Material Handler Job Description

Material Handler Job Description

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Material handler provides leadership to the Shipping and Material Handler Team, which is responsible for receiving, shipping, material handling and cycle counting.

Material Handler Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective material handler job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included material handler job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Load/Unload/Relocate material as needed per Inventory/Production/Shipping/Quality Control requirements
Ensures all products are loaded accurately on trucks
Close out trucks when all product is loaded and double check the staging areas for any non-WMS product
Operate forklift to remove waste bins from production lines
Receive raw material and verify against packing slip
Keep all parts in designated area and material adequately stocked at all times
Unload trucks as required
Load trucks as required
Move parts in process as required
Participate in job rotation through each cell which addresses cross training and ergonomical issues

Material Handler Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Material Handler

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: FLT, CDL, LMI

Education for Material Handler

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the material handler job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in General Education, Education, Associates, Technical, Computer, Supervision, Graduate, Business, Health, Human Resources

Skills for Material Handler

Desired skills for material handler include:

Damage identification procedures and safety forklift operations techniques
Loading/unloading/storage requirements
Material Handling issues
Receiving
Shipping
Warehouse and packaging operations
Company and may be assigned to projects for career development
Several operations
Varied goods and services
Logging and other shipping procedures

Desired experience for material handler includes:

Experienced and certified using Hi-low equipment (Forklift, reach truck, order picker)
Ability to Read, Write, Speak in the English language
Must be able to work at our manufacturing facility in Chicago, IL
Overtime may be required, including weekends
Must wear safety shoes and approvedeye protection
Warehouse experience highly desired

Material Handler Examples

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Material Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of material handler. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for material handler
  • Reads work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials, parts or containers to be moved to appropriate location to support work orders, assembly lines, shipping dept, weld dept, or assigned work area
  • Removes samples of materials, labels with identifying information, and checks them utilizing the proper receiving and inspection procedures
  • Correctly receives product and materials from vendors by utilizing the established receiving procedures, if required
  • Responsible for transporting material off and on trailers or rail cars
  • Responsible for efficiently and safely loading trailers for transport of material in accordance with routing solution
  • Identifies damaged material
  • Documents inbound and outbound transactions
  • Responsible for basic equipment maintenance (horn, flashing beacon, fluid levels, fire extinguisher, fueling, personnel protective equipment (PPE), proper packaging)
  • Housekeeping in the branch (sweeping, cleaning, straightening)
  • Load and unload route trucks
Qualifications for material handler
  • Must have good understanding of safe practices
  • Must have good organization and housekeeping skills
  • Safe work record and stable work history
  • Ability to proficiently and safely use forklift to transport product, load/unload trucks
  • One year os recent forklift/warehouse experience
  • Supplies raw materials (boxes, cartons, paper, etc) to production machines
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Material Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of material handler. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for material handler
  • Return material to inventory from work orders
  • Issue materials per departmental request
  • Assist/support all warehouse personnel
  • Accurate and legible completion of all required paperwork
  • Work rotational weekends as assigned
  • Moves material to and from storage and production areas, loads docks & delivery vehicles by forklift, hand and other equipment
  • Receives written or oral instructions for work assignments, determines applicable material and equipment needs
  • Attaches identifying tags to material and/or marks them with pertinent information
  • Hangs/takes down racks of material using specific training methods
  • Carries out general housekeeping duties such as sweeping and picking up discarded material
Qualifications for material handler
  • Ability to work in adverse outside weather conditions
  • 1+ years of related labor experience
  • Ability to drive trucks within facility
  • Forklift skills preferred
  • Ability to work in adverse environments (heat/cold)
  • Experience handling hazardous
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Material Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a material handler. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for material handler
  • Performing the physical tasks involved in the shipping, receiving, storing, and distributing of products, materials, parts, supplies and equipment
  • Assist in the shipping and processing department
  • Hazmat Handling
  • Handle and observe controls for government owned property
  • Ensure inventory areas are kept in a clean, safe and professional manner
  • Complies with all Company, ISO and, Sarbanes Oxley procedures
  • Loads materials and/or finished machines into vehicles using the best loading sequence and procedures to ensure no damage occurs in transit
  • Accurately follows procedures for using mobile RF scanner to perform inventory transactions
  • Inspects industrial trucks daily prior to operation and records faults or shortcomings on inspection sheet according to instructions and procedures noted on inspection form
  • Consolidates parts in containers or boxes to maximize storage space
Qualifications for material handler
  • Other duties as assigned by lead person or warehouse manager
  • We are seeking individuals who are able to stay on task without constant supervision and those who take pride/ownership in their work!
  • 1-3 years in materials/inventory control experience preferred
  • Familiar with different material types a plus
  • Previous experience in handling hazardous materials
  • Demonstrated ability to read and understand precision measuring devices (micrometer, dial calipers, tape measure)
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Material Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of material handler. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for material handler
  • Manage work production so trucks are ready to go out on time and in good order
  • Keep communication and information updated to minimize disruption
  • Refill RIP (Raw & In-Process inventory) racks from bulk storage
  • Refill point-of-use material storage receptacles from RIP racks (intermediate inventory location)
  • Maintain inventory by identifying, labeling, organizing and counting materials and supplies
  • Open boxes, de-trash, put parts into bin
  • Conveys materials to or from storage or work sites to designated area, using hand truck, cart or forklift
  • Clean inventory areas, and equipment, using broom, rags, and cleaning supplies
  • Maintain organization and clean-up of production lines
  • Prepare for, and assist in, product line changeovers
Qualifications for material handler
  • Knowledge of specific and general safety policies and procedures as relates to the plant and position is preferred
  • Physical capability and stamina to fit work place demands
  • Experience in a heavy manufacturing environment/continuous process industry
  • Willingness to seek assistance and collaborate with support personnel
  • Comfortable with PC-based office software and other common applications
  • Must be able to climb ladders and/or stairs
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Material Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of material handler. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for material handler
  • Utilize a hand pallet jack to move pallets of supplies to appropriate area within the climate controlled warehouse
  • Follow defined procedures and adhere to quality standards
  • Empty trash and cardboard into appropriate compactor
  • Clean production floor
  • Pulls and fills orders
  • Lifts heavy/light weight items
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, neat and orderly work area including the cooler and freezer
  • Participate in special projects/assignments when needed
  • Identify and report discrepancies and report to Team Leader immediately
  • Must have recent forklift experience/certification
Qualifications for material handler
  • Must be able to drive a forklift which requires sitting for long periods of time, the ability to use your arms and legs to work the controls, breaks and steering wheel
  • Perform responsibilities of the assigned tasks to contribute to plant and crew goals
  • Must possess outstanding communication skills with an Ability to converse, read and write in English
  • Must be detail oriented to ensure accuracy in all work performed
  • Deadline-oriented, to ensure work is completed on time
  • Must be flexible and calm in a fast-paced changing environment

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