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Title:  Material Handler

Requisition ID:  19638-159
Location: 

Lowell, MA, US, 08153

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

We are seeking a candidate to join our Shipping and Receiving Department as a Material Handler. We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression. These are skilled trade positions where our employees build successful careers in the Printing & Packaging industry.

We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation, Sick & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401(k) with matching funds. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available

 

JOB SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for handling all raw materials, works in progress, and finished goods within the plant and product in and out

 

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Operates propane or electric powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices such as forks and clamps to lift, stack, or move product, equipment, or materials between loading, processing, and storage areas in a warehouse or factory.
  • Moves levers, turns steering wheel, and presses pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus
  • Stages load for transport by stacking, arranging, and securing loads
  • Positions forks and other lifting devices under or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, rolls, products, or materials and transports load to designated area
  • Unloads and stacks material by raising and lowering lifting device
  • May supply production with materials as needed
  • Unloads and loads tractor trailers when required
  • May manually load or unload materials onto or off pallets, skids, or lifting devices
  • Tends and replenishes automatic shrink bell
  • May inventory materials
  • May weigh materials or product and record weight and other production data on tags, labels, or shipping paperwork
  • Examines contents and compares with records, such as manifests, invoices, bill of lading, or orders to verify accuracy of incoming and outgoing shipment
  • May enter, transcribe, record, or maintain information in either written form or electronically
  • Performs routine inspections on vehicles and auxiliary equipment
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • Manufacturing experience required, along with 2-4 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Must have prior experience operating a forklift and clamp truck
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent attendance, be able to work independently and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

SKILLS:

  • LANGUAGE SKILLS - 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. Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.
  • 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 solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS - Company issued Fork Truck Operator’s License; Company issued Clamp Truck Operator’s License

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Schedules are up to 12-hour shifts Mondays – Fridays and 8-hour shifts on Saturdays. However, employees must have the ability to work alternate schedules and overtime that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Awkward and/or repetitive movements
  • Ability to stand, bend, squat, climb (up to 2ft), reach above shoulder and at waist or lower, push/pull force up to 15lbs, carry, walk and stoop occasionally (1-33% of the time)
  • Ability to twist frequently (34-66% of the time)
  • Ability to grasp and sit continuously
  • Lifting up to 75 lbs occasionally
  • Requires use of both feet
  • Requires use of both hands for simple grasping, firm grasping, fine manipulation and repetitive actions continuously
  • Ability to read, write, hear, see, speak and have agility on a continuous basis
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices
  • Use of various hand and electrical tools and equipment
  • Work in areas of fluctuating temperature
  • PPE required: Steel-toed/safety footwear, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Cut resistant Safety Gloves, Hair Net, Beard Net

Required Experience






At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.


Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.


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