Material Handler - Edwardsville, IL

Edwardsville / Illinois / United States

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Material Handler - Edwardsville, IL

3101 Westway Drive
Edwardsville, Illinois, 62025
United States


The Material Handler – Assembly position is responsible for loading and unloading trucks; warehousing product and materials and supplying production lines with requested product and/or components.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Inspect forklift daily at the start of the shift insuring all safety features are operational.
  • Complete checklist documenting inspection.
  • Safe operation of forklift, moving materials throughout the facility. Assure all materials shipped and warehoused are handled in a manner that prevents damage.
  • Load and unload trucks; warehouse products and materials.
  • Use an RF scanner for receipts, issues to lines, returns, and bar code locations.
  • Verify all counts, quantities and descriptions of products and materials received, shipped or warehoused.
  • Service production lines, delivering product and/or components as requested.
  • Timely and accurate completion of paperwork associated with the movement of product and materials.
  • Responsible for the general cleanliness of the warehouse and the loading docks.
  • Perform regular inventory and cycle counts.
  • Safely change forklift propane tanks and/or batteries as needed.
  • Assist other departments as needed.
  • Responsible for the overall Safety and cleanliness of equipment and area.
  • Work in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Overtime is required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


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 GED minimum.


Language Skills                                               

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  May require the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  May require the 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. 


Reasoning Ability                                            

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer Skills                                               

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of and basic computer skills.


Other Qualifications

A minimum of two years’ experience on material handling equipment (forklift) is required; must have proficient math skills.



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