History of UPS

UPS, known as the United Parcel Service was founded in 1907 by a 19 year old and 18 year old by the names of Jim Casey, and Claude Ryan.  Headquartered in Georgia, UPS boasts over 6.1 million customers in more than 200 countries around the world.

With over 15 million packages sent out a day, UPS sees itself growing year after year.  Known for their brown trucks, and brown uniforms, they have locations, as well as major hubs located around the world.  Today, they employ over 400,000 employees.


Hours of Operation:  Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Minimum Age to Work Here:  18 years old

Positions Available:  Dockworker, I.T. Associate, Technical Specialist, Intermediate Data Security Analyst, Programmer, QA Analyst, Sales Support, Administrative Assistant, Hub Operations Manager, International Freight Specialist, Local Sort Supervisor, Package Data Supervisor, Shift Supervisor, Package Center Supervisor, Automotive Mechanic, Package Handler, Truck Driver, Driver Helper, Package Delivery Driver, Fleet Mechanic, Truckload Driver, Warehouse Associate, Technical User Representative, Inside Sales Representative, Distribution Supervisor, Order Processing Representative, Dispatch Associate, Customer Support Representative, Lead Technical Specialist, Plant Engineering Maintenance Mechanic, Road Driver, Inventory Control Associate

Background Check Required?  Yes

Negotiation:  Set hourly rate.  There is no room for negotiation.


Job Description / Average Wage

Part time package handler: You’re going to work on a part time basis.  This can vary from a few hours a week to as many as 30+.  You will be responsible for sorting packages, as well as loading up the trucks that are ready to go out, and deliver.  This is a job that requires a lot of standing, as well as lifting.  The average wage is from $8 to $15 a hour.

Loader: As a loader, you’re going to sort boxes, as well as load them up on the truck as the shipments come through.  You’re going to want to make sure that the truck is organized and the line is running smoothly.   This job will require lots of heavy lifting, as well as standing on your feet.  The average wage is $8 to $14 a hour.

Supervisor: Your duties will include supervising the warehouse to ensure that everything is running at 100%.  You will assist with package handling, helping the workers, drivers, as well as reporting any problems to upper management.  This job pays $20,000 to as much as $32,000 a year.

Driver: Your sole responsibility will be to run your routes and deliver all sorts of packages to just about any home, or business.   You will also have to pick up packages, as well as answer any questions a business or home may have.  This job will pay anywhere from $52,000 to $88,000 a year.

Driver Helper: This job is generally opened during the busier seasons.   You’re going to assist the driver as he/she drives around on their route.  You’re going to grab boxes from the back, as well as help throw them right at the door where the customer receives their package.  You will also assist with organizing the goods and more.  The average wage is $8 to $14 a hour.

Sorter: Your job will include sorting packages that will come through the warehouse.  You will sort it for each individual route.  This will then go to the package handler, or the driver.  This job will pay around $9 to as much as $17 a hour.

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, as well as Vision
  • 401(K)
  • College Tuition Assistance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • FSA
  • Adoption Assistance and more

Atmosphere and Perks

UPS workers can avail many job perks on top of the competitive and generous pay rates and paid training for entry level associates. The full-time associates can access to other employment benefits like future planning benefits, health and wellness programs, and insurance coverage. UPS workers are also provided with paid time off. Like paid vacation, holiday pay, and sick leave; they can take advantage of a bonus incentives programs, and discounts UPS carrier services.

Interview Questions

What kind of person are you?

Can you carry moderately heavy packages?

Will it be alright if you will work for longer hours lifting, turning around or bending down?

How long will you be working for UPS?

Do you have a clean driving record?

Can you meet tight deadlines?

Do you have any experience driving for a living?

Are you good at following directions?

Can you easily deal with people?

How will you deal with difficult customers?

Interview Tips

If you are scheduled for UPS job interview, you are already half way there – this may lead to exciting career opportunities. The interview schedule can be called for interview after submitting the necessary documents as part of the application process. The interview can be done one-on-one or through a panel session. The interview questions will likely involve those questions that will gauge your personality and ability to do the job as well as your communication skills. USP seeks employees who are honest and committed to the job. Thus, make sure you can impress your interviewer about your positive personality.

How to apply

UPS will require that you apply for a job online.  If you’re interested in applying for a job, you can go to the career page located here.  Sort by state, and look for job openings in your local city.