This position is located in Clintonville, WI,
All hours worked on 2nd shift receive $1 more per hour
A material handler is responsible for loading and unloading material using forklifts inside and outside the facilities.
Principle Duties and Areas of Responsibility
- Receives, locates, and transfers materials, both inside and outside the building accurately and in a timely manner
- Opens containers utilizing hand tools, counts and weighs materials and records information as needed.
- Identifies damaged materials and records material shortages
- Loads and unloads materials, both inside and outside the building onto and from a variety of containers including but not limited to trucks, boxes, totes, racks, pallets; utilizes appropriate tools to accomplish task
- Transports incoming and outgoing materials to designated areas throughout the shop utilizing appropriate tools/vehicles to accomplish task including but not limited to forklift or pallet jack
- Inventories materials on work floor, and supply workers with materials as needed.
- Weighs materials or products and records weight on tags, labels, or production schedules if necessary
- Loads or unloads materials onto or off of pallets, skids, or lifting device
- Assists machine operators as needed by lifting heavy objects by hand or by use of power hoist
- Maintains a safe and clean working environment both inside and outside the building
- Participates in quality improvement efforts
- Performs required administrative tasks; such as recording materials movement throughout shop in ERP system (Epicor)
- Performs other related duties as assigned by management
Forklift Primary Duties:
- Moves levers and presses pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus
- Positions forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials or hooks tow trucks to trailer hitch, and transports load to designated area
- Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device
- Lubricates truck, recharges batteries, fills fuel tank, or replaces liquefied gas tank
Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Commitment to excellence and high standards
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
- Ability to manage priorities and workflow
- Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly change priorities with enthusiasm
- Acute attention to detail
- Proficient Hand Held computer for tracking all material related transactions
- Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
- One to two years related experience or equivalent.
- Familiarity with shipping practices and handling methods.
- Forklift certification required, but will train right candidate.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Use these codes to complete this section: "F" for frequently; "O" for occasionally; "N" for not at all.
On the job the employee must:
(F) Bend (O) Sit
(F) Squat (F) Stand
(O) Crawl (F) Walk
(O) Climb (F) Push/Pull
(F) Handle objects (manual dexterity)
(F) Reach above shoulder level
(F) Use fine finger movements
(F) Repetitive movement
Must carry/lift loads of:
(F) Light (up to 25lbs.)
(F) Moderate (25-50lbs.)
(O) Heavy (no greater than 70lbs.)
On the job the employee:
(F) Is exposed to moderate or excessive (circle) noise
(F) Is around moving machinery
(F) Is exposed to marked change in temperature and/or humidity i
(F) Is exposed to dust
(O) Is exposed to fumes
(F) Drives motorized equipment
(O) Works in confined quarters
(N) Unprotected heights
H&S Manufacturing Co. Inc. was founded by Mr. Lauri Heikenen and two partners in 1967. In the years that followed, Mr. Heikenen bought out the original partners and H&S remains a family owned business. The business was started to manufacture and sell self-unloading forage boxes to farm equipment dealers. The original manufacturing facility was a 50 x 100’ block building with a very small office located on 5 acres in the then new Marshfield Industrial Park.
Over its history, H&S has experienced steady expansion of facilities, products, and markets. The original 5,000 square foot manufacturing plant has grown to 220,000 square feet on 56 acres in Marshfield and Clintonville, Wisconsin, and Ripley, NY.
From its beginning, the dairy farm industry has always been H&S’s most important market. In 1968, there were 14 manufacturers making forage boxes for the dairy industry, though today just a handful exist. In 1968, H&S was the newest manufacturer of that group, while today H&S sets the standard for the industry and dominates the market with forage boxes from 17′ to 40′ in size.
Manure spreaders are another major product H&S supplies to the dairy industry, and H&S manure spreaders have become a dominant player in this market as well. Indeed H&S manure spreaders are used on dairy farms as far away as Korea and Japan. H&S manure spreaders have also gained great acceptance for the commercial spreading of municipal sludge. H&S’s larger industrial grade Top Shot and Hydra-Push Manure Spreaders are literally spreading municipality generated sludge from the Atlantic to the Pacific and all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico.
In 1988, H&S chose to enter the large hay rake market. In the years since, H&S has become not only the largest player in that market, but also the design leader, with six patents granted by the U.S. government for new designs of bi-fold and high-capacity rakes. H&S Rakes manufactured today range in size from 8 to 22 wheel. The rake business has significantly increased H&S’s presence in ag-markets beyond the dairy industry.
For the future, H&S is leading the pack in two developing agricultural technologies, wrapping high moisture baleage, and crop-merging in front of high capacity self propelled choppers. With its demonstrated ability to increase sales in shrinking markets, H&S is confident of its ability to lead in these new growing markets.
H&S is proud to be one of the sponsors of the National Farm Medicine Center since 1998.