Amazon Web Services: Logistics Intern

Amazon is looking for an energetic, detail-orientated individual to join our Logistics team in Cape Town, South Africa on a six month Internship Program.
Be a part of operating the world’s largest cloud computing infrastructure. Amazon Web Services is seeking bright, motivated, hardworking individuals to fill datacenter Logistics Specialist positions. The ideal candidate possesses a strong work ethic, attention to detail, the ability to meet deadlines, and a commitment to Operational Excellence.

The Logistics Specialist reviews datacenter inventory, in-bound shipments, and ongoing demand to ensure that proper stock levels are maintained in the all locations to support build and repair activities. Working with the Logistics Manager, they create plans to optimize the flow of parts through their lifecycle; tracking inventory location, movement, age, and turns. They work closely with datacenter Operations Technicians and datacenter Engineers to fulfill parts quickly and accurately. They work with Procurement and Hardware Engineering to purchase new parts and interface directly with vendors to process RMAs and receive replacements. They are responsible for accurate data entry and resolving questions from peer organizations.

The ideal Logistics Specialist will dive deep into data to understand everything about the datacenter asset lifecycle. Working with software development teams, they will contribute to continuous process improvements to deliver on our goals of high availability and low cost. They maintain up-to-date metrics dashboards and will create reports for internal and external suppliers and management as required.

Responsibilities can include manual tasks, such as assembling, addressing, stamping and arranging for the shipment of merchandise and materials. They may also assist in daily scheduling of deliveries and pick-ups to and from production locations. In handling incoming shipments, he or she may have to unpack boxes and verify contents. The Logistic Specialist will be required to keep precise records of all commodities going in and out of company.

Logistics Specialist are expected to understand all aspects of production, adhere to strict safety standards, maintain very high quality, and be willing and able to work on powered equipment (i.e forklift or cherry picker).

Duties & Responsibilities


• A current college student, pursuing a national diploma in logistics or relevant degree
• Strong communication and inter-personal skills
Strong understanding of Logistics practices.
. Effectiveness communicate with international counterparts.
• Must be able to lift loads of up to 49 pounds and carry them for short distances
• May participate in group lifts of 50 pounds or more
. Must be able to demonstrate lean process.
. Familiarity with producing process documentation•
• Push or pull heavy objects into position
• Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)


• Experience in ERP system and other statistical analysis tools.
. Experience in logistics, Strong understanding of shipping & receiving, inventory and warehousing practices.
• Experience using metrics to perform analyses
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Punctuality; excellent organizational skills for orderliness; and ability to focus on multiple tasks simultaneously to ensure department objectives are met
• Demonstrated positive work attitude & leadership skills
• Demonstrated ability to perform above minimum for extended periods of time
• Commitment to a culture of safety & security.
. A track record of creative problem solving using software systems and the desire to create and build new processes.
. Project Management experience