Have you ever designed an interview questionnaire? If your answer is yes, you’ll know exactly what criteria is followed. If not, you are about to find out! Interviews are conducted keeping two things in mind – how much the candidate knows about the work that he will be performing, and how well he or she can adjust into the company environment.
Here is a set of interview questions (and possible answers) that are designed to determine if a warehouse loader is hiring material:
In your previous position as a warehouse loader, what particular duties did you perform?
Primarily, I was responsible for loading and unloading merchandise from trucks and other delivery vehicles, and ensuring that they were physically delivered to the checking area. Additionally, it was my responsibility to move stock to designated areas within the warehouse and stack them in predefined orders, and attach identifying tags to each item.
If it were up to you, how would you work the tagging process?
In the 6 years that I have worked as a warehouse loader, I have witnessed tagging systems that leave a lot to be desired. If it were up to me, my concentration would be on the information that is placed on tags. I would add item and batch numbers, date of receipt, storage area reference and date of outward shipping.
What skills do you boast of as a warehouse loader?
Over the years that I have spent working at this position, I have acquired much in terms of skills. These include deep knowledge of warehouse systems, ability to safely load and unload merchandise, inventory management capabilities, and the competency to handle problems and limitations associated specifically with warehouse work.
What is one constraint that you have identified while working as a warehouse loader?
Working in a warehouse environment can be full of difficulties, especially if the system isn’t placed well. One constraint that I have identified in most warehouse environments is inconsistencies in deliveries. Loaders are given daily tasks and they are expected to perform them on time. If a delivery is late, it messes up the entire schedule, not just of the loader but all other employees working in the warehouse.
How do you manage your time in the event of a late delivery?
The good thing is that there is always a lot to do even if you are not doing your primary work. If a delivery is late, I do not sit idle. I look for work in other areas, such as storage and inventory management to keep myself busy.
What do you expect to be doing 5 years from now?
5 years from now, I hope to be working as a warehouse supervisor, a role that I am diligently working towards at the moment.