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In a production environment, the material handler is the person who works to bring everything together. In every stage of the production process, the material handler is at work moving materials and inventory from one stage to another. Without a person as a material handler, pieces would sit unfinished and production would be much slower than normal.
Our company is seeking a detail-oriented, organized and punctual individual to fill the open role of material handler. The material handler is responsible for maintaining the production process and distributing the necessary materials to the appropriate locations. The ideal candidate for this position is a person who thrives on order and works well in a repetitive, goal-oriented role. If you are dedicated to getting your job done on time and according to plan, we want you to apply!
Typical duties include:
Regularly move materials using heavy machinery throughout the production areas
Handle pallets and boxes using pallet jacks, forklifts and other moving tools throughout the production facilities
Keep a detailed inventory of all supplies and materials for the production process
Maintain records of material placement and storage
Supervise loading docks and material storage areas
Correctly label all materials according to company code
Work closely with production crews to verify all work orders
Prepare inventory for product deliveries and assist with loading delivery trucks
Manage and maintain production and material handling equipment
Place orders for necessary repairs with the maintenance crew
Schedule orders for new materials based on current production demands and inventory
Inspect all new materials for defects before making them available for production
Assist production crew with other duties as needed
Previous warehouse, production or inventory management experience
High school diploma or GED
Ability to prioritize tasks and keep a detailed schedule
Ability to meet OSHA requirements for safety in the work environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Desire to work as part of a team
Able to work on feet for an extended period of time
Able to regularly lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs
Basic computer and mathematics skills
Ability to work nights and weekends as necessary
2-5 years experience as a material handler
Material handlers are employed both part-time and full-time and make, on average, $17.24 per hour.
Most companies require material handlers have a high school diploma or GED and prefer additional certifications for operating heavy machinery.
With the appropriate training, material handlers have the opportunity to move into other exciting roles such as construction equipment operators or railroad operators.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions for material handlers will grow by 4% over the next 10 years, which is slower than most other occupations.