Material Handler

Posted Date 2 months ago(6/3/2022 1:58 PM)
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Job Location: Address
1430 East 10 Mile Road
Hazel Park
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* $18.00/hour

* Benefits after 30 days (Health, Dental, Vision)

* 401k / ESOP

* Profit Sharing

* Paid Time Off

* Career advancement opportunities through multiple career paths 


Our team is growing and we're looking to add Material Handlers to our brand new Hazel Park facility! 


As a Material Handler, you will transport incoming and outgoing materials to designated areas as assigned.  Operate forklift, electrical hoist or other power driven equipment to load or move materials.  Supply production area with needed materials from inventory.  Load or unload material onto or from pallets, trays, or shelves.  Process required paperwork using RF (Radio Frequency) system when/where available.  Performs preventive maintenance such as: daily vehicle inspection, recharging batteries, or replacing liquefied propane gas (LP) tank.


This person is expected to promote a team atmosphere necessary to get the job done efficiently and effectively. Evaluate, recommend, and implement changes in the department as necessary. Works with production Supervisors, Production Support Coordinator’s & Inventory Control to make effective changes in Systems and Procedures.


Essential Duties And Responsibilities include the following: 


  • Coordinates material movement between departments per the routing requirements.
  • Sorts questionable materials per Quality Control’s request.
  • Prints and distributes pick tickets and performs computer transactions as necessary.
  • Organize sequence of pulling material and relays information to Material Support.
  • Ensures production schedules are met:  by timely and accurate processing and movement of goods.  Assists during daily peak times to include operating material handling equipment and perform all necessary computer transactions.
  • Ensures good communication and feedback with management, employees on their shift and between shifts.
  • When assigned, assists the supervisor/area manager with Continuous Improvement Projects, evaluation of new equipment, determination of training needs and interviewing/hiring.
  • Monitors and enforces shop floor control systems.
  • Studies systems and procedures for opportunities for improvement.  Proposes changes to Materials Manager.  Assures successful implementation of approved improvements.
  • Works with Raymond repair personnel to ensure equipment maintenance is current.  Also maintains battery charging stations.
  • Works with Area Managers and other production department supervisors to facilitate most efficient carrying out of receiving duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.


Company Culture/Core Values

Embraces and fosters key elements of MEC’s culture. Understands, demonstrates and seeks to promote MEC Pride. Is viewed a role model of the culture.



Displays ethical behavior in all situations and always, and acts with a high level of integrity; maintains poise and confidence even when faced with difficult decisions; displays an upbeat, positive and energetic attitude.  Uses language that is appropriate for the workplace.     



Acts as a role model – follows all safety rules, behaves in a safe manner, and wears required PPE.  Proactively identifies and corrects unsafe conditions.  Promotes safety within department and holds employees accountable for working safely. 



Meets the requirements for both attendance and punctuality. Can be counted on to find a way to get the job done.  Responds promptly and follows through on promises in a timely manner. 


Personal Accountability

Accepts responsibility for own actions including failure.  Embraces experience as learning opportunities and not chances to blame.


Communicating Effectively

Listens carefully and attentively to others; Seeks to understand the perspectives of others.  Communicates directly and honestly while demonstrating respect for others.  Addresses conflict openly and effectively seeking win-win solutions.


Job Knowledge & Individual Effectiveness

Meets the quality and productivity expectations for the position.  Demonstrates the functional knowledge and skills required to perform this specific position. Uses technical knowledge to train and develop co-workers.



Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma or HSED/GED; six months to one year related experience and/or training a plus.


Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals written in English.  Ability to write routing reports and correspondence in English.  Ability to speak effectively in English before groups.


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

Must possess or be willing to obtain MEC Material Handling Certification and CLD License A/B.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The team member frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel.  The team member is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The team member must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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