Amazon opens hiring
by PI Staff
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Amazon.com started accepting applications this week for three positions at the 1 million-square-foot fulfillment centers it plans to open in both Patterson and Tracy later this year.

The positions, which appeared on the job hunt website Indeed.com late Thursday, Feb. 7, are also found under two separate headings in a drop-down menu on the careers page of Amazon.com.

The job of control systems specialist is under the “Operations — Engineering” label, while the jobs of maintenance planner/CMMS administrator and industrial maintenance technician are listed under the “Real Estate/Facilities” section.

Kelly Cheeseman, a spokeswoman for Amazon.com, stated in an email response Friday that the “majority of our hiring will take place closer to the site’s opening.”

The Patterson fulfillment center at Park Center Drive and Sperry Avenue is slated to open sometime this summer, while the Tracy center, which is under construction off of Chrisman Road, is slated to open in October.

Amazon uses fulfillment centers to package and distribute the products it sells online. Cheeseman said last month that the Patterson center will handle larger items, such as barbecues and television sets, while the Tracy center will handle smaller items, such as books and compact discs.

While Amazon has announced that both the Tracy and Patterson centers will offer "hundreds" of jobs, the company has not provided specific figures. A release from Gov. Brown's Office of Business and Economic Development stated in October that the Patterson center would employ 350 people, but Amazon has not confirmed whether that number is accurate.

Cheeseman didn’t provide a response to questions Friday regarding how many people will be hired for the positions that are now available.

She directed potential applicants to a website detailing the career opportunities at an Amazon fulfillment center.

According to the job description, a control systems specialist “will ensure that Safety comes first in all Facilities efforts. This position will provide proper training to the Facility Technicians on device troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance.”

A maintenance planner/CMMS administrator “is responsible for the overall asset management, work planning, and spare part inventory using Infor EAM software at a NA facility center,” the job description states.

Industrial maintenance technicians “will have the ability to lead other service technicians, design solutions for difficult problems, able to manage outside contractors, be on call for emergencies, ability to handle multiple projects and daily activities, and meet time lines,” according to the job description.

For information:

Three job listings: http://www.amazon.com/gp/jobs/ref=gw_m_b_careers

Career opportunities at a fulfillment center: http://www.amazonfulfillmentcareers.com

• Contact Joel Danoy at 830-4229 or jdanoy@tracypress.com.

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