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Title:  Material Handler

Requisition ID:  16797-159

Pittston, PA, US, 18640

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Load pallets, boxes, and product on trucks.

Maintain safety and good housekeeping, including clean warehouse on a daily basis.

Drive liquefied gas, or battery powered industrial trucks equipped with lifting devices such as forklift or clamps, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials.

Move levers and presses pedals to drive an industrial lift truck and control movement of lifting apparatus.

Position forks or clamps under or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials and transports the

load to the designated area.

Unload and stack material by raising and lowering lifting device.

Load and unload materials onto and off of pallets and skids.

Maintain all paperwork on shift to include successful completion of bill of lading.

Lubricate truck, changes, services and recharges batteries, replaces liquefied gas tank.

Inspect all equipment and perform daily operator maintenance on the trucks.

Report all incidents and accidents.

Determine space requirements and position of shipment in trucks and lays out position of shipments.

Receive incoming materials, records receipt, and stores in the appropriate location.

Perform other duties that may be assigned.

Required Skills

High school education or GED equivalent.

Forklift and high reach experience.

Extensive standing, some bending, lifting/moving required.

Good vision and equilibrium.

Regularly required to stand for long periods; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, objects, tools, or controls;

reach with hands and arms.

Good hand -eye coordination is essential.

Occasionally required to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and

occasionally lift and/or move 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include distance, peripheral, and

depth perception.

Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, and outside weather conditions.

Read and write; Understand spreadsheets.

Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, division, multiplication).

Exposure to manufacturing environment and loud noise; Hearing protection required at times.

Read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 

Write simple correspondence.

Effectively present information in one-on-one and small groups situations to customers, clients, and

other employees of the organization.

Apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Must be able to complete the company lift truck training and pass a written test, to obtain a company issued

operator permit.


Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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

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 EEO is the Law Poster.

Nearest Major Market: Scranton
Nearest Secondary Market: Wilkes Barre

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