Amazon opens hiring
by Joel Danoy
Feb 08, 2013 | 13837 views | 9 9 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print is accepting applications for three positions at its 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center expected to open in Tracy this fall.

The positions are found under two separate headings in a drop-down menu on the careers page of

The job of control systems specialist is under the “Operations — Engineering” label, while the jobs of maintenance planner/CMMS administrator and industrial maintenance technician are listed under the “Real Estate/Facilities” section.

The positions were first seen by the Tracy Press on Friday, Feb. 8.

Kelly Cheeseman, a spokeswoman for, stated in an email response to the Tracy Press on Friday that the “majority of our hiring will take place closer to the site’s opening,” which is expected to be in October.

Cheeseman didn’t provide a response to questions regarding how many people will be hired for the current positions.

She directed potential applicants to a website detailing the career opportunities at an Amazon fulfillment center.

Officials from and the city of Tracy officially announced on Jan. 22 that the company would locate its operation in the city — a move expected to bring about 1,000 jobs, city officials have estimated.

A press release that day from Amazon stated that the facility — the company’s third in the state since October — will “create hundreds of full-time jobs with benefits.”

Amazon uses fulfillment centers to package and distribute the products it sells online.

Employees at the Tracy center are expected to “engage with high-end technology while fulfilling customer orders,” the release stated.

According to the job description, a control systems specialist “will ensure that Safety comes first in all Facilities efforts. This position will provide proper training to the Facility Technicians on device troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance.”

A maintenance planner/CMMS administrator “is responsible for the overall asset management, work planning, and spare part inventory using Infor EAM software at a NA facility center,” the job description states.

Industrial maintenance technicians “will have the ability to lead other service technicians, design solutions for difficult problems, able to manage outside contractors, be on call for emergencies, ability to handle multiple projects and daily activities, and meet time lines,” according to the job description.

For information:

Three job listings:

Career opportunities at a fulfillment center:

• Contact Joel Danoy at 830-4229 or
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February 10, 2013
No that was a sarcastic remark, but I'd love for you to keep digging. You should know my neck can't turn red, no? This is actually funny, I am flattered at your obsession!
February 10, 2013
Wooooah three whole jobs!

Watch out Google, Facebook,and SanDisk, Amazon is hiring for 3 whole jobs!!!! Whoooo hoooooo!!!!
February 10, 2013
Pretty cool, huh? I know some people might take this sort of news lightly, but since it's three more jobs than you currently have, ChrisRoberts, we know the excitement you've shown is genuine.
February 10, 2013
Sweet I got Tracy Press groupies now!. Hey hahahaha, I'm more interested in your Sister or Mom tho.
February 10, 2013
Hahahaha, my neck does not turn red in the summer, and thus I can not be capable of incest. Though you seem to have some bizarre fixation with the subject? Projecting much?

And Andrea? You mean my mother who lives in Illinois? Yikes, now that is scary. Using your access at Tracy PD to figure out my background? LOLOL. I could have told you that information!

Try something harder like my social security or bank account number next time. =)

If you have such a problem, why not stop by and have a chat. Or would that compromise your position at Tracy PD???

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