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Material Handler II

Date: May 22, 2019

Location: Aurora, IL, US, 60504

Company: Glanbia

Job Title:       Material Handler II                                                                              FLSA:       Non-exempt


Reports to:       TBD                                                                                                          Manage People:         No


Location:  Aurora, IL, Sunrise, FL, & Walterboro, SC



Essential Functions:

  • Load, unload, move, count/pick, stack and stage product and materials using a sit down or stand-up forklift or other MH as required. 
  • Maintain equipment and materials in a neat, clean and orderly fashion. 
  • Inspect any assigned equipment on a daily basis.  Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following work methods and OSHA standards.  Drives electric powered MHE equipped with lifting devices such as forklift, evaluating platforms to lift or stack products or materials.
  • Assist in maintaining/promoting the safety of the warehouse.  Report issues and problems to management.  Will support and abide by the company’s safety program and all safety initiatives, policies and procedures.
  • Accurately pull and prepare product 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.  Report any discrepancies.
  • Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that 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.
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):  N95 Respirator, lab coat, safety shoes, safety glasses, bump cap, hearing protection, hair net, beard net, and nitrile gloves
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   Basic information of the position

  • Ability to read and write English fluently.
  • Oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Basic math skills are required.
  • Good judgment and decision-making abilities.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office application including Excel and Word.



    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • At least 1 year of manufacturing/distribution operations experience required.
    • At least 1 year of documented forklift experience is required.
    • RF scanning equipment experience is preferred.



The work is classified as Medium Physical Demand Level (PDL) by the US Dept. of Labor’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

Frequencies: Occasional (1-33%); Frequent (34-66%); Continuous (67-100%)


Lifting Demands:

  • Lift up to 55 lbs. on a frequent basis 6 inches off Ground to Waist.
  • Lift up to 30 lbs. on an occasional basis Waist to Shoulder.
  • Carry up to 55 lbs. on an occasional basis up to 10 feet.
  • Carry up to 55 lbs. on an occasional basis up 2 stairs.


Postural Demands:

  • Sitting – Occasional
  • Standing – Continuous
  • Walking – Frequent
  • Bending/stooping – Frequent


Work Environment:

  • Work with known allergens – Frequent
    • Most common allergens found in the plant/warehouse environment include, but are not limited to, milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanut and tree nut
  • Work with powders – Continuous

Nearest Major Market: Aurora
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago