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Light Picker/Packer: 1st shift $16.00/hr.

Company: Penguin Random House North America 

Requisition ID: 270248 


  • Penguin Random House is the premier provider of distribution services in the publishing industry.  Our state-of-the-art national fulfillment center, located in Crawfordsville Indiana, is seeking quality workers ready and available to work an agreed upon work schedule.   It is only with a dedicated staff we are able to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations by picking, packing and shipping approximately 1.2 million books daily to customers around the world. 



    We have immediate openings for Light Picker/Packers on our 1st shift.  $16.00/hour


    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Pick and pack customer book orders using a variety of methods including voice automation
  • Process customer book returns in a variety of ways
  • Using a computer and/or hand-held radio frequency (RF) equipment
  • Requires basic reading and math skills
  • Must be able to push, pull, bend, stoop, reach and lift up to 25 lbs. on a regular basis and occasionally up to 35 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for an entire shift (minimal breaks provided)
  • Must be able to climb stairs and be comfortable working on an upper mezzanine level
  • Must follow all safety rules and work well in a team-orientated environment
  • Must possess the flexibility to work in other areas based on business needs
  • Minimum age requirement is 16
    Shift hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 am- 3:00 pm or 7:30 am - 3:30 pm


We offer an excellent benefits package and generous paid time off typically within the first 30-45 days of employment.  New hires with a good attendance record and a positive attitude will have the opportunity to advance to higher paying positions with no waiting period.


Background and Drug Screening is part of the employment process.





Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world.  In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.  Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 250 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children’s Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others.  More information can be found at


Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.


Date:  Apr 30, 2024

Crawfordsville, IN, US, 47933

Nearest Major Market: LaFayette

Job Segment: RF, Book Publishing, Logistics, Supply Chain, Supply, Science, Publishing, Operations

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