Materials Handler Job Description

Materials Handler Job Description

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Materials handler provides expertise in the inspection and acceptance of incoming goods and materials, maintenance and optimization of appropriate levels of critical spares and stock, proper labeling, storage, and preservation of materials on hand, accountable for precise record-keeping of material quantities and descriptions whether stock or in-transit, and cycle counting, and physical to record reconciliation as required by corporate standards.

Materials Handler Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Use internal (SAP) and external (UPS and FED-EX) software to ship materials
Receive and distribute material daily and act as back-up for inventory related activity and transactions
Maintain paper files of all records for receipts and shipments four different locations
Maintain accurate and up to date Receiving and Shipping Logs
Transact receiving/shipping information into the corporate ERP system
Partner with team members to resolve discrepancies and issues on a daily basis
Conduct weekly walk through of shipping/receiving area to confirm compliance to operating procedures
Ensure compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices
Operate equipment, i
May interact with vendors, contractors

Materials Handler Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Materials Handler

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HAZMAT, OSHA, CDL, CMV, CPR, DOT, IATA

Education for Materials Handler

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the materials handler job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Collage Degree in Education, Department of Education, Computer, General Education, Associates, Manufacturing, Library, Technical, Management, Graduate

Skills for Materials Handler

Desired skills for materials handler include:

Safety procedures related to warehouse and materials distribution environment
Microsoft Excel and Outlook
Safety practices
SAP
Automated
Computerized system operation
Record keeping practices
Conveyor systems
Hand-held scanners
Pump trucks

Desired experience for materials handler includes:

Receive, process and deliver parcels/mail/freight/surplus property
Provide clerical tasks for documentation and recordkeeping
Provide customer service and problem resolution
Load and unload delivery truck/box truck/van
Heavy lifting/moving daily (20-70 pounds)
Operate various vehicles and material handling equipment

Materials Handler Examples

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Materials Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of materials handler. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for materials handler
  • Comply with all established safety guidelines
  • Ensure quality control of products and services
  • Uses automation to print Materiel Release Orders (MRO) or barcode labels for accountability and verifies data
  • Keeps warehouse area clean and shelf items displayed in a neat manner
  • Stock, store, handle, and account for classified information, software, firmware, and hardware
  • Conducts count of materials and verify correct product number, lot number, unit of measurement, and documents movement of material
  • Stocks and locates materials
  • Receives and ships product and parts
  • Moves parts between production centers
  • Provides containers to production groups
Qualifications for materials handler
  • Must be able to use material handling equipment including forklifts (stand up and sit down), pallet jacks and material lifting and moving devices
  • Must be able to hear others, machines and equipment
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills and ability to utilize telecommunications devices
  • 6 months of experience with a dual or quad prong forklift
  • Operates all power and hand equipment as required
  • Attentive to daily upkeep of forklift equipment
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Materials Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of materials handler. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for materials handler
  • May give limited amount of work direction
  • Maintains material-handling equipment by completing pre-use inspections
  • Transports patients and deliver materials/equipment throughout the Hospital including loading and unloading trucks, skids and carts in the receiving area and maintain supply inventories in assigned areas
  • Transport all goods, materials and supplies throughout the hospital
  • Checks number of packages and signs receipt on all deliveries to the hospital, notifies management of any discrepancies or damage
  • Verifies accuracy of shipments form outside vendors and writes receiving reports
  • Loads and unloads all trucks used in normal transport between the hospital and the distribution center
  • Performs inventory, stocks and maintains proper supply levels on all assigned departments
  • Delivers nursing equipment via fax requests
  • Follows prescribed or special procedures, instructions and reports any delays, difficulties or unusual situations
Qualifications for materials handler
  • Physically able to operator a pallet jack
  • 1 year of previous experience with a dual or quad prong forklift
  • 1 year of previous experience working in a fast pace warehouse
  • Must be able to get on and off a forklift multiple times per shift
  • Stand, walk, climb stairs on a frequent basis
  • Must be able to lift over shoulder height frequently
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Materials Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of materials handler. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for materials handler
  • Runs regular and unscheduled errands throughout the hospital center in accordance with hospital needs, including pick up and delivery of mail, specimens, medical records, reports, admitting materials, equipment supplies, message and flowers
  • Stocks supplies on Patient Care Units, places in allotted space and performs FIFO stock rotation
  • Checks sterile supplies expiration date and rotates inventory upon making delivery
  • Checks and replaces all emergency equipment
  • Picks up and distributes packages, cartons, and equipment from the receiving dock
  • Takes part in physical inventory when required
  • Stocks “Stat” Stores and issues supplies as required
  • Items 1-27 are essential functions of this position under the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Continuum Health Partners is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that is strengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences
  • Deliver supplies to each department daily
Qualifications for materials handler
  • Three years of warehouse/shipping & receiving experience
  • Up to two years of this experience may be substituted with other relevant healthcare experience
  • Requires little or no prior relevant experience
  • Receive inventory from warehouse
  • Perform Oracle and Internal Quality Control (IQC) transactions on inbound material
  • Palletize, stage, and deliver parcels to inventory locations and other areas using a pallet jack, forklift or golf cart
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Materials Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of materials 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 materials handler
  • Receive material in SAP via Inventory Transaction Entry
  • Performs required data entry functions in SAP to execute the shipping process
  • Read and follow all processes pertaining to part replenishment
  • Pick, package, and deliver parts in a safe, timely, and efficient manner and continuously improve these processes
  • Accurately maintain and control replenishing of assembly materials through simulations, min/max, putaways, ordering, and pulling kits based on sales orders and production schedule
  • Organize bins and work centers efficiently (sticker placement, consistent labeling, bin size and utilization of floor space)
  • Initiate stock transfers to maintain record accuracy
  • Apply damaged parts procedure, as needed
  • Prepare for and participate in physical inventory
  • Utilize advanced planning tools to facilitate "specialty chassis" material requisitions
Qualifications for materials handler
  • Diagnose transaction errors
  • Apply non-usable inventory tag procedure
  • Process all inbound and outbound shipments including sorting, logging, delivering, packing, shipping
  • Inspect all incoming freight for damage
  • Review production (WIP) inventory levels and identify shortages and/or overages based on requirements
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory record accuracy through correct stock transfers and weekly cycle counts
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Materials Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a materials 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 materials handler
  • Handles all products with proper care and safety requirements of the product
  • Receives, verifies packages and deliveries counts
  • Observes potentially damaged packages
  • Files paperwork in appropriate folders and distributes to the proper place
  • Ability to prepare packages for out-bound shipments with small package carriers
  • Contacts appropriate individual for special deliveries or problems
  • Uses receiving ticket information for proper department deliveries
  • Participates in the instruction/orientation of staff as appropriate
  • Attends mandatory hospital and departmental in-service training
  • Attends meetings/or continuing education outside of facility when required
Qualifications for materials handler
  • Maintains a clean and injury free environment for patients, self, and the other staff in the facility by observing and adhering to all established safety, infection control, and equipment safety requirements within the department and in other departments of the campus (including department work area)
  • Continuously uses proper body mechanics to prevent injury to self and others
  • Understanding of Materials Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and where to locate them
  • Accurately issues stock software procedure
  • Accurately returns stock to inventory by software procedure
  • Preforms feedback inventory procedure timely and accurately

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