Material Handler II

Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Company Description

Glanbia is a global nutrition company, grounded in science and nature and dedicated to providing better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. The company takes pure and clean ingredients including milk, whey and grains and using expert knowledge and capabilities produces high quality nutritional ingredients and branded consumer products for customers and consumers worldwide.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia located in Downers Grove, Illinois. GPN’s brand portfolio consists of – Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Think!, Nutramino ABB, Body & Fit, Amazing Grass and SlimFast, each with its own brand essence. GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition and lifestyle products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers, ready-to-eat snacks and general health. Products are sold through a variety of channels including specialty retail, the internet, gyms and FDM in a variety of formats including powders, bars and Ready-to-Drink beverages. GPN has a global and expanding footprint with a current in-market presence in 24 countries.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth which has been achieved both organically and through acquisition. Today, GPN has approximately $1.2B in revenue and 2,500 employees worldwide. With state-of-the-art production facilities occupying over 500,000 square feet of operating space, GPN is the only sports nutrition company to manufacture and market items in every product category.


As the parent of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with leading market positions in cheese, whey proteins, sports nutrition and micronutrient premixes headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland. Glanbia Plc has over 6,900 employees in 34 countries worldwide. Its products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries. The company is organized into a number of divisions; Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN), Glanbia Nutritionals, Glanbia Ireland and also a number of joint ventures. Revenues for Glanbia plc are approximately $4.1B. For more information visit the company website at:


Job Summary

The Material Handler 2 (MH2) is responsible for moving goods, loaded pallets and equipment safely and securely. In addition to driving forklifts, an MH2 also has a range of other manufacturing/warehouse duties such as packaging shipments, downtime cleaning activities, or checking inventories.


Essential Functions

  • Load, unload, move, count/pick, stack and stage product and materials using a sit down or stand-up forklift, performing other material handling as required
  • Accurately pull and prepare product for use in production or for shipment
  • Responsible for filling out all documentation correctly and clearly
  • Inspect all materials during picking, shipping and receiving to ensure product number accuracy and material is free of damage, reporting any discrepancies
  • Keep accurate records and reports to ensure tight inventory control and security is maintained. Assist in physical inventories
  • Coordinate as necessary with all other departments/functions, especially customer service, transportation, and maintenance
  • Inspect any assigned equipment on a daily basis.
  • Assist in maintaining/promoting our Safety Culture
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Lab coat, safety shoes, safety glasses, bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, and nitrile gloves
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education Requirements

High School Diploma GED preferred


Minimum Years

Maximum Years


Required: 3+ months of forklift experience


Preferred 1+ years of manufacturing / distribution experience


Experience operating Sit Down, Stand Up, or Reach Truck


RF scanning equipment experience is preferred


Other Experience

  • Ability to read, write, and communicate in English is required
  • Oral and written communication skills are essential
  • Good judgment and decision-making abilities

Physical Demands

Postural Demands













Lifting Demands (Manufacturing)

1) Lift 55lbs from 6 inches to waist level occasionally.

2) Lift 55lbs from waist level and deposit on 60 inch shelf occasionally.

3) Carry 55lbs for 20 feet, depositing on waist high surface occasionally.

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago