Material Handler


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SUMMARY – to safely and efficiently move material throughout the facility: receiving supplies and raw materials, shipping in-process and finished goods and transferring materials to and from various inspection, staging and production areas to ensure internal and external customer needs are met.


Job Requirements

  • Maintains a physically safe, well-organized and clean work environment in keeping with 5S standards
  • Practices safe work habits; follows safety procedures; wears required personal protective equipment and reports any unsafe incidents and conditions to supervisor
  • Completes Safety Checklist for electric tow motors and pallet jacks each shift before using to ensure they are well-maintained and safe to operate


  1. Receives incoming raw materials (forgings and plated housings) by unloading trucks; holds materials for internal quality inspection; moves materials to appropriate production line in order to maintain productivity; forwards corresponding receiving documents to Production Control Specialist


  1. Reads manifests, retrieves product for shipments, ensures accurate physical count and ships orders to appropriate customer


  1. Moves finished goods from machine to shipping area to stage for customer shipment


  1. Completes packing slips for NSK finishing product and labels and loads corresponding finished goods on truck for shipment to customer


  1. Transfers machined housings from production area to shipping area for shipment to external plating vendor for secondary operation; receives plated housings upon their return and transfers them to appropriate production area for finishing


  1. Provides production areas with empty shipping containers (plastic tote bins referred to as “dunnage”) to fill with parts for shipment


  1. Empties metal chip turnings from bins on multiple machine lines by rake on a regular basis (at least daily) to ensure production lines are provided with empty bins for capturing turnings  


  1. Disposes of trash and moves plastic waste to baler for recycling; bales plastic when bin is full; contacts recycling vendor to schedule pick-up of plastic recycling


  1. Cleans, organizes and returns empty pallets, lids and tote bins to either designated internal staging area or external vendor for recycling


  1. Stages incoming and outgoing materials in accordance with FIFO (First In; First Out) rotation


  1. Organizes inventory in preparation for annual physical inventory


  1. Offers suggestions for continuous improvement


  1. Performs other duties as may be assigned by Production Manager


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