Material Handler

Pella
Role
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Publication date
Jan. 8, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

JOB SUMMARY:
Stores and distributes materials and product throughout the manufacturing environment by means of a variety of material handling equipment.
 

Main Tasks

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.  
 Reads production schedules, customer orders, work orders, shipping orders, or requisitions to determine items to be moved, gathered, or distributed. 
·    Conveys materials and items from receiving or production areas to designated areas throughout the manufacturing facility. 
·    Sorts and places materials on racks, shelves, or in bins according to documented standard work, or predetermined sequence (ie. Part number, commodity, size, product code).
·    Fills requisitions, work orders, or requests for material, tools, or other stock items and distributes to production work areas. 
·    Marks materials with identifying information. 
·    Opens boxes, crates, and other containers.
·    Weighs or counts items for distribution to ensure conformance to standard work and company policy. 
·    Fills customer orders from stock and conveys orders packing stations or shipping department. 
·    Drives forklift or other material handling vehicles when necessary to perform duties (Valid Forklift Operators License preferred). 
·    Supports 5S/workplace organization goals of the department and offers suggestions and makes improvements that achieve the department’s performance board metrics. 

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
This job has no management responsibilities.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.  One to three months related experience and/or training.
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
-     Valid Forklift Operator’s license (preferred)

COMPETENCIES:
Ability to:
·    Read blueprints. 
·    Write routine reports and intra-department communications.  
·    Calculate figures and apply concepts of fractions, percentages and ratios. 
·    Apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry and statistical quality control. 
·    Effectively present information verbally and written and respond to questions from groups of managers, suppliers, customer, and dealers. 
·    Perform basic Microsoft Office skills, CAD and other software. 
·    Perform problem solving techniques and root cause analysis. 
·    Perform multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to assess, evaluate, and carry out appropriate action for a given situation.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Functional Job Description - Material Handler
- Job Objective - Stores and distributes materials and product throughout the manufacturing environment by means of a variety of material handling equipment.
- Hours of work - 8+ hours per day
- Personal Protective Equipment - Safety glasses, steel toed shoes, hearing protection available
- Equipment/Tools - various hand tools, for truck, hoist
Essential Job Functions of Material Handler
- Handle materials/parts
- Load and unload materials and parts
- Walking (Frequently) 
- Sitting (Frequently)
- Standing (Continuously) 
- Hand coordination (Continuously) at least average coordination with bilateral upper extremities
- Forward bending standing (Frequently) for up to 3 minutes in one position
- Trunk rotation standing (Frequently) for up to 3 minutes in one position
- Elevated work (Occasionally) for up to 2 minutes in one position
- Crouching/kneeling (Occasionally) for up to 3 minutes in one position
- Pulling (Occasionally) horizontal with a force of up to 70 pounds 
- Pushing (Occasionally) horizontal with a force of up to 70 pounds 
- Right hand grip (Rarely) up to 70 pounds force
- Left hand grip (Rarely) up to 70 pounds force
- Right hand pinch (Rarely) up to 15 pounds force
- Left hand pinch (Rarely) up to 15 pounds force
- Floor to waist lift (Rarely) up to 50 pounds to handle materials
- Horizontal lift (Rarely) up to 50 pounds to handle materials
- Waist to crown lift (Rarely) up to 50 pounds to handle materials
- Marginal Job Functions: maintain clean and organized working environment

Contact information


If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to sford@lely.com or call Human Resources, 641-621-2736 for more information.

Our Organisation / The Department

Lely North America is the world leader in automated dairy equipment and offers competitive compensation and excellent benefit package.  Post offer background screen, physical and drug screen and job assessment screening required.  Lely North America is an EOE and participant in E-Verify. 

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