Keeping the shelves stocked
Fulfilling the orders of all Publix stores is a daunting task. That challenge is met every day by more than 5,900 associates in various departments of the Publix business unit we call Distribution.
Distribution has approximately 8 million square feet of warehouse space used to receive, store, and ship more than 732 million cases of over 39,000 items each year. Our fleet of 525 tractors and nearly 2,500 trailers traveled more than 64.6 million miles in 2011 (that's 7.1 times around the Earth per day!) to make more than 1.2 million deliveries to stores in over 368 cities. To keep this fleet up and running, our Garage associates change more than 14,104 tires and 98,755 quarts of oil per year. Distribution also oversees Publix's associate cafeterias, which last year alone served more than 2 million meals.
Read on to learn about the departments which comprise Distribution.
Warehouse: A place to receive, store and ship
The majority of jobs which make up Publix Distribution are related to tasks performed in the warehouses. The kinds of duties these positions cover includes everything from shipping and receiving, loading the trucks, maintaining a clean warehouse, and keeping product stocked, counted and in order.
Here are several positions in the Warehouses:
Fleet Maintenance: Keeping the trucks rolling
Tractor-trailers need ongoing preventive maintenance and occasional repair. Publix's mechanics specialize in this type of maintenance to keep Distribution shipping operations running smoothly.
Here is one maintenance position in Distribution:
Truck Driver: Driving the groceries to the stores
Publix's Truck Driver role can be obtained only by being promoted from within Publix Distribution. Click the profile below to learn more about the job and where you need to begin to eventually apply for the Truck Driver position.
Cafeteria: A tasty benefit for Publix Support Associates
Publix offers free hot lunches (buffet-style) for Corporate, Manufacturing, and Distribution associates who work at facilities that have a cafeteria. Here are three positions in the cafeterias:
This massive effort is coordinated from our eight Distribution centers, located in:
- Boynton Beach, FL
- Deerfield Beach, FL
- Jacksonville, FL
- Lakeland, FL
- Lawrenceville, GA
- Miami, FL
- Orlando, FL.
- Sarasota, FL
Check out the variety of Publix's warehouses within the eight Distribution Centers:
Seven high velocity warehouses, which are located in Boynton Beach, Jacksonville, Orlando, Lakeland, Miami, Sarasota, and Lawrenceville, GA.
One super velocity warehouse, which is located in Austell, GA.
One chart warehouse which is located in Davenport, FL.
One pharmacy warehouse, which is located in Orlando, FL.
Two low velocity warehouses, which are located in Lakeland and Lawrenceville, GA.
Four dairy/boxed meat warehouses, which are located in Lawrenceville, GA, Deerfield Beach, Jacksonville, and Lakeland.
Four produce warehouses, which are located in Lawrenceville, GA, Deerfield Beach, Jacksonville, and Lakeland.
Four frozen food warehouses, which are located in Lawrenceville, GA, Deerfield Beach, Jacksonville, and Lakeland.
How To Apply
Please go to www.publix.jobs/support
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 (863-688-7407, ext. 32504) or Atlanta (770-995-0073, ext. 2153).