Purpose of Role:
Loads, unloads, and moves materials within or near plant, yard, or work site. The Material Handler II performs many of the same duties as Material Handler I, however, the incumbent is required to be more efficient and will be expected to accomplish more assigned tasks than the Material Handler I. The incumbent is responsible for handling special projects (e.g., loading larger, more valuable products) that would not be assigned to a Material Handler I due to the experience level.
Key Responsibilities and Specific Accountabilities: (results this role is expected to accomplish)
Including but not limited to:
- Cross train in shipping, receiving, and material handling/storage.
- Reads work order or follows oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved.
- Loads and unloads materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand.
- Loads materials into vehicles and installs strapping, bracing, or padding to prevent shifting or damage in transit.
- Conveys materials from storage or work sites to designated area.
- Secures lifting attachments to materials and conveys load to destination or signals crane or hoisting operators to move load to destination.
- Counts, weighs, and records number of units of materials moved or handled on daily production sheet.
- Attaches identifying tags or labels to materials or marks information on cases, bales, or other containers.
- Loads truck for Industrial Truck Operator.
- Stacks or assembles materials into bundles and bands bundles together.
- Clamps sections of portable conveyor together or places conveyor sections on blocks or boxes to facilitate movement of materials or products.
- Removes samples of materials, labels with identifying information, and takes samples to laboratory for analysis.
- Lifts heavy objects by hand or with power hoist, and cleans work area, machines, and equipment to assist machine operators.
- Makes simple adjustments or repairs such as realigning belts or replacing rollers.
- Assembles crates to contain products such as machines or vehicles.
- Shovels loose materials such as sand, gravel, metals, plastics, or chemicals, into machine hoppers or into vehicles and containers such as wheelbarrows, scrap truck, or barrels.
- Operates industrial truck or electric hoist to assist in loading or moving materials and products.
- Performs minor preventative maintenance on forklifts (check fluid levels, lights, horns, etc.).
- Develops a culture that works to achieve and maintain an accident free workplace.
- Develops a culture that works to achieve and maintain ongoing housekeeping excellence.
Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications:
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with a minimum of two years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LANGUAGE: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must be able to become forklift certified within 30 days. Ability to use identification tools (engraver, metal stamps, paint pen) to mark product. Ability to read and interpret dimensional drawings.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus Must be able to wear protective footwear and other PPE as required by the department.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.