from a former trainee:

On 01.09.2012 I started my training as a warehousekeeper at the company SCHÖLLY in Denzlingen. During my apprenticeship, I went through all the departments of the company that deal with logistics.

In the incoming goods, for example, are accepted, checked, unpacked and entered into the computer system. In addition, there is a workplace where repairs coming from clients, such as hospitals or doctors, are disinfected.

In the warehouse, the goods are prepared for storage. The goods must be counted or weighed in larger quantities and then packed in certain lot sizes. If the goods are properly labelled, they may be placed in storage.

When a production order is processed, the items are outsourced again. For this purpose, the order is scanned and the automatic warehouse lift system picks up all items to be removed, which then have to be removed in the corresponding quantity. Once all parts have been removed, the order is called ready. Now the order is passed on to production. This task is often taken over by the internal driving service, which makes its rounds throughout the company several times a day. It distributes the orders that are equipped by the warehouse to the designated production departments and takes new orders with it.
Many orders consist of several assemblies, which are manufactured in different production departments. These orders, which come from the production preparation, are prepared by specialist warehousekeepers for setup and passed on to the production department. When they are finished, the assemblies come back to us. Now they are stored until the order is complete and the final product can be assembled. All this must also be properly recorded in the computer system.

The goods are pre-packaged elsewhere in the warehouse. The correct packaging is selected, an instruction manual is enclosed and the appropriate label is affixed.

Finished customer orders are picked by us and then made ready for shipment in the packaging. After the goods are packed for transport, the package is registered in the computer system with weight and dimension. The delivery note is enclosed and the shipping label is affixed. After that, the goods can be made available for pick-up by the parcel service or the forwarding company.

The profession of warehousekeeper is a versatile profession. Due to the different departments you go through, the work is very varied. Accuracy is an important requirement to bring along, as you always work with article numbers, serial numbers and order numbers that look the same at first glance but differ only by a single number or letter. I have been given responsible tasks from the start and have been fully integrated into every team. The staff are all helpful and always open to questions.

In the meantime, I have completed the two-year training as a specialist warehouse operator and now use the opportunity to add another year to finish my training as a warehouse logistics specialist.

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