Microsoft South Africa is looking for a Datacenter Logistics Technician

Job highlights

Microsoft South Africa is hiring! Applications are invited for the Datacenter Logistics Technician vacancy.

  • Job number: 1727755
  • Work site: Microsoft on-site only
  • Profession: Supply Chain
  • Employment type: Full-Time

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

This is your chance to bring your solutions and ideas to life while working on cutting-edge technology.

Job Purpose

As a Microsoft Data Center Inventory & Asset Technician (DIAT), you will perform cycle audits, execute incoming/outgoing deliveries, coordinate security escorts for third-party vendors, and document inbound and outbound deliveries.

This opportunity will allow you to deepen your knowledge of inventory management principles, warranty process management, data bearing device destruction and advance your career in the process.


  • High School Diploma AND significant experience warehouse/supply chain in an information technology (IT) environment, inventory management, retail, warehouse management, or a related field.
  • OR equivalent experience.

Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

While not required, we also look for the following Preferred Qualifications: Significant experience in warehouse/supply chain in an information technology (IT) environment, IT, and/or logistics, operating heavy-load movement equipment (e.g., forklift, pallet jacks, chassis lifts) for a large corporation

Careers at Microsoft

When you join Microsoft, you bring your aspirations, talent, potential—and excitement for the journey ahead. 

At Microsoft, you’ll get to work on real-world projects in collaboration with teams across the world, while having fun along the way.

Come build community, explore your passions and do your best work at Microsoft with thousands of other tech enthusiasts from every corner of the world.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform assigned tasks and escalate issues during high-volume work activity or escalation-based situations.
  • Coordinate with suppliers to initiate warranty claim and process failed vendor hardware devices.  This includes information processing, packaging, shipment, and receipt of return for Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) devices following all Service Level Agreements (SLAs) related to RMA warranty process.

  • Leverage process knowledge and best judgment to complete tasks with minimal direct supervision.
  • Maintains a strong focus to understand the impact of their work when completing tickets and assigned Inventory and Asset Management (IAM) tasks.
  • Maintains and steward up-to-date and accurate logical information within various inventory management systems (e.g., configuration management databases, asset management repositories).
  • Ensures detailed physical inventory tracking and staging.
  • Help to reconcile and report inventory discrepancies.

  • Performs destruction of data bearing devices (DBD) following all Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Microsoft policies as necessary.
  • Notifies management about ordering stock shortages. Escalates any issues to management.
  • Comply with security and data management policies.
  • Embody Microsoft culture and values.

How to Apply

Imagine yourself as a Microsoft employee. It’s all possible. Apply as follows:

  1. Visit the Microsoft careers page.
  2. Navigate to the job vacancy: Click here
  3. Proceed and apply if you meet the minimum requirements.

Join Microsoft today and help us innovate and shape the business of tomorrow.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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