If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in applying for a warehouse job at Dot Foods. But maybe you aren’t sure what happens after you submit your warehouse application, or you have some more questions. Check out the frequently asked questions below to learn more about Dot Foods and our warehouse job application and interview process.
The Top Questions About Dot’s Warehouse Application Process
What is Dot Foods?
Dot Foods is North America’s largest food redistributor. We source food products from over 1,000 suppliers and distribute them, via strategically located warehouses, to over 5,000 customers in the U.S. and Canada. We employ over 6,300 people, and we’re always looking to hire new team members for a variety of warehouse jobs and other positions throughout Dot Foods’ offices and warehouses.
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Dot Foods was founded in 1960 by Robert and Dorothy Tracy, who grew a business that began in the back of a station wagon into one of the largest food redistributors in the world. Along the way, they reshaped the industry and created a new business model for food distribution. Dot Foods is still owned and managed by the Tracy family.
Learn more about the history of Dot Foods.
Which warehouse jobs are available at Dot Foods?
All of our warehouses include three different environments: dry, refrigerated, and frozen. And at most Dot Foods locations, you’re likely to spend time in all three. We offer a wide range of warehouse jobs including general warehouse workers, parcel handlers, maintenance positions, and more.
You can see the current Dot Foods warehouse job listings here. To apply for one of these jobs, click on the post you are interested in and complete the online warehouse application.
Where are Dot Foods’ warehouses?
We operate distribution centers right across the U.S. We carefully selected our locations to help us quickly send goods anywhere in North America. Our warehouse and distribution center locations include:
- Mt. Sterling, Illinois
- Ardmore, Oklahoma
- Bear, Delaware
- Bullhead City, Arizona
- Burley, Idaho
- Cambridge City, Indiana
- Chicago, Illinois
- Dyersburg, Tennessee
- Liverpool, New York
- Manchester, Tennessee (COMING SOON)
- Modesto, California
- Vidalia, Georgia
- Williamsport, Maryland
Do I need a resume?
No, you do not need a resume to apply for the Dot Foods warehouse. Just fill out the application with some basic information and we’ll take it from there. If you are prompted to upload a resume, you can skip that part.
Do I need a forklift license or special certification?
No. After you’re hired for a warehouse role that requires certifications, you will go through training with our skilled warehouse trainers. During that training period, you will get the necessary forklift certification.
What steps do I have to go through to become a Dot warehouse employee?
After you have successfully completed your application, you can expect the following things to occur:
- Phone interview with a warehouse recruiter
- In-person interview with Dot’s hiring team
- Pre-employment screening process, including things like a background check and reference checks
- Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to make sure you will be as safe as possible when working with us
- Schedule your start date
How long does the application process take once I have submitted my warehouse application?
On average, it takes just under one month to go through the five main steps in our application process and become a Dot employee. Those five steps include:
- Phone interview
- In-person interview
- Pre-employment screening
- Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
- Start date scheduling
What happens during a warehouse job interview at Dot?
For all positions at Dot Foods and Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI), we conduct what is called Behavioral Interviewing. You can learn more about what Behavioral Interviewing looks like here, as well as checking out some interview tips directly from Dot’s recruiters.
How does Dot Foods support diversity and inclusion in the workplace?
Dot Foods is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in our distribution centers. We’re dedicated to diversity-driven growth and providing an environment in which every warehouse worker can thrive.
Learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dot Foods.
Earn More in the Dot Foods Warehouse
Dot Foods offers stable hours to empower our warehouse workers with predictable paychecks. When you work at Dot Foods, you can take advantage of productivity-related bonus opportunities, vacation time, paid holidays, 401(k) match, and more.
Learn about earning more at a Dot Foods Warehouse.
What it’s Like in the Dot Foods Warehouse
You’re probably wondering what working in a Dot Foods warehouse entails. What does “warehouse material handler” mean? What kind of equipment will you have to operate? To learn what to expect after a successful warehouse job application, read Life in the Warehouse.